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Old 11-09-2010, 04:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi so here's the problem i start playing the game and either at the end of a cinematic or at explosions or simlar tings happen in game, the screen goes black "no blue screen" and a few secs later i get my bios loading screen.

im very sure it's a hardware issue, have reinstalled windows many times
i just need to know what i need to replace
moneys tight don't want to wast money getting parts i don't need
id like to know what tests i should run to diagnose the issue

so this only happens in some games for example
Bioshock 2 Sniper Ghost Warrior Shellshock 2
Battlefield Bad Company 2 Borderlands and more,
but there are lots of games this doesn't happen in

System specs
xp
cpu intel core 2 quad q6600
graphics nvidia geforce gxt 260
ram corsair dominator 2x2gb ddr2
mobo gigabyte ep45-ds3
psu ezcool 700w
and no i haven't over clocked anything

i have had this problem for a good few months now
and i cant put up with it anymore
any help will be much appreciated
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Default Re: pc auto restart issue while playing games

What are your temperatures when playing these games? Get and post a screen shot of HWMonitor.
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What are your temperatures when playing these games? Get and post a screen shot of HWMonitor.
when idle http://oi53.tinypic.com/11tbcd2.jpg

while playing http://oi53.tinypic.com/332v7df.jpg
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Default Re: pc auto restart issue while playing games

Turn down your settings on the games. Sometimes the auto detect is not the best.
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