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My computer is shutting down when i try and play games.

by ZCurve / September 13, 2012 9:51 AM PDT

My computer has recently had this problem where whenever I try and play graphicly intense games it shuts down without warning. My specs are:
AMD Athlon 64 2X 5000+
chipset: Geforce 7025
Southbridge : nForce 630a
motherboard : ASUSTeK Computer inc

any other spec i should include please tell me i really need help i can't do anything to shake this its not my temps because i monitor those when it shuts off and they are in beetween 55-65 C ive run countless scans with am\lmost every antivirus software to no avail

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Still Could Be Temperature Related...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 13, 2012 10:00 AM PDT

Temperature readings don't always tell you if there is an extreme heat issue in an unknown spot. And of course, since you stated the computer shuts down "without warning", I'll guess you can't monitor the temp at the time it shuts down.

Have you checked the game sites to see if there are any updates for the games you're playing.. If there are such updates, give them a try.

The first thing we do here is to remove the case cover, then use compressed air to blow out all the dust from around the processor, heat sink, power supply, and all vents and fans.. Next, make sure all the fans are functioning.. Next, we remove the old thermal paste on the heat sink and replace it with a thin covering of new.

And if that doesn't get it done, it's entirely possible your power supply is either inadequate or heading south.. Time to swap in a new/bigger/better one.

Hope this helps.


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I tried some
by ZCurve / September 13, 2012 10:16 AM PDT

i removed the case cover and i have left it off. I checked each fan to see if they work (which they do). I blew out the computer with a full can but still i had the same problems.its not specific games its just anything basiclly I cna surf the web and watch videos but no games. So i guess i'm gunna need a new power supply. sadly :(.

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(NT) Or New Thermal Paste
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 13, 2012 2:15 PM PDT
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Can't find the power supply in your posts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 13, 2012 2:34 PM PDT
In reply to: I tried some

But given the machine's age, new compound is worth in. About a dollar's worth will do.

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