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Why does my computer keep on shutting down randomly when playing on GTA IV

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August 24, 2011 4:04:20 PM

Can someone quickly reply back to me on my computer because my computer randomly shuts itself down when I'm playing on Grand Theft Auto IV or Episodes From Liberty City, but strangley it doesn't when I'm playing on Flight Simulator. So can someon please help me asap. Thanks
August 24, 2011 4:13:50 PM

spencerlever1 said:
Can someone quickly reply back to me on my computer because my computer randomly shuts itself down when I'm playing on Grand Theft Auto IV or Episodes From Liberty City, but strangley it doesn't when I'm playing on Flight Simulator. So can someon please help me asap. Thanks

My system component's are displayed bellow:
Samsung 596 GB Hard Drive
NVidia GeForce 9600GT graphics card
[/b]Biostar G31D-M7 mainboard
Intel core 2CPU processor
2GB memory
Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1.

This is also a new PC.
August 24, 2011 4:26:27 PM

I would suspect that your graphics card is overheating in the GTA game. Since FS is CPU bound, it might not be that big of a user of the graphics card, keeping it relatively cool.
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August 24, 2011 8:49:17 PM

Your pc is not powerful enough to run GTA IV. You may want to try turning down some of the settings in GTA IV. You may want to double check the system requirements to run this game.

Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3

1.8GHz Intel Core2Duo or 2.4GHz AMD Athlon X2 64

256MB NVIDIA 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900

1 GB of RAM (Windows XP) or 1.5 GB of RAM (Windows Vista)


Recommended :-

Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3

2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Quad or 2.1GHz AMD Phenom X3

512MB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870

2.5 GB of RAM (Windows XP) or 2.5 GB of RAM (Windows Vista)

August 24, 2011 8:53:57 PM

But I've got just ove 300GB of space left and a REALLY powerful graphics card.
And I'v just got a new PC and Windows 7.
But I'm not being horrible or anything in this message.
August 24, 2011 8:54:31 PM

I was meant to say I've in the second line
August 25, 2011 5:02:19 PM

moosky13 said:
Your pc is not powerful enough to run GTA IV. You may want to try turning down some of the settings in GTA IV. You may want to double check the system requirements to run this game.

Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3

1.8GHz Intel Core2Duo or 2.4GHz AMD Athlon X2 64

256MB NVIDIA 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900

1 GB of RAM (Windows XP) or 1.5 GB of RAM (Windows Vista)


Recommended :-

Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3

2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Quad or 2.1GHz AMD Phenom X3

512MB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870

2.5 GB of RAM (Windows XP) or 2.5 GB of RAM (Windows Vista)


Hi I've already turned down the settings on GTA IV and it still randomly shuts down and GTA IV is compatible with Windows 7
December 9, 2012 1:41:16 PM

I'm having the same problem!...

PC is perfectly fine until gta iv has loaded.... shutdown.

my specs are

ASRock G31M-S
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz Core Speed 3376.6 MHz
DDR2 832MHz 2048MB
WDC 320GB Sata II & Samsung 500GB Sata II
Nvida 8800 GTX w/ Large passive cooler + 3 fans

I can use the pc for hours fine and on anything intensive but gta. when its shuts down i have to turn it off from the switch first, before it will reboot.

The problem started a few days ago then got worse to the point it was as soon as it was loaded, it would shut down.
I removed a ram stick, which was causing some issue, but 2GB is enough for gta.

any help would be great, Thanks
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