HELP! Games Makes My Comp CRASH

By MaryP_143
Mar 10, 2006
  1. Hi everyone! New to the forums hehe :)

    I have a slight problem with my computer that I thought I would give it a try and ask for help here before I spend some big bucks fixing it. Basically everytime I play Counter Strike or Starcraft, they always crash. It's weird, they always crashes during random times. So sometimes I can play for like 5mins or sometimes 20mins. Oh and by crash, I mean my whole computer just turns off. When I turn the computer back on, I get no error messages from Windows or anything. Other than that, my computer seems to run fine. Although, SUPER RARELY, my computer does crash from just regular use.

    Any advice for this computer newb?

    This is what I got:

    1) Asus P4C800-E Deluxe S478 875P Dual DDR 5Pci Sata Raid 1000Lan 1394 Sound

    2) Intel Pentium 4 P4 3.0GHZ C 512K 800FSB S478 HT Retail Box

    3) Corsair TwinX1024-3200 PC3200 2X512MB DDR CAS2 Silver Heat Spreader

    4) Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 200GB 7200RPM 8MB 8.5MS U100 OEM IDE HD

    5) ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB 256BIT AGP VGA DVI-I TV OUT RETAIL BOX

    6) ANTEC 1080 Performance Plus Chassis 4X5.25IN 6X3.5IN 430W Truepower GREY

    7) LITEON 52X32X52X16 CDRW-DVD Combo Drive BLACK w/SW OEM

    8) Sony Black 1.44MB 3.5In Floppy Drive

    9) Vantec Stealth Case Fan 80MM 2050RPM 20DBA 27CFM 3/4PIN Dual Ball Bearing X 2

    10) Soundblaster Audigy 2

    Everything should be correct since I typed all the info from my sale receipt.

    Thx EVERYONE :angel:
  2. MaryP_143

    MaryP_143 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Can anyone please help me?
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    sounds like maybe you have a temp problem or a psu problem..

    download all new drivers and updates for everything
    get everest home and a few sensor apps and tell us what voltages are coming out of teh psu, and your idle temps and load temps...

    do you get any BSODs or error msgs before teh crash? check your minidumps folder %windows%/minidumps and post a few of the recent ones here as a zip attachment.
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