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FIX: Computer shuts down while gaming but not from overheating

So I was playing fine under windows 7
but under windows 10 about 2 min into playing MechWarrior Online my system just shuts down.. not restart.. shuts down.. no power, just off…

What should I do when my computer shuts down while gaming?

1. Check for a PC virus

It is possible that a virus may have infected your system. Some viruses are programmed to cause frequent computer shutdown upon meeting certain criteria.

If you have an antivirus program installed, perform a complete deep scan of your system. Also, make sure you update your antivirus definition before performing the scan.

If you don’t have any Antivirus program installed, we would recommend you to try Vipre Antivirus. You can download the free trial of the software to run the scan.

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2. Hardware issues

If any of the hardware components in your computer is malfunctioning, then it can lead to unexpected computer shutdown. This is most likely to happen with the newly installed hardware due to an incompatible driver.

Remove any recently installed hardware component like a Bluetooth adapter, WiFi card or maybe your latest GPU. Boot the computer after removing the hardware and check if the error is resolved. Also, check your RAM strips. Faulty RAM strips are common causes of the computer shutdown.

If you have installed the latest graphics card but have older and dated PSU, then it might be causing the issue due to power fluctuation. Check if the PSU is compatible with your graphics card and replace with a new variant if necessary.

3. Issues with UPS

One common but not so obvious devices that can cause the issue are your UPS or surge protector.

Try to connect any other computer to the same surge protector and UPS and check if the issue persists.

This post was written by Tashreef Shareef and was first posted to WindowsReport

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