Very Strange System crashes
Posted on 2004-09-05
here's the deal:
anytime i run certain things, mostly games, my comp decides to shut down after a few minutes. it stalls, then power cuts out
i thought it was a heating issue, because it also took a few mins to be able to restart, but i checked over the recorded history and it (the processer, athlon 2800 xp) was only at 60-63 degrees celcius max.
my radeon 9600 isnt overclocked, and voltage is steady... i cant figure out why its shutting down for the life of me
it also seems to only happen on complex programs, games... but....
doom 3 will work fine, no problems, i can even run winamp and aim in the background
fallout, however, will only last a few minutes before it crashes out...
athlon 2800 xp
ati radeon 9600pro
1 gig RAM
nforce 2 mb/chipset...
thank you in advance