Pc restarts or blue screens when playing games

August 2, 2012 at 23:57:36
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core Quad CPU Q8200 2.33GHz/4 GB (3.25 GB System)
Hi I have this problem with my computer that has been happening since about a month ago.
So before this all happened I could play Battlefield 3 on medium to high settings. Now I can't even play it on low. When it happens I can play for like 5 to 10 minutes then it either blue screens or it just restarts my computer and goes to the screen with my motherboard inf and just stays black until I reset it manually; this happens to most of my games.

If you need any of my System information
please ask me what things u need to know and thanks in advance!

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August 3, 2012 at 00:35:33
This happens only when your playing games right?
Disable automatic restart and run your games.
Now do u see the blue screen or it just restart?

Enter BIOS and check CPU temperature or use AIDA64 to check temperature in windows environment.
Video driver or bad PSU or bad v-card can cause this issue.

4 GB (3.25 GB System)
Time to switch to 64-bit.

List the complete system specs(CPU, board, ram, v-card & PSU).

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August 3, 2012 at 04:37:02
A recent driver update is probably the wrong version for the GPU.

Best to give your specs when asking a Question, anyhow.

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August 5, 2012 at 01:02:17
Well no it sometimes it happened when I was just on the internet while talking to people on skype. Also I saw somewhere that it could be my windows so I re validated my windows and stuff and now it so far has stopped blue screening and restarting, but now my computer sometimes just freezes up on me and it is unresponsive until I reset it.

Also heres my specs:
CPU: CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200, 2000 MHz (6 x 333)
Motherboard Name: ECS G31T-M
Ram: 2 sticks of
2 GB DDR2-1100 DDR2 SDRAM (7-8-8-25 @ 555 MHz) (6-6-6-18 @ 400 MHz) (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
BIOs: AMI, Version 080014, System BIOS Date 06/29/07, Video BIOS Date 11/16/10
PSU:idk where can I find it, I couldn't in AIDA64

CPU Temp:
CPU 34 °C (93 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #1 58 °C (136 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #2 58 °C (136 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #3 59 °C (138 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #4 59 °C (138 °F)

most of this info is from AIDA64
also if you need anything else tell me
(also sorry for late reply)

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August 5, 2012 at 07:14:07
this could overheating as well as bad power supply, to check the power supply u need to open up ur tower side panel and look for a device similar to this
tell us its name and model or the amps under the 12V railing.
did u download the latest driver from nvidia website? if u downloaded the beta driver revert back to the WHQL (301.42)
download speedfan monitor ur temps while ur idle and while ur gaming

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