Computer randomly crashes while playing games

By dominati0n1
Jun 24, 2008
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  1. I have just bought a new computer with the following specs
    3.00 Ghz Intel core 2 Duo
    ATI Radeon HD3870X2
    4gb DDR3 Ram
    500gb Hard driver
    Asus P5E3 Mobo
    650W Power Supply
    Windows Vista 64 bit

    The while playing games such as Call of Duty 4 and World in Conflict I can play for about 5 mins to 30 mins then my computer would randomly shut off and restart.
    The weird thing is that it plays fine in other games like Crysis on high graphisc and I can play for hours and have no problems.
    The CPU tempearature is about 50-60C while playing and the GPU is about 70-80
    Does anyone know what the problem may be?
    Thanks
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    Video drivers?
  3. dominati0n1

    dominati0n1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I have Catalyst 8.5 with the driver and I found out the other day that 8.6 was released. I got the latest display driver and it messed up my computer even more saying that there was no drivers installed at all :confused: and catalyst wouldnt open at all. So I just went back to 8.5 and it seems to work fine other than crashing
  4. dominati0n1

    dominati0n1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I have Catalyst 8.5 with the driver and I found out the other day that 8.6 was released. I got the latest display driver and it messed up my computer even more saying that there was no drivers installed at all :confused: and catalyst wouldnt open at all. So I just went back to 8.5 and it seems to work fine other than crashing
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    How about a bios update on the Asus Mobo?
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