Evolve makes my computer shut down?


#1

So, this is odd. I got a new PSU, but it’s the same wattage as my previous one. I figured I’d play a round or two to test out the new Elder Kraken, but something very odd happened. First try, I was loading up a solo game, and before I got to the character selection screen, my computer straight up powered off without a warning.

I figured it might’ve been a fluke with the power supply, or just running games in general wasn’t a good idea at the moment, … So I try running another game instead. I run FFXIV just fine, no problem, no weird sounds. So I thought it must’ve been just a one off problem.

I retry Evolve, … I managed to load into the character selection just fine, this time! And I verified the integrity of the game cache, just in case. Everything checked out okay. But as I load into the map, … My monitor stops getting a signal, and my fans go crazy loud. I thought it was overheating, so I checked the temperatures after a reset ( didn’t have a choice to reset my computer ), nothing. No spike in temperature. What gives?

Any idea?

Gonna try to run it for a third time, then I’m giving up until someone posts something to test out here.


#2

It eh… Your PC isn’t bottlenecking is it?


#3

I ran it just fine a few days ago. I only changed my power supply, and even kept the same wattage, nothing else. It’d make no sense.


#4

Did you change out all the cables?


#5

Of course I did. I’m running -every- other game just fine. It’s just Evolve. It’d break down on any other game if it really was a hardware issue.


#6

Alright, giving it a third try. Wish me luck and let’s hope it was just real bad luck.


#7

Just making sure.

My next guess was the CPU overheating, but you said it is fine with other games.


#8

Since the only thing you have changed is the PSU, that is where I assume your issue lies.

It’s going to be a right pain, but I might try swapping in the old PSU if its still working.


#9

Alright. This time I tried to go into the tutorial for a quick load, and… complete shut down again. I’m a bit bummed out.

I think it might have to do with my BIOS settings, as they recently got reset… I’ll try to look into that. I would rather not have to switch back to my old PSU, it’s kinda dying and it’d be silly to swap out every time I want to play some Evolve. D:


#10

Well I just meant it as a test to see if there is an issue with the new PSU.


#11

Yeah. I’ll give that a shot. If it doesn’t work, I’m pretty sure it’s got something to do with my BIOS.


#12

Just had a thought. What if my video drivers got wiped during the CMOS reset? Would that be possible?


#13

It’s worth trying to update them!


#14

Do you know what your CPU temps are under load/gaming? Also what brand and model is your PSU?


#15

HUUURGH. Nope. Updating my video drivers did not work.

I literally just got it today cause my old PSU was showing signs of failure. It’s this one right here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148038

And it’s the same wattage as my old one, which I don’t even think I can recognise the brand anymore because it was so damn old.

I’m running on a gtx 970, 8 gigs of ram, yaddayadda, … it ran fine before I reset the CMOS battery and switched the PSU. It hasn’t been a day and I miss playing Evolve already. AAAAAA. AAAAAAA!


#16

ohyeah and my CPU temp is around 47C, more or less. It doesn’t even have -time- to overheat though, I barely started the game and it just shuts down as it’s done loading the map. I don’t get to see in-game.


#17

Yeah, the PSU you got is of bad quality. REFUND immediately.

While this isn’t some sort of master guide to buying a PSU it’s a good reference to use: http://i.imgur.com/tgrbCnr.jpg

The manufacturer you bought from is marked at the lowest tier in terms of quality/reliability and considering you got a hefty gaming build it’s probably stressing the fuck out of it.

I suggest an EVGA G2 Supernova 650 Watt PSU (it’s what I use), you’ll pay more but it’s always HIGHLY recommended you spend extra on a quality PSU to prevent failures like this as it can really damage your PC.

BOTTOM LINE: NEVER SKIMP ON A PSU (dead serious)


#18

I was thinking that. I was just in a hurry to get it to work and I went to pick it up without checking my sources. I did ask the lady if I could refund it if anything didn’t work fine, she said there’d be no problem if I did. And I think that’s exactly what I’m gonna do. Just a shame, I guess.


#19

Understandable, but hopefully nothing was damaged from these power failures. Refund asap, buy the one I recommend and don’t game until your PSU is replaced.

Always research and buy a quality power supply cause it’ll fuck your PC over.

This is the one I use: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438054&cm_re=evga_g2_gold_650--17-438-054--Product

Or if you’re a bit tight on budget here’s a 550 watt version: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438053&cm_re=evga_g2_gold_650--17-438-054--Product


#20

Yea you can even see in one of the reviews on new egg they talk about having power failures and resets when using more than 80% of the output. The GTX 970 minimum is 500 watts, but cheap PSUs will have their max wattage output decrease as they get hot. Evolve is a very graphically intense game and that cheap PSU just can’t keep up with the power draw.