new computer shuts down when playing games NEED HELP!

By Alphagear
Aug 3, 2007
  1. Hello all, this is my first time posting here but from what i gather on reading other posts everyone seems really helpful. i must admit i'm not very good with setting up computers or anything of that sort, but i wanted a killer rig, so i purchased this one below here is the link to the actual computer for more information.

    Basically what happens is it shuts down at a random time whenever i play games (wow,ghost recon, counterstrike).
    it makes a funny little click noise like a circut breaker is being fliped BUT everything else that i have plugged in stays running. (monitor, modem.)
    at first it was a few minutes into wow it would shut down. i did play ghost recon for awhile though and it didn't seem to do this. however
    i removed the side pannel and put a fan next to it incase of a heat problem. i also bought a battery backup/surge protector and that seemed to prolong the life to about 10 -30 mins thats when i noticed it happening for the other games as well. this is a really new rig (3 days) and i still have a 30 day return warrenty on it. is there some way i can fix it without returning it?

    Condition: New

    Operating Systems: Genuine Windows® Vista™ Ultimate

    Platform: PC

    Orientations Allowed: Vertical

    Form Factor: Mid-Tower

    Bays: 1 - 3.5" Drive Bays
    4 - 5.25" Drive Bays

    Internal Bays: 3 - 3.5" Drive Bays

    PCI Slots (Total): 2

    PCI Express X1 Slots (Total): 1

    PCI Express X16 Slots (Total): 3

    PCI Express Slots (Total): 4

    Expansion Slots: 7

    PS/2 Keyboard Connectors: 1

    PS/2 Mouse Connectors: 1

    USB Ports: 4

    FireWire Ports: 1

    eSATA Ports: 2

    LAN Ports: 2

    Audio Out Jacks: 1

    Line In Jacks: 1

    Microphone Jacks: 1

    DVI Video: 2

    S/PDIF Connectors: 2

    Processor Brand: Intel®

    Processor Class: Core 2 Duo

    Processor Number: QX6700

    Processor Speed: 2.66GHz

    Processor Interface: Socket LGA775

    Processors Supported: 1

    Processors Onboard: 1

    Additional Technologies: Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology
    Quad-Core Technology

    Memory Type: DDR
    Dual Channel

    Memory Size: 1GB

    Total Memory: 4.0GB

    Memory Speed: DDR2 800 (PC2-6400)

    Memory Slots (Total): 4

    Memory Slots (Available): 0

    Maximum Memory Supported: 8.0GB

    Interface: SATA

    Capacity: 300GB RAID 0 (2x150GB)

    Speed: 10,000RPM

    Interface: SATA II

    Capacity: 500GB

    Speed: 7,200RPM

    Optical Drive Type: DVD±RW Dual Layer Lightscribe

    Interface: EIDE

    Optical Drive Type: DVD±RW Dual Layer Lightscribe

    Interface: EIDE

    Type: Media Reader

    Audio Description: Integrated Audio

    Audio Chipset: High Definition
    ADI 1988B

    Channels: 7.1

    Graphics Description: PCI-Express Video Card

    GPU/VPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

    Video Memory: 768MB Memory

    Video Interface: HDTV
    2 DVI

    Communications Description: Dual Integrated LAN Support

    Interface Type: RJ-45 - Ethernet Connector

    Data Transfer Rate: 1000Mbps

    Power: 650 Watt
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