Having a strange issue. I can play single player games like Civ V to my heart's content. However when I play an MMO ( happened with SWTOR and WOW) my computer crashes completely and restarts. It happens at different times, not always like 5 minutes in. It could be 10 minutes in or I could play for an hour and a half. Will put my specs below, any help would be appreciated because I really am out of ideas. Thanks (Also core and graphics temperatures have always been in the stable range)
It might be a CPU problem, or possibly have to do with your internet... are you using ethernet? Try diagnosing that... it might be a driver problem. Does this happen when you're web browsing?
Also, it may be a CPU problem... it may not be able to handle multiplayer MMO... I know that MMO games are CPU intensive (then again, so is Civ V), but even more so because they're on multiplayer. Apart from that, it seems like a driver problem. Google the problem along with your GPU and driver version, or try updating the driver.
No, I think it's a problem with one of your memory sticks. Send it in for an RMA (although I'm not sure... could you verify, smorizio?). Overclocking most likely won't solve the problem. Try speaking to customer support at the retailer you bought it from, or call around the manufacturers' customer support and ask if their product could be causing the problem.
Hmm.... the PSU would cause it to shut down when the power output was changed, and it's not like MMOs really target anything with power that other games don't... PSUs will shut down because they detect an error (or a problem) somewhere in the power scheme... it's a protective measure to avoid shorting out your system. I don't think that's the problem, but you could always check
My gut has always been that it is the PSU, I was wrong in stating it was 650W, its actually 575W
Looked up the suggested PSU specs for the GTX 550ti, said something about Continuous Current Rating of 24 amps or greater, can't find that spec anywhere for my PSU, could be that I don't know what I am looking for. Below is the Newegg link to the PSU I purchased.
Updated my wireless network card driver and played for about an hour before in crashed. Is it possible for my wireless internet card to cause my computer to completely crash and restart?? It is a pretty old one, from another computer. Wireless G adapter connecting to a Wireless N router. Just thinking out loud. Did try using just one memory stick and it crashed as well, tried each stick separately. Bout at my wits end with this thing....
i think it the power supply when it loaded and stressed it not sending clean dc power to your mb..a good power supply when stressed or under load should not send what called an ac ripple to the pc. this ripple can cause the mb to hang or reboot.
Corsair is nice. Really nice. But I can almost guarantee that the $110 ($90 after rebates) PC power and Cooling Silencer MK II 750W Silver-rated is the best deal. The line doesn't go any lower than 750W (although the modular ones do... but they're not silver-rated anymore, so you might as well get Corsair if you want modular).