Whenever i launch a game that requires a lot of GPU usage my pc restarts.

Jinxedfood

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Recently I had played a game that took quite a toll on my graphics card when after about 2-3 hours of constant playing suddenly restarted my pc. Now, whenever I try to play the same game I can't last 5 minutes before my pc restarts.

I have troubleshooted what the problem may be, but the only hint I have gotten was the power being supplied to my GPU by my PSU. The game I was playing if it helps was Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

If someone would take a quick look I would really appreciate it

GPU Shark v0.12.2
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  • Elapsed time: 00:10:33
  • Windows 10 64-bit build 17763
  • GL_VERSION: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 419.67 (# ext: 405)
  • GL_RENDERER: GeForce GTX 950/PCIe/SSE2
  • GL memory - total:2048MB, usage:833MB
GPU 1 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
  • GPU: GM206 (rev: A1)
  • GPU brand type: GeForce
  • Subvendor: Gigabyte (1458-36C5)
  • Driver version: R419.67
  • NV driver branch: r419_50-5
  • Bios version: 84.06.5e.00.3e
  • GPU memory size: 2047MB
  • GPU memory vendor: Samsung
  • GPU memory type: 128-bit GDDR5
  • GPU memory location: GPU dedicated
  • GPU temp: 30.0°C (min:28.0°C - max:30.0°C)
  • Fan speed: 71.0% / 2236.0 RPM
  • GPU cores: 768
  • GPU ROPs: 32
  • GPU Texture units: 48
  • TDP: 90 Watts
  • Current clock speeds:
- Core: 885.0MHz
- Texture fillrate: 42.5 GTexel/sec
- Pixel fillrate: 28.3 GPixel/sec
- Mem: 3304.0MHz
- Mem bandwidth: 105.7GB/s
- GPU and memory usage:
- GPU: 29.0%, max: 38.0%
- GPU memory: 40.6%
- GPU memory controller: 14.0%
- Base clock speeds:
- GPU core: 1101.0MHz
- Texture fillrate: 52.8 GTexel/s
- Pixel fillrate: 35.2 GPixel/s
- Mem: 3305.0MHz
- Mem bandwidth: 105.8GB/s
- Boost clock speeds:
- GPU core: 1278.0MHz
- Texture fillrate: 61.3 GTexel/s
- Pixel fillrate: 40.9 GPixel/s
- Mem: 3305.0MHz
- Mem bandwidth: 105.8GB/s
- Clock speeds offsets:
- GPU core: 0.0MHz
- GPU voltage: 0.000V
- Mem: 0.0MHz
- GPU power:
- Current power: 38.0% TDP
- Min power: 60.0% TDP
- Max power: 118.0% TDP
- Default power: 100.0% TDP
- Power target: 100.0% TDP
 

SHaines

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If this were an issue of the game crashing, my first instinct would be to try rolling back the graphics driver. Sometimes a new driver can be a bit buggy. With a full system restart, that leads me to believe it's more likely a hardware issue. Maybe something as minor as a dusty exhaust fan or a loose connector, but potentially something that requires a bit more effort to fix, like a bad memory stick or an issue on the motherboard.

I'll watch this thread to see what other members of the community would suggest. Hopefully we can help get this sorted out as painlessly as possible.
 
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Jinxedfood

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Thanks, I appreciate it. After troubleshooting a bit more over the last few hours I saw that this problem now also applies to any games that have a decent graphics load. however with games like League of Legends, for example, sees no issues and runs perfectly.

I appreciate any further replies and help anyone can give :)
 

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Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950

16 GB RAM (4 sticks of 4GB)

1TB Seagate HDD

CiT-500W-Builder-ATX-Power-Supply

Windows 10 Home
 
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bignastyid

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My prime suspect would be the PSU. Cit units aren't good to begin with and will degrade fairly fast overtime and is likely no longer capable of powering the system under the load that some games will place on those specs.
 
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Jinxedfood

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I appreciate the reply, I also assumed that was the case as well. Just needed some reassurance. I have ordered a new power supply since those are cheap to replace and I will update you on my results.

Thanks to everyone that has taken the time to reply :)
 

bignastyid

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I appreciate the reply, I also assumed that was the case as well. Just needed some reassurance. I have ordered a new power supply since those are cheap to replace and I will update you on my results.

Thanks to everyone that has taken the time to reply :)

What did you order? A good PSU usually isn't cheap and a poor quality PSU(usually what you find cheap) can kill the whole system.
 
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Jinxedfood

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I appreciate the help. I have cancelled my order and I think ill be able to go that tiny bit over budget.

I'll reply with my results when i receive it :)