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Discussion in 'Games' started by yasha, Apr 6, 2004.

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  1. yasha

    yasha Thread Starter

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    Why does my CP system shut down when playing game like Ultima Online or UT2004.
    Got AMD Athlon(tm) 2000+ (1,67Gb), KD-7x6A, 256MB Ram, Gforce Fx (5200). Runing Win XP..
     
  2. Mr. PC Doc

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    Most probably the reason your system crashes is because you only have 256 MB of RAM. If you're a gamer, I'd shoot for 512, or your best bet, 1 GB of RAM (if you're a heavy gamer... if you play games every once in a while, I'd only go with 512 MB) You can find cheap RAM prices at www.newegg.com

    Second of all, it could be a heat problem. Do you have any case fans? If not, by a few 80 MM fans, which you can also get cheap from Newegg.com. Take off your case cover, and start playing the game for a while. Does it crash? If not, you do have a heat problem.

    Third, how much wattage can your power supply put out? You may want to upgrade it. Please post back and tell me how many Watts your power supply is capable of putting out.

    Hope your problem is fixed!
     
  3. yasha

    yasha Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    First of all, before i go out and buy more ram i need to know that this IS the problem so i try the other ones first.

    Second, I got 2 fans, one on the case and one on the cpu. i did take off my case cover and run the game fore a while and it didn't crash!! this is now samehow strange cause it the cpu did crash before and a friend of mine looked at it and told me that the case had too many holes on it so we covered some holes (not all) and after that it did go pretty good but now suddently it crashes again. Finally runing the game whit an open case goes well. so what im thinking is that this is a heating problem and 80MM fans should do it as u said. Now i got one case fan spot, do u think one is enougt? or should i get one 4 the cpu as well. should the case fan take out air or put in air?? (maybe i have put it wrong).

    And third, i got a 300W on my power supplier, i think it's enought but don't know 4 sure. DOn't know if this could be any help but i had a graphic card software were u can see the cpu temp. and fan speed and voltage on the graphic card, this showed that the card did get too much voltage. But i dont know what to do.
    Tnx 4 u help!
     
  4. Maggz

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    Gaming PCs should have at least 400watts imo..
     
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