Games self-resets when playing

By Kamdew ยท 9 replies
Apr 6, 2002
  1. Hi, first of all i would like to say that i'm new to this forum.

    I've had a problem when playing games for awhile now.
    The problem is that the games always self-resets (by that, i mean that the whole computer restarts).
    This can happen after i've played for 5 minutes or 40 minutes, or even more.
    I guess this has got something to do with Windows XP Professional in combination with my graphics card; Asus AGP-V7700 Pro.

    I have downloaded the latest drivers from Nvidia and i have also tried to shut down all other programs in the background (even ZoneAlarm). This only happens when playing 3D games, such as Unreal Tournament, Ghost Recon, Deus Ex.

    The game works perfectly until it restarts (i have many FPS', and it doesn't slow down at any point).
    I have read at and read the "Tweaking guide to Deus Ex", but that doesn't help it from self-restarting.

    I never had this problem when i used Windows 98 or Windows 2000.

    I would be very happy if any of you could solve this problem, here is my computer specs:

    AMD Athlon 800mhz
    452 MB RAM
    ASUS Agp-V7700 Pro
    Windows XP Professional
  2. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

  3. Kamdew

    Kamdew TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help!

    And, i should've used the search engine.
    I hope to fix this problem as soon as possible.
  4. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

    Let us know how you make out.
    Reply to this same thread.
  5. Boogie

    Boogie TS Rookie Posts: 76

    I assume your Asus card is Nvidia based. If so, try the 23.11 drivers, or 23.12. 23.11's are stable for me. Also, don't overclock your card.

    If that's not it, I would suspect your PSU or ram going south.
  6. dylman

    dylman TS Rookie

    Try removing some RAM chips, that's what worked for me. I had to drop from 512Mb to 128 before I eliminated the infinite loop error. Not ideal, I know, but it may work for you, too.
  7. Mac_Bug

    Mac_Bug TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Have you guys ever thought that it may be because of heat problems?
  8. Boogie

    Boogie TS Rookie Posts: 76

    Ummm he says he can play for 40 min or more. Makes me think it's not a heat issue. Who knows 4 sure.
  9. Kamdew

    Kamdew TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I will reply to this topic on Thursday.
    The situation is: my brother needs the RAM to make a 3D picture which needs to finished by Thursday (the render is going faster with more RAM, of course). I now have 450mb RAM, i think, and it will drop to 256mb RAM, if that will solve the problem.
    I will also try to use the drivers i've downloaded (23.11)

    So until then, i won't play, but i'll reply to this topic on Thursday or Friday, as i said.

    And i don't think this has got to do with the heating fan, it seems to work.
  10. Kamdew

    Kamdew TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My games are finally working. I dropped from 448mb RAM to 256.

    The problem was not in the fan nor the cooling system (or even the NVIDIA drivers). Now, when everything is working i would like to thank you: thank you :)
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