My PC restarts automatically..

August 29, 2011 at 01:19:53
Specs: Windows 7, core2duo 3.0GHz / 2
I have this problem,whenever I play Medal Of honor 2010 my pc shuts down automatically without any warning message etc,, I have a core2duo 3.0 and Dg33fb intel along with 2 dvd roms , A 2 GB DDR II RAM , 9600 GT (512 MB) Grafix card) and A 450 watt PSU,, Im playing this game from a month but this never happened before,, whats more is that sometimes when its restarting it shuts down immediately and that happens again and again and again. Any thing to help me..

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August 29, 2011 at 04:03:43
Hmmm, tricky one, do you get any memory dumps (Memory.dmp in the root of %windows%)?

If it simply shuts down immediately, it's likely to be a hardware issue (PSU, most likely), occuring when your hardware is being taxed.

However, I would first check your event logs (Start | Run | evenvwr | Click ok) | Expand "System" and look for events around the time of the shutdown | Post back here anything you're unsure of.

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August 29, 2011 at 11:53:32
The error comes ' windows cannot find evenvwr , make sure that you spelled correctly'

And No I did not got any memory dumps, and my PSU is 1 month new,450w , though i smelled some thing burning 2 months back, but as soon as I cleaned the whole system with an air blower, the problem was solved and I remember my pc worked great till now, also to add, the fan of my grafix card also stops sometimes due to which the system hangs and the screen goes blank, so i restart it manually in that case, do u think grafix card is causing any trouble?

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August 30, 2011 at 14:01:22
My fault, I typo'd:


If it's overheating, then your machine will shutdown immediately (you can check which temp it's set to in the Bios).

I'd suggest checking another GC, to confirm the issue, if the issue doesn't reoccur then you can be sure it's the GC, which means either repair or replace, sadly.

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