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PC Crashing while playing most Games

By tycoon2
Aug 12, 2013
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  1. Hello evrybody. I have looked up some other posts on this site about people having crashing problems and issues playing games. Well I am too... I am not very smart about computer problems and dont know whats going on with my computer most of the time. Anyway

    My computer crashes and most of the time shuts right off while playing most games such as Skyrim, Civ 5, Spore, Age of Empires 3 and Age of Empires Online (AoEO) It used to be great with AOEO but now wont work right. This computer was built at home and not by a professional or bought from a dealer. Specs are:

    Processor: AMD Phenom Quad Core 2.40 GHz
    32 Bit OS
    4.00GB RAM
    ATX Powersupply with max combined wattage at 500 Watts.
    with a ATI Radeon HD 5450 Graphics card.

    IF there is anything needed to help figure this out. I am soon going off to college and will need a good gaming PC haha.
     
  2. tycoon2

    tycoon2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It is also windows 7 professional.
     
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,067   +169

    You need to replace the 500 watt power supply with a larger better supply around 650 watts or so...
     
  4. tycoon2

    tycoon2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK and where would I be able to find them that are good?
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,067   +169

    Where are you located in this World?
     
  6. tycoon2

    tycoon2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The united states.
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,067   +169



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