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Comp keeps crashing when playing games?

By ROFL-A-DUCK
Mar 19, 2008
  1. Yeah, meh im back I'm not to computer savy so please try to answer in the simplest way as possible lol. Anyways, whenever im playing games/ watching vids, after about 15mins my comp completely turns off and starts this loud beeping noise no blue screen or anything? any help here at all?
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,093   +86 Staff Member

    Generally, BIOS beeps are in reference to RAM or video cards. Try testing your RAM with Memtest86 and installing the latest drivers for your video card.
     
  3. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

    When's the last time you cleaned out your case? CPU and video fans and PSU fans get glogged with dust and your system overheats.
     
  4. ROFL-A-DUCK

    ROFL-A-DUCK TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'd clean it but i can't figure out how to open this stupid case.
    and ill do the memtest in a sec
     
  5. ROFL-A-DUCK

    ROFL-A-DUCK TS Rookie Topic Starter

    erm, how am i supposed to do this memtest thing o.O
     
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,093   +86 Staff Member

    Download the .iso, burn it to a CD as an image and then boot off it. You're not going to do it in a "second". You'll want to let it run for a minimum of 7 passes which will take hours. Let it go while you sleep or something.

    If you haven't been inside the case to clean in a while, it's probably a good idea to do so. You might want to take the time to reseat your video card as well as RAM.
     
  7. ROFL-A-DUCK

    ROFL-A-DUCK TS Rookie Topic Starter

    k cya i'll clean out the case then dl the .iso if it doesnt fix it
     
  8. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,093   +86 Staff Member

    Good luck and post back with your results :).
     
  9. ROFL-A-DUCK

    ROFL-A-DUCK TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cleaned the fans, I'll post back in 20 mins if it happens or not
     
  10. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,093   +86 Staff Member

    Did you reseat the VPU and RAM?
     
  11. ROFL-A-DUCK

    ROFL-A-DUCK TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nope but cleaned the fans hasn't crashed since :D
     
     
  12. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,093   +86 Staff Member

    :) Cool...
     
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