X51 r1 keeps shutting off! (help)

Bennett Lin

New Member
Nov 18, 2015
Hey guys, my X51 r1 keeps shutting down everytime I play any games. When I try to restart it usually fails and turns back off. I usually let it unplug the power and leave it alone for a couple minutes then it magically works again! Im not really sure if its the video card(gtx555) or power supply(330w), etc


Nov 25, 2012
I've had a similar problem with my X51 R1 with the only difference being that sometimes my system also shut down when browsing the internet (i.e. not only in games). When I looked at the Alienware system diagnostics tool (I don't know the name exactly) it always said that something was wrong with the GPU driver. I have updated the driver several times, no luck.

At the end what seems to have solved the issue was that I removed the GPU and put it back again. So far no problems and it was like 2-3 months ago.