my pc freezes then restarts

December 24, 2010 at 08:58:16
Specs: Windows XP
ive'd checked other threads and did what other posted but still no luck..

my pc stills freezes then restarts after or when running a game,, sometimes after clicking the game, entering the game it freezes then restarts sometimes a couple of minutes but will not exceed to 10-15mins before it freeze then restarts,, ive unchecked the auto-restart so i can see if there is an error but it still restarts but the freezing is gone and changed to a black screen then restarts,

ive cleaned the inside the updated the drivers,, system restored but still the same,,

specs based in OCCT

CPU Name: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz
Core: 2 Code Name: Conroe
motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC. P5VD2-VM SE
graphic card: GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS
1.80 GHz, 1.00GB of RAM
250GB hard disk
Windows XP Professional SP 2

forgot to add that it freezes and restarts on all games i try to run but very worst on warcraft,, the moment the first page shows it freezes,, also on epsxe it freezes but and except on PSX any version(1.11,1.12 & 1.13) it plays any playstation iso without freezing and restarting, but only in PSX,, also sometimes while browsing the net it freezes and restarts too...

thx for those who can help me

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December 24, 2010 at 11:05:46
You mentioned that you have posted this on other threads--what have you tried so far? Normally, random restarts are due to either overheating (CPU, GPU) or a failing power supply. Even if the system is cleaned out, one or more of your cooling fans could be failing. At idle, the components may be staying cool enough to function, but as soon as you do anything more strenuous, the heat builds quickly and the system shuts down to protect itself. You could trying using a utility like HW Monitor (free from CPUID) to monitor temps as you open and close programs. This would give you a better idea of what is going on inside your system while it is in use. Also, if your power supply is failing, it may be able to provide enough power during light usage, but when pushed harder during games, it may not be able to keep up, resulting in lockups and restarts.

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December 24, 2010 at 12:16:48
Part of your problem is that you're trying to play games with the motherboard's onboard video. You need a gaming video card & more RAM.

If the system restarts even after the "auto-restart" feature has been disabled & you're NOT getting a blue screen error, you most likely have a hardware problem, not a software problem. Check for overheating. It's also possible that your power supply is failing.

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December 24, 2010 at 22:12:08
thx guys,, you're right that's what ive'd been thinking that its a hardware problem cause i dont get the blue screen error or any error message.

is my video card and ram not enough?? i didnt pick out the parts, its was assembled by the company that we bought and i thought it was already great.

thx man,, maybe at idle ur right coz from the other threads that i read before posting this they said somethings to do but it failed for me and i guess i really should replace my power supply

and by the way,, is it possible that my power supply exploded??
the other day i heard something exploded but not that loud , i thought it was from outside but when this happened, on my mind it was from my cpu,, i heard that while i was playing then the next day i played for maybe 5hrs then change a game but i went out for a bit then when i get back around 5mins it was on the loading screen and it starts to continue to freeze>>restart.

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June 24, 2011 at 11:00:55
we have the same video card
graphic card: GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS

i think its the video card because my other game like Starcraft 2 and Audition Online are not freezing. whatcha think everyone?

1.60 GHz, 1.00GB of RAM

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