Crashing on some games - possibly heat related?

  Tazzmaverick 20:02 19 Jan 2009


I built my own computer about teo years ago to the following spec:

Intel Core II duo 6300 (1.86 Ghz) on an Asus P5B board; 2Gb RAM (some budget vendor from E-buyer); ATI Radeon X1950 Pro. Not sure what else you'd need.
I use a case with an in built fan and the PSSU has another fan.

Since building it I have never seen it work correctly. I built it so it could play on line games like Dungeons and Dragons at high spec, but it never could. Now, any game I get crashes a few minutes after starting, either the ATI Overdrive kicks in and resets the Graphics card, or the PC goes black and the sound freezes in a loop, and I have to power down and reboot to get it back.
I have noticed my CPU temp gets to over 60 C when a game is playing, I have no way of telling the temp of the graphics card. I have the fan set to best performance at thr cost of sound, but it doesn't seem to help. What can I do to find out exactly what is wrong, and hoe can I fix it? This PC should (as far as I can tell) be able to play most top end games with a high level of graphics, shouldn't it?

  Tazzmaverick 20:05 19 Jan 2009

I should add that it can play Football Manager 2009 for days on end, and seems to have no problem with FIFA 2009 or Pro Evo...

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