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Old 03-21-2008, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yesterday night I started getting this really odd problem with my PC. It started crashing at random times, but mostly in high graphics games, such as Call of Duty 4 and Team Fortress 2. It also has crashed while booting up several times. The crash is immediate, with no warning, like someone unplugged the computer. The only change I've made to my computer in the last few days is installing a new video card I bought, an MSI 9600gt. At the moment, I'm suspecting my power supply, a 380W antec. It could be that this card and everything else I have is taxing the PSU too much, although I tried plugging in my old video card and still got crashes. One thing I've noticed though is that Speedfan shows that I'm getting a 65 degree celsius temp, but it doesn't say what is getting that temp, just "Temp1" Here are my specs

-E6400 2.13ghz Core 2 Duo CPU
-MSI Nvidia 9600gt 512mb Overclocked out of the box, Copper Pipe cooled
-2 gigs XMS2 Corsair Dual Channel DDR2 800 Overclocked to 5-5-5-15
-Asus P5N-E SLI Motherboard
-2 Seagate Barracuda Hard Drives, 120 gig and 250 gig, soon to be Raid 1
-Microsoft Sidewinder Gaming Mouse
-Creative Fatal1ty Headset
-Microsoft Biometric Keyboard + Additional PS2 keyboard on the side
-17" Mag Innovision Monitor
-Sony DVD burner
-Antec Case, modded for front USB ports, front Audio ports, and an extra fan.

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Default Re: Random Crash of DEATH

Probably overheating. Get everest and monitor the temps. See what the CPU and GPU are running at when it crashes.

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Default Re: Random Crash of DEATH

Power supply, also maybe overheating.

I'm not sure how demanding the 9600's are but if cleaning out all the dust doesn't work, then get a new power supply.
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