Game restarts - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-02-2004, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 4
Default Game restarts


my pc has been resseting itself when playing games i can play for a while maybe 30 minutes and then my pc will reset and keep reseting and wont even boot, i have to turn it off and back on with the switch on the back to get it too start again also the case feels hot.

it started doing this a couple of weeks ago while playing doom 3 and then again when playing half life and world of warcraft i thought maybe it was the graphics card as i was using a Gforce 3 so brought my self a new 6800 GT and it works good but still getting the error of restarting in counter strike source and other games i have played.

I cleaned out the dust from the fans thinking maybe it was that but its still doing it

MY PC Specs are

P4 2.4 GHZ CPU
1024 MB RAM in 2 256 MB and one 512mb
started while using Geforce 3 Ti 200 128mb and stil does on my 6600GT 256 MB
350w Power Supply

Ive also recently updated to Service pack 2 on windows xp

If anyone has and ideas on what to do please help me out and thanks alot

kameo is offline  
Old 12-02-2004, 06:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,847
Send a message via AIM to OIDanTheManIO Send a message via Yahoo to OIDanTheManIO

It may be due to the lack of cooling. Do you have thermal paste on your heatsink (preferably non-stock)? Also, do you have a stock heatsink? Not to mention the fact that I think your PSU isn't generating enough wattage for your system. I could be wrong though.

-Dan The Man

<a href=\"\"><img src=\"\"></a>
OIDanTheManIO is offline  
Old 12-02-2004, 06:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Potsdam NY, USA
Posts: 2,003
Send a message via AIM to AND_YOU_ARE Send a message via Yahoo to AND_YOU_ARE

I know with my system I had a 400w psu, and when i was playing a game with a powerful graphics engine like the new bf1942dc engine. After the new update for desert combat, which had a lot better graphics my computer would lock up. But it runs fine with the old graphics from cs. So i needed a new psu. Maybe this is the same problem for you. Try unpluging everything that is unnecessary and then run your game.

If it is a cooling problem, try taking off your side pannel and see if that helps. Also what are your temps?
Member of the right wing conspiracy theory.

X-Fire: andyouare1
AIM: plantagenet51

Ars Technica

Silent PC Review

Xtreme Systems
AND_YOU_ARE is offline  
Old 12-02-2004, 07:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 4

ive tried with the site off still no help would it be the psu though it worked fine for months with my gefore unless i wasnt running high end graphic games like doom 3 i might try a new psu though it gets very hot
kameo is offline  
Old 12-03-2004, 01:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 250

it's definitely the psu if it still restarts after changing your graphic card.
My mom's computer started restarting for no reason and it wouldn't even load windows so i got her a new psu and worked fine.
<img src=>
geo3tech is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.