Computer shuts down while playing games

By DragonDen
Jul 23, 2005
  1. :mad: My computer never had a problem until I moved now it shuts down while I'm playing a game that requires a cd. I doesn't have a specific time limit before it shuts down. Sometimes it shuts down after only about 5 minutes of playing sometimes after an hour. It doesn't shut down with any particular game either. I have a HDD cooler, Ram cooler and 4 internal fans, and have checked the CPU fan it is running fine. Any other suggestions???

    AMD Athlon XP 2.5 processor
    MSI KM 400 Motherboard
    768 MB of DDR ram
    400 Watt Power supply
    128 GeForce 4 video card
  2. mokaboy

    mokaboy TS Rookie Posts: 136

    could be anything from bad RAM to bad PSU

    Try taking out one of your memory modules, say you have a 512mb and a 256mb or 3 256mb take one of them out and see if it helps etc.

    Otherwise theres something in there thats faulty and its trail and error to find it. I could be wrong :)
  3. ChineseTechie

    ChineseTechie TS Rookie Posts: 85

    Does your power supply has the ability to support all those fans and cooler?? I don't know but it's just a suggestion.

  4. morpheus

    morpheus TS Rookie

    I had that problem for a while, and it turned out I had a conflicting driver on my computer. Check your drivers and see if that's the problem
  5. DragonDen

    DragonDen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry I haven't responded long before now but I made a cross country move. Any way my PC is running fine now. Thanks every one for your suggestions.
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