Comp shuts down while playin a game

By phoenix5271
Jul 13, 2007
  1. i have an nvidia 6200le.....256mb geaphic card...the problem is tht wenevr i play i game...the computer shuts down after 15 to 20 mins of play....after restarting imm...i check the gpu core temp...its at 95c...wat shud i do....
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    wow 95 C can fry eggs, you need better case cooling or a fan for your card.
  3. thebaronjocelin

    thebaronjocelin TS Enthusiast Posts: 158

    Did you use an application or an air thermometer to check the temperature?

    P.S.: Props on the lovely title. Read this before posting again.
  4. phoenix5271

    phoenix5271 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no.. i checked it in the nvidia control panel
  5. thebaronjocelin

    thebaronjocelin TS Enthusiast Posts: 158

    The nVidia Control Panel can sometimes be inaccurate. Get a second opinion using Lavalys Everest or some such program.
  6. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Posts: 108

    well his card is overheating. So you want to get better cooling. If its not that then his psu isn't powerful enough, but i doubt that would be the problem on a Nvidia.
  7. chuck4456

    chuck4456 TS Rookie Posts: 37

    Just go ahead and invest in a better graphix card. I had one of those. It wouldn't make it thru the town square in Half Life, and made it about ten minutes with FAR CRY.
  8. phoenix5271

    phoenix5271 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Maybe Il Get A New Cpu Fan.....thanx 4 Da Help Guys
  9. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    A new CPU fan wouldn't help with your GPU temps.... Unless you find a way of afixing that onto your GPU...

    That aside, doesn't anyone think its pretty weird for GPUs to cause a computer to shutdown? From my experience, GPU overheating causes artifacting, which then leads to the computer being frozen.

    Then again, might be different here.

    You might also want to check on the 6200LE operating specs. 95C may well be normal operating temps for the card.
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