Sure is possible, right now WoW does the same to my PC. I know it's not oveheating and such as only yesterday could I play WoW (and STO) perfectly on high settings. STO crashes to desktop for me whenever I try and move past the character creation screen
I'm pretty sure something's up with STO at the moment.
This is happening to a lot of people. The game seems to be putting an abnormally high strain on peoples systems which is then causing over heating.
happing to me like something chronic, only started since i reinstalled the game to fix a bad file (before that i could play for hours no prob, just crashed whenever i did a FA). Its not overheating as A: the game isnt on long enough to get any heat going, and b: the temp stays below 70 anyway.
while the results are similar to a overheat/shutdown there is SOMETHING going on with this game, but thats what OB is all about. Maybe some file making windows think things are overheating?
I'm running Win7 and my game reboots my computer, too. Have run hardware monitors (two different ones) to monitor GPU and CPU temps, both don't even go up more than a couple degrees before the system reboots. I've played countless games on this rig, all on max settings, and never had a problem. Also, the rebooting only started since they patched the game yesterday. The previous day, I'd played for about 6 hours straight without a hitch.