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Old 12-08-2009, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Computer crashes and shuts down under large load.

Hi and thanks for any help you can give me in regards to my problem.

So for the past 6 months or so my computer, on and off, will crash and completely shut down while under a large load such as downloading a large file or playing a graphic intensive game. Recently I have been able to download and play everything fine, untill today.

Today I tried to download a patch for the game world of warcraft, and my computer shuts down before it can finish. I then tried to download windows service pack 3, but again, my computer crashed before it could finish.

In the past it will typically only shut down when playing games or downloading something on uTorrent, ect.

I have tried cleaning everything with compressed air and have cleaned out everything.

I have read that maybe its a power supply problem? It looks like maybe the processor is running hot, maybe I need a new CPU Cooler?

Thanks for all and any help on the issue it is GREATLY appreciated!

It says the "tMax" is 49C, and its running 54C with the game open.

>>This is while the computer is just running firefox.
Voltage CPU : 1.33 V
Voltage CPU : 1.33 V
+3.3V Voltage : 3.28 V
+12V Voltage : 12.09 V
Chassis Fan : 3375 rpm
Processor Temperature : 44.5 C
Mainboard Temperature : 34 C
Power/Aux Temperature : 43.5 C
Processor : Thermal Diode
AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Core 1) : 47 C
AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Core 2) : 42 C
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT :
GPU Diode : 55 C
GPU Fan : 100.00%

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Default Re: Computer crashes and shuts down under large load.

Hmm, your gpu shouldnt be running at 100%, unless you set it to.

What are your specs? and have you checked your psu with it loaded?
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