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Some Annoying Problem with my Computer

By kaeb
Sep 2, 2006
  1. ey, I've had this problem with my computer since I first ever bought my new g card (Asus A9550GE)

    Everytime I open World of Warcraft or Warcraft III and play them for like 15-30 minutes the monitor just suddenly switches off and everything stops (my music playing in the background) but my computer is still running. I cant get the monitor to switch back on.
    I've tried so many things that come to my head, unplugging the new g card n plugging it back in, re-installing the drivers, replugging my monitor back up, changing my refresh rate to 60 Hertz (from 75 Hertz) and my monitor just switches off everytime i play those 2 games. It only happens when I play the games not when im just listening to music, chatting, surfing the net n things like that, only when i open the games. I dont know what else to do to fix it.
    Please Help me!.

    Thanks, peace out kaeB
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    First off i think its worth explaining. You say that you only get the problem whilst gaming, that's when your computer is under more stress, meaning the processor and graphics card in particular are working hard and therefore using more power and generating more heat. Almost all other components are working harder too.

    Get speedfan from the downloads section and monitor things for a while, then post the results in this thread.
     
  3. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    It sounds like overheating. Use Pc Wizard 2006 and tell us your cpu, gpu temps.

    regards,

    Korrupt
     
  4. kaeb

    kaeb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok thanks guys, I'll download those 2 programs and submit my 2 results.
     
  5. kaeb

    kaeb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok with PC Wizard 2006, Readings are:
    Under Processor Menu
    Freq: 2000MHz running at 1514Mhz
    Voltage:1.646
    Processor Temp: 27 Degrees Celsius
    " " Fan: 3308 Rpm

    Under Voltage, Temp & Fans:
    Processor Fan: 3245 Rpm
    Processor Temp: 27 Degrees Celsius
    Mainboard Temp: 23 Degrees Celsius
    Power/AUX Temp: 41 Degrees Celsius
    HArd Disk Temp: 28 Degrees Celsius

    Those 2 readings are when I'm not playing the 2 games.
    If u want I can do a reading when I am playing the games.
     
  6. kaeb

    kaeb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    and with speedfan, the readings are the same as PC Wizard 2006. Thanks Guys
     
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    27 Degrees Celsius
    does not sound right

    that's cool
    my one amd when just on runs at 35 - 40 C
    what is psu rated at
     
  8. kaeb

    kaeb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Whats Psu ? i cant find it in pc wizard. this problem is getting so annoying i cant enjoy a game. =(
     
  9. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Psu = power supply unit, you will have to look at the label on the side of it to find its rating in watts.
     
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