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Hard reboots since installed windows 8.1

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I recently was using Windows 7 and was crash-free (as in computer turns black and reboots) -- there is no minidumps saved for some reason??? I dont know what the problem is, because there are no BSOD"s, there is just a hard reset.

My specs are in sig rig.

I recently ran IBT and passed i even upped the voltage and passed again. My CPU doesnt get hotter than 70C, and my GPU doesnt get past 60C.

GPU OC passes Firestrike Extreme, GPU Score of 5800.

My flow is fine, temps arent affected; and i dont have any problems with my game; its very smooth and then it crashes.

I play Battlefield 4 only, its the only game installed on my computer so far (new installation of OS).

I am using 332.21 driver, i was hard rebooting with the most recent driver, so i switched to 332.21 and i am STILL getting it, i am thinking it is not GPU driver related, and since i upped my voltage and passed on IBT it cant possibly be CPU OC?

I am running out of clues...

SSD says OK in AS SSD Benchmark. What could it be?

Is this OS related? I am hard rebooting in Battlefield 4 all the time. When i am on idle i dont seem to have ever hard rebooted...

Anyone have any idea?
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I am hard rebooting every game within 5 minutes. I dont know what to do now.

I have tested just about everything im out of clues.

My temps are fine. Everything is perfect, there is no BSOD mini dumps saved what do i do !?
post #3 of 5
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Anyone can help ? I dont get any mini dumps saved.... i dont know how to diagnose my problem if i dont know where to begin.

I can freely browse on Win 8.1 for as long as i want, but when i launch BF4 it locks up, sound starts repeating, sort of working, then starts repeating again, does this a couple times before it completely locks up forcing me to have to reboot it manually (since i turned off automatic reboot on system failure)... - no BSOD just a blank screen...

This happens after 30 seconds of playing, instant reboot.

I am on stock CPU settings and stock GPU settings still rebooting.... fresh install ..... what do i do ?!

Help....

EDIT: So far i have one logged mini dump (out of the 50+ times i rebooted and attempted) -- and it says the culprit is "ntoskrnl.exe" which is OS Kernel? I dont know what this means...
post #4 of 5
    System blacking out and instantly restarting is usually caused by a bad power supply.  Also, sometimes an incompatibility (or bad driver) for a device like a video card can cause the system to instantly black out and restart.

    Normally, a CPU or RAM overclock will cause the system to hang rather than black out.  However, systems with a watchdog timer will black out and reboot after several seconds of hanging in such situations.
 
Edited by Techie007 - 3/29/14 at 4:24pm
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Originally Posted by Techie007 View Post

    System blacking out and instantly restarting is usually caused by a bad power supply.  Also, sometimes an incompatibility (or bad driver) for a device like a video card can cause the system to instantly black out and restart.

    Normally, a CPU or RAM overclock will cause the system to hang rather than black out.  However, systems with a watchdog timer will black out and reboot after several seconds of hanging in such situations.
 

Thank you for your reply.

The computer doesnt automatically reboot unless i have "Automatic reboot on system failure" turned on.

I have the same exact set up, and i run flawlessly on my Windows 7 SSD which i am playing Battlefield 4 on right now. With 0 crashes within 30 seconds or any time at all.

The power supply i have is a 750W Rosewill Capstone which is a good PSU based on a Super Flower PSU. 750W should be plenty enough for a 2500k + single 780 classy

My RAM is not overclocked, neither is my CPU. They are both at stock settings (right now - since the crashes) and i still crash with stock settings on GPU and CPU, no overclock on RAM.

I have installed 4 different drivers, all WHQL's; the four latest drivers from the NVidia website and i still get a black screen freeze, and sound looping the last known sound before the crash. When i turned off "automatic reboot on system failure" the system doesnt automatically reboot so it cant be PSU?

-- I play my current set up on my Windows 7 SSD SAME EXACT set up with 0 problems. But with Windows 8.1 this happens. What else could it be?
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