Crash/ Reboot/ No Message?
I had put a message up in the Overclocking Forum, but I'm still getting crashes after putting things back to their original specs.
My motherboard is a Gigabyte, #EP35C-DS3R. I've got the Intel Q9450. Graphics card is a GeForce GX2, and I'm tweaking the fan control with EVGA Precision, so the temp on the vid card is cool (low to mid 70's C). Power supply is a BFG 800 watt. RAM is 4GB, 800MHz.
When I'm playing a graphically-intense game like Crysis, Timeshift, or Colin McRae's DiRT, my system will crash. I don't mean crash back to the desktop, I mean crash as in the system shuts off, and then automatically reboots.
I've read elsewhere on these forums somewhere that if you want the "message" as to why your system is crashing out (it'll give some "code" numbers???), then you go to System Properties, Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings button, and then in the area that says System Failure, you remove the checkmark from "Automatically restart". Is this correct?
If my system then crashes out again, will I now get a "message" on-screen (like in a Blue Screen of Death) with some kind of "code" that will point me in the direction of the culprit of these crashes?
In the meantime, any ideas on possible causes of the system crashes while playing the games that I listed above?
GPU's temps are in the low to mid 70's C while playing the games. CPU's temp is 48C, and the four cores vary with high 50's C to low 60's C.
What do you think? Appreciate any info, tips, or suggestions.