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computer crashes & restarts with mmorpgs...

By narnianxanalogy
Nov 28, 2005
  1. now, i know this subject has been addressed before, but i couldn't really find a solution. i also just joined this website/forum, so bear with me.

    the problem: i recently began playing world of warcraft again. i switched from FFXI because i wanted a change. my stepdad built my computer for me, and it's a lot better than my old compaq presario. when i got the computer, i installed FFXI again, but this time the computer kept restarting after about 5-30 min of playing time. when i restarted, i got an error saying it had something to do with my ATI card...so i replaced it with an NVIDIA GeForce 6600. everything was fine and i could finally play FFXI without any inturruptions.

    well, now i play world of warcraft...and the same thing is happening to me, except this time, it restarts 5-10 min into the game. i tired lowering all graphic settings for the game but had no luck. the game will freeze for about 5-10 sec and then restart, neither recording errors in the event viewer nor in the errors folder for world of warcraft. so basically, i'm stuck without any type of log to see what my problem is. i've done error checks with windows, vuris scans, checked for bad ram, and nothing.

    the one thing i did find while searching the forums, was how a lot of people brought up power supply. well, i'm more of a software person than a hardware person, so i don't know what my supply is. is there a way to check it without opening the case?

    specs: [if anyone needs anymore specs, just ask]

    Windows XP Home Edition
    ASUS A8V Deluxe
    AMD Athlon 3500+
    Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT OC
    1 GB RAM
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    this behavior could be caused by a failing power supply. given the nature of this problem, you should open a new thread describing your problem in CPUs, Chipsets and Mobos. be sure to check on the specs of your power supply and case airflow and mention them in your post.
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