Computer restarts when playing 3d games

  george48 22:29 25 Jan 2003

pc wont play games they run for about 5 minutes then pc freezes or restarts have had motherboard & graphics card replaced and added 256 mb extra memory. also freezes when trying to use scandisk or defrag. using windows me amd 800 cpu

  FinnG 22:35 25 Jan 2003

You are not overclocking your CPU by any chance?

  akzah 22:36 25 Jan 2003

Check all Drivers are up to date, espically Video Card and Sound. If that still has not fixed the problem the try and complete format and intsall Windows ME again.

Has your computer always been like this?

  eccomputers 23:03 25 Jan 2003

maybe you need a bigger power supply.

  jediknight007 04:42 26 Jan 2003

I agree with eccomputers, what PSU do you have? Fitting a more powerful PSU will ease the strain of your components such as the CPU and graphics card.

  simonp1 06:50 26 Jan 2003

I had a simular problem, the fault with mine was dodgy ram. Changed the ram and it was fine

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