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December 10, 2009 9:09:07 PM

Ok, I just got an nvidia 9600GT card for my computer and I installed it no problems, ok, but the issue came later, im able to get on the internet fine and everything, but when i go into games like empire: total war and company of heroes, im able to play for 20 to 30 minutes and then my computer randomly shuts down, no warning, and i have no clue why, im thinking its an overheating issue, but i want to be sure before i do anything, ill supply all the info i can about my computer

HP m8400f
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit and also Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
AMD Phenom 9500 quad core processor 64 bit
3 Gigs of RAM
and my current card is Nvidia 8500GT
I also have a 700 watt power supply that I got back in July
I will also note that when I have my 8500GT in the computer, my computer dosent shut down, its only with the 9600GT

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a c 1363 U Graphics card
December 10, 2009 10:31:12 PM

Looks like a faulty card!
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December 10, 2009 10:33:23 PM

Im pretty sure its not, because i got it from my friend a week ago and it was running just fine then no problems or anything according to him
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a c 1363 U Graphics card
December 10, 2009 10:40:33 PM

Driver issue? Card clean? Cooling Fan spinning? Have you tried running it with the side panel off the computer for better cooling?
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December 10, 2009 10:45:04 PM

Yea and it still happens, like I said, its only with higher graphical games, everything else is fine, also, it idles at 50 C and as soon as i get into a game it shoots up to anywhere from 60 C to high sixties or low seventies
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December 10, 2009 10:54:08 PM

Hey guys, my little brother was having the same problem, but with a different card. Anyway, it turned out that it was a setting on his windows, so that when the cpu or graphics card actually hit a specific temp ( usually during gaming ) it would restart the computer. I don't know if that's your issue, but, it's a thought
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December 10, 2009 11:00:12 PM

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it turned out that it was a setting on his windows, so that when the cpu or graphics card actually hit a specific temp ( usually during gaming ) it would restart the computer. I don't know if that's your issue, but, it's a thought


hmm interesting, do you know how to get to the window to take a look at it?

Also, what type of faulty drivers might you be talking about
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December 11, 2009 1:04:36 PM

The Silence said:
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it turned out that it was a setting on his windows, so that when the cpu or graphics card actually hit a specific temp ( usually during gaming ) it would restart the computer. I don't know if that's your issue, but, it's a thought


hmm interesting, do you know how to get to the window to take a look at it?

Also, what type of faulty drivers might you be talking about

That's a good question lol, I am trying to reach him and ask how he fixed the issue. Il get back asap
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December 20, 2009 1:03:03 AM

ok, now for some reason with my 8500GT in my computer, the computer still randomly shut down, now im thinking its a hardware failure other than the graphics card
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December 20, 2009 4:16:18 PM

but if it was the ram, I would think that I would not be able to boot and I would get a beep code indicating ram failure
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a c 1363 U Graphics card
December 20, 2009 4:32:21 PM

That is not the case faulty ram is a very common reason for untimely reboots. The only time I had a bad stick I had blamed it on the PSU but replacing that I still had the same issues not until running memtest I found out.
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