Computer stopping running while playing wow

July 29, 2009 at 18:27:05
Specs: Windows XP
My specs:
BFG Nvidia GeForce 9800 1 GB GDDR3
Silencer 750 Watt
Asus P5QL PRO motherboard
Sound Blaster Audigy SE from Creative
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8200 2.66Ghz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1333 Mhz FSB

Now, my problem goes like this. I had a new computer built for me by my bf with the pieces above (figured you didn't need the specific hard drives and disk drives and that) on which I plan on going to school with. I also wanted it to be able to handle World of Warcraft (wow). It had been working fine for about two weeks after we put it together and one day when I was playing wow it stopped. Keyboard input stopped, visual to the monitor stopped (i know, my monitor started to scan to look for a signal), and sound went out. The computer was still on, and I could still hear the power going. Figuring maybe i knocked it, i checked all ports, and then restarted it. It worked fine for the rest of the night. Since then will run wow for a little bit and then it will freeze up like described above. Only thing I can do is either turn it off or restart the computer.

Explaining my problem to my bf, we updated the drivers to all the components, hoping to resolve the problem and it has not worked. What are your thoughts on what this problem is?


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#1
July 29, 2009 at 19:04:09
You have some good hardware in that machine. That said, appears you have an overheating problem. You can check motherboard and cpu temps in BIOS.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/rev...

Check the video card temp too; RivaTuner will do the job.

http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?pag...

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#2
July 29, 2009 at 20:35:08
I wouldn't think it would be over heating, because when this occured the last couple times, i had just turned on the computer and was playing for 5 minutes tops.When the computer was build we put a fan on the intel processer, theres a fan on the video card, and a masscool cooling fan that is either 90 or 100mm, im not sure, based on the box located in the tower. I can see if its the temperature, even thou i honestly would not believe that would be the problem. I also realized that i didn't add into my specs i got 4g of RAM for the comp... so i dont think it would be resolution settings either. =3

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#3
July 29, 2009 at 23:05:56
Obviously its might be over heating mother board. I think you should get it check for clean ups and remove the dust on every exhaust fan that is installed on the case.

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#4
July 30, 2009 at 12:04:28
The symptoms you gave indicate overheating of either the cpu or video card. I imagine if you play another demanding game or try to edit video, play a dvd, etc. that the same will happen. I'm not sitting next to you so I have to give you my best guess.

If you don't want to take 10 minutes to check temps, that's fine with me.

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#5
August 2, 2009 at 23:10:18
Post something if our advices is effective.

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#6
August 3, 2009 at 14:49:29
I hadn't posted anything yet due to problem not being resolved. I took my computer to my brother in law's place, and we found the temperature was not the the problem, and is probally the graphics card onboard memory. Currently trying to replace that. Lucky me.

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#7
August 4, 2009 at 00:34:55
Well good then. But have you known what is the caused of it?

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