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Old 12-02-2004, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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

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Old 12-02-2004, 06:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 12-02-2004, 06:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 12-02-2004, 07:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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
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Old 12-03-2004, 01:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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