PC Crashes During Gaming

By Russelfurd
Oct 31, 2006
  1. Hello everyone. I have a problem. I am having constant lock ups whenever I play any of my games. Doesn't matter what the game continues to do this. I have updates the drivers for the video card...and it helped a bit...but is definately still doing it.

    I have:

    3.06 ghz P4
    Radeon 800xt 256mb Video Card
    1 GB DDR Ram

    I'm unsure of what my Power Supply is but I bought my PC through DELL, Its a Dimension 8300 I believe. So the base power supply that came with it when I purchased it.

    I know that it could possibly be the power supply and I may need a higher watt.

    Also...I have had alerts come up after the dell screen.

    They say:

    Alert! Low battery Voltage
    and sometimes
    Alert! Previous Fan error

    I'm leaning towards a heat issue. And a lot motherboard battery.

    So before I take this to get it worked on somewhere (I don't trust myself installing a power supply, and I don't really know what the problem is) Could anyone offer any assistance with what I should do and what they think it is?
  2. satchmo

    satchmo TS Rookie Posts: 83

    When did the problem start? How old is your PC? When and what was your last upgrade?

    I am betting on a hardware issue. You might try your luck at the gaming forum section.
  3. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Sounds like a a failing CPU fan /CMOS Failing
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