- 15 months ago
I've encountered a similar issue before and have actually discussed it here on these forums here: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/297247-random-shutdowns-possible-overheating
For a few days, I thought I had fixed the problem by getting a new cooler (A Cryorig H7 instead of my Corsair AIO). My temperatures seemed fine and while it is a little louder than my old AIO cooler, it seemed to get the job done. After a while though, I noticed these shutdowns had been happening again. One example was in Final Fantasy XV where completing one step of one of the quests I was doing would cause a crash no matter how long I take to get to that part. I initially thought maybe recent FFXV updates had broken the port on my system. However, I did notice that it happened again while playing Monster Hunter World where after completing a mission and going into the mission summary log, it would shutdown and restart my PC. It also happened after about 2 hours of FFXIV Online (I was streaming during this one).
I decided to look beyond the CPU cooler and check my GPU temperatures this time and that also shows no abnormalities with the temperatures. The fans work when it's under load as expected and the temperatures are around 75C at most with the games I play. I was told my PSU might also be an issue, but considering this only happens while gaming, I am not too sure that's the case.