Pc crash after 10 mins playing a game

July 25, 2009 at 04:02:03
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium
Hi, i recently bought a new gpu and have had this problem since i play a game (call of duty 4) and after around 10 minutes the game will freeze ctrl alt + del does nothing then after around another couple of minutes i get a blue screen (Kernal_data_inpage_error) so i restart the computer and often it will hang on detecting ide drives and then says insert system disc even though the bios is detecting the hdd if i leave the computer off for around 5 mins and turn it back on it boots up fine
I have formatted the computer a couple of times because i turned it on once and there was no OS installed, it had just seemed to dissapear the problem went for a few weeks and has just recently started again i am thinking either Power or hardware problem? i did have a power problem with another gpu which fried the memory on it in a month but that was with a different psu it did actually crash with the same Bsod while i was converting a dvd which leads me to think power isn't the issue
Mobo: Biostar mcp6p m2+
Cpu: Amd athlon 64x2 5200+ (2.7ghz)
Ram: Hynix 2gb
PSU: EZcool 500w with 34a on 12v rail (came with case)
GPU: XFX Geforce 9600gt
HDD: Hitachi Hdp 250Gb S-ATA
Any help really appreciated thanks

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August 1, 2009 at 11:13:26
Your power culprit COULD be the power supply. I recommend not to use the PSUs that come with cases, unless Antec or another "good" brand. Even though the amperage on the 12V rail(s) may be high, sufficiency and power output at load may not be.

Another possible culprit could be the motherboard. Motherboards going bad cause similar problems, and that could include a corrupt BIOS.

Try to flash to a current BIOS and see if that helps. If not
try swapping out the PSU to a (proven) reliable power supply.


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August 1, 2009 at 14:21:46
"times because i turned it on once and there was no OS installed"
I would download the utility to test the HD.


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