HELP!!! PLZZ PC keeps crashing

By klash89
Oct 27, 2005
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  1. Hey ppl,
    i have an advent 3512,
    Intel Pentium 4 3.0B GHz
    Motherboard Gigabyte GA-8GEMT4 Rev.1.0
    Memory 1gb DDR RAM - PC2100
    Hard Drive 120GB Samsung SpinPoint SV1204H
    Video Card nVidia 256 gefocre 6200

    When i start running a few programs like internet and itunes my pc randomly shuts down or restart.
    And when im playing a games my pc will shut down after a few minutes.

    I had recently put a new dvd r/rw, 512mb ddr ram to put it up to 1 gb and put in a new graphics card-geforce 6200. However my pc was rebooting before installing these components.
    I have also checked the ram by switching slots and using new ram to make sure the other wasnt faulty.

    appreciate it if u can help
    sincerley jonny :)

    B.T.W. I have attatched the minidumps if they will help
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Most of your minidumps are crashing at Nv4_mini.sys. This is your Nvidia graphics card driver.

    Try uninstalling, and reinstalling your graphics card drivers.

    Maybe try the latest driver. If you are already using the latest driver, try using an older version.

    If you decide to try a different driver, make sure to uninstall your current driver first.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. klash89

    klash89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    klash89

    hey
    Thx for the rply, unfortunately the crashes are still happening after reinstalling the latest update for my driver .

    if anyone can suggest anything else it would be a big help

    regards jonny :giddy:
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    What psu do you have?

    Is it possible that your psu isn`t putting out enough power for your system?

    Regards Howard :)
  5. klash89

    klash89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    klash89

    hey
    how do i find out wat psu i have? :giddy:
    regards jonny
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    You`ll need to open your case and take a look.

    There should be a label attached to the psu.

    We need to know the make, and the output wattage.

    Regards Howard :) :)
  7. klash89

    klash89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    klash89

    hey
    My PSU is Bestec ATX-250-12e rev:f1
    and it says the output is +12V /250 watts

    regards jonny :giddy:
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    I can`t say I`ve ever heard or that make, and the ATX-250, if that`s the wattage, then maybe you need a psu upgrade.

    Because your computer is an oem model, I suggest you contact the manufacturer, to see what kind of psu you can install.

    Regards Howard :):)
  9. klash89

    klash89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    klash89

    Thx fer ya help man am gonna get a new PSU and see if that solves the problem.
    regards jonny :giddy:
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    I really do advise that you get some info first. As on some oem computers, if you simply put in an ordinary psu, it can blow your system.

    Regards Howard :):)
  11. klash89

    klash89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    klash89

    hey again
    how do i actually find which psu will be compatible with my pc+if i get one that is atx compatible like my current one will it work on my pc??
    regards jonny :giddy:
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    That`s why I suggested you contact the manufacturer of your pc, in order to find out.

    Regards Howard :) :)
  13. klash89

    klash89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    klash89

    hey
    i'll ring them in the morning or go to pcworld you've been a big help thx
    regards jonny :giddy:
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