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My pc turns off after 5-6 minutes of playing with an orange light

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May 14, 2011 3:32:55 AM

My PC turn off after i start up a game and play it for around 5-6 minutes one it turns off the screen goes black and the light on the power button of the monitor goes orange but the sound is still on but then after a short time the sound begins to repeat. this happens to me with every game that needs graphics. My video card is nvidia geforce 9400 gt. my system rating is 4.9 and my proccesor is a pentium(R) dual-core CPU E5200 @ 2.50 GHz and my RAM is 2.00 GB my system type is a 32 bit operating system.

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a c 153 U Graphics card
May 14, 2011 3:45:22 AM

What is your power supply?
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May 14, 2011 3:48:16 AM

how do i find out what the power supply is?
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a c 153 U Graphics card
May 14, 2011 3:50:15 AM

Open the case, look on the sticker of the power supply. Report back here with what it says.
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May 14, 2011 4:12:18 AM

my power supply is Xion 450 watts
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a c 153 U Graphics card
May 14, 2011 4:19:33 AM

Do you have another PSU you can test? Do you have another computer you can test the GPU in?
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May 14, 2011 4:23:00 AM

ii might have another psu but I dont think i have the right pc to test out the gpu
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May 14, 2011 4:30:48 AM

should i find a psu that is better and test it out?
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a c 153 U Graphics card
May 14, 2011 4:34:28 AM

I wouldn't go out and buy one, as of right now it could be the PSU or GPU at fault. If you have a friend or something with one you can borrow for a few minutes...
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2011 3:34:30 PM

Download, install and run HDMonitor.
Look at voltages and temps, at idle. Run a program to load the cpu and monitor temps and voltages. The run a program to load the gpu and monitor temps and voltage.
Look closely at +12 V in both cases. The +12V should NOT be below 11.4 V

To load CPU, I use prime 95 - NOTE, monitor your temps closely and be prepared to stop Prime 95 if temps get to high, will reach close to it's max temp in about 15 Mins - In your your case that could be much shorter. Prime 95 is safe to run for long time, just I think you may have a temp/voltage problem.
Prime 95: http://majorgeeks.com/Prime95_d4363.html
To max out the GPU, run Furmark in a window.
Furmark: http://downloads.guru3d.com/FurMark-1.8.2-download-2523...


Report back w/temps and voltages.
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May 14, 2011 4:34:17 PM

i was running the furmark test and the temp went high quickly qithin the first minute the temp reached 115c and after that my pc turned off because of problem i have
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May 14, 2011 8:03:44 PM

OH i forgot to mention that my PC was working fine for a few months and then i played for 2 hours or so and then it turned off with the orange light on the monitor and then i played again the next week then it turned off after 1 hour then next week it turned off after 30 minutes over and over until now
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a c 241 U Graphics card
May 14, 2011 9:17:30 PM

Chris510 said:
i was running the furmark test and the temp went high quickly qithin the first minute the temp reached 115c and after that my pc turned off because of problem i have


That's a very bad thing.

OCCT will record and graph temperatures and voltages during CPU and GPU tests.

http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php?Download

Sounds like your heat sink has come loose or the fan isn't operating
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May 15, 2011 12:35:42 AM

problem solved after 1 year finally!!
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May 15, 2011 12:36:09 AM

it kept over heating so i needed a new fan
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