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Computer shuts down while gaming (other comp)

Q: Computer shuts down while gaming (other comp)

It didn't do that the first 2 years i 3 yeas i built it. It is 4 yrs old
On my other comp while im gamming everything is just fine and dandy untill about a few min later it shuts down. i try to turn it back on but it shuts down in a few secs again. When it off for about 5min i turn it back on and check the bios. it says the cpu temp is 130 F and the MB temp is 77 F. i had a new asus video card before the latest but it burnt up and i got a cheaper one. Some times it cuts off while i am on the comp doing nothing.
My OS is xp
i have AMD anthlon64 1.8GHz
Geforce 2 MX 400 64MB
and 2 fans in it. one came installed on the case and the other is on the cpu.

Please tell me solution i wnat my games back. and it dose it with all my games (starcraft, warcraft 3, doom 3, Knights online, maple story, Elder scrolls 3)

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A: Computer shuts down while gaming (other comp)

you need more/better cooling on that pc

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So, as the title says, my computer shuts down while gaming after 15 seconds in the game(full load).

I ruled out a lot of problems and here is a list:
-There are no BSODs
-It's not temperature since cpu temp under load is around 56?C and gpu around 45?C
-I ran Driver Verifier and got no problems
-I tried another CPU, same thing
-I tried another GPU, same thing
-Memtest86+ for 8 passes showed nothing
-I ran a malware scan and detected nothing
-SFC /SCANNOW showed no integrity violations

It could be the mobo, but the PSU is more suspicious bc it's a crappy no-brand 250W and when my computer shuts down while gaming, it has a pattern where it shutdowns then starts back on and shuts down again and then it goes to boot.

* PSU Voltage rails are normal,however I noticed by using HWiNFO logging that the 12v rail at shutdown time was at 11.2v *

I really hope it's the PSU since i'm planning to buy a new one, but i would like to know if it is the mobo tho.

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Everytime i play a game that is graphic intensive my computer will just shut off, but the fans will continue to run. I have cleaned everything out so im pretty sure its not an over heating issue. Im wondering if my power supply is going out, or if its not enough for what i have in it right now.

PSU and case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156062

GPU: EVGA 512-P3-N867-AR GeForce 9600GT SSC 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6000CZBOX -

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

Memory: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ

HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
 

A:Computer shuts off while gaming

You could try to HWMonitor or Speedfan to check your temperatures after gaming. Or even better, use Everest Ultimate Edition and turn on the temperature logging feature (go to Preferences - Logging) and play until the computer shuts off. Then turn it on and check the log for high temperatures. I´m not sure if you have to register Everest to be able to use the logging feature.

I had a similar problem with my laptop, the GPU reached 100ºC after 30 minutes of graphic intensive programs, and it shut itself off to avoid damage. It turned out the fan was covered with dust, so after cleaning the problem disappeared.
 

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Recently while gaming my computer has started shutting down after about an hour of playing. There are no obvious graphical glitches before it happens. It just shuts down. I've had this computer for a little over 2 weeks, in fact I made a thread on this forum asking what parts I should get. The game I've been playing is Rising Storm. Call of Duty World at War and Garrys Mod haven't given me any problems. I checked Can You Run It and it said I shouldn't have any trouble running Rising Storm. Here's my set up.

GPU: Sapphrie HD 7770
CPU: intel ivy bridge i3-3220
Corsair 600w power supply
8gb Kingston RAM

The temp on my CPU gets up to about 45c when playing. I have one of the case panels off so I can keep an eye on things. Noting gets really hot or sounds like it's running at full blast. Does anyone have any ideas?
 

A:Computer shuts down while gaming

Stress test memory and CPU. Also PSU, but that is a bit more complex procedure.
 

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My computer has been shutting down for a little while now when playing games. I was fixing this problem (lazily) by opening up the side of my computer and running a box fan in with msi afterburner open and cranking the fans somewhat hard. What was weird to me is that my gpu wasn't getting overly hot, the hottest I saw it was 76c. My computer was very very dusty and I was planning on taking the whole thing apart and doing a thorough dusting of it for awhile and I finally did that a couple days ago when it crashed right away. It's free of dust now and was working well with my gpu staying in the mid 50's with no extra fan running on it. It just crashed after a couple days of it working fine with no dust and now I don't know what to do. I just ran a check on my ram and that came back with no problems. Does anyone have any ideas on what this could be?

A:Computer shuts down when gaming

Wait until the system crashes again, then recovery and let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports:1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location.By default it'll be a .zip file located on your DesktopSimply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/2)  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html 

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I've recently quit WoW and started up playing some LOTRO, and things have been going just fine. It wasn't until a week of playing, my PSU blew up on me, so I ordered a new one and plugged it in without any problems at all. I played again for a day or so with no problems at all.... then all the sudden my computer just shuts off.

Once this had happened, I thought maybe something had gone wrong with my new PSU, but that isn't the case. I turn on my computer from the front after this had happened, and my monitor has no signal. After spending an hour with my head in my computer, checking my cables, feeling for heat (it wasn't too hot), I blew some canned air in my top video card's fan and blew out a little dust. I also did the same where the monitor plugs in, from the inside of the computer. I turned it on, and it worked fine, so I assumed I had fixed it. I played for about 90 minutes, just to have it shut off on me again!!!

After this second time, I felt around after killing all the power to my computer and it was pretty damn hot this time around, both the video card and motherboard. I've let it cool for 20 minutes, blowing a big fan in there and got it nice and normal again, all to turn it back on and find that my monitor still does nothing.

I stole my girlfriends monitor and its cable, plugged them in, still no signal. Also note that the monitor works, when I start it up I see the Acer logo, then it goes from a green light to an orange light - b... Read more

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I posted this before and then it took awhile for my pc to shut down so I didn't get the info right away so I'm reposting this with the links.
My computer has been shutting down for a little while now when playing games. I was fixing this problem (lazily) by opening up the side of my computer and running a box fan in with msi afterburner open and cranking the fans somewhat hard. What was weird to me is that my gpu wasn't getting overly hot, the hottest I saw it was 76c. My computer was very very dusty and I was planning on taking the whole thing apart and doing a thorough dusting of it for awhile and I finally did that a couple days ago when it crashed right away. It's free of dust now and was working well with my gpu staying in the mid 50's with no extra fan running on it. It just crashed after a couple days of it working fine with no dust and now I don't know what to do. I just ran a check on my ram and that came back with no problems. Does anyone have any ideas on what this could be?
 

A:Computer shuts down when gaming

Crashing is very very broad, and I'm not sure if I could help you. My PC crashes for a lot of reasons. It crashes when I try Ubuntu since I'm AMD, it crashes when I play bleeding edge games that I've dedicated 512 MB to,etc.

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I'm not sure if I got the right crash dump file, I followed all the steps and when I used SF_Diagnostic_Tool, it didn't give me any crash dump files, so I went into windows "C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports\WATCHDOG" and took the latest .dmp file I saw which was like 10minutes ago.

I don't get a blue screen or anything it just completely shuts off. Like it would like a power noise like its turning off and the screen would turn black, then I would have to just turn it back on, this only happens when I play a game.

Here's some stuff from event viewer








  
Quote: Originally Posted by SaberHeika


I'm not sure if I got the right crash dump file, I followed all the steps and when I used SF_Diagnostic_Tool, it didn't give me any crash dump files, so I went into windows "C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports\WATCHDOG" and took the latest .dmp file I saw which was like 10minutes ago.

I don't get a blue screen or anything it just completely shuts off. Like it would like a power noise like its turning off and the screen would turn black, then I would have to just turn it back on, this only happens when I play a game.


If it helps here some things on my event viewer
"Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WMI
Date: 12/28/2013 10:51:31 AM
Event ID: 10
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: David-PC
Description:
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Quote: Originally Posted by SaberHeika


I'm not sure if I got the right crash dump file, I followed all the steps and when I used SF_Diagnostic_Tool, it didn't give me any crash dump files, so I went into windows "C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports\WATCHDOG" and took the latest .dmp file I saw which was like 10minutes ago.

I don't get a blue screen or anything it just completely shuts off. Like it would like a power noise like its turning off and the screen would turn black, then I would have to just turn it back on, this only happens when I play a game.


Sounds like a possible processor issue and or ram issue. The fact that it shuts off could signal one or more bad ram module(s). I would take the ram out one by one and start with just one in and go from there to see how many sticks before and if it shuts off. It also sounds like a power supply issue. i would take the psu and have it tested if you can

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Hey guys.
I recently installed windows 7 beta on my laptop, everything was great until I loaded a game (heroes of might and magic 5). At first, it was running smooth, after about 5-10 minutes the computer shut down. Since my laptop overheats quite easily, I checked the temperature of the CPU, but it wasn't hot at all. Then I tried a newer version (build 7032), same thing happens for every game.
Does anyone know the reason for this? Is there a possible fix? Thanks.

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What is your laptop specs like cpu, graphics etc.

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My computer has been running fine for 3 years until this problem started occuring. Whenver I play any game that stresses my gpu; the system artifacts with random colors then goes back to normal or shuts down. Sometimes my screen flickers and restarts. Also, my computer is abnormally slow about loading my boot screen and sometimes it doesn't load at all. I've tested my ram with memtest and no problems have occured. I'm pretty sure it's a gpu or psu problem. Please help me, Thanks.

A:Computer shuts down during gaming or at random.

Hi,

You may be in the incorrect forum given this forum is dedicated to BSOD analysis and debugging, however, from the symptoms you've provided, it sounds as if your GPU is at fault, although as you said, PSU can very much be a problem as well. I would recommend stressing your GPU with a program such as Furmark and see if any artifacts happen in ~15 minutes of testing. If so, or any crashes, I would recommend contacting your manufacturer of the GPU and having it RMA'd.

If you have access to a secondary GPU or PSU, that will help a lot in determining the problem.

Regards,

Patrick

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Hi,

Was uncertain where to post this, as i can't quite locate the source of the problem.

The desktop computer an Alienware Aurora R4, is like 6 months old, find attached more details in zip file. Running on Windows 7 home edition 64bits. Graphic card is a AMD Radeon R9 200 series.

It seem to randomly shutdown when playing certain games (no BSOD), while others can be played just fine. The games where this have occoured is GTA 4, Ryse Son of Rome, Watch Dog, Construction Simulator 2015 and Total War Rome 2. Before shutdowns there are no warnings, just shut down and restart after a few seconds.

The event logs in windows gives little except for a error message on startup saying last shutdown was unexpected and also a critical with the same (se attachment for more info).

My main suspect was and still is the graphic card or its driver du to related to games mostly, but I've tried many things now and running out of ideas. But offcourse could be other things.

So far I've tried to change between a lot screen ATI drivers and Catalyst control center. Have managed to produce som BSOD while uninstalling old ATI drivers etc. Also tried the atikmdag.sys expansion trick, but did not work. I can fairly easy reproduce the shutdown with a save game Total War Rome 2.

Also for info, i've monitored tempraturs before several of shutdowns, and temp varies between 40-70 degree Celsius.

I've used tool from BSoD section to extract as much information as i can, see attached file. Would appreciat... Read more

A:Computer randomly shuts itself down during gaming

Dell/Alienware should stand behind their products, make them replace it, IMO.......

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After graphics intensive gaming for like 10 minutes, my computer shuts down for no discernible reason (I've tried Payday 2, Warframe, and Shadow Warrior). My GPU temps are just under 80°C (like one or two degrees), my CPU temps are <60°C, both under load after I cleaned the fans. I've reinstalled my graphics drivers. I have no idea what the problem is but a weird thing that happens is that i must manually disconnect power for about 30 seconds and wait for peripherals to shut down (like keyboard and mouse which have blinky lights that stop) or wait about 12 hours before I can start my computer again.
Specs:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor
MSI MS-7596 Motherboard
12 GB RAM
XFX Radeon HD 6970
Thermaltake 500W PSU
At this point, I'm thinking it's either my components are still overheating even after being cleaned, or my psu is too weak to run everything under full load but I'd rather not buy anything before I know for sure.
 

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I'm thinking it's either my components are still overheating even after being cleaned, or my psu is too weak to run everything under full loadClick to expand...

I'm not a hard-core gamer nor a hardware expert, but that's also my guess.

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i Built my own computer not too long ago for gaming and such but i seem to have 2 problems first when im playing games like cod, bioshock crysis, or any thing else that is graphically intense of some sort it just randomly reboots and starts back up fine. I have up dated my video card driver im pretty sure its not overheating i have got 5 case fans always running and im sure that my computer should be able to hand all of it
 
computer specs
amd FX 8 core cpu 4.00GHz
evga Nvida geforce gtx 660 graphics
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3
i was thinking at first it was the power supply but im not sure 
this is the power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148046
 
which leads me to my second problem witch i dont think is as big but my computer is telling me that only 7.98 gb of my ram is usable and i am using window 7 ultimate

A:computer randomly shuts off during gaming

to Bleeping Computer connor
Taking away the possible heating problems, I would start using a different power supply as the posted PSU may not be good or reliable on higher end component build PC.
 
Regarding the RAM installed, try cpu-z and check your memory information.

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Hey I hope somebody can help me, my friend has a computer he's built himself (plenty of previous builds with no troubles) and when he plays games he gets beeping every 3 or 4 seconds for a minute or two then a minute or so later it restarts. Windows shuts down like as if he's told it to. No bluescreens or complete powerdowns.

Apparently when playing test drive it happens when he's racing and in pro evo 2008 it happens if he stays in the tactics screen too long.

Specs are:

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Motherboard
Intel E6600 Dual core processor
650 Watt Black Silent atrix PSU
Sapphire X1950Pro 256mb 2xDVI PCI-Express Graphics Card
20x Liteon LH-20A1P-487C DVD±RW DVD-Writer
2 gig Corsair xms2 ddr2 6400
windows vista
 

A:Beeps at intervals, computer shuts down all while gaming

please consult the guides forum:

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic95391.html
 

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My gaming PC has on a number of occasions shut down during gaming (assassin's creed III, batman arkham origins, mass effect 3, emulating ps2 games, etc.) so i decided to monitor it one time with CPUID while running batman arkham origins windowed with high settings.

While playing, my processor temp was usually in the range of 54 Celsius, but got as high as 58 on some occasions, and my vid card was in the range of mid 70s Celsius and got as high as 81 on one occasion. I checked the forums and googled and from what I've read, it seemed like these temps are supposedly in the normal range. But after a few hours in that constant temperature, my PC hung and then I had to shut it down manually. On the other occasions that I was playing other games, it didn't even hang but instead shut down on it's own.

What always happens after this is that when i boot my pc, the monitor says there's no signal and the CPU stops and restarts on it's own (either once or a couple of times). i have to move the cpu to another room which is a bit cooler and have to give it a couple of hours (sometimes half a day) before it boots normally again. There were times I've tried just leaving it in the original room before for a few days but it never boots normally when i do that.

I thought that the problem might be with my GPU but recently, I was browsing with google chrome and when i opened a lot of tabs in succession (about 10), the PC hung again and I had to manually resta... Read more

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kk well got this comp about a year or 2 ago and havnt really put anything into it at all sept some fans and video cards. But now I am starting to notice how slow my comp is and wanting to speed everything up quite a bit. Im not as much into hardware as I am with software so bare with me on that. I got the cash but not enough to go crazy with. I just wanna know what i should be upgrading first and formost to get my comp sped up and running at better fps in games and such. What is most important to be upgraded first and what is least important, Also asking for suggestions on upgrades if possible =D.

AMD Athlon XP 2600+
2.13 GHz
512 MB of RAM
ATI RADEON X850 PRO 256 AGP
MOB: Micro-Star LTD MS-6390 3PCI 1AGPv2.0
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
250W power supply

Also should i be worried about running x850 on only 250Watt power supply?

Thanks for the feedback all!
 

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Hi Guys,

My computer (laptop) keeps shutting down whilst im surfing the net. I will be surfing then all of a sudden my computer will shut down. ive run the following programs to rid of the problems, Ad-Aware SE, Spybot S&D, installed spywareguard, spywareblaster, and crapcleaner and have run scans with Norton 2004 antivirus, panda online scan and trend micro online scan.
Spybot cannot remove the following: N-case - 2 entries, DSO Exploit - 1 entry, DyFuCA.InternetOptimizer - 2 entries, ISearchTech.Powerscan - 2 entries, ISearchTech.SideFind - 2 entries.
Ad-aware SE has removed all it found.
the virus scans are picking up some of the adware and are unable to delete them also.

Please see the following HJT log and help me if you can, many thanks in advance guys, id appreciate as much help as you can offer.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 22:56:19, on 20/01/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
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i have a HP laptop, running XP-home edition. Occasionally, for NO apparent reason...the computer just shuts down, while i am working. it happens whether i am online, offline, never in the same program...i have run my virus scanner (PCcillin...updated regularly)...NO viruses. i thought maybe the comp was getting HOT??? i even put tabs on the bottom to raise it off the table...but it shut itself down again this morn. i lose all info i was working on at the time, there's no warning, no error message...and i have to start again with power on button. it starts normally.
have you ever heard of this problem?? thanx!
 

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Help please!! I am rather new to the world of computers, but I have just built my own in the last week. After assembling all the parts, I popped in windows XP to load and it seemed to do it allright. Then it restarted the computer. I got to the same place and I think I may have loaded it a second time. I couldn't figure out what to do so I shut it down myself. The next day, I turned it on and it said that it had quit working due to an incorrectly set processor speed. I am running an AMD XP 3000 (400fsb), so I set it to 2100Mhz. It then proceeded to load a bunch of stuff and then, it said "loading windows" and promptly shut down. I pressed the power button and nothing happened. I waited and flipped the power switch a few times. Finally, it comes back on, only to shut down at the same place. I took out XP and stuck in the Western Digital help CD, which caused it to shut down faster, as soon as it began loading from the CD. I don't know what to do!! I tried again and took the disk out, but it stopped the systerm and said something about bdos... I need help. Does anyone know whatI should do? My system has an Asus A7V600-X mobo, an 80 gig Western Digital HD, 512 mb of PC3200 Corsair value RAM, a 480 watt psu, an nvidia geforce4 mx4000 graphics card, and, ummm.... lots and lots of fans. My case lights up too...but right now, it's just an expensive paperweight. One that lights up. Oh, and the XP 3000 was OEM, but everything else came new in a package.

A:New comp shuts down!!

Sounds like you need to start over...

Start off by entering the BIOS and restoring to defaults, also check the boot order...should be floppy, HDD, CD

Run the xp setup again, delete partitions, creat new partition, format the drive and finish the setup.

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I just built myself a new computer. When I went to power it on, it turned on for about 1 sec, then turned off. That is all it will do. I checked all the connections, and found nothing obvious wrong. My specs are as follows:
Antec case w/350w power supply
P4 2.8c
1gb Corsair 3200
ATI 9800 pro
Pioneer DVD
Lite on CDRW
Netgear NIC

Thanks for any help. -Mac
 

A:Comp powers on for 1 sec, and shuts off

Hi, TejasHombre!

Does the CPU fan spin?
 

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Every time i put in a cd and it starts up i get three beeps and it shuts down any thoughts
 

A:Comp shuts down when I use the cd drive

Disconnect the optical drive (CD) from the motherboard and power. See if the computer runs normally... replace the CD drive
 

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in regards to running superantispyware.....

every time i go to quarantine and delete, my comp shuts down. it goes to a blue screen and says the following.

"stop: c000021a {fatal system error}
the windows logon process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status....(screen cuts it off)
......0x00000000 (0x00000000 0x00000000)
the system has been shut down"

i then have to manually shut down the comp by holding the on/off button. reboots fine after that. same error numerous times.

Title edited to make clearer ~ rigel

A:Comp shuts down when quarantining.

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Win XP Pro Corporate SP2
3.4Ghz, 1GB-RAM
100GB Maxor HD
100GB Maxor HD
250GB S.G. HD
256MB GeForce video card
DVStorm2 Real-Time Non-Linear Video Editing Card
PC4-800E Motherboard

Computer worked fine since Jan 2004, this problem just happened today. Computer just shuts off during normal use. When turned back on it shuts right off again. If I wait a few minutes THEN turn it on it stays on for about 5 minutes then shuts off again.

I checked all connections inside and out. I have two fans installed on the back. The computer ALWAYS emit a lot of heat. Just now I touched the processor behind the processor fan and it was HOT to the touch, like it would burn if I didn't take my hand off it.

Thank you for all your time!!!!!!!!
 

A:Comp shuts off randomly!

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I have a pentium 4, 3.2 ghz w/ ht on an msi board.

My problem is when I try to turn it on, it will turn on for a second
then turn right off, and there is usually a sound (hard to explain.
Anywho, in my diagnosing efforts, I've come to the conclusion that the
12v 4 pin connectior on the motherboard (right next to the processor
is what is causing the issue. When I unplug it, the computer will start
fine, but I will get nothing on the monitor (with my gfx card, and with
onboard.)
MY QUESTION IS, COULD THIS BE CAUSED BY A BAD MOTHERBOARD? OR HOW CAN
GET MY COMPUTER RUNNING AGAIN

thanks

cliffs: pc wont stay on, stays on (but no monitor) when 12v 4 pi
connector removed from mobo
 

A:When 12v 4 pin connected comp shuts down

This is going on the theory that perhaps one of your 12V rails on your PSU is toast. Proceed at your own risk. I'd rather you wait for someone else to reply with an ide before trying this, since its sort of drastic.

Since you've already wired a switch, I'm going to assume you feel somewhat comfortable with the wiring. I'd determine which pins are what on the 4 pin plug, and then cut off one of your molex connectors (that will have 1 12V and 2 grounds and 1 5V), maybe cut 2 if you need 2 12V I'm not sure how those are wired up. Anyway, make your own 4 pin 12V connector and use that.

Plugging it in and getting a spark then a shutdown probably isn't real safe to do, and you could have broke your motherboard from doing that...
 

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Hello everyone, I would greatly appreciate your help. My uncle needed help reformatting a computer, 1.25ghz amd 256mb geforcefx5200 wd80gig hd 256mb ram. The operating system that was all wacked due to virus/ads needed to be reformatted.

I have been using windows xp for quite some time now and have reformatted many times (note I have never gone from windows 98 to xp though). I did my normal routine, put in the windows xp cd into the drive and rebooted, holding del to enter the mobo bios. I set the boot devices to cdrom first, hd 2nd, floppy 3rd and saved and exited the bios. The computer restarted and began the reformatting process. I deleted the partitions and created two new partitions with the first set to 38000 and the second, the rest of the available space. As I went to install windows xp on the c:, only the format with ntfs or ntfs quick were the options (I use ntfs on my computer). The computer was originally set on fat32. I chose ntfs (not quick method) and the computer began doing its normal thing. It finished reformatting c: and copying the files to the hd. The computer rebooted after this process and I went back to the bios to change the boot to hdd-0, cdrom, and floppy. The computer restarted again and started to load windows. It entered the configuration area for windows xp and went for about a minute into the process. Suddenly, the computer shuts off for no reason?

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A:Help, comp starts but soon shuts off

Please do not start multiple threads for the same problem.

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=264552
 

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Here's the Hijack this log. I ran both the Blaster and Sasser removal tools they found nothing. Thanks in advance for any help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:48:18 AM, on 4/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bgsvcgen.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = :0
O2 - BHO: Shell Event Object Class - {00534B55-3155-CA4F-B41D-0E922121D03C} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\cscentfy.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {32435bc1-9e48-40e0-a004-f593c8ba042c} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\d3d386.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {... Read more

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OK,

Yesterday I decided to take my power supply and heatsink fan out for a cleaning, becuz it was soundin pretty bad. I put everything back together and started it up. literally 2min after i started it ( and it's beginning to start windows ) the comp shuts down without warning... the weird thing is, the comp shuts down (all fans, motherboard, monitor, cd roms, harddrives, everything ) but the blue led power light stays on... i'll hit the switch at the back and it takes maybe 30 sec for the light to turn off... i'm soooo confused... like i cleaned the fans like i normally do... didn't do anything different...

i'm just trying to find out what might be wrong with it... i know there's the chances of it jus being the thermal compound, or the power supply. any other ideas?

how much does that thermal compound run for anyways?

gawd this is so confusing and frustrating, i'm stuck with my lil sis's comp. 256 ram, YUCK...

Help PLZZZZZ

Murda,
 

A:Comp Shuts Down 1 - 5 min After It Starts

Welcome to Techspot!!

So you didnt clean an reapply thermal paste? If not I think this is causing your problem. You're asking how much thermal paste cost? Or how long it will last?
 

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Hi there all every time i try to conect my labtop to my new lcd tv which is a sharp aquos it shuts down my labtop yet when i took it back to pc world they tried it on a different model in there shop it worked first time can any one tell me why or how to fix this problem?
 

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It just all of a sudden shuts down and restarts, now i have checked power and cooling and all is fine, nothing in event log and no errors of any sort so i am kinda stumped. I use intel desktop uitl. to monitor my temps and power and they are all in green and no alerts in the log. It just started today and since this morning has done it 3 times. PIC1:http://server3.pictiger.com/img/890712/picture-hosting/untitled.jpg
PIC2:http://server3.pictiger.com/img/890714/picture-hosting/untitled-2.jpg
 

A:Comp shuts off and restarts

SOFwhitewolf said:

It just all of a sudden shuts down and restarts, now i have checked power and cooling and all is fine, nothing in event log and no errors of any sort so i am kinda stumped. I use intel desktop uitl. to monitor my temps and power and they are all in green and no alerts in the log. It just started today and since this morning has done it 3 times. PIC1:http://server3.pictiger.com/img/890712/picture-hosting/untitled.jpg
PIC2:http://server3.pictiger.com/img/890714/picture-hosting/untitled-2.jpgClick to expand...

Do you use a ROM shadow? Might be a failing C drive. On startup enter the ROM and disable any ROM shadowing or other virtual stuff. Also it might be a failing RAM strip. google "memtest86" there are some good memory testers out there.

Hope this helps.
 

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Within the last month my computer has began to randomly shut off. The screen just goes blank and the computer totally shuts down, not even restarting. After it had crashed, I cant turn it back on without unplugging it for a few seconds and then trying it again. It seem to do it most when i am playing video games, but it has occured outside of them. I have scanned it over and over for any viruses or spyware and there are none.

I was thinking that it could be my psu but i am not sure, it is only about 3 months old. link

Please Help!
 

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This comp. runs slow then after about 30-50 min. all the power lights start blinking or staying on then the comp. turns off. It also may freeze up first sometimes before it shuts off or after I start it again.
Could it be the power supply or the fan. The fan is working but hardly blowing out anything. I opened the side panel and put a portable fan close and the comp. ran for 3 hrs. until I took the fan away closed the case, it then shut down about 35 min. later.
It is a Global/698 MHZ/256mb.
Any help?
Thanks Terri
 

A:comp. shuts off after appox. 45 min.

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ok i`ve tried every kind of worm removal i could find. its a 60 sec shut-down like the blaster worm. does anyone have a clue what kind this is?
 

A:my comp still shuts in 60 secs

To stop the computer from shutting down, go to Start - Run - and type in
"shutdown -a" (no quotes)

Then, please do this. Click here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html to download Hijack This. It’s very important that you save it to its own folder on your hard drive, such as program files (not temporary files or the desktop), so that it can create proper back-ups and be able to restore them if necessary.

Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”. Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad. Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.

DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET, most items that appear in the log are harmless or even needed.
 

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hey guys Im here looking for some help. my comp just shuts off at any time, its been happening for a while now. I had XP running now upgrade to vista ultimate, I have a ASUS Mobo with an athlon xp 2800+, 2 512 RAM sticks and a 160GB HDD. I've switched the PSU, I just bought a new heat sink for CPU, got nothing nothing. Now it comes on for the first time then it shutoff after like 3mins then vista doesnt even fully stat up before it shutsdown every other time. Before WIndows didnt say why its doing it but now since upgraded to vista its saying that it could be bad drivers for the video card (which is intergrated) or the video card itself. I was considering installing an AGP video card but I wondered if windows is wrong I dont want to spend the money if its not the video card. any1 have a clue as what could be the problem? I have ran many apps to check the temp of the cpu, and the mobo. I tried an app for fan speed, I got the drivers from VIA website. I'm thinking about upgrade but I need to resolve this issue soon until I can upgrade the mobo itself.
 

A:My Comp Shuts off randomly

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Hi!
I have problem with extracting files from DVD's the computer will just
restart. I run win xp with all srvice packs up to date. Any ideas?
Thanks
-Ted
 

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This question may have been answered before and if so please post a link to the thread but anyway whenever nero tries to retrieve information from my dvd-rw either from nero's infotool or when i try to copy a cd my computer restarts i have a liteon SOHW-812S with the firmware at the latest version any suggestions would be appreciated thanks

A:Nero Shuts down my comp

does the drive read the disks ok,did you get the firmware from liteon or from another source,i always use another source for firmware for my liteons
if it sees the disks with no problems and only acts up with what you have posted
uninstall nero and reinstall

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(Moderator edit: log post moved to HJT log Forum for team analysis and member assistance. - Enthusiast) I recently installed Rollercoaster Tycoon 3. I was playing for about 20 minutes and then the computer just shut down. I tried again, and the same thing happened. I unistalled the game, and reinstalled it on a secondary drive. Same thing.I was worried about having a virus, so I tried running avast! scan, and about 20 minutes into the scan, BOOM! Shut down again. This doesn't happen with anything else as far as I know. I ran Ad-Aware, found some tracking cookies, but nothing serious. Ran Spybot, found one problem, fixed it. I downloaded Speedfan, everything is running fine. I ran Registry Mechanic, and fixed about 93 problems.I'm still having the same problem.I can't run avast! because it shuts down the comp.Any ideas? This is a new computer. This crap shouldn't be happening already! lol.Here is a hijack this log just in case: Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:18:03 PM, on 10/11/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Progr... Read more

A:Comp Shuts Down For Some Reason...

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log

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I'm still having problems with my comp randomly (?) shutting down.

It restarts while I play games (Rise Of Nations Trial), whatch DVD's, browse in IE, try to create an archive using WinRAR, shred the empty space, do LiveUpdate,... well you get the picture. Sometimes it can go for like 8 hours, sometimes goes down after a few minutes.

things I've done:

Video Card:
gave it to a friend of mine (he has an older pentium machine 1.6 or 1.8) for a week. He played some games with it (C&C Generals) and did some visual programming. He does not turn his computer off at all, so it's been running in there all the time. No problems.
I've also ran benchmarks and testing progs like 3DMark and progs that came on the CD. No problems.

CPU:
I used to think that it shuts down because cpu overheats, but it does not seem to be the case lately - temps are under 50c.
I've ran a CPU Performance Test which pretty much made the cpu go at 100% for 6+ hours - No problems.

Memory:
Also ran some memory testing apps. I can't remember them all. But every single one said that there are no problems.

I've also ran pretty much all Norton Utilities (ndd, speeddisk, windoctor, etc) as well as windows utilities - No problems anywhere.

Got rid of all spyware/etc. using AdAware and Spyboot. - still crashes.

Installed latest video drivers. Didn't help. Went back to the ones supplied on cd. Still crashes.

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Hello everyone, I would greatly appreciate your help. My uncle needed help reformatting a computer, 1.25ghz amd 256mb geforcefx5200 wd80gig hd 256mb ram. The operating system that was all wacked due to virus/ads needed to be reformatted.

I have been using windows xp for quite some time now and have reformatted many times (note I have never gone from windows 98 to xp though). I did my normal routine, put in the windows xp cd into the drive and rebooted, holding del to enter the mobo bios. I set the boot devices to cdrom first, hd 2nd, floppy 3rd and saved and exited the bios. The computer restarted and began the reformatting process. I deleted the partitions and created two new partitions with the first set to 38000 and the second, the rest of the available space. As I went to install windows xp on the c:, only the format with ntfs or ntfs quick were the options (I use ntfs on my computer). The computer was originally set on fat32. I chose ntfs (not quick method) and the computer began doing its normal thing. It finished reformatting c: and copying the files to the hd. The computer rebooted after this process and I went back to the bios to change the boot to hdd-0, cdrom, and floppy. The computer restarted again and started to load windows. It entered the configuration area for windows xp and went for about a minute into the process. Suddenly, the computer shuts off for no reason?

I then try to turn on the computer again and let the process go again, only to find that the a... Read more

A:help, comp starts but soon shuts off

First of all, you need to go back into the CMOS settings (what you call the BIOS) and RE-CHECK everything. Make only ONE CHANGE at a time, and document EVERYTHING you do! Then save the settings, and exit the CMOS. Reboot the system and see what happens. Does the computer make any MORE progress or not? Did you make things WORSE or BETTER? This will be a trial-and-error process until you can determine whether or not this is a hardware problem, an OS problem, or something else entirely.

If I had to GUESS, I think you're going to have to let the CMOS re-detect the IDE drive(s). From what you've posted, I think you've made a CHANGE to the SIZE of the C: partition, and the CMOS doesn't know about it yet.

PLEASE remember to post whatever you do to correct this, and if this has been any help to you at all. Without knowing which motherboard you're using, I can only SWAG this answer.

Good luck - HTH

- slingshotter
 

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After doing an auto update from microsoft my comp has had major problems. It is only 18 months old, and has windows vista home premium. i tried to resolve with microsoft, and even let them share my computer. I was told that they fixed the problem and it would never happen again, but the next day I couldn't get it to load at all. Next I called tech support and got no where (India). I was able finally to get a clean boot of windows with my os disc, but it didn't last long and now it doesn't boot at all. I had a friend look at it and he thinks it is the motherboard only because that was the only part he couldn't change out. My problem with that is I can get into the bios and the comp will not shut down on its own, but if you just try to boot, it shuts down automatically without reason. I am very frustrated and feel like some kind of deletion was done while sharing that has caused this mess. I am posting this from an old laptop that I have, and I am quite monetarily challenged right now so any help would be much appreciated. Thank You.

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Ok here is the deal, I am wanting to buy a computer that will be able to keep up for several years. This is the spec list I am looking at right now:

Intel® Core™2 Q9450 (12MB,2.66GHz, 1333FSB)

4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 4 DIMMs

nVidia GeForce 9800GX2 1024MB

750GB - Seagate 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
Dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive +
Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ XtremeGamer (D) Sound Card

This system should provide many years of serious gaming shouldn't it ?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Alright, we, as a family are getting a new computer before 07 ends, and for once, I'd like to have a decent computer for gaming.

Anyway, with games made these, days how many are actually for/put onto mac? Any of the popular ones? Would I be able to find mac games in walmart, or these days, do games just work for both OS's? I'm highly unexperienced with new macs, the closest thing I know about is those old, huge macs from the 90's.

I also heard that when used for gaming, a mac's specs are more powerful than a PC's?

Like, for example. 800mhz Mac = 1.5ghz PC? Equal or greater to?

Any help with this decision is greatly appreciated, thanks.
 

A:Getting a new comp - PC or Mac for gaming?

Most games are designed for PC's. Some of the more heavily developed engines are cross-platform, but the majority are designed for PC's, as well as newer gaming hardware, like new video cards. If you are seriously interested in gaming, I would go with a PC, but if you really want a mac, you can, a lot of new games are available for it, as shown here. And places like Wal-Mart would probably have them for sale, probably in a separate Mac section, or any store that sells Mac's.
 

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Im building a gaming computer, with a budget. I wanted some input on the part i chose.

Motherboard

ASUS M3A78-T AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail 150$

Processor
AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HD960ZWCGDBOX - Retail 120$

RAM
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5D - Retail 40$ after rebate

Video Card
VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail 255$

Power Supply

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail 120$

Hard Drive

I'm not too sure about a hard drive i would appreciate any suggestions.

Please comment on the hardware i am intending on using. If you think i chose the right one, please let me know if I can get any better deals anywhere.

Thanks,
Neil
 

A:New Gaming Comp

Neil,
here in the US the $ goes before the dollar amount like this... $120
 

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Please don't tell me to build my computer, aside from that, I don't care if you whip me cause of my stupidity.

I have a 1k budget, but I think if it's a major improve I can squeeze maybe an extra 50 bucks into it. I also plan to OC the processor to 4.0GHZ.

http://www.ibuypower.com/ibp/Store/Configurator.aspx?mid=72&c=1774923
 

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I've encountered an odd problem... I had a computer with an unauthorized copy of windows xp on it, which worked great for the 30 days of trial. After a month, I attempted to install a different copy of xp on it (didn't do any formatting or anything). Booting from disk, I was able to do the preliminary stages of windows install, and then it needed to restart... so I restarted, it posts, goes through bios, and after a screen which said "Windows install is restarting" (or something to that effect), it instantly shuts off.

I found that if I didn't insert the install disk, it would boot up and get to the windows install menu (the one that takes 39 minutes, or whatever), and sit there prompting me to insert the install disk. As soon as I inserted the disk (ANY disk, actually... install, audio, data) it would spin for half a second and then instantly shut off.

I suspected either a faulty disc drive, or maybe a dual-OS-booting problem.... so I tried a different cd drive with a different hard drive (HD had data on it but no OS), and same problem.....
...Thoughts?

A:Comp Shuts Off During Windows Install

/Edit to my post...I had a computer with an unauthorized copy of windows xp on itThrough PM it was determined that adwill9 had purchased software to help remedy his issues. Good luck with your fix adwill9.

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Hey guys,
I need some help here. My computer is shutting off everytime I try to load a video game, doesn't matter what game it is, it just shuts off. I have to wait a minute or so and reset the PSU to turn it back on. I am looking for insight on what I should do. I already ran the Windows memory diagnostic and everything came back fine.

Here is the set up:
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97

CPU: AMD FX 6200 Six Core Processor 3.3 GHZ

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 GDDR5 1536 MB

RAM: 4x4GB DDR3 1600 Kingston
(Should note, the auto setting mobo set the ram at 1333mhz, 1.5v, 9-9-9-24)

HD: SAMSUNG HD252HU ATA Device
(Note: This is one of two items being used from old comp)

PSU: RaidMax RX-630SS
(Note: This is one of two items being reused from old comp)

I say every game, but the only two games I have tried to load since building it are SWTOR and Neverwinter nights 2. Shuts down on both when loading.

I should also say I downloaded video drivers.
 

A:Comp shuts all the way down when loading games

We know you updated your video drivers but we want you to do the following:

1. Go to our Download section and click on Utilities and then download Driver Sweeper 3.1 to your desktop screen and install.

2. Download the latest diver(s) for your video card but don't install them.

3. Uninstall your video card drivers and reboot your PC into Safe Mode. Run Driver
Sweeper and remove ONLY the video card drivers. I had someone use it on their chipset drivers! If it doesn't find any video card drivers that is quite okay; just leave all other drivers alone.

4. Reboot and install new video card drivers.
 

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Okay here is the problem: My computer is shutting itself off for no apparent reason.
I have a Helwitt Packard and am using XP. When I turn on the computer, it starts up and lets me do a few things like check email or get online. But after about 30 seconds into something, it shuts off. It still has power because the orange light is on (green light on button showing comp is on, orange light underneath is the one lit). I dont know what this light is for, usually flickers on and off while I am on the computer, much like the lights on the cable modems.
Anyways, this happens usually twice, maybee three times until it stays on permanently. I cannot bring the computer out of this "hibernation" or stand by whatever it is. I have to hold the power switch to turn it off.
I have a UPS installed and I have all the power settings set to not turn off, etc.
Also, both fans are working up to the point when it shuts off.
The only thing I can think of is it may be some virus. When I run AdAware, I keep getting the same 2 Bargain Buddy objects, but this problem has been occuring for 3 weeks to a month.
So if anyone has any help, I would really appreciate it. I have 3 online classes that I take and this is affecting them. It has already messed up my homework for one class. I had to type up the 4 paragraphs of the assignment I was working on again.
So thanks again for any help. Later!
 

A:Comp Shuts off, cant find problem!!

Have you added any hardware to it from standard? Also, get speedfan from the downloads section and use it to monitor your voltages for a while and see if anything unusual happens to them.
 

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