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Okay so I just built my first computer. Yesterday I played oblivion for a few hours then started to play darksiders off of steam. While I played darksiders (I've did so before for hours) the computer would shut down after two minutes of gameplay. It did it everytime I checked temps and the cpu sat at at 43c. So I went to update steams drivers and it wanted to update my video card drivers when I had already checked for updates. So I did so and it worked fine. Then I played oblivion and I had no issues. I started a virus scan last night and when I work this morning my computer was off. The virus scan said there was a malfunction on the report. Today I started a virus scan and my girlfriend started play sims 2 and it shut down again. Now she's playing without the virus scan and its working fine. Any ideas on what could be happening. I don't know if my gpu could be overheating. Yesterday it was hot to the touch but today it was cool when she was playing sims. She only played it for five minutes.
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did you put TIM in the heatsink?
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On the processor yeah.
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It jus shut down again. The gpu is pretty hot.
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HMm can you download furmark and run the test and see how hot it gets? If it's getting too hot it may be RMA time. And did you confirm the fan is running on it?
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Im about to now. It may take a sec because Im getting crappy internet signal where Im at. My good wireless card hasnt come in yet.

Also yeah the fan in it is running. And I have a fan literally right beside it running on it.
Edited by Kyubimark - 2/21/11 at 10:22am
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Okay its at 71 and rising. Do I need to stop at any point?
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Great news, I was running the test and it reached a max of 89 then dropped and went back up then shut down. So my GPU is overheating?
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Great news, I was running the test and it reached a max of 89 then dropped and went back up then shut down. So my GPU is overheating?
Did it get over 90C, high-end cards are fine in the 80's and mine occasionally reaches 80 when I run really really graphic demanding applications. Also since we have the same card, have you tried running the fan on "manual" and set it at 100%? Does it sound like a JET is taking off literally in your computer case? IF not, your fan might not function as it is supposed to because the fan that comes with the card is LOUD
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The fan isnt all that loud. How do I set it to 100%? And no it reached a max of 89 and then shut down.
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