computer restarts while gaming

By totalbadness
Jan 28, 2004
  1. yes i'm pissed.... multiplayer is very fun...

    so here it goes....

    don't know much about comps... just enugh to seperate me from non gamers....

    my friend built my computer... and no other time than when i'm playing games does my computer completely restart on me...

    --what drivers do i need to download (graphics and sound)

    --i've already set my comp to best performance

    --any other tips you can suggest?

    thank you very much...
    going to work...
    may not re-reply right away...
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    What Windows system and graphics card do you have and what is the brand/model/output from your power supply?
  3. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Actually, if you could give us your full system specs, that would help.
  4. cslord15

    cslord15 TS Rookie Posts: 43

    You are most likely having this problem because of an insufficient or faulty power supply. Most motherboards are designed to shut off or reset themselves if there is an insufficient amount of energy supplied. If you have a high-end CPU or video card, those might be drawing the most power from your supply, thus causing the mobo reset.
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Drivers can be found here.

    Hint to others: View user profiles ;)
  6. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    It's too dang early or I haven't had enough coffee or both. I missed your point. Could you hit me with it a little harder please? :p
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11
  8. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Ahhhh.......thank you Grasshoppa! :D
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