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Amd athlon 64 x2 shut down alwalys when i play games

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March 12, 2010 9:09:00 AM

my pc always shutdown. i don't know what causes it. my friend told me there's something wrong with my OS, but it happens only everytime i open a game app.
March 12, 2010 9:15:12 AM

What game do you play, and how long do you play it for before it happens?
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March 12, 2010 9:25:20 AM

Also, please list your full system specs including detailed information on your PSU and any overclocks.
Use Coretemp and GPUz to find your idle and max load temps for both the GPU and CPU then post them here.
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March 12, 2010 10:12:13 AM

It sounds like your CPU is overheating, most "modern" processors will shutdown at a certain temperature. Reason it doesn't happen while not playing is mainly due to "Cool 'n' Quiet" but also the CPU isn't loaded. You may need to make sure the air is flowing okay in your case, dust is removed from your heatsink and fan. If that doesn't work, you may need to replace the heatsink and fan.
March 12, 2010 11:55:37 AM

too little power or too much heat, or combination of both