Windows 7 PC shuts down automatically

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October 11, 2010 at 06:40:42
Specs: Windows 7, 2.109 GHz / 2047 MB
CPU/Ram: 2.109 GHz / 2047 MB
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series
Sound Card: ATI High Definition Audio Device High Definition Audio Device

The above was a brief about my PC. Whenever I'm playing games on my PC. Games likes : COD Modern Warfare 2, Mafia 2, AOE III etc my PC shuts down automatically. I cannot figure out what is the problem. Please help.


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#1
October 11, 2010 at 07:13:50
does it shut down after 2 hours of playing?
have you checked the event viewer and reliability monitor for clues as to why its shutting down.
if its only while playing games it may be an over heating issue or a power issue.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
October 11, 2010 at 07:26:55
Err.. no.. I have never checked event viewer or reliability monitor.. it happens in intervals.. there is no fixed time difference.. at times.. when it shuts down.. and i restart my PC.. it again shuts down..

it also happens while working, but more often when playing games. What can I do to avoid over heating issue or a power issue.

I have a fan installed on the CPU as well to avoid over heating.. but i guess its not helping.. Please help.


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#3
October 11, 2010 at 08:59:15
you can download apps to check your temps and fan speeds.
i would guess that as it takes time to cool down enough to boot back up, it would suggest overheating.
are you in a warm country?

fans on the video card, intake and exhaust fans, may help, taking off the side may also help...

download ""speedfan"", that will tell you your temps all over your system and keep a log so you can follow your temps.. from that info you can find out where the problem is and find cooling solutions to fit your system, if indeed it is cooling, it could also be a bad memory stick, but stick with the cooling and work from there.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#4
October 11, 2010 at 09:55:14
haha.. yes I'm from a warm country.. I'm from India.. :) thanks for your suggestions and advice.. Will surely do as you have recommended.. Thanks once again.. :)

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#5
October 11, 2010 at 10:35:32

Scanning SMBus at $0600...
Decoding DIMM #0
Memory type is DDR2
Module Ranks : 2
Levels : 1.8V
Parity : NO PARITY
Refresh Rate : 7.8us
Total Size : 1024MB
Decoding DIMM #1
Memory type is DDR2
Module Ranks : 2
Levels : 1.8V
Parity : NO PARITY
Refresh Rate : 7.8us
Total Size : 1024MB
Scanning SMBus at $0700...


Does this make any sense.. cos i cant figure out anything.. this is what speedfan showed me.. Please help


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#6
October 11, 2010 at 13:11:52
On SpeedFan, on your 'Readings' tab, it should show your temperatures in 'C' on the right side and on the left side it should show you RPM of your various fans.
Check these readings when you first start up, after you are working or browsing for a while, and if you pause a game after playing after 10min. and 30min. and post these back. If they climb quickly, try it again with the side off the computer and post those results also as well as the ambient room temperature at the time. These will help pinpoint whether you may need to reseat your CPU heat sink with new thermal compound, add an additional fan or two, etc. While your at it, make sure that your fans are actually turning and your heat sinks and vents are not clogged with dust.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.


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#7
March 13, 2011 at 08:21:26
i don't know how to read or use event log . T_T

AT CUSTOM VIEW
Administrative Events; Critical, Warning and Error events from administrative tools


how can i fix this??


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