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Old 02-01-2008, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This morning my comp was working fine, however since this afternoon my computer has been shutting down by itself. It only seems to happen when I try to play the battlefield 2 demo. When the map starts to load (single or multiplayer,)the computer shuts down.
I opened the computer up and cleaned all the dust, but didn't get to clean the graphic card's fan cos I have to literally take everything apart in order get to it.

anyways, any1 has any idea what it is?
Is there a program that lets me see the temperature of my processor/graphic to see if they are overheating or something?
or what could be causing it to shut down.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ok I think I found the problem. It seems to be the power supply cos it is really hot. (the fan doesn't seem to be working)
and after I let it cool I can play normally.
the power supply is a HP 5188-2755 108 watt. The cheapest one I have found in the web costs $115!!!
WTf?

Anyways, can anyone help find the fan this ps needs?
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Old 02-02-2008, 04:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are you joking? A 108W PSU? That's nuts. Replace it with any PSU with the correct number of pins (20/24) as required by your board, and ensure you get any SATA power required, probably a P4 connector too.

Don't worry about making a direct swap, because that's a dreadfully pathetic PSU.

Also, judging by that Wattage, you've got a fairly old system. Now, either you've tried to upgrade the graphics, memory, whatever - in order to play this demo. Or, you're trying to run it on an old machine. Either are a bad idea, because you have an underrated PSU, poor cooling, and simply not enough 'oomph' to play such games.
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My friend is a *******(he was using my acct to post). I checked his pc and everything (cooling wise) seems to be working properly.
His computer is a hp pavilion slimeline s7600e
amd anthlon (tm) 64 x2 dual core processor 3800+ 2GHz
1G ram
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE (Omega 2.169.21) (GeForce 6150 LE)'
windows Xp pro

and he has ran the demo perfectly in the past; he has been playing for quite some time now.

I checked the event viewer and when the computer shuts down it gets this event(well one event 2002, other 2003 but same info).

type:
Information
date:
2/2/2008
time:
10:20:08 pm
Source:
EAPOL
category:
none
event:
2002
User:
n/a
Computer:
Jim's comp

Description
The description for Event ID ( 2002 ) in Source ( EAPOL ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: The event log file is corrupt..

Not exactly sure what this event means.
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any1 know what this event is?

also, what's the normal idle temperature for this cpu?
Right now it is running at 43C and I have notice that when he starts up the game the temperature rises pretty fast to 50+. But the fans are working, so I don't get what exactly is happening.
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If it's not the PSU then it might be the Games' DLL files which is meshing with the systems components.
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