|I have a custom built computer. I can list the parts if you need them. I've been through alot of computer problems...and I have yet to encounter them all. I finally have a new one, and it is so hard to pinpoint. This problem has only occured twice, and if I can fix the problem before it gets worse, I would like to. Here goes:|
I leave my computer on pretty much all day, but have it set to the power savings mode. After 30 min idle the monitor shuts off. After 1hr the computer goes into power saving mode...or sleep mode. This mode requires me to press the power button for it to activate again. I give this information out to show that my computer is active quite a long time.
I also play on the computer as my source of gaming. There are times my computer is on for a solid 8 hours with out a rest. To give a real life example, I don't work on the weekends and I play quite a bit on the weekends. 20+ hours sometimes.
Anyways....to my problem. I was playing a game called Dragonica yesterday. The computer had been left on all day. I got home, and started to play. After about 2 hours of gameplay my computer just turned off. This had happened once before while playing WoW. Yet, I turn around...turn the computer back on....and it works just fine. No problems after that. I don't quite remember how long ago the same thing happened, but I'll say it was about a month ago.
Here are my parts:
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
Rosewill Wind Ryder RZLS142A-P YE Dual 120mm Cooling Fans and Mesh Design Front Panel Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
ASUS (Dual Panels) BLACK Drive+ WHITE Panel IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A3 - Retail
GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Quad Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GB28GB6400C5QC - Retail*****
*****Only 3 sticks are in my comp, 1 was defective. I have a 1 gig stick of pc6400 kingston in my computer as well*****
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6400CZBOX - Retail
Western Digital RE2 WD1601ABYS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Video Card is a 7900 gs ko Nvidia
All of my parts are on Newegg.com. The video card was a hand me down (and for some reason i feel that is where the problem may lie).