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Computer crashes when playing games

#1xHFxPosted 10/9/2013 9:39:13 PM
I think I might have an idea of what's happening, but I dunno. I recently just reformatted my computer and it hasn't crashed at all since, but I haven't touched a game ever since then.

Ever since it started crashing, I haven't been playing much games either. I'm guessing it's an overheat problem because it would crash when I leave something like DotA or League on for like 30 minutes or so.

My side-case is wide open, and a few of my case fans are dead

Is there any way I can really tell what's the problem? Guessing the GPU's overheating because when it crashes, the GPU fan just seems to stop spinning. I dunno. I haven't been in touch with the comp stuff lately, but what can I do to see what's really the problem and what's a good program to stress test it?

I'm guessing I should just download SpeedFan/HWMonitor Pro and see my temps...
#2NicodimusPosted 10/9/2013 9:44:05 PM
AIDA64 has a stress test and shows you the temps at the same time. Free trial version works for 30 days.
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#3xHFx(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 9:46:50 PM
Alright, 60 degree Celsius on idle.

Does not seem normal at all.
#4Knight2520Posted 10/9/2013 9:51:21 PM
60C on the CPU or GPU? If it's the GPU, that's a little high, but idle temps don't tell most of the story. You need load temps.
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#5NicodimusPosted 10/9/2013 9:51:44 PM
No, although idle isn't normally what kills your CPU (unless you forgot thermal paste or something and it's 100+ degrees.)
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#6xHFx(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 9:52:37 PM
Around 65 now on the GPU.

Yeah...
#72Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 10/9/2013 9:52:44 PM
xHFx posted...
Alright, 60 degree Celsius on idle.

Does not seem normal at all.


60 degrees C? That's way too high for idle.
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#8NicodimusPosted 10/9/2013 9:54:34 PM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
xHFx posted...
Alright, 60 degree Celsius on idle.

Does not seem normal at all.


60 degrees C? That's way too high for idle.


It is a bad sign, but we won't know much until we see load temps. It could get to 68 under load and be just fine. We don't know.
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#9gamerdude555Posted 10/9/2013 9:55:54 PM
Download "WhoCrashed" then click "Analyse" and paste what you get
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#10xHFx(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 9:56:56 PM
Yup, I think my GPU is overheating... How do I go around fixing that, or should I just buy another video card?