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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: 1,129

    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: 1,129

    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: 1,129

    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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