Computer restarts during game play

February 17, 2009 at 11:56:58
Specs: Windows XP
Everytime i play a game that is graphic intensive my computer will just shut off or restart, but the fans will continue to run. I have cleaned everything out so im pretty sure its not an over heating issue. I changed out the power supply and have turned off automatic restarts. I am running EVGA Precision and Everest home edition to monitor temprature, but the CPU never goes over 33C and the GPU never over 66C

PSU and case:
changed the psu with a 650W Zumax

GPU: EVGA 512-P3-N867-AR GeForce 9600GT SSC 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6000CZBOX -

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

Memory: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ

HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

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February 17, 2009 at 14:25:45
Your newegg link doesn't work.

I've never heard of Zumax before but the specs look OK:

"the CPU never goes over 33C"

That can't be right...not for a 125W X2 6000+. Where are you getting the temp readings from? Check the BIOS under PC Health.

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February 18, 2009 at 09:33:27
I'll check that out then, thanks. Also Im running a Windows XP and I was watching how to cores on the chip were running and only core two was doing any work, core 1 was at 0% usage. Is this because im not running any programs that need both cores or is one core possibly bad. If its the OS i can ugrade to vista if need be, i already have the OS, just havent put it back on, due to the computer being out of commision for a day for her school work and lack of time from me because of actual work and the kids.

here is theinfo on the link that didnt work: RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply - Retail

Also thank you for the expedient reply, I really appreciate it.

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