PC Shutting down during games


I built my PC in June 2019 and it has run just fine until recently. In certain games, it will fully shut down within minutes and require flipping the PSU switch to restart. I was also experiencing fairly frequent BSOD errors, but those stopped happening after I resolved some driver errors.

The specs are as follows:

  • -Ryzen 5 3600
  • -ASRock Fatal1ty B450 ITX
  • -T-Force Delta RGB 16GB
  • -EVGA GTX 980ti 6GB
  • -Cooler Master MWE Gold 750W
  • -Inland Premium 1TB M.2 NVMe

The PC crashes during the following games:

  • Overwatch (crashes within 2-3 minutes)
  • Valorant (crashes only when trying actual games, did not crash after an hour of deathmatch)
  • CSGO (crashes within 15-20 minutes)
  • Fall Guys (crashes within 2-3 minutes)
  • Phasmaphobia (crashes within 2-3 minutes)

But, not during:

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (On Med/High, 1440p)
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Team Fortress 2

I have tried troubleshooting as much as I can, but I'm stuck. I have done the following:

  • Resolved chipset drivers, updated all NVIDA/AMD drivers
  • Run PassMark BurnInTest, no issues
  • Unseated RAM, tried each stick individually
  • Replaced the PSU with a Powerspec 650w (which did not fix, and actually made things worse-- would take 5-6 tries to boot)
  • Disabled Dynamic Tick, Fast Restart
  • Monitored temps with HardwareMonitor, no overheating issues


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