CPU GPU PSU, i dont know the problem.

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  1. ichidansan
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    I just built a rig for myself, been about 5 months, scrapped parts from my old computer till i can get the rest. decided to stress test it to see if it could maybe handle OC for shtz and giggles. slightly long description after specs.

    my specs
    Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

    CPU
    AMD fx 8320 8core 3.50GHZ

    MOBO
    Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P
    GPU

    AMD Radeon r7 240 (scrapped part)

    RAM
    6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (scrapped part)

    PSU
    Atnec's TruePower Classic Series TP-750c-750W

    long winded explnation
    I don't think it was quite an overheat issue for the CPU, but i do think that i may be the GPU got overheated/loaded or PSU is faulty in some way and/or couldn't handle all the extra usage.
     
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  2. MaGosT

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    Really hard to judge the reason behind the crash, I'd recommend checking the windows logs for potential leads.
    My guess would be an unstable OC.
     
  3. ichidansan
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    i hadent even OC'd it yet, was testing to see how hot it would get before hand. now ever since on every other startup it has one or two cores on max load for an hr or so. did a scan with avg, avast and malware bytes to see if it was a virus but nothing showed up in scans. and the crash didnt create a log it just full shut off like I had held the power button.
     
  4. Omegadash

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    Really sounds like an OC related issue. Have you checked your event logs for critical errors at the time of crash?
     
  5. ichidansan
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    ichidansan GBAtemp Regular

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    "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."

    that is the only error log at the time of the shutdown. in later logs i have a HAL error, so looks like a bios update is needed.
     
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    ok first of all what you did was a stress of the pc system ,your temps monitor are not correct cause to turn of it means temps went to the point that the system is set to protect itself for burning .if you wish to test more use a greater cooler
     
  7. ichidansan
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    yea, you are correct. i was testing the cpu at its capped limit to see if OC was needed or possible with its stock, before i get a new cooler. is there a temp monitor that you would recommend? I use Core Temp for that purpose.
     
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    HWinfo mostly but as you have amd you must know that there is some problems with some programs that makes them to not show temps correctly
     
  9. ichidansan
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    yea, i was told that its in a margin of about 10 degree difference. but thanks for the prog recommendation. now as to figure out what to do in order to pinpoint the main issue. besides all my user error.
     
  10. MaGosT

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    The temps don't seem to be all that high though for a protection shutdown however, did you add any harddrives or similar recently that may be putting your PSU at its limit?
     
  11. ichidansan
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    ichidansan GBAtemp Regular

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    i just added an extra hdd a month ago, 2.5 250GB Hitachi. and that is the drive I save all of my games onto as well. you think that because ark survival was on the drive when i was stress testing while playing that did something?
     
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    Did the crash only happen once, or is it a recurring issue? And if it is recurring, exactly steps lead up to each crash?

    If it's only a first time crash, you may be overreacting to try and determine the cause of the crash. Try playing Arc Survival again and see if it crashes again.
     
  13. ichidansan
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    so far its only happened once, my next day off im planning on reenacting the whole thing to see what happens.