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Help me with my pc

By aceman
Jul 26, 2008
  1. Hello ppl
    i have a very unusal problem wit my pc. It works fine when i am surfing or watching movies etc.. but wen i play games is shut off abruptly without any warning....
    plzz help me guy my pc is just 14 days old
    my configration is

    AMD X2 5600+
    Asus M2N-MX-SE PLUS
    Total 2GB DDR2 RAM (Two 1GB DDR2 RAM DUAL CHANNEL)
    LG DVD WRITER SATA
    SEGATE 250 GB HARD DRIVE SATA
    400 Watts Power supply
     
  2. camuss15

    camuss15 TS Rookie Posts: 47

    1. What exactly do you mean by "shut off abruptly"? Do you mean the game is crashing to the desktop with an error message, or something worse?
    2. What video card do you have?
    3. What games are you trying to play?
    4. Have you downloaded the latest video drivers for your video card?
     
  3. aceman

    aceman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i hav asus m2n-mx-se plus motherboard it has an on board Nvidia Geforce 6150 se.
    See when i play Fifa 08 after 20 odd minutes the computer shuts its self off without any warning or any error message then i can start my comp by pressing the on button.
    It doesn't go to desktop rather it just switches off....
    I jus bought the comp so i got the cd for drivers i think it must be upto date.
    i even had my mother board as well as powersupply unit replaced.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Good idea, please re-confirm that

    Please press the green button (using Internet Explorer browser), to update your drivers
    [​IMG]

    Sorry, it seems you must do this twice, once here, then when you get to Asus support, click it again. This button uses JavaScript (which is enabled by default on most browsers)
     
  5. aceman

    aceman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i didn't get u....

    My drivers shud be uptodate.... i jus got my pc
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    They are usually NOT on a new computer you just got
     
  7. aceman

    aceman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok dude
    i will try this....
    do u think 400 watts is enuf for my configration
    coz i seriusly doubt my psu ....
    but as u say i will try updating my drivers ....
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Every support guy on this forum says 400Watts is enough for just about everything.
    Personnally I have a 650Watt

    I don't think I should advise you on this, (even though I say 650 !!)
     
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    Your PSU may be the problem, especially if its a rubbish brand like Apevia, Deer, Raidmax etc. Post all the information from the PSU sticker. A typical PSU sticker looks like this. Also, you should consider getting a separate video card, since that integrated one isn't really made for games.
     
  10. aceman

    aceman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey,,,,
    its XTECH power supply unit
    and rest info is abt +12 v and all
    it also say 400 Watts
    I had my PSU replaced dude but still problem is there....
     
  11. aceman

    aceman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    please xperts help me
    is there any problem wit my processor????
     
     
  12. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Watching DVD's takes VERY LITTLE cpu or ram resources. Gaming takes LOTS!

    I would check the cpu temps while gaming and would suggest you use Everest under Computer, Sensor to do so.

    If your cpu doesn't appear too hot, then your ram should be checked running Memtest86 or similar.

    400 watts is lots for what you have.
     
  13. aceman

    aceman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes my cpu heats to about 77 degrees and more....wen i play games....
    so is there any problem wit my cpu????
     
  14. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    77C is very hot. Your PC is turning off so that the CPU does not get damaged. Put some fans in your case ASAP or buy an aftermarket cooler for your CPU.
     
  15. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

  16. aceman

    aceman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    but can it be bcoz of a faulty processor....
    or can a faulty psu led to overheating????
     
  17. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    If your PC is 14 days old it must have warranty. Get them to fix it.

    IF you built it, then I suggest checking the cpu heatsink again - ie, did you apply a small amount of paste and is it firmly attached, does the fan work, etc?
     
  18. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  19. aceman

    aceman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    dude i did it all...
    i even took it to the vendor
    he tried a fan which he had even for that it overheated and shut off....
    so he replaced my mother board....
    the paste is also applied....
    and my cabinet has 2 fans for ventilation
    he fan is also running properly....
    everything seems to be proper wen i don't play game :(
     
  20. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    I repeat, if your PC is 14 days old it must have warranty. Get them to fix it.

    There IS a problem and it has to be fixed BUT if you mess around bye-bye warranty.
     
  21. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I'd say more likely CPU (out of those two)
     
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