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Topic # 146886 1-Jun-2014 16:40
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I have an AMD A10-5800k Trinity CPU running on a Gigabyte board, with a 400w Coolermaster Elite RS-400-PSARJ3, which is a 400W PSU.

The system hasn't really been exercised for gaming since I built it, and it only got its first workout about a month ago - my daughter wanted to play Disney Infinity. After about 10 mins of playing the system unexpectedly shutdown. I put this down to the Disney software and thought nothing more - and removed the game.

I just installed Wolf New Order, and got the same experience... about 10 mins in and sudden unexpected shutdown.

Either it's overheating rapidly as the APU gets used, or the PSU is running out of puff.

Under peak load the APU is only supposed to jump to 220w, with motherboard and other stuff I was expecting no more than 280w at peak. At idle the system is consuming 136w.

Cooling is the stock AMD one - its quiet enough - and there is brilliant ventilation throughout.... which is leading me to suspect either the PSU or APU. Methinks the APU is getting warm.... but I wonder

Thoughts? only gaming is affected.




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  Reply # 1057641 1-Jun-2014 17:30
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Unlikely to be PSU, 400W should be plenty, and that's a decent brand. I'd take the heatsink off the CPU, clean, and put it back on fresh. Then run prime95 and some temperature tracking software, watch it for a bit, see if it reboots again.




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  Reply # 1057658 1-Jun-2014 18:31
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timmmay: Unlikely to be PSU, 400W should be plenty, and that's a decent brand. ....

to the OP:  I agree - Your PC s not underpowered. Your problem lies elsewhere.





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  Reply # 1057659 1-Jun-2014 18:34
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Do you have a discrete GPU, or are you using the onboard 7660D? If the latter, that may be your issue with Wolfenstein - the 7660D is below the official minimum reqs (although not considerably). The BIOS, or various system tools, can tell you the temperature, you may want to check how hot it's getting under load.




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  Reply # 1057671 1-Jun-2014 19:11
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Inphinity: Do you have a discrete GPU, or are you using the onboard 7660D? If the latter, that may be your issue with Wolfenstein - the 7660D is below the official minimum reqs (although not considerably). The BIOS, or various system tools, can tell you the temperature, you may want to check how hot it's getting under load.


It's the onboard, and point taken (it actually worked pretty well on medium settings)... but the same problem occurred with Disney Infinity.

I've got a temp tracker running in the tray for a while, will see whats going on over time...




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