Stupid Pc Problem

By DremoraLord
Jul 29, 2007
  1. I have a problem with my pc !
    First, i couldn't use any dvd's or cd's because the pc would shut down and i wasn't able to turn it back on for 5 mins or so. I replaced the power supply and the problem is gone, but now i have another problem, an even bigger one!
    When i play games, from Dungeon Siege and Warcraft 3 to World Of Warcraft, the pc shuts down without warning, sometimes in 5 minutes, sometimes in 10, sometimes in 30 and i can't turn it back on unless i pull the plug and wait 30 seconds, or if i wait for about 10-20 mins with the plug in the pc.
    I took it to a service, and those guys tested it with 3dmark, they had no problems...
    Also, i made them play a game for about half and hour, and still no problem.
    I thought it was a cooling problem so i made them replace the CPU paste, i bought another fan, and now the cpu keeps 33-50 degrees hard drive to 40, main board has a maximum temperature of 40(rarely), and the AUX, which i presume is the power supply, but i'm not sure, keeps a temp of about 40. All of these according to Everest and CPUCool programs.
    So i went back home, played dungeon siege for 10 mins and BOOM, Shutdown.
    I went down to a friend's house and i was able to play Warcraft 3 and Dungeon siege for about an hour and a half, and no problem.
    Now i thought that the plugs in my room have a problem, but i tried plugging the pc alone to a plug in another room..
    So i think the plugs in the entire house have a problem, but there's nothing wrong with any other hardware but the PC, and also, this shutdown problem occurs only when i'm playing games...
    Can anyone enlighten me ? And please keep everything that i said in mind, including the fact that it worked at a friend's house.

    Maxtor 6L160P0 (160 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
    Intel Pentium 4 630, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
    ATI Radeon 9550
    I have a Biostar Mobo the model is smth like this : P4M800CE-8237
    1024 Mb of Ram
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    The fact it worked elsewhere suggests an environmental problem, such as power spikes on the line from dishwashers, washing machines, air conditioning, your option maybe is to buy a UPS and see if that helps.

  3. DremoraLord

    DremoraLord TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That's out of the question, isn't there anything else i can do ?
    How come it was working fine a month ago? before i changed my power supply ?
    And i also want to say that i'm not 100% percent sure it will WORK elsewhere, because this morning, i played wow for half an hour, even more..
    And another thing, if it's an electric curent problem why do these shut downs only occur during gaming ?

    I noticed there are 3 pins missing from the monitor power cord, could that be a problem ?
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