Resets During Games
Hi, im new to this forum and am in desperate need of help. I have recently put together a computer for my brother, and all went well. After installing windows xp i continued to install drivers and programs. Everything works well (windows, internet, word etc) except games. For some odd reason no matter what game we try old or new (halo, aoe 3, simpsons: hit and run, simcity 3000, command and conquer: red alert) the computer will restart, with no warning or error message. It just freezes for about 5 seconds and then reboots. Sometimes it occurs after playing the game for a few minutes and other times it will happen after an hour or so. I've tried checking what i can and the memory is fine as i've run numerous memtest programs and even replaced the ram with a different brand and it still rebooted. The cpu is brand new and was installed well and even after the computer reboots ill check the temps and they are fine, around 30'C. Which leads me to think it may be the inbuilt graphics that are causing a problem. Is there any way to check this or does anyone have any other ideas of what may be causing the problem?
CPU: Athlon 64 3500+ Skt 939 (with stock heatsink and fan)
Motherboard: Foxconn Winfast 6100K8MA-RS
Ram: Kingston 512mb PC3200 DDR400
HDD: Seagate 40gb IDE
PSU: Hyena 350W
CD Rom and 3.5" Floppy.