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Shut Down when gaming

By vorlonbob
Jan 3, 2005
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  1. It's only started happening over last week or so, but whenever i start playing a game, the computer will shut down, not restart, as though power has been shut off. I can stay on the net, or doing regular pc stuff, including long downloads, with no probs, but put a game on and the pc will last from 5 seconds to 30 minutes before shutting down, problem seems to be getting worse. I wonder if it could be the graphics card? I have a Radeon 9800 pro 128mb, which seems quite warm, though its fan is running. Other than that no recent changes except a new hard drive about a month ago. BIOS says the MB temp 25'C/77'F CPU temp 53'C/127'F, QFan Control Enabled Fan Speed Ratio (10/15), Speed Up/Down response time 4sec/8sec.

    Mobo Asus A7N8X-E
    AMD XP 3200+
    1024 Kingston PC3200 DDR Dual Channel
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    It does sound like your graphics card is overheating for whatever reason.

    Try a different card and hopefully that will cure the problem.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
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