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Games causing computer to Reboot


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deserttfoxx

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Hi im fairly new so forgive me if this isnt the right section to post this.

I recently built a new computer, made sure to research everything to ensure everything would be compatible, I bought a new motherboard, ram, powersupply and CPU. Ever since i put everything together any demanding 3d game i play will cause my computer to simply reboot after 5-40 minutes.

My computer is fairly high end, so it not that i dont meet the minimum requirements..

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Ram - 3gig 533
Mobo - P5B Deluxe
Vid - ATI X1950pro

I cannot for the life of me, figure out what is causing my games to simply reboot. Ive done a full reinstall of windows XP, i uninstalled and reinstalled my drivers using driver cleaner for my video card and sound cards. I went to Asus and updated my bios. I have no idea what else to do, my computer just refuses to play 3d games.

My old MoBo was a pent 4 3ghz 630prescott and it ran both games that are giving me trouble with out a hitch, Both rainbow Six Vegas and Splinter cell double agent. Maybe its something small, maybe its something i did but i really need help. I will include my DxDiag for you guys to look at, and hopefully someone can see what i cannot, i am some what frustrated with not being able to figure this out.

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Often computers, when placed under load (like a demanding 3D game) rebooting could indicate a heat issue.

Might want to use your motherboard software to see what kind of CPU and motherboard temperatures you are getting while running these games.
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i am not using a stock fan for my cpu, i have a zalman 7700 alcu installed, which keeps my motherboard and cpu below 40 degrees even under heavy load. My case is also set up for max air flow with a 120mm fan on both the side and the back of the case.

I thought it was a heat issue as well, reason i picked up the Zalman.
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