I've had this computer (bought off of IBuypower) for about a month now. This is after having several hard drive issues and sending it back to them several times. During even short gaming sessions of City of Heroes (with graphics turned down) or WoW (also with graphics turned down), I experience not only lock ups, but many instances of my computer completely rebooting itself at random.
The computer is, as mentioned, very new. It is a relatively beefy system, that should have no problem what so ever handling a game as old as City of Heroes.
I have tried blowing out the entire system, the basic system maintenance (defrag, cleanup, virus/spyware/malware scans), and this issue still haunts my machine.
It is worth noting that i have a second computer that is by far and large dinkier (Nvidia 7800 series as opposed to the Nvidia 9800 series in the problem computer, newest, latest and greatest, both with a 700w power supply) system.
It is probably worth noting that the problem computer has Windows Seven.
Thanks for any advice and guidance you guys can issue.
And when you post a list list this, please edit out any items that are not installed:
Case NZXT Gamma Gaming Mid Tower Case-Black
Processor AMD Athlon™ II X2 240 Dual-Core CPU-
Processor Cooling Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink-
Memory 2 GB [1 GB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module-Corsair-Value or Major Brand
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT - 512MB-Single Card
Video Card Brand Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA-
Motherboard ASUS M3A78-EM -- AMD 780G/SB700 Chipset w/Integrated ATI video, DisplayPort, 8-channels, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Single PCI-E MB-
Power Supply 700 Watt -- Power Supply-SLI Ready
Primary Hard Drive 750 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s-Single Drive
Optical Drive 22X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive-Black
Sound Card 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard-
Network Card Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)-
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....)-64-Bit