Could be a video card problem?

By zazazoom
Nov 15, 2006
  1. Hey all,
    my computer restarted about 5 min ago...while playing Warcraft frozen throne...i don't think my video card is overheating...
    what can i do to find out what went wrong? like maybe my power supply isn't feeding enough power to my video card? i have an anitec truep2 i think that is sufficient psu..i have one power connector that is powering an 80mm fan..attached to a vantec pci vga cooler redirected from the cd-rom? maybe i'm not distrubing my power evenly amongst the power connectors (4 pin ones) or could it be a ram problem? someone help! i wanna know what happened or why it restarted.. my card is at stock speeds 500/500
    AIW x800 xt
    1GIg Ocz Premier RAM ddr cl2-5-5-7 i think? might be wrong
    i want to pin point the possible problems so i can trouble shoot and change w/e is causing the problem! thanks :)

    could a computer restart from ram failure issues? faulty ram perhaps?
  2. Pablo

    Pablo TS Rookie Posts: 16

    if it was a ram or hdd problem you should get a bsod...
    it could be that something is overheating...i would first suspect the cpu...even if it has been fine look at it and see if there is a bunch of dust on the cooling fins
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Hi zazazoom,

    Google & download Memtest86, and let it run for at least 7-8 passes (takes some time). If you don't know how to use it, check out this guide HERE.

    Regards :wave:
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