If I didnt have a big enough power supply, would that contribute to my computer always shutting down in windows or freezing when I play games? When I check my cpu temp. its around 145-150F when it shuts down or freezes. What could my problem be?
MSI K7N2 NForce MotherBoard
AMD Athlon XP 2200+
256Mb Crucial DDR 333 Ram
ATI Radeon 2700 128Mb
Maxtor 40Gb HD
I'm not sure about the power supply, but I dont think thats its more than 300W (at most). More likely around 250W. What else could the problem be if its not the power supply?
I had the exact same problem. Reseating the Heatsink should fix it. DO NOT FORGET THE THERMAL PASTE! No matter how many times I tell people this, someone always seats a Heatsink dry. Also, I would recommend atleast a 350w PSU for your system, a 300 may cut it, but a 250 could not in any way.
Hi, one commonly overlooked problem with pc's restarting automatically is memory, as in you RAM. Make sure you ram is getting enough power(check in BIOS/ Power Settings) also make sure the memory timings aren't set aggressively.