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why does my computer turn off when i play games

I had the exact same problem. I refused to believe it was a direct hardware problem. Firstly the problem only occured when playing games and secondly it happened with any game of any graphical intensity, even very old school low graphics games. Thirdly, the problem occured very consistently about 5 minutes into a game. This just doesnt seem like faulty hardware at first sight, more like a software issue related to drivers. So I SOLVED IT. Here's what I did: I simply reverted to the previous version of the NVidia display drivers!

Simples. The version I used that was problematic was the 338. xx range, when I reverted to the 335. xx versions all my woes were gone. This doesnt mean that the exact same versions will work for everybody, so I would suggest you systematically downgrade the version of your display drivers until you find the one that works. If you are not using the latest drivers (338. xx at the timeof writing) you could also try upgrading instead of downgrading.

Visit the nvidia site for the drivers. Dont go wasting any money on any hardware before trying this!
Hi all, So many people with such a problem. -When playing games, your computer cpu is used much more. -Graphics cards are used much more. -They create more heat. -Some laptops and indeed computers can overheat. -There is a failsafe. -If a computer getsd over the pre-configured temperature, the computer restarts or shuts down. -This is to avoid your cpu being damaged. 32Bit Windows 64Bit Windows If the temperature is 90 degrees during your gameplay or infact if it is around 75 degrees whilst just using your computer.

This is probably the issue you are coming across. Replace your Heat Sink and add more fans to your computer. Probably best to take to a computer repair. If you have no idea how to or look up on google how to. It is relatively simple, however sometimes you need to remove the whole motherboard to place the grip on heatsinks.

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