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Computer Restarts

By Jonnym
Jan 22, 2007
  1. When ever i try and play on HL2 as soon as teh game starts loading my PC restarts its self.

    It worked fine before i reformatted my PC but wheni put the game back on it started to play up any ideas?

    i have a 160 gig hdd An Athlon 64 3000+ processor running at 1.8 and 512mb of ram
     
  2. jandarian

    jandarian TS Rookie Posts: 17

    after reformatting your drive, did you check to make sure all your drivers were updated?

    what caused you to reformat anyway? windows?
     
  3. Jonnym

    Jonnym TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    yeh i kept getting a windows virtual memory is too low along with my computer lagging stupidly so i thought id give it a reformat.

    Yeh i sorted it now it was the graphics card drivers i forgot to update them lol

    but i have over clocked my CPU so it is running at 2.0 GHZ now but the game it still kind of jumpy occasionally... any ideas on that?

    i mite invest in some more ram but if i can sort it id rather not
     
  4. jandarian

    jandarian TS Rookie Posts: 17

    what is your gfx card? Otherwise a little extra ram is always a good idea. If you had a gig in your system that would make things work so much better. Some people will tell you to go all out and get 2 gigs, but thats just overkill for anything out there right now.
     
  5. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Posts: 273

    It is overkill unless you need it..... if you need it and dont have you sing a different tune...... thats my philosophy on it anyway
     
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,715   +89

    You're not using onboard sound are you? If so get yourself one of those PCI Sound Cards.. (Take the load of the CPU and onboard pipe can be sluggish)
    If I was like you get another 512MB of RAM make that 1GB
    You're already overclocked the CPU like I did for one of my AMD X64.
    If you have another HDD install the games onto that one instead of using the C: drive which is mostly for OS/Programs/Page File an etc..

    Also Video again you're not using the onboard are you? Again get yourself a good AGP 8x 128MB DDR or AGP 8x 256MB DDR2. I don't know if you have PCI Express 16X.
     
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