my PC shuts down because of DIRT 3

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I've had this problem since I started to play DIRT 3 few weeks ago, when the game loading logo appears its fine but when the game appears to be starting, the PC just shuts down and restarts. I have a ASUS geforce GTS450 oc to 925 MHz and an socket 1156 core i5 750 oc to 3700 MHz and a 550W PSU. does any one know how to fix this?

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Have you rigorously stress tested your overclocks to see if they are stable?

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I have tested them with a 500W psu that broke but they were all fine and even when I try to launch a CPU or GPU benchmark it just shuts down with the 550W psu

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Reset all your components to stock frequencies to see if that resolves the issue, but by your description you may have a faulty PSU.

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I have reset all my frequencies to stock specs but still the same problem

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First off, i would reset your motherboard mechanically, there should be a set of pins on the motherboard (Near the south bridge chipset) Once you have done that you should get a program called HWMoniter (Google is your friend) when you have done that, run the program and it will tell you the voltage coming from your power supply. (Take a print screen of that) it will also allow you to check the clock speeds as well as the temperatures. My question to you is does the computer shut down during other power intensive programs? More information would also be appreciated if you could. Who makes your power supply, who makes your ram, who makes your motherboard (And the model number if possible)

Best of luck and ill help if i can--

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the computer just shuts down while playing dirt 3. I have replaced the 550W power supply with a 600W alpine silent power supply. memory is from OCZ and motherboard is an asrock h55m pro LGA 1156 and the only thing plugged into my expansion slots is an ASUS ENGTS450 video card overclocked to 925 MHz on the core and the voltage on it is 1.075 V

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Seems to be a solid motherboard, have you checked your temperatures? How long does it take DIRT 3 to crash the computer and is on the main menu or is it just when you are racing? Also, have you stressed your videocard to make sure that your clocks are stable? (With a program like ATi tools)

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it really happens randomly. sometimes game shuts down the computer few seconds into the main menu and sometimes the game plays fine for up to something like half an hour and then shuts down. I use a program called GPU caps viewer and a specific test called furry cube which puts the card to 99% load and even about 10 minutes after the card temps did not exceed 80 degrees c so they are fine because the max temp for the chip is 101 degrees c.

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Reinstall all your drivers, one of them could be corrupted (or it could even be a corrupted windows system file). Additionally you could try resetting your CMOS (There's a little "switch" on your motherboard, you have to move the pins over) and you could try taking out the battery on the motherboard for 5-10 minutes.

It could be the ram, it could be the card overheating and shutting down. It's process of elimination with stuff like this since you're not getting an error code.

Check all your components and make sure they're plugged in correctly as well.

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I have reset my cpu into normal specs but turned the intel turbo boost technology instead. It works fine now. a big thanks for anyone who replied.