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PC Shuts down within 5-10 minutes of loading DayZ (ingame not menus). Shutdown is similar to holding power button on pc to manually shutdown entire system (there are no warnings or errors.

Seems to only occur on higher than 'normal' video settings (see additional info for system specs)

This has only started to occur recently - I have 30+ hours previously ingame on highest graphics with no issues (also other games continue to run fine i.e BF4)


Legacy ID
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

Play game on normal video settings - so far no issues - change video settings to 'high'- game will run for 5-10 minutes then entire PC shuts down.

Additional Information

Using latest nvidia drivers (332.21)
Removed overclocking - issue still persists
Fully clear of malware / virus
Replaced CPU in case of issues - issue still persists

Posting my system specs for info:

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: System manufacturer

System Model: System Product Name
        BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/19/10 14:35:06 Ver: 08.00.15
   Processor: AMD Phenom™ II X6 1055T Processor (6 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
      Memory: 12288MB RAM

Available OS Memory: 12286MB RAM

      Page File: 3146MB used, 21424MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

DX Setup Parameters: Not found

User DPI Setting: Using System DPI

System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

   DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

Display Devices

       Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
       Chip type: GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST
        DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
      Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11C2&SUBSYS_28751462&REV_A1
  Display Memory: 4038 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1989 MB
   Shared Memory: 2048 MB
    Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
   Monitor Model: E2240
      Monitor Id: GSM57A3
     Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
     Output Type: HD15
     Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um

Driver File Version: 9.18.0013.3221 (English)

    Driver Version:
       DDI Version: 11
      Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
 Driver Attributes: Final Retail
  Driver Date/Size: 12/19/2013 20:33:31, 18222008 bytes

Also ran event viewer for the last shutdown:

The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

      [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power          

      EventID 41       Version 2       Level 1       Task 63       Opcode 0       Keywords 0x8000000000000002     - TimeCreated
      [ SystemTime] 2014-01-25T21:27:54.796017900Z
      EventRecordID 1066536       Correlation     - Execution
      [ ProcessID] 4       [ ThreadID] 8
      Channel System
  • EventData BugcheckCode 0 BugcheckParameter1 0x0 BugcheckParameter2 0x0 BugcheckParameter3 0x0 BugcheckParameter4 0x0 SleepInProgress false PowerButtonTimestamp 0

Event Timeline

trubbished edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
trubbished set Category to Game Crash.
trubbished set Reproducibility to Sometimes.
trubbished set Severity to None.
trubbished set Resolution to Open.
trubbished set Legacy ID to 605381117.May 8 2016, 4:42 PM

I agree with erwin, most game crashes will never instantly shut down your computer, they either just freeze the screen leaving you unable to exit or do anything, hard reboot required. or they crash and go back to desktop.

But it could also be to do with that dayz in its current state at the moment is running on the cpu more then the gpu, where as finalized released games will be fully optimized to run the other way round hence why bf4 is not causing the issue, with each build the devs do, this issue will get better overtime as they optimize it more.

I did keep having an issue with my graphic card kernal a few builds ago where I would be in game running along or doing something then it would switch to my desktop error message would show up for kernal and the game would still be running in the back but will not display anymore so would have to alt+F4 it or task manager it to shut it down but I put my issue down to my pc being about 7 years+ with a goodish graphic card rather then the game itself.
Maybe your system has a sort of fail safe to stop the problem breaking something like your graphic card (I don't even know if computers do have that sort of setting or anything like that)

I am not an expert at this so it only possible suggestions for what is happening I may be way off the mark or could be near to it :)

hey2k4 added a subscriber: hey2k4.May 8 2016, 4:42 PM
hey2k4 added a comment.Feb 7 2014, 2:31 AM

I have the exact same problem, my PC is 100% fine on the temperatures, GPU is a tad high but all in the realms of normal when playing games. My friend had the same problem 4 months ago with a game called "Warframe"

This sounds more like a hardware issue than a Game issue, I recommend you to check your temperatures at full load (RAM, Motherboard, CPU).

Check your PSU, maybe the Power Supply has a problem and needs to be changed (there are PSU checkers you can find easily). Sometimes it could even be the Hard drive, this happen to me 2 years ago.

Normally, when a software problem comes, the PC just restarts, when the PC turns off is about hardware and maybe temperatures.

Good Luck on that.