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crash when trying to play games

By slesh
Aug 25, 2006
  1. Hi

    I' m a 15 year old boy from belgium (so sorry for my english) and i have some questions. I have a Medion computer. Every time when i play a game on my computer (demo or full game), it crashes after a amount of time. Somethimes after 5 min, somethimes after 1 hour. The screen just freezes and the only thing i can do is reboot my computer. I tried to instal new updates for my graphics and sound drivers and also for my motherboard but it didn't change a thing. I just bought world of warcraft and when i play it for like 5 minutes it crashes. The screen just freezes and the only thing i can do is, like i told before, is reboot. Can someone please help? I don't to much of computers so can the persons who reply explain it simple and good?

    Thank you
     
  2. nonda

    nonda TS Rookie Posts: 46

    Thanks for the waffels :D. Plz list your computer stats, so we can further understand what you are working with. Try defraging ur computer, virus scanning, spyware scanning and so fourth.
     
  3. slesh

    slesh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I also tried these things.
    I don't know much about it but i hope this is enough :)

    Name: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
    System Model: MS-7091
    System Type: X86-based PC
    Processor: x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~3192Mhz
    Bios Version/Date: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 1/04/2005
    SMBIOS Version: 2.3
    Hardware Abstraction Layer: Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
    Total Fysical Memory: 1.023,48MB
    Available Fysical Memory: 570,24MB
    Total Virtual Memory: 2,00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory: 1.96 GB
    Graphic Card: Medion Radeon X740XL
     
  4. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 507

    Download Everest (here) and open it right in the middle of gaming. In it, press on Computer->Sensor, and tell use what temps you're getting (Processor, Graphics Card, system, etc.).
     
  5. slesh

    slesh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sensortype: Winbond W83627EHF (ISA 290h)
    Motherboard Name: MSI MS-7091

    then there was a list of tempatures and ah list of the amount of Volt

    tempatures:

    Motherboard: 50°C
    CPU: 60°C
    WDC WD1600JD-00HBC0: 39°C
    WDC WD1600JD-00HBB0: 45°C

    then a word that i will try to translate in english

    Cooling Ventilators

    CPU: 678 RPM

    Then the Volts

    CPU Core: 1.24V
    +3.3V: 3.33V
    +5V: 5.05V
    +12V: 11.98V
    +5 V Stanby: 4.53V
    VBAT Battery: 3.17V
    Debug Info F: FF F6 FF
    Debug Info T: 49 59 127
    Debug Info V: 6D C5 D0 BC BB 80 08 (01) (this was often changing)

    there was nothing else there
     
  6. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,198

    That's very hot for both your CPU and Motherboard temps at the desktop!

    It sounds like you need case cooling and possibly a better cpu-cooler.

    Also, 3.1250ghz on your CPU seems a bit odd. It sounds like you are overclocking your CPU. You should visit the BIOS and try clocking that CPU down to stock speeds as well as add better case cooling.

    For a test, you can open the side of your case and try pointing a desk/floor fan at full blast inside your computer while playing. If the crashes go away, you'll know the case cooling is the problem.

    Most cases have multiple mounts for installing fans. I'd ensure you have mounts or if you have fans that they are plugged in, spinning and working correctly. A case should have at least two case fans- one intake in the front (sucking air inwards) and one exhaust fan on the back (blowing air outwards).

    Good luck!
     
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