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Laptop shuts off when moved/playing heavy load games

Q: Laptop shuts off when moved/playing heavy load games

This might be weird but when I bend the lid of my latop screen or try to move my laptop, my laptop suddenly turns off without warning then restarts (sometimes it doesn't), this also happen when i play heavy load games like rise of the tomb raider, after 5-10 mins. in the game my laptop turns off. During a light load activities like browsing or watching videos it works fine, I've tried cpu and gpu benchmarking it also works fine, so its not heat problem. I thinks it's motherboard problem but im not sure. I've tried these:
removing the battery and holding the power button for 30 secs.
running the diagnostic (It says the system's fine).
booting in safe mode.
My laptop is an dell inspiron 15 7566. I just bought it last month. What do you guys think?

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First of all, I don't speak english very well so, sorry for any grammar fails.

I've gottin' an annoying problem lately. Started all with black screen with driver(nvlddmkm.sys) stopped responding error. Well, no problems. Checked my temps, everything seems normal.(58~59? idle, 75? full. My GPU runs for years with those temps.)

Then I started gettin' BSOD. 3 BSOD's, two without fragments and this last one with some crazy shit on the screen and then BSOD. Only when I'm playin games like COD, Fable, Oblivion.
My GPU don't overheat(I believe) or something, and don't have any graphical bug on Aero interface. I can pass a day watchin' shit on youtube but I can't pass 5 minutes playin' MW1

I've got here a 8800GS, GA-M61SME-S2L and a AMD Athlon 5000 X2 processor.

Well, I hope that my GPU isn't dying.


Here the DMP file

A:BSOD 116 while playing heavy load games

First, please keep the expletives under control.

Second, read this article on your bugcheck 116: http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...eshooting.html

Play around with the drivers, test your temps with Speedfan, if if nothing else works, it could be a failing video card.

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My PC has been getting BSOD a ton lately while playing graphic heavy games such as Archeage and Guild Wars 2. I have been looking around in BlueScreenView and it seems most of the BSOD are related to ntoskrnl.exe

A:BSOD playing heavy load games

You mention when play "heavy Games"
Try turning down the games settings.
Use the Repair disk to check for problems, has this started happening lately or as it always been like it?

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For quite awhile now my pc has been shutting itself down completely when playing games. Im only playing a few games right now but it happens during all of them. They are: Crysis, Warhammer Online, Bioshock and Crysis Warhead. I thought it had to do with my graphicscard getting to warm but BFG assured me that my 8800gts should be able to handle temps over 80c and the card never became warmer than 78c in games.

Two days ago I crashed in any game after playing for just 5 minutes. So yesterday morning I decided to test out what could be wrong. I ran memtest86+ and made through 3 passes without errors before I decided that it couldn't be the RAM.

I ran RTHDRIBL for two hours in fullscreen and my graphics card was on 78c during the entire time but the pc never crashed.

I then ran Prime95 and tested my q6600 for a few hours without any errors. I tried stressing two cores at once leaving the others two unstressed and then i stressed all four at the same time without errors.

I also stressed all four cpu cores with prime 95 while running rthdribl in fullscreen mode for over 1 hour without a crash.

I googled alittle and found a thread on toms hardware with a guy with my 177.83 nvidia driver having similiar crashes in games.

It seemed sort of like the problem I was having so I uninstalled my 177.83 nvidia driver and went with 175.19 but the problem was still there.

Today the pc ran fine all day. I played crysis warhead for about an hour without anything happening and after th... Read more

A:PC crashing while playing games but not during other heavy load

Intermittent glitches can be very hard to track down. One thing it seems you haven't investigated is audio, but it could still be graphics drivers and almost anything unknown that might cause a conflict. Games are the most demanding so they find the weak links in the chain.

You might try using an optimized account just for gaming where everything else that normally runs in the background is suspended or not allowed to run and see if that makes a difference.

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Well i bought a new dell laptop inspiron 15 5000 series 5559, it has 2 graphic cards, intel hd 520 & amd readeon r5 335When i activate both cards i can play with amazing performance, but play for around 5-15 minutes & then my laptop shuts down, however when i use only intel HD graphics 520, & deactivate the other one from device manager, i can play normally no shutting down, exept it costs FPS & performance, Please answer quickly i cannot take it anymore, also i updated my BIOS & reinstalled amd drivers Thanks for taking your time reading this & i hope you take a little bit more to type the solution if you know itThanks, Have a nice day

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hi, i have a acer 3000..i no its not the best for gameing but i have played runescape on it for a year or 2 now and it hasnt had any major problems..now all the sudden ill be sitting there playing and after about 20 or 30 minuts the whole computer will just shut off, however if im just surfing the web it never has this problem...it also shuts off when watching videos..what could be wrong with it?

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Recently when I have tried to play games on my Laptop, my screen will turn black, but I can still hear the game in the background. I also hear a sound like I'm getting a notification but I can never see what it is because the display crashes. Then a few seconds later, the sound cuts out, my laptop beeps loudly about 16-22 times, and then it shuts off. I have updated all of my drivers, so I don't think that is the problem. I also blew out the dust out of my laptop, replaced the thermal paste, and bought a cooling pad, and my temperatures have been fine since then. I ran a memory diagnostics with the tool windows has for that, and it didn't find any issues with the RAM. I don't know what could be going on! I am running Windows 10 on my laptop. My laptop is a Clevo P150HMx, with an intel core i7 2630QM, and my graphics card is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M. All of my games used to run fine, but now I can hardly even get into a game without this happening. I'm not very tech savvy and I could use any help anyone has to offer! Thank you!

A:Laptop display crashes when playing games, then computer beeps loudly and shuts off

Ensure Windows is fully patched. Assuming the laptop officially supports Win10, ensure you are using the latest drivers available from the laptop manufacturer. Check Windows Event Viewer for any errors noted at the time of one of the crashes.

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I had problems before when i got bccodes 124 when playing BF4 and Rome 2 more when playing BF4.

So i bought a Corsair H60 Hydro cooler and i could then play BF4 for about 2-3 days without any bluescreens then last night it started again and since then i had 2 last night 1 this morning.

A:BSOD playing BF4 and heavy games 0x00000124


I am not an expert on BSODs. But, 0x124 is the CPU telling Windows there was an uncorrectable hardware error presented to it by the motherboard or something attached. You can check for CPU temps with CPU Z. If you have any hardware that is overclocked, put it back to stock and check.

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Hopefully someone with more knowledge than me can help!

Ive had a few of these 'driver irql_less_or_not_equal' errors over the last few months. Usually during gaming sessions or performing heavy duty simulation work.

hopefully someone can help! crash dump file and stack trace thing attached.



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Its's only happened about three times recently, the stop code was 1e (e1? It flashed too fast for me to grab it).
I was having no problems playing Endless Space, Terraria, or Far Cry 3. However the second I opened up Minecraft and a Minecraft Server I got a (the most recent) BSOD. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
(P.S. I had posted about a week ago, with (possibly?) the same/similar issue. I have since solved my Win 7 issue. If I should just continue in that thread instead, please let me know)

A:Blue screen when playing RAM heavy games (possibly)

BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for rtl8192Ce.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for rtl8192Ce.sys

Probably caused by : nwifi.sys ( nwifi!Pt6RepackRecvNBL+c9 )

Usual causes: Device driver, hardware, System service, compatibility, Remote control programs, memory, BIOS

3: kd> lmvm rtl8192Ce
start end module name
fffff880`05684000 fffff880`057f7000 rtl8192Ce T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: rtl8192Ce.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rtl8192Ce.sys
Image name: rtl8192Ce.sys
Timestamp: Tue Jul 12 05:09:44 2011 (4E1BC908)
CheckSum: 00117EE8
ImageSize: 00173000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Your Realtek RTL8192CE Wireless LAN PCI-E NIC/Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter driver seems to be causing an issue, please update the driver from here - Realtek

Please note other Realtek network adapters may use the same driver.

EXCEPTION_RECORD: fffff880009afc18 -- (.exr 0xfffff880009afc18)
ExceptionAddress: fffff880014a47e7 (ndis!NdisAcquireRWLockRead+0x0000000000000047)
ExceptionCode: c0000005 (Access violation)
ExceptionFlags: 00000000
NumberParameters: 2
Parameter[0]: 0000000000000000
Parameter[1]: ffffffffffffffff
Attempt to read from address ffffffffffffffff
The function call which caused the exception is ndis!Nd... Read more

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hi Seven forum, i'm trying to fix my 2 years old notebook ASUS g51J from searching solved problem, but somehow any solved problem similar with me still not solving my problem. my problem related to 3d, at first i thought its my nvidia driver problem, but i was wrong, reverting old driver, updating new driver not fixing the problem.

any 3d program game related goin to freeze for a while *still able to alt-tab and do something or browsing*, then resume, but sometimes the screen going to flick, goin black then windows telling me kernel display driver have been recovered or BSoD'ed.

about 2 months ago my notebook still doin fine, no crashes, bsod, any 3d work doin fine, and just recently this problem arise.

windows 7 64bit home premium
just recently clean reinstall from ASUS original disk repair, still not fixing the problem

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

sometimes BCCode 116, but thats before reinstalling the notebook

hoping for help, since its really annoying when autoCAD suddenly freeze


edit : added screenshot example when the screen began to flick

A:BSOD from playing any heavy 3d games, and autoCAD 2010

incase dump file

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Hi mates,

My computer is about 8 months old, problem's been happening since day 1, but I ignored it since it haven't been occurring too often, though recently I started a bit of gaming and it happens every now and then while gaming.

Attached is my zip file from SF Diagnostic Tool. Computer details:

ASUS P8P67-M Pro Rev 3.0
Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz (not OC'ed)
G.Skill 4GB*2 RipJaws DDR
OCZ Vertex 3 as primary HDD with Win7 Ultimate x64.

I upgraded to the latest BIOS from ASUS which was no help.

Should the games I play matter - mainly CS:GO, GTA:IV, Crysis 2, Battle Field 3.

Any assistance will be much appreciated, thanks!

A:BSOD while playing heavy graphics games error 101


Re your bug check 101
Go through:

If your PC is under warranty, you'd want to have your CPU/Processor replaced.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 101, {19, 0, fffff88002f65180, 2}

Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )

Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

An expected clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor in an
MP system within the allocated interval. This indicates that the specified
processor is hung and not processing interrupts.

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? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows Vista
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Windows Vista was pre-installed. Windows 7 came with the computer for free in it's casing.
? Age of system (hardware) Purchased November 2009
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? November 2009. No re-installation done.
? CPU Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7 GHz
? Video Card Nvidia GeForce9800 GT (x2)
? MotherBoard ASUSTek Computer Inc. P6T
? Power Supply - brand & wattage Glacial Power 80 Plus 650w

The BSoD appears every now and then after a while of playing video games or watching high quality movies and streams. It even appears when I have multiple programs running at the same time. For example, the BSoD appeared when I was scanning for viruses, spyware, malware, etc. with multiple programs.

Thanks in advance

A:BSoD during heavy system load (games, HD movies, etc.)

According to winrar, this is a multi-volume .zip file. I'm not sure if that's the case, but winzip and 7zip also complain about this file, so I'm wondering if perhaps your uploaded zip file is corrupt?

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? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows Vista
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Windows Vista was pre-installed. Windows 7 came with the computer for free in it's casing.
? Age of system (hardware) Purchased November 2009
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? November 2009. No re-installation done.
? CPU Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7 GHz
? Video Card Nvidia GeForce9800 GT (x2)
? MotherBoard ASUSTek Computer Inc. P6T
? Power Supply - brand & wattage Glacial Power 80 Plus 650w

The BSoD appears every now and then after a while of playing video games or watching high quality movies and streams. It even appears when I have multiple programs running at the same time. For example, the BSoD appeared when I was scanning for viruses, spyware, malware, etc. with multiple programs.

The blue screens seemed to start appearing after i installed Spyware S&D, Ad-Aware, and Zone Alarm. They were all installed on the same day when I was trying to recover my stolen game account. Anyway, I'm not sure how they could affect my computer so destructively but just saying anyway. I did not uninstall them. I was actually planning to do a system restore but I want to see if this could be solved before I do.


A:[SOLVED] BSoD during heavy system load (games, HD movies, etc.)

I just uninstalled the three programs that i thought caused the BSoD (Spyware S&D, Ad-Aware, and Zone Alarm)

The BSoD still shows up.

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So, everytime I'm in the middle of a game. For example I was playing DayZ and my PC just shuts down. It has been doing this for awhile. It does it on other games like Half-Life 2. I have a pretty powerful computer. It doesn't have this problem when video editing with 720p footage. I've tried the CHSDISK thing (i think thats how you spell it) and it still shuts down randomly during game. I've also tried turning off all the startup programs. Let me know if you need more info because this problem is so annoying


Q - Please be clear if the game shutdown or your Pc has? So, i maybe able to help you.
A - My PC shuts down immediately, it doesn't give me a warning or anything.


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8167 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1430696 MB, Free - 687404 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P8Z68-V PRO
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Disabled
Also here is the Event error ive been getting
Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041... Read more

A:PC shuts down when playing games

Please be clear if the game shutdown or your Pc has? So, i maybe able to help you.

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This is my problem:

My pc shuts down if i play games like: Dungeons and dragons online, call of duty 4, Medal of honor 2011.

I read some other treads about computers shutting down when games were played but those treads were shut down so i had to make a new tread.

I hope you guys can help me a bit!


intel core i7 first generation
Nvidea Gainward GTS 450
ASrock x58 motherboard
1Tera Hitachi HD
500W powersupply <-------------i tink this is the problem but i'm not really sure

Speedfan is telling my:

GPU temp:40 C
cores are around:45C

A:PC shuts down when playing games

Yeah try another power supply...

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Hi i have posted this previous and did what was asked (clean out dust) ths seemed to work for sometime.
Then last week was having problems with games shutting down to desktop so i did a format the last few days have been great untill today

When playing BF bad company 2 the pc has turned itself off as if the plug was pulled out so here are the bumps etc to see if any one can shed a bit of light on it for me

Many Thanks

A:PC Shuts when playing games

sisnce cleaning out the dust got you playing for a couple days, this screams heat issue.

Heat from CPU or GPU, still undetermined.

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I'm getting problems playing almost any game, for example, today I was playing league of legends, if my ping stays on 30fps without going below or above it, it shuts down about 25mins of playing, but if I play with 10-20fps it doesn't. Same happens on another games, such as minecraft and some more, I don't really understand why this happening.


4 years old
Never updated anything.

dxdiag report:

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GE
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9200M GE
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E8&SUBSYS_360B103C&REV_A1
Display Memory: 1521 MB
Dedicated Memory: 243 MB
Shared Memory: 1278 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Monitor PnP Genérico
Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
Driver Version: 7.15.0011.7597 (English)
DDI Version: 10
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 6/9/2008 23:23:00, 5877760 bytes

System Information
Time of this report: 8/11/2012, 12:55:26
Machine name: -----------
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.101014-0432)
Language: Portuguese (Regional Setting: Portuguese)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: Compaq Presario CQ60 Notebook PC
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3400 @ 2.16GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 3068MB RAM
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Hello, I recently built my first system(specs at bottom). Everything works exellent until I play games like battlefield vietnam. After playing for about 10-20 mins the system will either completely restart or just shut down back to windows. My system temps are quite stable so i dont think its a heat problem(I have 7 case fans). Can anyone tell me what the problem might be. I was thinking maybe the thermal grease on the vid card is ****, or maybe the drivers are **** (detonator 44.03). Any help would be much appreciated.

A:System shuts down while playing games

It might be useful to check what background processes you have running, and that you have a sufficient amount of Ram and that your hard drive is not very fragmented.

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I have a good Pc. The specs are:

Pentium 4 3.2 GHZ HT
250 GB sata HDD
1 Gb of Ram
Radeon 9800 xt
Creative Audigy 2 7.1 SE.

Whenever I play a game, between 15-30 minutes, The whole computer will shut down. I've quickly played a game for 5 mins and checked my CPU temperature using SensorsView and my temperatures are going from 40 degrees celcius to 65 degrees celcius whenever I play a game.
Is this enough for overheating?
Is there a chance that it is related to trojans/malware and a Hijackthis log is required?

A:Windows XP shuts down when playing games.

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Hello all, this is my first time posting here but from what i gather on reading other posts everyone seems really helpful. i must admit i'm not very good with setting up computers or anything of that sort, but i wanted a killer rig, so i purchased this one below here is the link to the actual computer for more information. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...s.asp?EdpNo=3189409&Sku=V133-8888#detailspecs

Basically what happens is it shuts down at a random time whenever i play games (wow,ghost recon, counterstrike).
it makes a funny little click noise like a circut breaker is being fliped BUT everything else that i have plugged in stays running. (monitor, modem.)
at first it was a few minutes into wow it would shut down. i did play ghost recon for awhile though and it didn't seem to do this. however
i removed the side pannel and put a fan next to it incase of a heat problem. i also bought a battery backup/surge protector and that seemed to prolong the life to about 10 -30 mins thats when i noticed it happening for the other games as well. this is a really new rig (3 days) and i still have a 30 day return warrenty on it. is there some way i can fix it without returning it?

Condition: New

Operating Systems: Genuine Windows® Vista? Ultimate

Platform: PC

Orientations Allowed: Vertical

Form Factor: Mid-Tower

Bays: 1 - 3.5" Drive Bays
4 - 5.25" Drive Bays

Internal Bays: ... Read more

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Every time I play a 3D game, the computer shuts down after about 5 minutes of gameplay. After turning on the computer, I check my GPU temperature (in the Catalyst Control Centre) and it is 98 C. What should I do?

Dxdiag info attached.

A:Computer shuts off when playing 3D games

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i have just upgraded my system to a Pentium Celeron D 2.66Ghz LGA 775 Processor with an MSI PM8M2-V LGA motherboard with 786MB of RAM and an MSI ATI Radeon 9250 128 MB DDR AGP card. Whenever I play any graphic intense game, within a few moments of loading the game, the computer simply shuts off. I am using Windows XP SP2.
I have tried another card, the MSI Geforce 5200 FX 128 MB Card, but it was more worse as clicking open any game would simply shut the computer off while with Radeon it takes 1-2 minutes before the computer shuts down. I have checked the temperatures but they are normal.
Is it the motherboard or the processor.

p.s I have been using these games perfectly when I was using a Celeron 1.7GHZ on my ASUS P4533MX motherboard with ATI Radeon 7000 64 MB card and such problems never occured.

A:Computer shuts down while playing games

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Before i start explaining i did not have this problem before i upgraded + im not the best at computers
So i bought a new video card (NVIDIA GTX 560 TI) cause my old card was really bad. So when i started playing i tested the graphics on APB(All Points Bulletin), before i upgraded i would only be able to play on low without lag but now i could play on High. And so after 10 mins or so of playing my computer would just turn off and then on agian after about 5 secs. I started it up agian and put the graphics on low and disabled all the special graphics options + put the fan speed on high. Now i can sometimes play for 2 hours and sometime only 30 mins which is really wierd cause GTX 560 TIis suppose to handle atleast High on a game like APB.
So what i am wondering is what is causing this problem and what can i do to fix it?

Computer Specs:
Computer: HP pavilion m9651me
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
Video card: NVIDIA GTX 560 TI
Memory:8gb RAM
OS:Vista & SP2
Power supply: 300watts(Not sure how much)

The picture shows the temps of my computer just for sure.


A:Computer shuts down during playing games

The problem is your power supply, 300 is not enough for gtx 560ti, get 550+, open your case and look at your powersupply,

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I am trying to solve a problem that my son is having while playing games on the computer. We have a Windows XP Pro, Asus A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard, AMD Athlon XP2500+, 512 MB Corsair Twin-X 3200LL Dual Channel Memory,
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB AGP Video Card. For the past several months, whenever my son plays a video game with a CD in the CD drive, the power shuts off at a random time in the game (from one to 5 minutes after starting the game). This does not happen with any other programs but only games requiring a CD (eg t does not happen on games played over the Internet with no disc required, nor does it happen when in Word or email).

I have run all of our virus software with no luck (Norton, spybot). I have also tried downloading an up to date version of DirextX and our video driver. Still no luck.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:System shuts off while playing games

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So, as the title say, my computer shuts down when playing some games.
I've done my research and it's not an overheating problem, I left it at an repairshop for service, which inclouded fixing the cooling system

So, specs.
It's and Asus N56DP Laptop with WIndows 8.1, 8GB Ram, quadcore, I can get more if needed.

Atm, Im using a 90W power cable, and at first I thought it could be that one, but from what I've read, it's quite usual for a laptop, but I dont know as computers is not my main thing.

So, that's about it, if theres anything else you need to know, tell me, Im desperate to get it working as it did before they fixed it up!

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Hi I wanted to start this thread about my computer that shuts down as soon as certain games start.

I have an alienware Area 51 ALX

12 gb ram
amd 6990 saphire card (I have 2 but removed one and get the same problem)
CPU is liquid cooled
1.2 kw power supply

(Almost all the parts from the motherboard, video cards, radiator, fans, power supply, have been replaced already and the error continues.)
Troubleshooting I did:
Ran this dell mem test thing and all memory passed
Checked cpu using torture test with prime95: no errors
used GPU-Z: temps dont seem to get that high

The games dont even run this is on a clean install of windows 7 nothing else installed except fresh video card drivers 12.4 and steam. As soon as I switch this one game Cursed crusade for example to 1920x1080 resolution the computer just reboots, no bsod or anything. Other games once the game starts it reboots.

At this point they want me to do a system exchange, the problem is my machine they dont make anymore, which would mean downsizing to an alienware aurora that with dual 6990's I am pretty sure would melt. I would like to keep this system so I would rather find a solution since it may be something that I have not checked.

I see the same error as previously before doing a clean install. (also os is on diff hard drive now)

I get event Id 41 kernel-power The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first this error could be caused if the system stopped responding, ... Read more

A:Computer shuts down Playing Games

Event ID 41 is just Windows telling you that it doesn't know why the system shutdown.

How long did you run Prime95? Which test did you use (Blend, Small FFT's, or Large FFT's)? How high did the CPU temperatures get?

Using GPU-Z, how high do the temperatures get there? How long did you run that test?

Are you overclocking? If so, do the problems stop when you revert the system to stock (non-overclocked) values?

Have you tried opening the case and pointing a house fan into the case? Does that increase the amount of time before the system shuts down?

Being very, very careful (after the system shuts down), unplug the system from the wall and open the case. Hold onto the metal of the chassis with one hand and feel around near (BUT DON'T TOUCH) the components to see if any are exceedingly hot! BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL!!! You can burn yourself doing this!!!

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I was playing for a few hours Skyrim and my computer turned off automatically no power but my mouse lights were on.
I booted the computer and it worked fine.

But now few days had passed, I was playing left for dead 2 and in the middle of the game my computer shuts off automatically.
I tried restarting it by unplugging my psu wire, booted up but it hangs on startup.

AND I can't get into windows anymore

1. Computer turns off in middle of game, could be PSU problem.

2. While booting, two options are provided; Repair windows ( recommended ) or Start windows normally. I choose option 1 but goes back to startup then option 2 goes back to startup.

I tried everything from going to safemode, restoring, safe mode with command prompt, changing configuration on BIOS, reseting bios and unplugging rams and graphics card. And it still goes back to startup.
I believe its a graphics card problem?

And one time I got a blue screen saying that its an unsolvable problem and its due to a hardware problem.

my specs;
Windows 7
AMD Phenom II x 4
Msi 790 xt motherboard
4 gigs A-Data
Nvidia Geforce 250 gts graphics card evga
Psu tx 750 Watt Corsair

Its a similiar problem to this one http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...boot-hang.html

A:Playing games, computer shuts off

what are your (temps) like well playing the games? it maybe your cpu is getting to hot and turning off your system so it don't damage it. how old is the system and when was the last time you opened it and cleaned it out?


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I have a 2 month old Lenovo G50-70 that I mostly use to game. Until recently all of my games, such as Smite and Civ V worked fine on it, but recently the computer shuts down around 30-40 minutes into game play, give or take. I have already had the hardware checked out at the local repair store, and they say that there's nothing wrong with it, even when they play with the games. While checking out the Event Viewer, it repeatedly says that there was a "Critical Event" having to do with the power supply, with an Error ID of 41. If any more information is needed, just ask. I hope someone can shed a fresh perspective on this.

A:Computer shuts off while playing Games

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Hey there. I've had this problem with my Alienware for about three years--and Ive had it for three years. The reason why I haven't been so gung-ho about fixing the issue is because its pretty sporadic. Anyway, my alienware seems to shut down with no warning when I start playing games (ie: WoW) or generally start using my NVidia card.

AT first I thought it was over heating, but all of my fans are working. I bought a new power supply, cleaned out my computer, and made sure there was no dust around the fans, but still this problem persists. Now, I think its either the power button or the graphic card. (I heard a rumor that the NVidia drivers had a bug that dealt with the temprature of the card.)

Like I said, my temperatures have all been in the average range. I've also done almost every test known to man for this computer, too. From memory to stress testing it, but it all comes out with flying colors. There are no viruses or malware, and I changed my RAM placement twice, just to make sure. Here are the specs:

ABIT motherboard (AA8XE
6800 NVidia Geforce Ultra
2 gigs of RAM
120 gig hard drive

I think thats all you need? So what do you think. Anyway help would be awesome.

A:My PC randomly shuts off while playing games

Common problem with Alienware computers, and difficult to track down.
What memory modules do you have. Are they the same brand? Are any of them Value Ram?
I would first first consider running a memory test from www.memtest.org. Run it four hours or 7 to 10 passes, which ever takes longer.
Consider changing your CPU Fan if everything else remains the same.
The shortcut fix would be to replace the video graphics card to see what happens. It is a decent hard for regular use, but gamers have trouble with it. I cannot think of any reason why it would be the power button.
What is the brand and rpms of the hard drive?

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my pc randomly shuts down on games. doesn't do it any other time just while playing games,i thought it was over heating but i have ruled that out out as i can leave pc on all night and it wont shut down, i have up dated my drivers but still have the problem ( i dont know were to look for hardware, ie usb port,busing drivers).my system seems to be laggy as well. so if anyone has any ideas please. AMD deul core 5200 128 mb nvidia geforce FX 5200 3 gig ram 80 gig HD 320 gig HD (back up) MSI ?? motherboard DDR2 on another note i have dial up 56k i lost a heap of speed and went to update the driver, i went to the manufactor web site and downloaded the patch but it froze on the instill, went to a different site and got a slitly different driver ( for a different model but compatable) and it instilled, but my speed is still crap. PCI-SV92PP soft modem any help here is good to please.

A:Solved: shuts down while playing games

i solved the problem, must of been a software conflict somewhere, so i formatted my drive (backed up the good stuff) and re instilled everything, works fine now no problems, i set my PC not to update as well and just manually update virus software, with the modem problem i had i just locked it down to the analog frequency seems to work alot better.

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Hi, New here. I really hope someone can help me. ok heres the problem,

This first occurred after updating my gfx card drivers to the latest version and the only games it affected was Call of Duty 2 and F.E.A.R. Basically after 5 or 10 mins (randomly) my computer just switches off and requires being switched on. i looked on the net but found no useful help. After some trial and error I rolled back my gfx card drivers to what came on the CD for the cards. problem solved. However I have just bought Age of Empires 3 and am getting the same thing happen again, still on the original drivers from the gfx CD. F.E.A.R and Call of Duty 2 work fine.

It's really wierd. I don't want to have to change my drivers back and forth just to play different games.

System specs:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ dual core processor
2GB Corsair XMS Pro C2 3200 RAM
Asus A8N-SLI Premium Motherboard.
2x MSI Geforce 7800 GTX 256MB gfx cards in SLI mode
flippin' Massive Thermaltake bettle CPU cooler
480W Thermaltake Butterfly PSU
3x hard drives (80GB, 200GB and 300GB)
3x DVD/CD RW drives.
Thermaltake Hardcano

According to my temp sensors I get the following temps for most games (which run fine) and same for the games causing a switch off.

CPU 41-42 C
GFX card1 48 - 52C
GFX card2 38 - 47C

Running Windows XP service pack 1.

Plz plz help me!!!!



A:Computer shuts down when playing games, please help.

It probably is your psu. It likely doesn't have enough 12v amperage, as many of the thermaltake 480w versions only have 18a, and for sli, you should have at least 26a.
A nice ocz, seasonic, enermax or antec 500w psu(sli ready) should be a good fix.

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Hey guys everytime I am playing Fifa 07 or Madden 07 after 30 or so minutes my pc shuts down no power, I need to unplug and re-plug power cord to have re-start it. Im using a GeForce 6600 GT and I changed my power supply a year ago when I got my new card. Anyone have an idea what it might be? power supply again?

A:Computer Shuts Down playing games

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Hi there! I know most of you people hate one-post-askers but you should take a look at this. You could be the one that saves a humans life tonight.

First, the specs:
MB: Abit AB9 PRO
CPU: Intel C2D E6600
Ram: Corsair XMS2 DHX 2x2GB 800mHz
GPU: Sapphire HD2600XT 256MB 128-bit
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200RPM 8MB
PSU: Aspire Chameleon 550W

I got this PC from one of my relatives. I don't know was it flawless before I got but since I started to use it, it closed games or shutdown itself randomly with no specific triggers but mostly (%99 like) while in games. Once or two when copying data between external HDDs, downloading big stuff, encoding videos, etc. I can't play any kind of games but flash games in peace.

I tried to change GPU (no change, changed to nVidia 6600GT), PSU (no change, but it was like 200W so that wouldn't count) Ram (no changes, before it was 2x1GB 1066 OCZ platinium ram).
Things I never changed MOBO, CPU, HDD.

I got the latest DirectX, GPU drivers. It's like an infection, whenever I update graphic drivers first two days is o.k but then shutdowns restart.

Please someone help.

Sincerely, the zeph.

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I have encountered a problem that has me completely confused. My computer keeps shutting down randomly when playing any game. Its only when playing a game that it just shuts down... anything else it stays up and running. When it shuts down I can just hit the power button and let it boot up with no errors or anything.

I have been running speedfan and also Everest to check temps of everything. Avg temp of Cpu: 40C
Avg temp of GPU: 47C
All other temps AVG: 45C

So i don't think its a temp problem at all. Here are my specs for my computer:

AMD X2 5200
Nvidia Geforce 7950GT
600watt PSU
180GB HD
Windows XP SP2
2gigs of memory

Can anyone help me out with this? Like I said my comp is fine when I am not running games. but when in a game the comp might not shut down for 10mins or an hour definitely no regular intervals or pattern in the time.

Thanks guys...


BTW I took it to a computer shop and they ran a test on the memory and said it was fine too, and they said the PSU was working properly but yet they tested it when it was not running any games...

A:Computer Shuts down when playing games

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Hello guys,
i had this problem before but i solved it by just re-installing the graphic driver.
But now it just doesn't help, i even formatted my computer.
It keeps crashing while playing 
I runned the programm whocrashed and this is what i got 
On Thu 24-12-2015 15:13:34 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\122415-18642-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x4A5EBC)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA80075C98F8, 0x0, 0x0)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).
This is likely to be caused by a hardware problem problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time. On Thu 24-12-2015 14:43:00 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\122415-16489-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x4A5EBC)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA80081958F8, 0x0, 0x0)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® ... Read more

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Hello everyone out there!
I have this problem with my system. It shuts down whenever I play a game, it be anything. If someone can help please?

A:System shuts down when playing Games

Hello, Maverick47, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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Also remember to post any problems or questions that you have in the appropriate forums

With regards to your problem, it sounds like your CPU is overheating. Clear out the fan from dust with a can of compressed air and see how it runs afterwards.

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Im not sure how to explain this but here it goes:

The game im playing is World of Warcraft. About every 4-5 minutes it minimizes. When i Alt+Tab back, it gives me the option(When you hold it down) from WoW, or Internet Exporer.

I have ran Spybot: Search and destroy, AdAware SE Personal, and Norton Anti-Virus 2004.

I caught a few problems with these programs and cleaned them up, however my problem persists.

Any help and/or sugestions of what to do would greatly be appreciated.


A:My games minimize randomly when playing. (moved from XP forum)

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My Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2014) shuts down sometimes when i play games like Counterstrike Global Offensive. I have warranty on it. What could cause those shut downs and should i send it for repair?

A:X1 Carbon 2014 shuts down when playing games

Welcome to the forum.
The most likely cause of sudden shutdowns is overheating. There's a thermal sensor inside the ThinkPad that cuts off power before overheating causes permanent damage to the system. Some programs, often games, make such heavy demands on the CPU that it can overheat.
Make sure that the vents along the sides of the X1C aren't blocked by dust. If you see dust you may want to use a vacuum cleaner to suck it out. Also make sure that there's lots of space around the system to let exhausted warm air recirculate in the room. 
There are several free utilities that can report on internal temperatures, e.g. Speccy. If you're more technically inclined there's also a utility that can both display internal temperatures and adjust fan speed accordingly, TPFanControl.
If none of this addresses the sudden shutdowns then you probably want to have the system serviced.

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This is driving me nuts. It runs fine at all other times, but when playing games it just runs for a while, then restarts itself

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:26:30, on 17/03/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\SpeedTouch\Dr SpeedTouch\drst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
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A:Please Help - XP randomly shuts down when playing games online?

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I would first like to start off by saying I built my computer about 6 months ago. I haven't had this problem before nor have I changed any parts. About a week ago every time I play a game after about 10 minutes it just shuts off, no error message or anything. The case I have has a temperature gauge, and while I don't know exactly how accurate it is, it usually stays around 85.4 F.

It works fine at that temperature, but as soon as it gets to 89 F it's almost guaranteed to crash. It has 3 fans (one on top, one on each side), and they are working normally. There is nothing blocking the fans and I always keep my room very cool.

What's weird is that for the past 3-4 months I've had it Overclocked and it ran fine, but even at the deafault settings it doesn't seem to last any better then when it was oc'ed.

My specs:

Athlon XP 2500+
Radeon 9500 Pro
Corsair XMS 1 Gig PC-3200.
Abit NF7-S.

A:Computer shuts down after playing games for about 10 minutes.

Sounds like something may be busted. You may have damaged something during the overclock. Try testing each component one by one on another working computer or using parts from another computer, see if the problem reoccurs.

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I also posted this under a related thread (http://forums.techguy.org/games/678689-computer-just-shut-off-while.html )
but I suspect that I may get better results by starting a new thread.

As the subject states, my PC will randomly shut off. This usually happens when I'm in the middle of playing a game...or the demo/trial of a game. It's happened with several different games, so I don't think it's game specific.

The most recent occurrence was yesterday when I was playing Civilization IV (and had been playing for several hours). All of a sudden...the computer shut off, no warning, no error, nothing, just OFF. I waited a little while and turned it back on again, still no error message. I turned on SpeedFan and checked NVMonitor to see where my temps were at, and the video card seemed a bit high...around 71 C...and the temp stayed up around that until I turned it off for the night. This is the first time the computer has done this in over a month.

Today my GPU temp is running around 61 C, but I have only been browsing the web (email and this forum). Prior to now the usual "idle" temp for the GPU was around 53 C.

There is plenty of air flow through my case and minimal dust (just cleaned it again this morning). The fan on the card is working. All of my drivers are up to date.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

A:Computer Randomly Shuts Down...usually while playing games

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I just bought a New computer a Gateway g14ge I though it was a pretty good buy for 500$

Well I put my Radeon 9800pro in it loaded up Cs: Source and Need for speed underground 2.

When i Play, it will play very nicely for a few minutes then the screen will completly freeze up and then the Monitor self check will pop up and The LED light on the front of my computer will just flash. I have to hold the button in and release to restart. Any suggestions?

Windows XP sp2 (Came pre-loaded)
512 Pc 3200
Radeon 9800pro
AMD 64 3400+

A:[resolved] New computer Shuts down while playing games

I assume you deinstalled all drivers for whatever card the computer originally came with ?
Are you sure the power supply can handle the extra demand from a 9800 Pro (easily 50W-70W+)?
Maybe the case isnt designed/ equipped with fans to efficiently remove the extra heat created by the 9800 Pro - so the card is overheating.

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I have had my computer for a year now and it has been perfect, but about 2 months ago my computer started to BSOD and completely freeze after a few minutes of playing a video game. I installed new drivers and that fixed the problem. But out of no where the problem has risen again, but this time it doesn't BSOD, it just freezes or it shuts down randomly then upon starting it, it makes a double beeping sound. These weird crashes only happen after a few minutes of playing a video game. I have done virus checks, defragged my comp, and recently restored my computer to factory conditions, but the problem persists. Any help you guys can provide would be amazing! Thank you! :)

A:Computer freezes and shuts down only when playing games


Please take a look at the following thread and attach the requested reports.


Also post the make/model of the PC. If custom built post the specs.

Motherboard-CPU-Memory-Graphics card-Power Supply brand/wattage

Boot into the BIOS and post then temp and voltage readings. (+3.3V.+5V,+12V)

Install HWMonitor and post a screenshot of the program at idle and under load

Random shutdowns can usually be attributed to heat or power issues.

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I have this Acer Aspire 5755G and I installed Windows 8 in it. When my OS was installed I wanted to play some games. So I installed Steam to be entartained. However, whenever I try to play a game and I am playing hapily, it can randomly shut down my entire computer. This is really annoying especially when I am feeling comfortable and thinking that it will not happen. This problem was also occuring when I was running Windows 7 and that's the reason I installed Windows 8, to see if the problem got fixed.
I don't know what to do so this is the reason I am in the forums asking.
One more thing, ERecovery won't work because PQSERVICE is not in my disk after installing Windows 8.
Thanks for your time if you reached this part after reading everything.

A:Computer randomly shuts down while playing games.

Sounds like your Laptop s overheating which might be why your machine shuts down all of a sudden.

If you can play the game with a decent Frames per second then all of sudden it shuts down.

Couple of ways to solve it is buy a cooling fan for your laptop.

The major thing is to get a air duster and blow the dust out. Laptops are more sensitive to dust which causes it to overheat.

Also download Speedfan to get Temperature readings of your CPU and GPU to find out.

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I have the Inspiron 15R Notebook (Inspiron 5521). I bought it back in April and from the beginning it has randomly shut off, but I overlooked it because it did not happen very often. For about the last month, the shut offs have happened almost every time I shift my computer to a more comfortable position. I have checked online and the general consensus appears to be loose components on the motherboard. I have a one year limited warranty. Can this problem be fixed under my warranty and how do I go about sending it back to Dell for the repairs?

A:Laptop shuts off when moved

Hi naturalTAN,
Please provide the complete error message received for the hard drive while running the diagnostics.
You may also run the diagnostics specifically on the hard drive from the main menu. Pressing the Esc key while the diagnostics are running will redirect to Main menu page.
Also, try the system performance in ‘Safe Mode’. Try working on the system for some time in ‘Safe Mode’ and try moving it to see if it shuts down. The steps are given below:

Restart or Power on the system.
Tap <F8> at dell logo until ‘Advanced Boot Options’ appear.
Choose ‘Safe Mode’ and hit ‘Enter’

Keep me posted with the information. I will be glad to assist you further.

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