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Old 09-30-2005, 01:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Every time I open up Half Life 2 or Garrys Mod my computer restarts. do u guys have any clue? i just formated and it is still doing it. it was working before perfectly no lag at all or anything but now it doesnt work. k thanks done flame please.
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Old 09-30-2005, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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could be your video card overheated and was damaged, have you tried another card?
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Old 09-30-2005, 08:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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uhm do the memtest thing, if thats not it then try to underclock your video card. Btw detail is never a bad thing.

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Old 10-01-2005, 10:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok guys.... now my whole computer wont turn on. i am on another computer i didnt get to try that mem thing cuz it stopped working this morning. U guys think its my hdd?? well lmk please. thank you
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Old 10-01-2005, 10:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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take out your ram, then try to turn your computer on, if it beeps its not your PSU or Mobo. check your connections. its most likely your video card which is making your computer shut down on startup of a high quality game like HL2. what's your set-up btw?
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thats like most of it i guess my friend made the comp for me
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ok well i just took out the ram and nothing happened it didnt make a beep noise
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great news. nothing shows up on my monitor when i turn it on... so yea this is gay..... any ideas?
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does this happen on a cold boot?
if so, that rules out overheating hardware
then it could be the PSU or motherboard.
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Old 10-02-2005, 01:55 AM   #10 (permalink)
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im pretty sure its the mother board. but i just found out that i have a cousin who is in geek squad if u guys know wat that is and he can fix it for me for free insted of like a 200 dollar fee lol so thanks alot guys i really apreciated u guys for taking your time to think about my computter insted of other people who just come on here to flame my thread. later. CLOSE THIS THREAD
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