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I play WoW for an hour

By Klasmatic
Feb 3, 2009
  1. I play WoW for an hour and then my screen goes black an says something i dont remember, and then the computer stays on for a few seconds an restarts an its all good i dunno if its over heating or what..

    its a raedon x1650 256 ddr3 i havnt tried updateing drivers or not i don't think its gonna help it cause i personally think its a problem with the card itself
     
  2. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Enthusiast Posts: 233

    Sounds like a graphics card error, ummm whats your psu watts?
     
  3. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Enthusiast Posts: 233

    but you might just want to upgrade to a new video card go to new egg and get a cheep one lol
     
  4. Dr. Vader

    Dr. Vader TS Rookie Posts: 118

    Does it do this with any other video games, or while you're running the computer without a load?

    It is probably the card, but updating the drivers can work miracles.
     
  5. Klasmatic

    Klasmatic TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Welll it was only on WoW that i found... but my onboard what im usein right now is a Nvidia 7100 256... it Cant even run Counterstrike at 50fps.... its getting annoying, and the raedon is over heating i checked the temp it was at 80C when i checked in on WoW but when im jus doin stuff on the computer it fluxuates from 70-76


    new egg lol im canadian
     
  6. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Enthusiast Posts: 233

    And im guessing theres no fan to cool it off its all heat sink well heres waht you do tell me waht slot your using, pci, pci e, agp and ill find a card taht suits you
     
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,456   +228

    Have you tried blowing out any dust accumulation in the graphics card? I mean removing it and blowing it out.

    In case you're interested, Newegg does have a Canadian website now: http://www.newegg.ca/
     
  8. Chaos Punk

    Chaos Punk TS Rookie

    I had the exact same issue. Its either a RAM issue, or graphics card issue, most likely ram, just expand your ram. Its not very expensive (around 25-50 bucks per stick) and easy to install. Go for around 2 gigs of ram for WOW.
     
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