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Pc shutdown when playing video games

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July 25, 2009 11:32:50 AM

i have this

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell DV051
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A03
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
Memory: 502MB RAM
Page File: 348MB used, 9122MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 10.0 (4.10.0000.5512)


Card name: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2582&SUBSYS_01C41028&REV_04
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Dell E177FP
Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4543 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 3/23/2006 20:38:50, 45694 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: ialmnt5.sys
Mini VDD Date: 3/23/2006 20:47:06, 1166972 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-66C2-11CF-2762-CE21A5C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x2582
SubSys ID: 0x01C41028
Revision ID: 0x0004
Revision ID: 0x0004
Video Accel:
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled

my pc shuts down when playing games the temp is 29c is that a good temp ??
July 25, 2009 11:43:03 AM

try to speak simply as u can cause am new to pc
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July 25, 2009 12:01:16 PM

Temp is fine.
What games are you trying to play with onboard video ?
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July 25, 2009 12:12:19 PM

elder scrolls III: morrowind
July 25, 2009 12:17:41 PM

i also played duke nukem Manhattan project and the shut my pc down but deus ex works fine on my pc it does not turn off ???
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July 25, 2009 12:32:14 PM

I know only Deus ex, maybe the other games are to much for the onboard graphics.
Though I don't think that would cause a shutdown.
If you are able, an upgrade to even a low end dedicated video card may help, and a ram upgrade would improve performance as well.
July 25, 2009 12:45:20 PM

i can run max payne 2 it requires more and it does not shut down the system ?
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July 25, 2009 12:53:14 PM

8952matthew said:
i can run max payne 2 it requires more and it does not shut down the system ?

Then I would think maybe a software issue.
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