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PC getting crashed after playing a game for few mins

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April 9, 2009 5:41:06 AM

Following is my PC:

i7 920 / DX58SO mobo / 3GB DDR3 RAM / Asus 4870 DK


all components are under stock clock speeds and voltages..

but when i begin to play a game like crysis for few mins, pc get crashed. first the monitor goes off, i could still hear the sound playing. but after few seconds, it began to play a bit of sound repeatedly and i had to press the power button to reboot.

this happens after playing of any games like crysis.


I ran the memory test too comes with vista. it doesnt report any errors. I ran prime 95 for a bit long time and the pc is stable. but the temerature is very high, load temp is 90C and idle is 60C (maybe because i live in a country with the room temperature around 35C ?)


Please help me..

Thanks in advance!

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April 9, 2009 6:00:22 AM

sounds like your cpu cooler is not mounted right take a close look at it make sure its seated properly
a c 213 à CPUs
April 9, 2009 6:12:41 AM

Yep. Check the HSF and make sure its on right.

Also make sure all of your voltages are set to spec. Sometimes the BIOS acts weird and sets the voltage higher/lower than needed for stability.
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April 9, 2009 6:30:10 AM

can you please tell me what is HSF?
April 9, 2009 6:32:06 AM

HSF= Heat Sink, and Fan
Also download Rivatuner and crank up the fan speed on your card (at least to 75% while gaming).
a c 173 à CPUs
April 9, 2009 7:11:14 AM

da_coolest said:


I ran the memory test too comes with vista. it doesnt report any errors. I ran prime 95 for a bit long time and the pc is stable. but the temerature is very high, load temp is 90C and idle is 60C (maybe because i live in a country with the room temperature around 35C ?)
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90 C under load? :o 

You may need to pull the motherboard from the case to be certain that the heatsink is properly installed. You should also see what you can do to improve air flow through the case, not just circulation inside it. And you may need to consider a better heatsink even if you are not overclocking.
a b à CPUs
April 9, 2009 1:35:17 PM

Yeah, ouch that is too hot.