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Computer seemingly loses power during gaming sessions

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by exilegod, May 4, 2011.

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  1. exilegod

    exilegod Thread Starter

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    For some reason , my computer restarts without notice , just seems to lose power all of a sudden, then it will start up again..

    This generally happens when CPU usage is at 90+%
    some games that have been doing this are

    Crysis 2 << (even on low)
    ApB Reloaded <<(lowest settings as well)
    Nba 2k11


    Thanks in advance.


    Os : Win7 64 Bit
    CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Ram: 4gb
    Graphic Card: EVGA 8800 GTS
     
  2. mel8again

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    How old is the computer? Sounds like heat. Is your computer used in dusty conditions? Have you ever cleaned out the dust from inside. The fans, vents and don't forget the psu. Use compressed air to clean as a vacuum will create a static charge which can kill your machine. Ctrl Alt Delete, Taskmanager and look under Performance while game is running and look in Processes to see what's being used.
     
  3. exilegod

    exilegod Thread Starter

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    Yes i cleaned it out a while ago and it was fine but after a few weeks it just gets back to restarting...

    its not that dusty when i look from the outside :(
     
  4. mel8again

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    Go to Start, type in Event Viewer and see what's listed during the time it restarted.
     
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