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    Computer keeps restarting

    I've dusted my computer and changed my thermal paste so I've ruled those 2 out. Using msi afterburner I think my CPU is alright as well. I may be wrong so please assist me. Here are the links to the screenshots of the logs I have from afterburner.
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    Keeps restarting how and when?
    Does Event Viewer show a reason for the restarts?
    Did you change anything before the restarts happened?

    cheers, Paul

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    In my experience sudden restarting is most often caused by tarnished RAM contacts, a faulty Power Supply Unit (PSU), or filesystem corruption (in roughly that order).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Keeps restarting how and when?
    Does Event Viewer show a reason for the restarts?
    Did you change anything before the restarts happened?

    cheers, Paul

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    Uh I'm not too familiar with event viewer. What should I do with it? It restarts every time I play black desert for a while. Heck it even restarted during a csgo match which doesn't cost that much resources. But aside from csgo I know its a intensive game but I'm not sure what the problem is. I have been able to run Black desert quite a while ago smoothly with no issues. Before it was just because my computer would just need to be aired out or change the thermal paste. Only thing that I've changed would be adding a couple of programs I've used before. Also this has happened to me before multiple times but this time I'm just at a loss on how to fix it. I'm not even sure if my PSU is failing either from looking at afterburner.
    Here are my specs:
    i7-3820 CPU 3.6 Ghz
    16gb ram
    Nvidia gtx 960 (possibly changing to a 1080 soon)
    SSD 200gb
    Additional HD 1TB
    OS: Win 10

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    This sounds like overheating. When was the last time you cleaned out the dust from the fans and airways?

    Get a can of compressed air and blow out what you can.

    OOPS: I reread your first post and it sounds like you did this.

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    It does sound like overheating. Load one of the temperature monitors and see what your CPU is doing during use.
    HWmonitor: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
    Speedfan: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

    cheers, Paul

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    It could be overheating but also a weak PSU, which, if it fails, can take out other components (like your hard drive/SSD) with it.

    What is the PSU make/model/age?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kawikaha View Post
    Nvidia gtx 960
    My money's on your graphics card, since only big games are causing your crashes. Did you clean its fan? Is its fan working? As the guys said, it's very likely getting too hot. The 960 itself should be fine for those games, as long as it's running well--especially CSGO as you say.

    If you're doing any crazy resolution [2000x4000 range], drop it back to around HD. You could also try dropping the visual quality settings--eg from 'very high' to 'high'.

    Is your nVidia driver up to date? Did you remove and reseat the 960? If not, do so. If it has its own power feed from the PSU [I'm pretty sure it does], disconnect and reconnect.

    If you have other cards installed, make sure they're as far away as possible from the 960--you want max airflow around it. A couple of case fans blowing across it could help.

    Disable the i7's onboard graphics in the BIOS/UEFI--it should happen automatically, but you never know.
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