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About 3 weeks ago i bought a E8400 but in the last week or so i have been getting random shutdowns, normally when playing games. Its not a BSOD just complete switch off!

At first i thought this was an unstable OC but have go back to stock settings and still getting the same.

Not sure if is the CPU or maybe the PSU?

Any help please as its getting annoying
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Random shut downs are usually a sign of over-heating. Check your case and make sure all the fans are working and your heatsink is seated properly.
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yer my cpu is idle at 35c, i ran othos for 1 hour 30 mins (then got bored, crap weather in england!!!) and it didnt shutdown?!?!?!
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yer my cpu is idle at 35c, i ran othos for 1 hour 30 mins (then got bored, crap weather in england!!!) and it didnt shutdown?!?!?!

Well, still the fact that it is shutting down during gameplay still makes me think of overheating... check to make sure the fan on your video card is spinning. I had a fan break once and the computer would shut itself down when the card started getting too hot.
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