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Computer freezes only when i play a game

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January 30, 2010 7:59:56 AM

My system Configuration:
Quad Core Q8300 2.5Ghz
2GB Ram
Zotac nvidia 9500GT 1gb
zotac n610-ivalue mother board
80gb hard disk

Everything is new except my hard disk

every game freezes within 5 mins and my computer wont respond after that and my processor is shown as Pentium III xeon 2.5ghz, my OS is XP SP3...
please help me out with a solution
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January 30, 2010 8:08:44 AM

Did you reinstall windows after upgrading your hardware of repair your old instillation?
What PSU are you using?
Please post the brand, wattage and +12v amperage.
January 30, 2010 8:22:38 AM

yes i reinstalled windows after upgradation... i Use Zebronics 400W powesupply unit model-ZEB400W PLUS(20+4PIN)
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January 30, 2010 8:24:26 AM

+3.3V-28A
+5V -30A
+12V-20A
-12V-0.8A
+5VSB-2A
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January 30, 2010 8:40:25 AM

Alright, while not really a quality unit, it still has plenty of power for your system.
How about your temps?
Please use GPUz and Realtemp to post your idle and load temps.
January 30, 2010 8:58:55 AM

These are the tem details

Temp before Test:
GPU- 48

Temp
38 36 34 40

distance to TJ Max

62 64 66 60

MIN

37 35 33 40

MAX

40 36 34 40
ALL THERMAL STATUS OK

Temp After Testing CPU on 100% Load for 2 mins
GPU- 48

Temp

39 36 35 40

distance to TJ Max

61 64 65 60


MIN

38 35 34 40

MAX

47 39 42 41


ALL THERMAL STATUS OK
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January 30, 2010 9:27:45 AM

I looked at the MB and I looked at the video card. Everything about it screams HEAT. The NB could use direct air flow. Bet that heat sink gets hot as the sun. The video card looks like it has issues with heat just sitting there. Saw pic with the cover off of it. The MB is extremely small and components are close together. Try playing with the side off the case and put a fan on it to see if it helps. The processor may also be getting hot. Very close quarters.
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January 30, 2010 9:43:01 AM

test your hardware
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January 30, 2010 12:24:55 PM

Yes, start with the basics and eliminate possible problems as you go.
Test your RAM using Memtest, CPU with prime95 and GPU with FurMark.
Let the tests run for a while to be sure there are no issues.
While testing with the above, keep an eye on your temps and post those load temps back.
February 1, 2010 10:58:22 AM

i tried with another heat sink which has much higher speed than the current heat sink fan but there is no change...


so please suggest me another alternative
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February 1, 2010 11:01:57 AM

Have you tested the CPU, RAM and GPU yet?
February 2, 2010 7:29:47 AM

yes you were right when i tested ram using memtest it was showing hundreds of errors
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