Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-30-2007, 08:33 PM   #1
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 223
Default total system crash =(

ok so i had format my hdd because of viruses and i have updated everyting drivers and all and i go to play my game warrock and i get to the login screen and the whole system restarts idk why im thinking either my cpu is going bad or my onboard intel graphics are i could easly test the graphics thoery becasue i happen to have an old vid card laying round it is a hurcules 3d prophet 2 mx 64mb card no idea if its PCIe or not hopefully not but heres the catch my grampa who bought and owns the pc will not let me test my theory he says if the cpu or the graphics are going bad he will throw the whole system away (a waste of money in my opinion cuz i could fix both things if they are the problem very easy) the computer is a gateway 5310s its 2 years old the intergrated chipset i belive is the intel 915 express chipsset family
__________________

0v3rc10cl0ck3d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 08:50 PM   #2
In Runtime
 
4fingerninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 467
Default Re: total system crash =(

well if u have an older computer test booth the video card and the cpu and if u dont, idk what to tel u

Chris
__________________

4fingerninja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 09:23 PM   #3
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,276
Default Re: total system crash =(

If your grandfather isn't allowing you to test the video card or whatever it'll be really difficult to isolate the problem until the problem worsens. That being said, I think it would be better if you just tossed the system and got a new one.

Just out of curiosity, does the computer still work or did it just restart a few times as you described it.
__________________
| AMD 3800+ X2 Dual Core Processor | ASUS A8N-e nF4 Ultra | Hitachi Deskstar 250gb 3.0 gb/s | 1gb Corsair Value RAM 2x512 | eVGA geforce 6800GS | sound blaster live! 24-bit | NZXT Trinity Classic chassis | OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI PSU |
I was there. In the networking forum for the first time, and it was because.. of 341
kchi55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 10:02 PM   #4
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 223
Default Re: total system crash =(

it still works im on it now i just cant play my games it seems like if i open a graphics intesive program like my games it will crash and restart the pc but wat my grampa dont understand is my knowladge for pcs he is technologicly impaired and has no clue what im talking bout and its hard for me a 16 year old to explain to a 67 year old the world of pcs
0v3rc10cl0ck3d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 10:08 PM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
kyleman999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 538
Send a message via AIM to kyleman999 Send a message via MSN to kyleman999
Default Re: total system crash =(

This dose not mean that there is a direct problem with the GPU or CPU as you're describing. By what you have said, this makes me think this is a temperature issue. I would first check the temps of my CPU and see if thats what doing it. Have you overclocked it? If so, check the temps. If thats fine, I'm not very good with intergrated graphics. Your best bet would be to test your memory, because it could never hurt to

And try and get your hands on a stand alone video card so you could test the reliability of your intergrated chip.
__________________
AMD Athlon XP 2600+ Barton (running @ 2.21)--Asus A7N8X --1gb (2x512) DDR PC3200 --200gb WD 8mb cache 7200 RPM--40gb WD 2mb cache 5200 RPM --XFX GeForce 6600GT AGP 8x @ 588\1.14 --Creative Audigy2 7.1 ZS--CoolMax 400 wat PSU-- --Volcano 12+ CPU Fan--Overclocking Kit--Logitech Z-5300e's
kyleman999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 10:49 PM   #6
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 223
Default Re: total system crash =(

how can i tes the temps of my cpu and a stand alone vid card is that just a regular pci vid card cuz i have one
0v3rc10cl0ck3d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 06:52 PM   #7
Daemon Poster
 
kyleman999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 538
Send a message via AIM to kyleman999 Send a message via MSN to kyleman999
Default Re: total system crash =(

You could try, Mother board monitor, CPU-Z might do it? I forget.
__________________
AMD Athlon XP 2600+ Barton (running @ 2.21)--Asus A7N8X --1gb (2x512) DDR PC3200 --200gb WD 8mb cache 7200 RPM--40gb WD 2mb cache 5200 RPM --XFX GeForce 6600GT AGP 8x @ 588\1.14 --Creative Audigy2 7.1 ZS--CoolMax 400 wat PSU-- --Volcano 12+ CPU Fan--Overclocking Kit--Logitech Z-5300e's
kyleman999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 07:03 PM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
blackjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,945
Send a message via MSN to blackjack
Default Re: total system crash =(

This is online gaming right, did you install your firewall before going online?,run an AV scan to see if it finds anything.
__________________
Compaq Presario CQ5305K-m Intel® Pentium® Dual Core E5300 (2.6 GHz), Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 2048 MB , Hard drive: 320 Gb, with 18.5 Widescreen
SPURS TILL I DIE (DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER SO ARE SPURS)
TO DARE IS TO DO
blackjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 08:03 PM   #9
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 223
Default Re: total system crash =(

i think i got it all striaghtend out it turns out the fan i heard running was not the cpu fan it was the rear fan below the psu the cpu fan was not running (forgot to plug it back in wen i dusted the tower out) now all is fine
__________________

0v3rc10cl0ck3d is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0