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Windows 7: Random restarting

19 Jun 2009   #21
moshee

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Copyright View Post
I tried playing Left4Dead and my comp kept shutting down randomly, dunno wtf was going on.
Try monitoring your CPU temperature with CoreTemp or something similar, Left 4 Dead uses the Source engine which is relatively cpu intensive.


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19 Jun 2009   #22
Copyright

Windows 7 x64 7229
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moshee View Post
Try monitoring your CPU temperature with CoreTemp or something similar, Left 4 Dead uses the Source engine which is relatively cpu intensive.
I doubt that's the problem, I was running it on a new comp I had bought like a day earlier.
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19 Jun 2009   #23
moshee

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Well, if the system specs in your profile are current, then I would say gaming on a laptop like that would not be very good anyways. Just because the computer is new doesn't mean it's fast enough. 2 GHz doesn't really seem like much these days. Although, if it's a laptop, then it should be easy to tell whether or not it's overheating.
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19 Jun 2009   #24
bansh

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Build 7600)
 
 

Random restarts while something is in progress using hardware ressource are often caused by your Memory. If you have some modules i would check that first... in fact that this happens only while playing games...

Yolu get those restarts also by idling on your desktop?

Edit:
Ah i see you have a Notebook... maybe this happens because of the save power settings of your Bios.... maybe you haveto disable them...
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19 Jun 2009   #25
moshee

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Wow, I just found out the source of my burning smell. It wasn't the CPU, it wasn't the PSU. It was, in fact, the 4-pin molex to ATX12V CPU connector adapter. More specifically, both of the "yellow" pins on the CPU side were completely burned/blackened/melted (also explains why the thing was so dang hard to pull out). A quick sniff confirmed my discovery. Weird, since the CPU voltage and everything was normal...
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