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Computer Locks and Reboots

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by woodyglf, Nov 11, 2007.

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  1. woodyglf

    woodyglf Thread Starter

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    I have now tried everything I know to do. I have updated drivers for both my motherboard and my video card and still am having major crash problems. I spend a lot of time gaming, or did until now, :eek: I will be in game for a short period of time and then all of a sudden my computer will lock up, or lock up and reboot itself.

    I use an ATI Radeon X800 Pro video card and a Gigabyte Intel chipset motherboard. Help! :confused:
     
  2. norton850

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    Lock ups in games can be many things including other drivers, like audio, overheating, power problems. I assume it's just not one game?

    I would start by removing all of your video card drivers, making sure that they are all gone with something like Driver Cleaner. Then reinstall them.

    Update audio drivers. Check PS rails in BIOS or with third party utility. Run with side of case off.
     
  3. woodyglf

    woodyglf Thread Starter

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    I have reinstalled all drivers as you suggested. I also took off the cover and cleaned out the box. It appears, based on BIOS data, that my power supply is running almost at max even though it is a 430W supply. I have ordered a new tower, cooling fans, and a stronger power supply with 4 pins vs. the one I have now. Am hoping that is the solution at this point. ;)
     
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