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SWTOR Makes the PC shut off

Skuggan's Avatar

04.13.2012 , 01:48 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by freakyinmate View Post
Hey folks!

I'm here looking for an answer, solution, or an explanation to the following problem.
In just a few words, SWTOR makes my computer shut off.

Before 1.2

Everything was fine. No problems whatsoever.

After 1.2

I had no problems downloading the patch. After downloading it, I logged in on my EU characters, played a warzone, talked to people - still no problem.

Took a nap. Had dinner.

I log back on my NA characters at first everything was fine. I was able to play for 30min - 1hour, and that is when my computer first turned off. I turned it on, log back in...15 minutes into the game - turns off. Repeat. 10-15 minutes into the game - turns off.

What I Did:

I ran a full virus/malware scan - nothing showed up as infected.
I checked if my hardware was having trouble staying cool.
Fully cleaned my CPU Fan from dust.
Increased GPU Fan to 100%
PSU - all normal


I logged back in SWTOR. 5 minutes into the game and computer shuts off.

No warning. No error. No nothing. As if someone keeps pulling the plug of the PC.

Before 1.2 I didn't have this problem. Now all of the sudden, there it is.

I doubt that this is an individual case, so please post if you are having the same issue!

EDIT: No other programs/software cause the same effect.


I know how annoying this can be, I've had it happen with several computers in the past before I noticed something that made me facepalm.

Go into BIOS, check the voltage to your RAM, if it is set to Auto the motherboard most likely gives it too much voltage and it will shut down randomly, especially while playing certain games that hogs alot of RAM, like SWTOR.

Check what your RAM should use, and if possible load the X.M.P profile if your motherboard supports that, otherwhise you have to set the voltage manually to the specified value.

It have helped many people before by doing this simple procedure.
Win7 64-bit, i7-3930K, 16GB Corsair GT Dominator 2133mhz, 2x GTX 680.

freakyinmate's Avatar

04.13.2012 , 04:01 PM | #12
Thank you!!!!

That helped me SWTOR Doesnt crash anymore ))

May the [mass x acceleration] be with you!

Skuggan's Avatar

04.13.2012 , 05:11 PM | #13
Glad it helped you.
Win7 64-bit, i7-3930K, 16GB Corsair GT Dominator 2133mhz, 2x GTX 680.

Jbanuelos's Avatar

01.12.2013 , 03:21 PM | #14
Im figuring out the last step of this problem. I am to having the problem. Cant figure out how to get to my ram and adjust.

VassagoOmega's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 03:40 AM | #15
Interestingly enough.... I think this fixed my problem too.

EDIT: Nope, it didn't.
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