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 07/06/2004 10:03 PM
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xfactor
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Hey guys, I'm having a problem with my home computer. Whenever I play graphic intense games the computer doesn't usually respond well. Here's an overview.

Most graphic intense games tend to crash the system. Counter-Strike is about the only game that doesn't kill the computer. Day of Defeat does it the most often, Command and Conquer Generals, Warcraft 3, Far Cry, etc. etc. Pretty much every game I own seems to crash the computer.

Here's what the computer does when it 'crashes': In order I can hear.

Screen locks, fans turn off, hard drives turn off, then the system goes black. It's not a restart, it actually turns off.

Everyday processes don't affect it, winamp, mirc, web browsing. It only happens when I'm gaming.

System specs:

Asus A7N8X Deluxe
AMD XP 2800+
1 gig ram
1 WD 120gb hd
1 Maxtor 40gb
1 WD 40 gb
eVGA GF4 FX 5700LE 256mb
network card

no other pci cards.

450watt PSU.

I've upgrading all my drivers, everything is current. I've got two 80mm fans in the case right now. Do you guys think it could be a cpu overheating problem? I'm totally stumped.. Please help. If you need more info let me know.

Thanks
 07/06/2004 10:10 PM
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Franco-Tirador
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I play most of the games you listed there but i dont crash, my game justs quits to desktop(especialy cs and dod) for some reason...my idle temps are 55c' and underload 64c'

what are your temps btw?
 07/06/2004 10:13 PM
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parsifal
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Please, post the PSU wattage and rails amperage specs (you can find the info in PSU's label)
 07/06/2004 10:15 PM
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Ok, I'm at work now, when I get home. I'll get those numbers to you.

Thanks for the quick responses.
 07/06/2004 11:48 PM
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Hmmm, well ok. I don't really know what numbers you're looking for. So here. This is the easiest solution.

 07/07/2004 12:36 AM
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xfactor,

Your PSU numbers look good, if they are for real, but that is a kinda 'no-name' or generic PSU. Still, you should be fine there.

This sounds like your CPU (or some other component inside your case) is getting too hot, after a period of intense use. (game playing qualifies, perfectly)
The next time it 'crashes' on you, when you reboot go straight into your CMOS to your 'Hardware Monitor' page and check your CPU and System temperatures.

You could try pulling one side off of your case, and set up a small desk fan blowing cool air directly into the box.
See if that helps.
If it does, then you'll KNOW that it's a heat problem, and now it's just a question of 'Which component?'
This is the 'quick & cheap & dirty way' to find out if something is getting too hot.
But it WORKS like a charm!



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 07/07/2004 01:09 AM
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Thanks for the input. I'll be sure to try everything you said!

Thanks!
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