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PC crashes when playing games

By chrispen1
Feb 12, 2010
  1. heres the problem..

    my pc keeps crashing when playing games
    it crashes after about 5 mins but sometimes can go around 2 hours or so. It doesnt matter what game I play. It only crashes when playing a game.

    Ive checked for overheating cleaned out the case and the temp doesnt get much more than 50 on the GPU and CPU and the motherboard temp is around 40 degrees.

    I have done a clean install of windows and it hasnt made a difference.

    anyone got any ideas as to what may be the problem?

    SPEC

    nvidea 9800gt
    intel q6600 processor
    8gb ram
    windows 7 ultimate 64bit (the problem is the same on vista home 32bit)
    750w PSU
    ASROCK n7ad-sli
     
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +7

    when you install windows do you install your chip-set drivers
     
  3. chrispen1

    chrispen1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes all drivers are installed and up to date
     
  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +7

    do you get the blue screen of death or does the pc just lock up
     
  5. chrispen1

    chrispen1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    id say 75% of the time i get a blue screen of death
     
  6. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +7

    ok do this, clcik on start button and right click on computer and go to properties. on the new windows on the top left you will see advanced system settings click that and a new windows opens, click the settings button under startup and recovery. now uncheck auto restart, the next time you have a blue screen of death write down any info you think can help
     
  7. chrispen1

    chrispen1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok will post back tomorrow. I have a feeling it may be a power issue? is there a way i can test this without a new psu? and if its not the power that would only leave the card itself that could be faulty right?
     
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