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Computer shutting off and restarting while playing SWTOR

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February 19, 2012 11:52:57 PM

I have a Inspiron 570, AMD Athlon II X2 240 Processor, 6 gigs ram, NVidia GeForce 9400 GT. I know the power supply is 350 watts
Been playing the game fine until last week. I have ran Speedfan, and PC Wizard. the results are identical see below...
Hardware Monitoring : ITE IT8720F
Processor Voltage : 1.10 V
VIN1 : 1.10 V
+3.3V Voltage : 2.94 V
+5V Voltage : 5.03 V
+12V Voltage : 13.44 V
+5V VCCH : 4.95 V
VBAT : 3.30 V
TMPIN0 : 38 °C
TMPIN1 : 42 °C
TMPIN2 : 62 °C
FANIN0 : 815 rpm
FANIN1 : 930 rpm
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Processor AMD Athlon II X2 : Sensor DTS
Core 1 : 29.6 °C
Core 2 : 29.6 °C
Energy Power : 15.05 W
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NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT : nVidia Driver
Temperature : 77 °C
Temperature (GPU) : 77 °C
Fan : 100%
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Hard Disk Monitoring : S.M.A.R.T
Hard Disk ST3750528AS : 33 °C
I have know idea what all this means need assistance.
February 20, 2012 1:34:35 AM

Temps are pretty high on your video card, especially with the fan going 100% If these numbers were taken while you weren't even playing the game, then your video card is most likely overheating during the most graphic intensive parts of the game. I would try setting SWTOR to the lowest settings possible graphically, including resolution and it may help or at least take longer before it crashes. But may need a new fan on the GPU or maybe just a new GPU altogether since yours is showing its age.
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February 20, 2012 2:05:07 AM

I have the game vid setting on low I agree tha tthe Vid card is showing its age.
May just need to replace it, what is a good one to get under $100, that would be better than the GeForce 9400 GT?
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February 20, 2012 3:17:34 AM

If you want to stick with nvidia I saw a 550 ti on sale at newegg for 95 bucks after rebate, otherwise AMD has some good cheap cards...
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February 20, 2012 1:37:55 PM

XD I think I had just posted on another one of your forums with the same topic. The results posted about your GPU temps confirm my suspicion, your GPU is bottle necking your rig.

IMO if you’re going to upgrade ur GPU I suggest something from the 6870 series. While I am somewhat partial to them, as I own one myself.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 550ti will get you to where you need to be but for 150.00 after rebate the 6870 offers the most bang for your buck.
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