Games crash on new pentium 4

By justinone
Jul 20, 2006
  1. Hey i just upgraded to a pentium 4 3.0 Ghz as some of you know. but on every game i have played so far i get either: Game freezes then returns upon black screen but i can still shoot, walk, ect. Monitor shuts off in the middle of a game but the pc remains on but unresponsive. never had this problem before realy it might be my grpahics adaptor im not sure. i have an ATI Radoen 9600xt 256mb
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Can you check you CPU temp? It may be overheating.
  3. justinone

    justinone TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 152

    ok it runs around 50 degrees c. but apparently this type of CPU runs are low temperatures.
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    I think that's an idling temp. We would need to know the temp when the game freezes. Also, the graphics card temp.

    Another thing would be a weak power supply. Can you tell us how many amps it pumps on the 12V rail?
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