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Computer Reboots while playing Black Ops

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shppp, Dec 18, 2010.

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  1. shppp

    shppp Thread Starter

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    A couple of months ago I went out and bought a new PC, and moved the motherboard along with the RAM and hard-drive into my older bigger computer case so I could fit my old video card into it. Ever since, my computer randomly restarts in the middle of a game, and sometimes (very seldomly) restarts while browsing the web. While playing Black OPs, the screen will freeze for 2-4 seconds, and the sound will stutter, and it powers down for a few seconds, and restarts. Other times, the picture doesn't freeze, and it just powers down, and starts back up. I checked the temperatures I don't believe that it is overheating. It has probably restarted 50+ times, and probably about 3 of those times I saw an error message stating: CMOS check-sum error. From what I understand that most likely just takes a battery replacement to clear up, however my computer time and calendar settings have not been screwed up. I don't know if these are two separate problems or not. If I left anything out let me know, I am not very computer savvy, and any help would be greatly appreciated.

    System specs:

    Windows 7 64-bit OS
    Intel Core i3 CPU [email protected]
    6GB RAM
    ATI Radeon 5770


    Recently cleaned out registry, didn't solve the problem.
     
  2. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    Don't have much of an idea for the actual problem, but using a registry cleaner will only cause more.
     
  3. shppp

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    I originally posted this on Yahoo's question deal, and somebody responded telling me that solved their issue- so I gave it a go, and didn't fix it heh. As far as I can tell it hasn't hurt anything either as of yet. Probably wouldn't have tried it knowing all of that
     
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    I would suggest doing a System Restore to a point before you did the registry "cleaning", then we can address the main problem.
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Restore the backup and uninstall it. That is the best idea. The "errors" it supposedly found are not real errors. The program creates the disease and then cures it for you. :D

    How is your power supply? Big enough for that card?

    Air flow good and fans running?

    (SR is a good idea, too, if you have a recent point.)
     
  6. shppp

    shppp Thread Starter

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    Just did the system restore, temps seem to be good from what I've read- however, my gpu temp was just at 61°C after exiting out of one black ops game. I have been running my computer for the last few weeks with the sides off to see if that helped prolong the time before rebooting on me, but can't really tell if thats the problem or not. Going to do some Christmas shopping for an hour then I will be back to look into this some more, thanks for all of the help.
     
  7. shppp

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    750W Power supply, back is blowing out pretty cool air
     
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