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Computer rebooting when running a game

  1. #1

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Computer rebooting when running a game

    Hi eightforums,

    I have currently been experiencing a new problem with my PC. This problem occurs when I am running any game on my computer. When running a game for a few minutes, my tower begins to make a loud noise, which I assume is caused by the fans spinning faster and faster inside, then my display monitor goes black but then notifies me with a "no signal" message. While this is happening, my tower is still on as the power button still has back lighting, in fact the back lighting never disappears unless I physically have to turn my PC off.

    I would say I have been experiencing this problem fairly recently - about a week ago this problem arose. The reboot only ever occurs when I am running a game and not when I am browsing the internet, watching videos, running other programs like Word or Skype etc...

    The games I am running also had the video settings on high and I have noticed that when I put the video settings on low it buys me a little more time before my system reboots.

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      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    Even though you're not mentioning BSOD's, please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions Please use Option 1 as it provides Event Viewer logs.

    Also, Please do the following:
    - open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog))
    - expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
    - right click on Administrative Events
    - select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
    - save the file as Admin.evtx
    - zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
    - upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

    While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility: HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

    I suspect that your video card is overheating. Check to be sure that the fan on the video card is working, that the cooler on the video card is free of dirt/dust, and that cooler air is able to get to the video card.

    You can also test by opening the case (desktops only) and pointing a house fan on high into the case. If this makes the system last longer before it dies, then it's probable that it's an overheating issue.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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