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Energy December 11, 2012 08:11 AM

Well, PC randomly turning off and steam not working.
Hey HardwareCanucks!

First off, I got my pc from iBuyPower.com (I didn't know how to build a PC when I got it) Since then, I installed so many different things into it that I KNOW it isn't in warranty anymore.


Motherboard: ASUS M5A97
Processor: AMD FX-8150
Video Card(s): EVGA 660 Ti FTW
Hard Drive(s): 1TB 7200RPM HDD, 2TB 7200RPM HDD
Case: Thermal Take Dokker
Power Supply: 750 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-750AX
Monitor: 2x ACER 23 INCH
Operating System: Windows 8 64-bit

Now, I did purchase a i7 3700k, ASRock Z77 Pro4, and the H100. So if you come back to me and say it's my CPU or my motherboard, I'm okay with that because my shipment should be coming within a few weeks.


- Overclocked my GPU (I reset it yesterday, still had black screens)
- Turned off the 'Cool n' Quiet' option in the BIOS (I Tried it with this on and off, and still happened)
- Added a 660Ti to my system (Had it in for a week or two, just started to happen now)
- Added 16gb Corsair Vengeance RAM

Now, sometimes it turns off for my CPU being to hot, but I can understand that because I didn't put in the CPU and it's cooler, iBuyPower did. So If it is that, I'll just wait until my i7 comes.

Lastly, none of my steam games open up. I tried to launch BF3 in origin, and it works, but not a single one of my steam games launch. It just launches, then has a black screen and messes up my resolution.

Well any response would help me tremendously.

- Austin (Energy)

ZZLEE December 11, 2012 09:50 AM

Go to MSI site and dounload Afterburner / Kombuster run Kombuster see if if it runs.
Or 3D mark 11 on defaults ( no cost) see what happens

Souds like Steam issue but check set up with the benches first.

Energy December 11, 2012 04:03 PM

Okay well, I got the steam games to work, but now it's just the random turning off. So far, it looks like it's when my CPU gets too hot. So will it be fixed if I add a new coat of thermalpaste to my cooler?

frontier204 December 11, 2012 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by Energy (Post 677086)
Now, sometimes it turns off for my CPU being to hot

Computers throttle when the CPU gets too hot. That makes stuff run slower, but they don't turn off unless something's really wrong. Try one of the CPU stress tests here:
- Prime95 is probably the less stressful of them, while OCCT and LinX have generated some higher temperatures for me

Anyway I concur with ZZLEE to run a GPU stress test and see what happens.

sf101 December 11, 2012 05:34 PM

core temp should tell you what your cpu cores are running at .. i think consensus is add +10*C to what you see as there is a glitch with amd probes in it that might be old info i haven't played with amd in a bit.

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