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pc shutdown

By ronniert
Mar 15, 2007
  1. can anyone help? first time user of TECH SPOT my hardrive keeps shutting down only when playing one particular pc game, and only since i added an expansion pack

    sytem details:

    intel pentium 4
    300gb hardrive
    ge force 256 mb video card
    1024mb memory
     
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Welcome to TechSpot Openboards ronniert :wave: ! Look at my guide in my signature below, and follow it then tell us your full specs, and the specs of your power supply.
     
  3. ronniert

    ronniert TS Rookie Topic Starter

    advent T9304- intel pentium 4 HT 640 3.2 Ghz-1024MB DDR(7200rpm)-PCI GeForce 7300le 256MB/ddr2 not sure what last figures represent? (sorry for being a tourist!
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Is the system shutting off, or just the hard drive?

    Does this happen immediately, or after playing for a bit?
     
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Something may be overheating, or maybe your PSU can't handle the load.
     
  6. ronniert

    ronniert TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hardrive only shuts down ,router,printer... all stay powered up, after maybe 20 min, if i try to press power button,it wont allow and have to wait 5 min before starting again, the game i am playing is using 2780mb memory
     
  7. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    It sounds like overheating or a power supply problem.
     
  8. ronniert

    ronniert TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do i resolve overheating if this is source of problem
     
  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Use a program like Everest Home (or Free Edition), and check them out :)
     
  10. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    May I also suggest Speedfan; just remember to give us the specs of your power supply by looking at the guide in my signature again :wave: !
     
  11. ronniert

    ronniert TS Rookie Topic Starter

    many thanks to all who replied will check out suggestions and get back.
    Cheers!
     
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