FFXI (mmorpg) causing my computer to restart itself

By murz
Jul 24, 2006
  1. Hey,
    I have a pc i've had for about a year or two. I've never really had any trouble with the pc, i play counter-strike and other older games quite often. Recently i purchased and installed Final Fantasy XI (an online rpg game) and i've run into some issues. Randomly, while playing the game (it's happened about 3 times in the past 3 days) my computer screen goes black, and after about 5 seconds begins to boot up (as if i restarted it). from a quick google search i found that this problem may be because of some kind of power supply malfunction, so im posting it here.

    i know next to nothing about computer hardware, so any help is greatly appreciated.

    i'll list the specs of my pc real quick:

    pentium4 cpu 2.4 ghz
    256 mb RAM
    NVidia Geforce4 MX 440 with AGP8x

    im not sure what other specs to give or where to find them :p

    so yeah, please help :X thanks!

  2. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    You meet all the requirements for that game, but just barely. Have you tried updating the drivers for your graphics card? Have you got the latest patch for that game. It could be a psu issue like you say, so can you get the wattagge of your psu and the amps on the 12v rail on the psu sticker?
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