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Screen freezes and pc restarts while playing game.

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January 23, 2010 6:33:31 PM

Hi
My PC screen freezes and computer restarts just after 2-3 minutes of gaming.

My pc configuration:
cpu-intel p4 3 Ghz
Mb: Asus p5pe vm
Ram:512 MB

can you please provide me a solution.

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January 23, 2010 7:40:48 PM

What is your PSU (watts / 12v) and GPU? Issues like yours typically relate to a weak/faulty PSU, high temps or defective GPU.

Side note: I would look to add another 512mb of RAM to bring your system to 1GB, once the issue is known.
January 24, 2010 12:21:06 PM

tecmo34 said:
What is your PSU (watts / 12v) and GPU? Issues like yours typically relate to a weak/faulty PSU, high temps or defective GPU.

Side note: I would look to add another 512mb of RAM to bring your system to 1GB, once the issue is known.



I am using a local PSU (450W). My doubt is also for the PSU. what should I do for the cure of high temp. Can frequent abnormal restart cause hard disk crash?
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January 30, 2010 12:59:48 PM

shiv100285 said:
I am using a local PSU (450W). My doubt is also for the PSU. what should I do for the cure of high temp. Can frequent abnormal restart cause hard disk crash?

Sorry for the delay in response...

You have to determine if you have high temps first by running a program such as HWMonitor and document the temps. If they are hot, you can look at add additional fans to your case, clean the case (dust cases heat), add an aftermarket heat sink to the CPU... etc.

Abnormal restarts shouldn't damage your hard drive, as long as they are adnormal... If you are restarting every 30 hour for example, it could start to put a little wear on the hard drive. I would run a disk scan check on your hard drive to see if there are any errors or check your S.M.A.R.T status if you have the ability to.
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