Shuts down whenever I play a game

March 9, 2008 at 21:16:13
Specs: XP, 2.4ghz AMD/2gb
So I was playing Hitman: Blood Money, and this is where it first started. About the third time I played it, my computer shut down, and not like a normal crash, like actually shut down, removed all the programs, and had the box popping up, now shutting down. And this happens after every game I play.

And tonight I was playing COD4 for 3 hours, and after all that time, my computer did it again, this has never happened before, before 2 weeks ago whenever it started.

It does not do this whenever I play counterstrike: source.

I'm wondering if there is somewhere, where if my computer overheats it automatically shuts down? I respect my computer the way a normal geek should, but it's pretty old and I don't need a new one? But I just don't want it to shutdown anymore, it really cramps my mood.

Any help on this would be most appreciated!

My information:
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 4000+, ~2.4GHz
2048MB RAM
Hard Drive:
110 GB
Video Card:
RADEON X850 Series
Plug and Play Monitor
Sound Card:
Realtek AC97 Audio
Logitech Headset
USB Root Hub
Logitech G5
Mouse Surface:
Operating System:
Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) (2600.xpclient.010817-1148)

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March 10, 2008 at 05:13:17
"it's pretty old"

A 233MMX w/64MB RAM is pretty old...your system is fairly modern.

Once again, all the specs are listed except the power supply. Also, have you checked for overheating?

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March 10, 2008 at 15:44:05
I just bought my power supply roughly 4 months ago, and its 530W and its not hot at all.
But I just checked it and my vid card is kinda hot, so for now until I can afford another one, I guess I'll clean my case (its always had bad circulation) and take the side off.

But any help on stopping it from shutting down my computer?

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March 10, 2008 at 16:02:08
"its 530W and its not hot at all"

530W means nothing. The amperage distribution is what's important. If your PSU is inadequate, you may be suffering from "over current shutdowns":

And I wasn't referring to the PSU overheating, I meant the CPU.

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March 11, 2008 at 14:17:06
Could be gettin hot. Any beeping? Possible fan problem or power supply also. Need a new PC?

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