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Random Computer Shutdown

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January 23, 2010 1:48:02 PM

So I recently put a new nVidia 250GTS graphics card in my computer. It works great except that if I am playing a game for a while, the computer will occasionally shut down randomly. It just goes black. Is this a power supply issue? a cooling issue? I've no idea, but i can't imagine its good for the machine.
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January 23, 2010 4:29:52 PM

It would help if you provided detailed info about your system. What motherboard, PSU, motherboard, etc.?
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January 23, 2010 9:51:44 PM

My knee jerk reaction is a heat and/or power problem. Just like you guessed.
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January 23, 2010 10:59:36 PM

PSU is most likely. what do you have? we need other system specs too.

and i have to ask, is the game causing the shutdown MW2? that game is more trouble than its worth...
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January 23, 2010 11:02:35 PM

TEST YOUR HARDWARE
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February 3, 2010 11:50:15 PM

Alright, sorry this took so long. I've been out of town.


CPU: Intel Core2 Quad 2.40GHz
Motherboard: ASUS P5N-D
GPU: PNY nVidia 250GTS 1024mb
OS: Windows Vista
HDD: 500gb Hard Drive
Power Supply: 680 watts.



I can get more detailed information if you would like. i just don't know exactly what you need.
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February 3, 2010 11:51:17 PM

Oh and the game im usually playing is just World of Warcraft or Warhammer Online. Nothing too power-consuming.
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