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Old 01-13-2006, 04:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I know this may sound simple, but I am in a gridlock on what to do concerning my system's problem. This is the laydown of the problem:

Everytime (almost everytime) I play a very intensive game (Call of Duty 2) and Call of Duty as well, about 20-30 minutes into the game my computer just freezes, with the image on the monitor frozen and the computer unresponsive. The fans are going crazy, by that I mean it is spinning hard and loud and I also have a temperature meter on the rig but its doesn't indicate overheating so I'm very confused, especially when I touch (when the rig is recently turned off - 30 seconds after) the GPU, which is quite hot to the touch...

So does anyone have any solutions to my problem, because it is very crippling.
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Old 01-13-2006, 04:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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could be too much strain on the PSU
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Old 01-13-2006, 04:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How many watts would you recommend? My specs are:
Pentium 4 HT 3.2GHz
1GB RAM
915PL Gigabyte
256MB NVIDIA GeForce FX 6800

But I am somewhat confused because my friends have similar rigs yet they don't suffer the same problem as I do.
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system specs would help. sounds like overheating like you said or possibly the psu as apokalipse suggested. as a starting point i would download the latest drivers for your card and go from there.
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Yeah, I've edited the specs into my previous reply and if you're talking about the video card, yeah I'm already up to date with that.
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yes i was talking about the vid card drivers. can you tell us the rating of the psu? for a rig like that i'm guessing you would need something like 400w+
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I'm really sorry, but I am a complete novice when it comes into computers, I know what each parts of a computers are but I don't know anything deeper than that... what's a rating? Is that the wattage?
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yes the wattage please.
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It's a 400W.
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i'm not sure if thats too low but i suppose it might be scraping in. can you tell if the power cable is connected to the graphics card?
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