Ok, I know there are a few similar posts here but I wanted to lay out my scenario specifically.I have a Dell XPS 8300 ~ 2 years old.In my quest to make the PC more game ready (Battle Field 3), I decided to upgrade a few parts.
Firstly, and this was not part of the game prep, I wanted to install an SSD, I chose a samsung (840 series).I then consulted some guys at the computer store who recommended the Radeon Sapphire HD 7850. After installing this GPU I tested out BF3 and ~ 30 mins into the game the screen goes blank (monitor goes into sleep mode) and the audio turns into a constant buzzing. I have to hold down the power button to shut down and then turn it on again. This happens every time I play BF3 and sometimes its after 30 mins sometimes after 1 hour.
I searched the internet and downloaded OCCR, HWMonitor to check the temperatures etc.3DMark test also ran successfully without issues (before I upgraded PSU)I found that the CPU would reach 70+ degrees. As the computer goes down I cannot record the temperature at the exact time of failure.
The GPU temperatures were always around 33 degrees when idling.Also, I tried runningg the game with the case open just to ensure it doesnt heat up as much, but still the problem occurs.Went back to the computer store and they thought that maybe the Dell PSUis not powerful enough, so I bought another and installed.
Feeling certain that this was the problem I fired up the game again. This time in ~ 15 mins the problem occurred again!The Dell bios is pretty basic and does not give me the option to change shutdown options in the event of temperature rises.
Anyway, I am at a loss now and have no idea what the problem could be.
- Dell XPS 8300
- CPU: i7 2600
- RAM: 16GB
- GPU: Radeon HD7850
- PSU: Corsair TX750M (old one had max output of 348W)
- Storage: Samsung 250GB SDD 840 series
- OS: Windows 8 Pro
*The game is NOT cracked, it is a paid for official copy.I am attaching screen shot of HWMonitor during PC idling (not sure how helpful that will be!)
Any help appreciated.
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