EN8800GT Game Restart

By Decka17 ยท 4 replies
May 17, 2008
  1. I purchased an ASUS EN8800GT, (along with a new mobo and RAM) and installed it in my computer. Everythings been fine until I try to run a game, in which I get a blue screen saying my computer has been shut down to prevent damage, then it gets rebooted. I get an error message:


    I have downloaded and installed the video drivers, as well as installed the ones that came with the motherboard.

    My system is:
    Intel Pentium 4 3Ghz
    Windows XP Home
    Kingston DDR2 1GB
    Asus EN8800GT
    Gigabyte P31-DS3L
    400W PSU

    Is this a driver issue? Overheating? PSU? Has anyone encountered this problem before and got it fixed?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You may need to upgrade your power supply
  3. Decka17

    Decka17 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Hmm thats what I suspected...

    Anything you could recommend me? Something that would need to power the above system w/core 2 duo, 2GB RAM, etc as I'm upgrading gradually.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    A quality 450 to 650 watt dual 12 volt rail supply will do fine
  5. Decka17

    Decka17 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21


    New development kinda. Realised today that I can run games (Counterstrike source and audiosurf at least) in windowed mode, not at full resolution but at 800 x 600 max.

    What does this mean...? Could the power supply be to blame for my inability to run games in full or...
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