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Computer crashing due to (I suspect) insufficient power.

My computer has had an issue with shutting itself down, restarting, shutting down again, and then fully restarting. I suspect it's an issue with an insufficient power supply but wanted some input.

 

My computer is a MSI Trident 3 with these specs:

 

Processor: Intel i7-7700 3.60 GHz

Memory: 16 GB DDR4 2400

Storage: 1 TB 7200 HDD + 256 GB SSD

Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060

Power Supply: 230W AC Adapter

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13 minutes ago, GMacGregor said:

My computer has had an issue with shutting itself down, restarting, shutting down again, and then fully restarting. I suspect it's an issue with an insufficient power supply but wanted some input.

 

My computer is a MSI Trident 3 with these specs:

 

Processor: Intel i7-7700 3.60 GHz

Memory: 16 GB DDR4 2400

Storage: 1 TB 7200 HDD + 256 GB SSD

Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060

Power Supply: 230W AC Adapter

When'd you purchase, and when does it shut down? This The GPU and CPU on that rig are 4 years old. The psu might be able to hold on for dear life during boot, and might trigger the CPU and GPU to seriously downclock, but it might not be enough while under heavy workloads. 
 

Basically I'm asking has this been a problem from purchase, and does it need to be under load to shut down

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based of limited knowledge and experience. You should take my advice as just that- advice. 

My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
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To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

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3 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

When'd you purchase, and when does it shut down? This The GPU and CPU on that rig are 4 years old. The psu might be able to hold on for dear life during boot, and might trigger the CPU and GPU to seriously downclock, but it might not be enough while under heavy workloads. 
 

Basically I'm asking has this been a problem from purchase, and does it need to be under load to shut down

I purchased the computer in 2018. And it's had this issue for about a year but only rarely. Recently it's gotten a lot worse though. And it needs to be under load for this to happen.

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33 minutes ago, GMacGregor said:

Power Supply: 230W AC Adapter

That feels rather underpowered. Nvidia's recommendation for the 1060 is 400 W minimum and although they say max GPU wattage is 120 W, seeing 264 W for the 1060 and 65 W for the 7700 from testing under heavy load they certainly seem capable of overloading that poor power supply. They probably tuned some things or use a custom card/BIOS.

 

If you suspect power you can try setting a lower power limit with MSI afterburner. Grab the "power limit" slider and set it to a value <100%. That will limit the amount of power the GPU will try to use. Naturally this will give worse performance, but should allow you to see if the GPU power is a contributor.

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11 minutes ago, tikker said:

That feels rather underpowered. Nvidia's recommendation for the 1060 is 400 W minimum and although they say max GPU wattage is 120 W, seeing 264 W for the 1060 and 65 W for the 7700 from testing under heavy load they certainly seem capable of overloading that poor power supply. They probably tuned some things or use a custom card/BIOS.

 

If you suspect power you can try setting a lower power limit with MSI afterburner. Grab the "power limit" slider and set it to a value <100%. That will limit the amount of power the GPU will try to use. Naturally this will give worse performance, but should allow you to see if the GPU power is a contributor.

Thanks for the reply. I'll try using afterburner. I also tried looking for a higher watt adapter online but couldn't find one. Because I wouldn't mind replacing it with a higher watt adapter if that's an option

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9 hours ago, tikker said:

That feels rather underpowered. Nvidia's recommendation for the 1060 is 400 W minimum and although they say max GPU wattage is 120 W, seeing 264 W for the 1060 and 65 W for the 7700 from testing under heavy load they certainly seem capable of overloading that poor power supply. They probably tuned some things or use a custom card/BIOS.

 

If you suspect power you can try setting a lower power limit with MSI afterburner. Grab the "power limit" slider and set it to a value <100%. That will limit the amount of power the GPU will try to use. Naturally this will give worse performance, but should allow you to see if the GPU power is a contributor.

I used Afterburner and set the limit to 85%. I played a game that crashed after 25 minutes before the change and I was able to play for hours without any issues. So looks like that's very likely the issue

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