Sudden restart when playing any game

  omdabomb 16:36 25 Dec 2006

Whenever I play sims2, just cause, NFS most wanted, or any other game, after about 10 minutes the computer will stop responding and about 30 seconds later will restart itself.

My computer is self built, and has the following specs

Core 2 duo E6600 2.4GHz
1GB ddr2 memory
sapphire ati radeon X1650pro 256MB

I would be very grateful if anybody could help please

Thank you

  surfmonkey #:@}© 16:40 25 Dec 2006

I had this sort of problem when i installed a new 256 graphics card my be you power supply possibly i had a 230 watt which wasn`t enoght
had to replace with a 400w then all was ok
worth a look

  zarobian 16:48 25 Dec 2006

Try this.
Right click on My Computer select propertes. This will take you to System Properties. Now click on the Advance tab. Go to Startup and Recovery section and click on Settings tab. From the applet opened uncheck the box "Automatically restart".

When the problem occur this will tell you why this is happening. Seems to be graphic driver problem. You can download the latest driver for your graphic card from the Manufacturers site.

  zarobian 16:51 25 Dec 2006

surffmonkey has given you his advice from his experience. If that is the case try his solution.

  omdabomb 17:02 25 Dec 2006

Thanks guys, i have a 450W PSU, so will try the other solution.

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