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Old 03-31-2006, 07:54 AM   #1
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My computer is resetting itself when running games. At first I thought it was the video card so I replaced the cooling fan. Then when I went to download a patch for that game it does it again. So that makes me think it is something else that is resetting. This problem has been going on way too long and I need to find a solution soon. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Old 03-31-2006, 07:56 AM   #2
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Did you check out what your temps are like, if your temps are to high it will shut the comp down after a bit, you may need another cooling fan in ur computer.
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Old 03-31-2006, 10:27 AM   #3
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Download speedfan and tell us your temps along with your system specs..
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yeah that happened to me with my old comp with counter strike. i could run sof2, but i couldnt run counter strike! It was really odd, anyways, i figured it had to do with something with openGL, but if yours shut down while you were downloading, then its most likely the PSU, its wierd Dev0115, i see people recommend speedfan all the time, in fact i have i done it before, but people hardly ever do it and repost, hmmph, they obviously dont want their problem fixed
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Old 03-31-2006, 11:44 AM   #5
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temp1: 42C
temp2: 52C (has a flame next to it)
temp3: 46C

I dont know a whole lot about system specs but this is what I can tell you. AMD Duron processor 1.60 GHz 512 mb RAM. Graphics card is nvidia geforce 4 ti4200. If you need anything else tell me. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-31-2006, 11:45 AM   #6
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and now when I click on my nividia menu in the taskbar the monitor clicks...wasnt doing that yesterday
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are those idle temps or temps while your gaming????? If there only idle temps you should try to measure the temps while your playing the game that reset's your comp to see how high they get.

As for your monitor try unplugging it for a minute or two the plugging it back in that may clear up the clicking.
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is 49 celcius for a 3.00ghz prescott too hot?
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Temeperatures arent changing much. temp 2 is at 55C right now as Im trying to update the game. updating is really slow though and Im expecting to be reset soon.
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it don't seem like it's overheating. May be a bad psu?? check the voltage on the power supply?
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Old 03-31-2006, 02:17 PM   #11
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If your computer keeps resetting like that, especially when playing games, it usually indicates a failing PSU. It seems strange because the card you are using doesn't consume a lot of power so it could be like k-pow suggested that the PSU is simply dieing on you.
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Old 04-01-2006, 12:24 AM   #12
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dude Im a computer newbie. do you mean power supply?
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Old 04-01-2006, 12:42 AM   #13
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When you say resets itself I have to think it's rebooting.
Have you checked the system logs? To get there do this>>>
start button in tray
control panel
performance and maintaince
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event viewer
Now either application or system is going to have red x's where there is a problem that would cause a system error. Double click on any of those and see what it has to tell you.

There is a setting to stop the system from rebooting to let you see the error as in BSOD. But if it's the power supply or a device failing I doubt if you would get blue screened. Check the logs first.
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Old 04-01-2006, 06:27 AM   #14
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This happend to me aswel.

u might wanna check out the transistors on ur Gphx Card.
if they blow ur computer can reset sometimes, or the card might shutoff during booting and stuff like that.

if that happens ull need to buy a new one.
lets hope not.

and omg i havnt been on here for like ....wow must of been a bit more than 2 years.
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