Play game equals restart

By Mayotruck
Dec 11, 2004
  1. I can play world of warcraft sometimes for up to three four hours with no problems, then out of nowhere game freezes, and my computer restarts, i have a fan blowing into the side of my computer, maybe my apartment is too hot but, what do you figure? I do keep it warm enought that i can lounge around in basically nuthing but, any suggestions? I just built this computer been having this problem since the begging but, it seemed to go away with the fan. Well it did anyways, if i bought a liquid cool system might thats osolve the issue?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You do not mention what cooler you have on the CPU.
    One of the best is here from Zalman:

    but have a look at others as well

    Did you apply proper thermal paste when mounting the CPU?
    Stock coolers for an AMD64 only use thermal pads, and are adequate (only)
    However, if you use anything else (if you have bought a boxed CPU) you void your warranty, according to AMD.
  3. Mayotruck

    Mayotruck TS Rookie Topic Starter

    AN actual room fan

    I have an room fan blowing air into my computer...not a computer fan...i did not apply any thermal paste or anything...I'm not sure what is goin down with this 1600$ piece of junk, anybody?
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    If you are lucky your cpu MAY survive it's poor treatment. You MUST apply thermal paste, otherwise you will burn out your CPU in no time. Surprised it has not done so before!.
    Your PC is plain suffering from CPU-overheating.
    There are plenty of threads and instructions around for how to apply this. Or check e.g. etc.
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