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Computer restarts when using VOIP

by goldfoil / April 27, 2006 1:15 PM PDT

I play the world of warcraft and many many guilds are starting to require using either ventrillo or teamspeak to run in raids and I have downloaded both of them in an attemp to get one that works without restarting my computer but both do it. Vent does it immediatley and teamspeak will work for awhile at times before ultimately restarting. I was hoping someone could give me a few suggestions on how to fix this problem. I have alrady reinstalled both of them and updated all the drivers on my computer.

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Just Some Thoughts...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 28, 2006 4:25 AM PDT

Although you mentioned that you have updated the "drivers" on your computer, have you also updated the ethernet drivers? It may make a difference. How old is the ethernet card?

And since it seems to shut down when you're playing games and using the VOIP at the same time, are you sure the power supply is big enough to handle everything running at the same time? 400-500 watts maybe?

What happens when you remove the side panel from the computer tower, then point a house fan at the computer inards? Have you cleaned out the junk/dust from inside the box?

Hope this helps.


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thnx for responding but still not working
by goldfoil / April 28, 2006 7:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Just Some Thoughts...

I have a 450 watt power supply and the internet I have is brand new only few mos old. I opened my case before and cleaned it out so there is no dust bunnies in there anyone else out there that might know how big of a supply they have and it works for them? Also I prolly should give a few system specs to work off of. I have a 3.2 ghz p4 processor 1.0 Gb of ram I have a windows xp home OS 2 cooling fans and a heat sink belkin wireless networking card (brand new), and a Radeon 9250 128MB PCI video card

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Just sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 28, 2006 8:49 PM PDT

No mention of motherboard driver versions. That could be it. Also I fixed my kid's machine with a similar problem. The onboard sound driver was failing. I found an entry in the EVENT VIEWER that lead me to either find a driver or install a new sound card.

Sorry, but details are slim in your post so I can't be specific.


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