Computer Reboots while playing Black Ops

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shppp

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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.
 

TheShooter93

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Recently cleaned out registry, didn't solve the problem.
Don't have much of an idea for the actual problem, but using a registry cleaner will only cause more.
From Elvandil: There is no reason to ever clean the registry. It doesn't make the system faster and only risks damage. It's like Russian Roulette with no prize for not losing.
Search for "reg cleaners" or "registry cleaners" in the forum and see what you find. Better yet, do a web search for "I used a registry cleaner".
Relying on an automated process to delete things from such a fragile place as the registry isn't the best idea. We get lots of redo's on systems because people, as soon as we leave, install ALL SORTS of registry cleaners and do so much damage that they are back in the shop.
Windows uses a binary search when looking up keys, which means that even to look up a key in 4.2 billion keys it needs to look at maximally 32 keys. It isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference if there are a half-million obsolete keys present.
http://www.chaoszone.org/index.php?s=registry+cleaners
Then, there are the registry repair programs. Those people should be shot. If you look at the proposed "fixes" in some piece of junk like WinDoctor, you will find that over 90% of the "fixes" the program plans to make are wrong. They are introducing new errors into the registry which these things will now say are "correct". If it finds a missing Help file, for example, it will create a new link to the next Help file it finds, not the one that is missing and not the correct Help file for the application that is missing one. Only a human would notice the difference.
 

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
 

TheShooter93

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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.
 
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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.)
 

shppp

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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.
 
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