I bought a new computer and a video card at newegg specifically to play FFXIV. I didn't have a ton of money to spend on a great gaming system. This is what I bought:
When I ran the benchmark a couple weeks ago it tested at 3500. I thought I'd be fine running the game. I got into the open beta this morning. I watched one of the opening cut scenes and then logged off so I could try another city. During the next cut scene the computer shut itself off with no error messages or warning of any kind. It wouldn't turn back on so I opened up the case and looked inside. It was warm but nothing looked burnt that I could tell. I let it sit for about 10 mins thinking maybe the power supply was shot but figured I'd try it again before I came into work today. I closed it all up, plugged it back in and it started up. The video card I got is factory overclocked... I don't even really know what that means but I went into the settings for it "OC Guru" and I had never set them to anything other then the defaults before. I changed Core clock from 900 mhz to 800 mhz. and memory clock from 1200 to 1100. I have no idea what that means but if my computer overheated I figure it must be the video card doing it. I started up the game again after that and ran it for about 30 mins, it didn't shut off, everything seemed fine.
Anyone know if it was over heating or something else that might have caused this? And what are those OC Guru settings? Was it ok to turn them down? Any help is appreciated thanks!