Posted on 2005-04-16
I'm wondering if someone can help me...not sure if this is the right location to ask, but let's try anyway:
The majority of the time, when I'm using my machine for gaming, I find that it restarts after using it for 5-10 minutes, and I'm really wondering why. Anytime I play anything that requires an adequate video card (I have a GEForce 4 MX 440), it seems to restart. I have found in the past that when I blow air on the open side of the machine from a fan (I leave one side of the PC off), the machine doesn't restart while gaming, but even this isn't fullproof, and lately my fan solution hasn't been working either, so I'm wondering what it could be. I was thinking that perhaps it could be the HDD overheating, but I checked the BIOS and there is nothing activated to let the machine restart automatically when it is overheating. Ideas? It's really quite frustrating.
Just for an example of the types of games I play and the machine restarts after 5-10 minutes would be Diablo 2, Half-Life 2, Doom 3, Far Cry, and basically anything that uses a higher-end video card extensively.