Alright, so i built a pc with parts i was able to get for free or really cheap, a month or two ago.
Randomly, like if i try to play a game or do something hardware intensive, my computer will shut off instantly. At first i thought it was the power supply, cause i skimped out on that, but i eventually purchased a much better power supply and im having the same issues.
i've tried many ways to fix my issues. i've disabled sli and only plugged in one gpu at a time, to test if either was bad. Didn't make a difference.
I bought the power supply above which is more than sufficient for my needs and it still didnt solve my issue.
So i decided to run Memtest86, it ran for about 5 minutes then computer shut off instantly, which i knew was not right, so i started testing one stick at a time, no matter which slot, or stick i tried, same results, power shuts off a few minutes through testing.
What should i do now to try to fix my issues? I know my PC is completely unbalanced, please don't flame, just trying to get it to work
Stock intel lga 1155 fan. And, 500 Watts should be plenty for my setup, the two GPU i have are very low power, and if im running it with only one GPU and no sli and i still have issues, i really doubt its the PSU, because im only using one card atm...
The only thing that I could think is that you have an overheating issue or something fundamentally wrong with your motherboard, I've had similar things happen before to a laptop which was caused my overloading the CPU on xcom and my first really badly built PC used to restart a lot because of a dodgy power supply.