I have had my X4 965BE 125W C3 processor for around a month now but have had problems with it since I installed it into my mobo. I have dedicated many hours to scouring the internet and forums for this duration but cant seem to find my exact problem but many of a similar nature which has not yet satisfied my question.
My problem is that when I go to play games like bad company 2 and alike, my computer just shuts down .... completely. I never had this problem with my previous processor, AMD Athlon X2 5200+, only until i installed the X4.
I have tried many different CPU voltage settings in the BIOS (nothing above 1.4V) with no luck in stability at all. I have done many memtests on the RAM and hardware diagnostics for each component of my setup except for the PSU, and the rest of the hardware checks out fine. My current PSU is nearly 3 years old but has never missed a beat until my X4 upgrade, so I am greatly assuming that my PSU is the problem but I would greatly appreciate an opinion from an expert or others that have encountered this problem.
I am so very desperate for a solution to this problem as I have been wanting to play the Vietnam expansion to BC2 and have not been able to play next to anything so again, many thanks for all advise and replies in advance.
Please forgive me if there is already a thread somewhere related to this problem. If i have missed any important information that would be relevant to my situation, please let me know ASAP and I will update as necessary.
My specs are:
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE C3 125W @ 3.4GHz
OCZ Reaper 2 x 1GB DDR2 800MHz DC
Inno3D 9800GTX 512MB
Asus M4N72-E Mobo w/ latest BIOS 2403
SilverStone 600W ST60F PSU
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
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