Hey lads n ladies About 3 weeks ago i brought myself a new computer... i was excitd ofc.. so i bring it home, install my game, start playing. After anything from 30 seconds of playing - 2-3 hours, the screen goes all pixlated then flashes from a black screen to a pixlated screen. The game i tend to play is "Call Of Duty 4" i have also turnt down all of the games texture settings, and im getting 125 fps constanty.
My Rig and Temps.
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6300 @ 2.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz (Temp - 50-60c not gaming... 70-90c while gaming)
Memory: 4GIG RAM
Hard Drive: 500GB
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4850 (Temp - 40-50c not gaming.. 45-55c while gaming)
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster
Operating System: Windows XP™ Service Pack 3
Motherboard: Asus P5KPL/EPU
Powersupply is 450watt
Im also pretty worried about how hot my CPU is running at. Is that temp normal? (Temp - 50-60c not gaming... 70-90c while gaming)
That seems pretty toasty for the CPU, and extremely cool for the GPU, check and make sure all of the pushpins on the CPU heatsink are seated, it may be self throttling. What resolution are you running at? What 450 watt PSU do you have? There is lots of variation in quality at that level.
your cpu is getting too hot. i missed a pushpin on my intel board and had the same thing happen. check your cooler to see if its seated. also check if the fan is actually spinning when the pc is on. leave the side cover off and watch your cpu fan. see if it works.
shudnt it shutdown my computer if it was a power problem? after its done the pixlated bit, it all comes back and plays normal againg for X amount for time