Computer Turns Off When Playing Facebook Game

January 29, 2011 at 14:19:57
Specs: Windows 7
My computer completely turns itself off a few minutes after I have started playing any game on Facebook. I have a great virus and malware software system and none of thsoe were found. I can play other games online and that are installed on my PC fine with no issues. I have no idea why I can't play games on facebook...does it take more energy to run them? My machine is not hotter than normal, I just got this PC last July so it was pretty up with newer things and space.

I tried using explorer, firefox, and chrome and it happens on any of them.
Any ideas? Thanks!

Gateway NV79 / i3 CPU / M 330 @ 2.13 GHz / 4G


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#1
January 29, 2011 at 17:58:38
Some games require more resources and that can cause overheating or it could be the game, an error on an applet, or an incompatibility issue, especially video related. For checking internal temperatures, install SpeedFan and keep it visible in a corner while you are playing the game. Especially look at the CPU core temperatures and the GPU (graphics) temperature (with on-chip graphics, this may show up as another 'core' temp in SpeedFan, I am not sure). While some rise is to be expected, a high peak just before restarting will be your clue. Another thing to look into will be the graphics requirements of the game and see how your graphics stand up to the requirements. If you are using the onboard (or on chip) graphics, you may need to purchase a gaming graphics card to keep up (this will have the added benefit of freeing memory for other uses too). Post back any results and additional specs/info.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
February 23, 2011 at 13:28:15
I have exactly the same issue now and I did not before. Like you I have run multiple scans with different services and none detect anything. There are no memory or power or heating issues and the processor and graphics card are more than adequate. Also they did run it all just fine until several days ago. Mine started right after a windows update, but that might just be co-incidence.

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#3
February 23, 2011 at 13:30:42
I have a great virus and malware software system and none of thsoe were found.

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