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Windows 7: Computer shutting down

21 Mar 2011   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4eyed View Post
About 4 days ago my computer got a new PSU. Things are a bit better than they were ( Now it can actually BOOT WIN 7 )... BUT ( There is always a but, isn't it? ) today i installed a great game that I enjoy playing, Assassin's Creed 2. After a 15 minutes of pure fun, my computer just shut down, no BSOD, no warning, nothin'. My specs are:

CPU: AMD Anthlon 62X2 5000+ Black Edition 2.6GHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 9600GSO 384Mb VRAM, 128Bit
RAM: 4Gb DDR2 800MHz Kingston
Motherboard: Biostar NF520-A2 TE AM2
OS: Windows 7 32 Bit
PSU: Platinum 400W

Now any game i play my computer shuts down... Can this be caused by bad PSU, dust, high temperature or something else? Please help me.
Before going through a lot of this and that try updating your video card drivers, sound card drivers, and DirectX files - here Download details: DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)

Do that before doing anything else. You might also give this a lookover - Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

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21 Mar 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

All of these drivers are up-to-date. I saw some people getting problems like this, and they determined that problems were caused by bad RAM. I am pretty sure my RAM memory is good ( I bought 2GB DDR2 like 2 weeks ago ) and i removed the old RAM, but i still get this problem. Maybe it has something to do with my very bad motherboard.
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21 Mar 2011   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4eyed View Post
All of these drivers are up-to-date. I saw some people getting problems like this, and they determined that problems were caused by bad RAM. I am pretty sure my RAM memory is good ( I bought 2GB DDR2 like 2 weeks ago ) and i removed the old RAM, but i still get this problem. Maybe it has something to do with my very bad motherboard.
Sounds like guesswork. The problem is figuring out what the real issue is.

Does this issue only happen with games?
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21 Mar 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes, games only. I can work in Autodesk Maya or Solidworks for hours without my computer shutting down, but while playing games it only takes about 15 minutes.
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21 Mar 2011   #15

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Well I gave you a something to look through so.....

Good luck.
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21 Mar 2011   #16

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4eyed View Post
Yes, games only. I can work in Autodesk Maya or Solidworks for hours without my computer shutting down, but while playing games it only takes about 15 minutes.
FWIW: That kinda points to your graphics board.
Does your graphic's board have a fan on it? also you said your machine
was clean but what about the heat sinks on the graphics board?

your Nvidia GeForce 9600GSO does have a fan, make sure that the fan is
clean and the input and output air paths are not constricted.


Rich
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22 Mar 2011   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4eyed View Post
Yes, games only. I can work in Autodesk Maya or Solidworks for hours without my computer shutting down, but while playing games it only takes about 15 minutes.
FWIW: That kinda points to your graphics board.
Does your graphic's board have a fan on it? also you said your machine
was clean but what about the heat sinks on the graphics board?

your Nvidia GeForce 9600GSO does have a fan, make sure that the fan is
clean and the input and output air paths are not constricted.


Rich
Clean like a tear! ( Serbian saying )...
I'll try reinstalling the GPU drivers and see if that helps.

...


Shutdown! Heeeeelp!
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04 Apr 2011   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok, seriously, this is pissing me off. I WANT TO PLAY GAMES! Where could the problem be? I want to fix it myself because my mother has to do some AutoCAD projects 'till saturday and she won't let me take my computer to the computer service because it may take a few days. So... Are there any tests, drivers, anything that i could try and hopefully fix this problem?

I haven't updated my BIOS for like more than 2 years. Maybe this has something to do with crashing?
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