Why does my computor keep shutting off when only playing a game for about 2 minu

when playing a game for about 2 minutes my computer shuts off, it's only when playing games on it
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  1. What are your system specs? Have you monitored temps for your CPU/GPU when gaming? Checked the system event log to see if there are any errors? Is it any game or just one game?
  2. Rugger said:
    What are your system specs? Have you monitored temps for your CPU/GPU when gaming? Checked the system event log to see if there are any errors? Is it any game or just one game?



    temps are ok, it's any game that this happens.

    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+
    1.00 GB (RAM)
    VIA Chrome9 HC IGP Family WDDM
    260 MB Total available graphics memory
    199 GB Free (233 GB Total )
  3. It's an older machine, sounds like your psu may be failing due to age. If you're happy with the machine, see if you can swap out the power supply, even temporarily. If you want to do some serious gaming, it might be a good time to save up for a new PC.
  4. tjs4ever said:
    It's an older machine, sounds like your psu may be failing due to age. If you're happy with the machine, see if you can swap out the power supply, even temporarily. If you want to do some serious gaming, it might be a good time to save up for a new PC.



    SAVING IS NOT AN OPTION, BEING ON SSDI , SO I;LL HAVE TO TRY AND FIGURE OUT HOW I CAN GET/AFFORD A NEW PSU I GUESS.
  5. Did you check your system even log? Instructions: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Open-Event-Viewer There should be entries around the time that your PC shuts itself down. Your specifically looking for an event ID or error code that is associated with or caused the shutdown. If you can get the error code or event Id then you can Google it to find out that cause of the error and get troubleshooting tips.

    After that the first thing that I would do is update all your drivers, especially your GPU drivers.
  6. You may not need a new PSU...there is troubleshooting that you need to do to isolate the problem.
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