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Comp shuts down while playing Modern Warfare 2

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November 14, 2009 1:42:40 PM

Hi guys,

I have a Q6600 overlcoked to 2.6ghz (hardly earth shattering) and when I play MW2 the comp will shut down after anywhere from a few mintues to 20 min of playing time. I can boot up no problem right after.

I reset by bios to stock settings and it still does the same thing.

I had HW Monitor open while playing and my core temps never went above 52C. I use a CPU cooler.

Any ideas? I'm about to just go out and by a cored I7 system to play this game.
a b K Overclocking
November 14, 2009 4:01:23 PM

Video driver up to date?

Any overclock on the GPU?
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November 14, 2009 5:45:50 PM

If your computer crashes, it might be a driver problem, ie. GPU driver problem.

If it just shuts down, it might be power supply issues, RAM issues, or overheating issues (but you said it doesn't go over 52'C so count that out)
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a b K Overclocking
November 14, 2009 6:50:14 PM

Im guessing its not psu, but What are the specs on that?

Have you run memtest? Again, i dont think its memory because it worked before.

What OS are you using? Win xp is alot more proned to crashes due to drivers.
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a b K Overclocking
November 14, 2009 7:01:06 PM

Rest of system specs?

Does it crash like system freeze and it forces you to do a warm reboot or does the power cut out? Or does the game just locks up and it still allows you to end the program under Windows Task?
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a b K Overclocking
November 14, 2009 7:24:18 PM

id look into thoses:

1) video card issues (overheat)
2) PSU problems not strong enough
3) microsoft framework
4) right managements

good luck
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November 14, 2009 7:24:34 PM

Hi guys,

Here is my system:
INTEL Q6600 overclocked to 2.6ghz
ASUS P5Q Pro motherboard
Diamond Radeon HD 4850 512mb Video Card
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 750GB HD
Corsair XMS2 2 x 2GB RAM
OCZ StealthXStream 600W power supply
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

I just updated the ATI driver and experienced another crash. What happens is the monitors turn off, the system shuts off completely as if I pushed the power button. It boots up normally as if nothing happened if I turn it on.

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November 14, 2009 7:30:09 PM

I just noticed my GPU core temps up around 110C. I don't now what is standard for this card.
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a b K Overclocking
November 14, 2009 7:31:02 PM

HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAH....

im sorry couldnt help but to laugh.

That is NOT normal. Should be about 70c.


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a b K Overclocking
November 14, 2009 7:31:51 PM

Is the fan even running on that card?

Are you overclocking the card?

What is the fan speed set to?

The maximum heat before you do damage to the card is 105c.
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a b K Overclocking
November 14, 2009 7:34:32 PM

^If you answer no to those questions, update the video drivers and see if that fixes it. If not you gotta take apart the card and blow it out with canned air.
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December 22, 2009 2:15:47 AM

I have a similar Issue with my rig, specs are as follows:

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
AMD Phenom II 955 (at 3.5GHz)
ASUS M3A78-Pro Motherboard (default settings aside from processor)
8GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 (4 modules)
WD Black Edition HDD (640GB, 7200RPM)
Diamond ATI HD4890 Video Card, Stock Clocked at 925MHz core, 1050MHz MemClock)
Corsair 620Watt Modular PS
Antec 900 Case (all fans swapped for Scythe high CFM ones aside from top 200mm fan)

I run COD6 MW2 and get somewhere close to 20 minutes of play in before my computer dies without a BSOD. Boots up normally afterward. I don't have this problem at all with other games, which leads me to believe I don't have power issues...

I run Everest Ultimate Edition for temps and my GPU never gets past 80C at any point, CPU has an aftermarket Scythe Katana Heat-sync and never passes 45C. RAM stays at a constant 36C according to my fan controller/temp monitor. As far as I can see none of this points to an obvious problem, any help or speculation would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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December 24, 2009 6:51:37 PM

MetalMagic86 said:
I have a similar Issue with my rig, specs are as follows:

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
AMD Phenom II 955 (at 3.5GHz)
ASUS M3A78-Pro Motherboard (default settings aside from processor)
8GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 (4 modules)
WD Black Edition HDD (640GB, 7200RPM)
Diamond ATI HD4890 Video Card, Stock Clocked at 925MHz core, 1050MHz MemClock)
Corsair 620Watt Modular PS
Antec 900 Case (all fans swapped for Scythe high CFM ones aside from top 200mm fan)

I run COD6 MW2 and get somewhere close to 20 minutes of play in before my computer dies without a BSOD. Boots up normally afterward. I don't have this problem at all with other games, which leads me to believe I don't have power issues...

I run Everest Ultimate Edition for temps and my GPU never gets past 80C at any point, CPU has an aftermarket Scythe Katana Heat-sync and never passes 45C. RAM stays at a constant 36C according to my fan controller/temp monitor. As far as I can see none of this points to an obvious problem, any help or speculation would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

Yo, i'm having the same problem as you. I'm runnign a radeon 5870 HD 1gb ddr5 grpahics card
600w power supply
6 gig ramm
itel i7 3.0 ghz quad core
and ranomly crashes in game.
Any chance you found a soloution to this problem?
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December 29, 2009 3:52:34 PM

If you notice everyone that has responded with a similar problem are all running ATI drivers/Radeon cards... I'm no tech guru but seems to be an ATI problem, luckily I went with nvidia and have never crashed once in MW2.. nvidia FTW
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December 30, 2009 3:47:08 AM

it might be an issue with the ATI drivers, i'm not sure. I did look into it though and there are literally no resources on the subject. I guess all we can do for now is wait it out and hope the next catalyst update doesn't have the same glitch in it. If anyone comes up with a solution though I'd be a very happy gamer.
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December 30, 2009 5:59:37 AM

Does it shuts down when you are only playing Modern Warfare 2? because if not then the problem is in your hardware. maybe the motherboard, something. But when if it shuts down when only when you are playing then the problem is the game. Try to re install it.
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a b K Overclocking
December 30, 2009 12:42:34 PM

bluedigitalcam00 said:
Does it shuts down when you are only playing Modern Warfare 2? because if not then the problem is in your hardware. maybe the motherboard, something. But when if it shuts down when only when you are playing then the problem is the game. Try to re install it.



Nice troubleshooting technique!
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a b K Overclocking
December 30, 2009 2:07:54 PM

Hello, I've got the exact same problem since last night. The only time I can get the game to run normally is by having the resolution 640x480! Anything above that and the game will cause my PC to shut down between 1 adn 20 mins of playtime!
I'm on a Nvidia GTX280 btw and already tried new drivers, reinstall & my temps are fine and all other games run without problems
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January 2, 2010 5:24:06 AM

The Issue is not with my hardware, I have enough know-how to troubleshoot that just fine. It runs solid and cool on all my other games, even the Crysis series, so the problem has to lie in the game configuration or drivers. I just updated to catalyst 9.12 and still having the same problem as with 9.11. I will try re-installing the game, but in my experience since my rig is solid enough there are hardly ever any issues executing something as simple as an app install.

Will get back to you once I've given that a try. Thanks.
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January 2, 2010 10:10:07 AM

I'm starting to see a trend. That some people are thinking its hardware but yet every other game you play works fine so I would think it would only leave 1 answer and that would be the software. The game seems to have bugs I've been reading and Pc owners of the game are not the only ones having problems. Ps3 owners are getting crashes even yellow light of death, 360 is getting crashes/freezes it seems that the company is at fault and needs to fix the game its self. But that's just my opinion. I love the game been working on achievements on steam but keep getting crashes. Tired of it so I'm done playing till activision tells me a solution that doesn't have to do with changing my desktop res. That trick doesn't work so activision fix it already.
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a b K Overclocking
January 2, 2010 1:26:31 PM

DannyITR said:
I just noticed my GPU core temps up around 110C. I don't now what is standard for this card.


Then it's hardware. If you regularly played at that temp, you probably fried your videocard.
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January 6, 2010 3:23:10 AM

if your checking the temps after the game crashes it could of been the game that got your card to that temp in the first place. like when the game crashes on me it sends my comp into a frenzy of spiking the temps and the speed of my fans in my computer.
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a b K Overclocking
January 6, 2010 3:42:28 AM

Use real temp 3.0. it writes to a log and records your temps while you play.
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a b K Overclocking
April 1, 2010 3:46:54 PM

having same problem with mw2 but not any other game. everything is running ver cool and i have an nvidia gts250 so not just ati problem i would say its the software but im not sure if theres anything we can do to fix it
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April 10, 2010 12:07:31 AM

Mike84

Well generally I conclude that there is a problem with COD MW2 software because of the ff reasons.

1. Even your hardware specs are totally upgraded operating at its high performance configurations like:

A. Over-clocking of the processor or you are using a High performance processor.
B. Using RAM at its fullest specs like your using too much capacity of memory ex. 4 Gig where this is too big for COD MW2.
C. Good maintenance of your PC.

still it shuts down suddenly.

2. Even you are using Windows 7 32bit or 64bit still it shuts down suddenly.
3. Even you are using Graphics card ATI or Nvidia still it shuts down suddenly.
4. Even if you are updating the graphics card driver both ATI and Nvidia still it shuts down suddenly.


therefore Its the COD MW2's Programmers/Developer Assignment to solve this kind of issues. The best solution to this problem is to send them our forum's regarding this problem so that this will be taken action immediately. We will do our responsibility as a gamer not by just solving this problem by our own point of view. I started to send an email to Activision so let me assure also that your helping me to send also your part to Activision so that actions will be taken right away.

Thanks fellow gamers,
:D  mike
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a b K Overclocking
April 12, 2010 4:09:18 PM

Hi guys iv just has the same problem and i need some help to solve the problem

while playing cod mw 2 the computer afther 5 mins will just shut down and i dunno what to do please help.

the pecs of my pc are below exc psu

any more info needed please let me know.



Computer:
Computer Type ACPI Multiprocessor x64-based PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name TALL-BOX (Big Box)
User Name Administrator
Logon Domain TALL-BOX
Date / Time 2010-04-12 / 16:53

Motherboard:
CPU Type DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 2400 MHz (9 x 267)
Motherboard Name MSI P6N Diamond (MS-7320) (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 4 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Dual Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce 680i SLI
System Memory 4096 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-13 @ 270 MHz)
DIMM2: Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-13 @ 270 MHz)
DIMM3: Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-13 @ 270 MHz)
DIMM4: Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-13 @ 270 MHz)
BIOS Type AMI (07/13/07)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX (768 MB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX (768 MB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX (768 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
Monitor Jean JT198x7-1 [19" LCD] (7644TI003862)
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (170816843009)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme HD Audio Controller

Storage:
IDE Controller NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Storage Controller AUUN0J7P IDE Controller
Disk Drive Maxtor 6B200P0 (200 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Disk Drive Maxtor 6L200P0 (200 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Disk Drive ST3200822AS (200 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)
Disk Drive ST3400633AS (400 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Disk Drive ST3500320AS (500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Optical Drive QRAJK WTM30PQZ SCSI CdRom Device
Optical Drive TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203P (DVD+R9:16x, DVD-R9:12x, DVD+RW:20x/8x, DVD-RW:20x/6x, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

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April 16, 2010 4:50:27 PM

Try Reinstalling Dx. When ever you have . i had the same problem.
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June 16, 2010 7:34:40 PM

Hey Guys, I have been having the same problems, with the PC shutting down only after playing some MW2. It has to be the software, because it happens randomly throughout the playing time. Sometimes it happens after 20 mins, sometimes it happens after a few hours of playing.

And its only been happening the last month or so, I've had MW2 since it first came out and never had these problems. Thats why I'm sure it has to be on the software end.
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