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Computer random shutdowns

By Jenidon
Oct 14, 2009
  1. It may seem a little strange but my computer is pretty much all new stuff and will playing MMO games it will randomly shutdown. It is really starting to irritate me for I like to play with friends of mine. I have no idea what could be causing it so has anyone had experience with this type of problem and if so could you tell me what you did to fix it and thank you.
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    To be clear, what kind of shutdown are you talking about. Does the PC shut off completely? Does it kick back to the Desktop? Do you get a bluescreen?
     
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    We need the brand and model, or the motherboard if a home built. It would be helpful to know the power supply, hard drive, memory, and then the age of the system.
    Some commercially made desktops have habits and operational factor... so more information gives us helpful clues to help you.
    As Mailpup suggests, give us as much descriptive information about the failure as you can... what you are doing when it quits... What is your internet connection if any.
    We will have some useful suggestions after we hear from you.
     
  4. Jenidon

    Jenidon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    First of all it is homemade i bought the parts and me and a friend put it together. I have AMD Athlon(tm) 64X2 Dual Core 5200+, a Roswill 600W power supply, an ASRock A780LM motherboard, and Radeon HD 3870. I forgot to mention it is a complete shutdown with no blue screen or anything.
     
  5. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Have you checked your system temperatures?
     
  6. Jenidon

    Jenidon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The temperature is fine and the weird part is it doesn't happen with any other type of game that I play. It is just a very strange thing that it will only happen when playing an MMO.
     
  7. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Can you borrow a video graphics card for a test... the Radeon HD 3870 could be the problem.

    Otherwise, I am betting on the ASRock... which is the second most troublesome motherboard we have seen.
     
  8. Jenidon

    Jenidon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    There is nothing wrong with the video card so what have been the problems with the motherboard that could cause something like this it just has me confused. I thank all of you for all of your input on the problem.
     
  9. gs2lemark

    gs2lemark TS Rookie

    hi, may have somthing to do with memory depletion mmo's take up alot of memory.
     
  10. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    You never know. We see almost as many failed ASRock motherboards in our shop as we do failed eMachines.
    I have read speculations that a few ASRock boards tend to curl, breaking circutry, under heat. Whatvere it is, if it is the motherboard, it is not repairable.
     
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