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vfshadz

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ok hey guys,
ive been having this problem for a while now. when i play full screen games (or games that require good graphics), my computer restarts or just turns off. sometimes my computer lasts up to about 20 minutes before restarting (very rarely), but most of the time it just restarts after a few minutes.
ive been getting help from my friend, who says rolling back my drivers might work. would that be helpful, and if so, what was the command i can type in to the 'Run' box to open the list of drivers (i knew this before, but forgot >_>). this problem has been happening with games like enemy territory, battlefield 2, gta san andreas.
is there anything else i should know? is rolling back the drivers the wrong way to go? help plz

cheers
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Facedown98

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Why roll back the drivers? You should update them if anything. Go to the manufacturer's website and download the drivers for your card. The only reason you should roll back is if you just installed new drivers and they're causing errors.
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yeh true.
do you think that my computer may be overheating? could that be the problem too? cause yeh as you said, it shouldn't be a problem with my drivers, seeing as i haven't updates them, and the games used to work with the drivers i have as they are now.
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I suggest installing the most updated drivers and finding out. It is very possible that the card is overheating. I would say to first try to update the drivers, and if it doesn't help, we'll look into overheating.
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i tried everything from putting an extra fan next to my computer blowing into it to changing drivers around. nothing worked..

im getting a new gfx accelerator in a few days, should fix the problem.
cheer guys
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cheers for all the help guys, i ended up getting the problem fixed in the end.
it wasnt to do with the graphics, it was just a faulty memory.

thanks again :whistling:
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Looks like you fixed your own issue, :whistling:
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