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I can't figure out what is causing this. It will only happen during games, and only sometimes. (this is my sig rig)

I thought it might have been my PSU, but I replaced that and it is still happening. I live in Kuwait and I have a 220->110 converter int he wall... could that be it!?

Any ideas are helpful, please let me know if you need any more info.
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Why would you need a converter??? Most power supplies have a small switch on the back to go from 110 to 220 or vice versa. Most newer power supplies can automatically detect it.
    
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http://www.hipergroup.com/products.p...=Specification
"195 - 240V (US: 100 - 120V)"
You don't need that adapter. Also, isn't 530w too little for your graphics card? I think that may also be the problem.

Edit: Did you just change your PSU in your sig?
    
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I did just change it, I went from the Hiper to the Corsair when I changed it out.. forgot to change it in the sig.

So my PSU can handle 220 direct? There is no switch on it.

EDIT: I just checked the specs, input 90-264... so I am going to run it direct...
post #5 of 36
your corsair PSU is well enough for that system.

The specs of your PSU do say:

Universal AC input 90~264V automatically scans and detects the correct voltage. No more hassle of flipping that tiny red switch!

http://www.corsair.com/products/hx.aspx
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that's not it (I don't think)

It is plugged directly into the wall now and still I am getting random power-downs.

I am only playing C&C 3, so it really isn't a graphically challenging game. Plus, there is no artifacting before shutdown.

Any ideas of anything else it could be? I can surf the net for hours and no shutdown. But if I play a game, sometimes it never shuts down, sometimes it does within a few minutes, sometimes it's an hour later? Anything will help... I am going crazy here!
post #7 of 36
Sounds like memory to me. Run memtest and see what you get.
post #8 of 36
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hmm... keeps crapping out during memtest... just powering down just the same as games. Think that's a good lead that it is the memory?
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hmm... keeps crapping out during memtest... just powering down just the same as games. Think that's a good lead that it is the memory?
It might be overheating, most motherboards have a safety feature that shuts off the system if certain components get too hot, check your temps in the bios.
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yep.. its maybe your ram from your last post... you could try with 1 stick of ram
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