Computer keeps cutting out while playing games

  iConnorrr 10:45 22 Dec 2013

Hi, I have a Intel I5 3570K Quad Core Gaming Pc Computer 1tb 16Gb Nvidia GTX 670 2GB Galaxy which runs great when I am playing most games or mods but when I play the new DayZ standalone it cuts out after about 5 minutes of game play. When the computer restarts it tells me it cut out because of a 'power surge', I thought this might be as a result of over heating so I can the fan in my computer but it still cut out. Does anyone know what is wrong and how to fix it?

  iConnorrr 11:10 22 Dec 2013

This is the warning it gives "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:21 22 Dec 2013

At a guess

Graphics card drawing to much power - try turning down the settings to see if it still cuts out.

  iConnorrr 11:25 22 Dec 2013

How would I do this?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:23 22 Dec 2013

You would do it in the games menu system - look for something like High medium low resolution settings.

  RobCharles1981 16:35 22 Dec 2013

Also check for any game patch updates and update your Graphics Drivers.

  woodchip 19:01 22 Dec 2013

You need a bigger PSU

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