pc hangs during gaming

October 28, 2012 at 02:22:36
Specs: Windows XP, 2 gb
guys plz help...
first all games were working but now a days when i start games like dota or dota 2 or fifa my pc hangs after 5 min or so everytime... all my drivers are updated...

i have 2gb ram (earlier i was 4 gb bt 2 gb burnt...even so the games were working)
nvidia geforce 6200LE
intel pentium d processor (d945gccr)

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October 28, 2012 at 05:13:03
Try to perform a clean boot before starting to play a game.. and try to clean ur pc using ccleaner or whatever.. i also experience that everytime i play online games.. and sometimes it shutsdown.. nahhh.. dont know what to do.. gudluck to you girl..

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October 28, 2012 at 05:22:32
It sounds like overheating. Unplug, open side and clean out dust from vents, fans, heat sinks, etc. with a can of compressed air. If this has be quite a while like I believe, do it outside or you will have a cloud of this dust in your room.

Install HWMonitor to monitor your internal temperatures, fan speeds, and other important things in real time so you can see these at start up, at idle, during normal use, and during gaming to get the entire picture and verify that it is overheating and make sure your fans are doing what they are supposed to. If you monitor before and after you clean it out, you will see the difference the cleaning will make.

Post back results.

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October 28, 2012 at 07:36:23
The 6200LE was strickly a low end/entry level card when it was released about 8 yrs ago. Have a look at the following charts from 2005, the 6200 is dead last. It certainly hasn't gotten better with age.


You listed your motherboard is an Intel D945GCCR which supports PCI-express. Hopefully you have the PCIe version of the 6200? If you have a standard PCI card, that makes the graphics performance all the worse. Do yourself a favor & get a decent video card.


There are plenty of vcards out that sell for under $25 (after rebate) that will spank the hell out of the lowly 6200 & send it home crying to it's mother. Look at this Radeon X1950 XT for just $21. It's an older card but was a top of the line gamer in it's day:


"earlier i was 4 gb bt 2 gb burnt"

Explain that comment. RAM doesn't generally "get burnt". And the only way it could would be if you overvolted the crap out of it or installed improperly.

In the meantime, clean the inside of your case & check the CPU temp as was suggested by Fingers.

Note to Kmart: please stick to asking questions, not answering them.

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October 29, 2012 at 06:10:37
i checked the temps... its
Hardware monitor NVIDIA NVAPI
Temperature 0 68°C (154°F) [0x44] (TMPIN0)
the cpu temp is 44°C....

DUring gaming graphic card goes upto 72°C... cpu till 45-46°C...

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October 29, 2012 at 07:51:37
Assuming the readings are accurate, your temps are fine.

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October 29, 2012 at 08:02:14
what should i do then....POwersupply????

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October 29, 2012 at 08:54:07
You haven't answered the questions I've asked about the vcard & RAM.


I doubt it. Please post the make/model/wattage & amperage specs.

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