Computer Shutting Down/Freezes

By SugarMan
Jan 28, 2005
  1. Ive been using my new graphics card for alittle over a month
    & its been working fine no problems

    Since about a week ago whenever i play games that require
    good grapics Doom 3, Halo etc.
    My computer just completely shuts down or just freezes after about
    a 1/2 hour of playing i think its overheating but i dont know for sure

    I check my CPU temperature in the BIOS & its at 40-43*c
    so it cant be that

    Ive got a Geforce FX5700Le 256mb on a GA-K8NS Motherboard
    with 512mb Kingston DDR RAM & a AMD 64 3000+
    with two aditional case fans for cooling

    how can i tell if its overheating or is it another problem?

    any & all help is greatly appreciated
  2. Anarchi

    Anarchi TS Rookie

    If its just games that cause problems, then it sounds like your video card isnt receiving enough power (since games push video cards to the limits).

    I suggest you try a more powerful Power Supply. 400watts should do the trick.

    Before spending $$$, you should run memtest for a good hour to make sure your memory isnt stressing during gaming.

    Go to: (bootable FD or CD)
  3. SugarMan

    SugarMan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ive got a 400w power supply
    pumping 1.5v into my graphics card but ill try that RAM tester though
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