PC resets in games

By SymphoDeProggy
Jun 23, 2010
  1. hya :)

    my PC keeps crashing (resetting. not just to windows) when entering certain games.

    a week ago my pc started crashing while i was playing League of Legends and Morrowind.
    both are, to my understanding, pretty easy on resources, (this is a PC that ran Crysis so Morrowind should be a piece of cake).

    i've played both games on this PC before and i had no trouble until a week ago.
    gradually the crashes got worse up to the point where I'd crash as soon as i enter the game.

    the reason this isn't in a software category is that i already re-formatted, reinstalled all the drivers and reinstalled the games.

    still crashes.

    the strange thing is that i installed some older games (Baldur's Gate 2, for example) and they cause no crashes, so it seems like there is a strain factor.

    sry if i'm mistaken and this is a software issue, but this is what makes sense so far.

    here are the PC details:
    since i'm not sure what these mean exactly, i'll copy everything straight off Sys Prop.
    if anything else is required please tell me where to check it :)

    Intel Core2 Duo CPU
    E8400 @ 3 GHz
    3 GHZ, 3.25 GB RAM

    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512

    i'm running Windows XP Pro (ver 2002) sp3, if that's relevant.

    so what is it?
    material exhaustion ?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    What CPU cooling system do you have
  3. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    I also suspect overheating.
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