i bought a radeon 9800 pro for my comp ages ago but ive only started having problems recently... as this was the last upgrade im guessing its the problem? but im quite ignorant to the fact of anything else wrong... but heres what happens!
im playing TRS2004 (Trainz Railroad simulator) this is the only high end game i play on my system so i dont know if its anything related to the software... but i do know there are some issues with ATI and TRS2004
As i play TRS2004 for about 20 minutes the CPU will climb to a temperature of about 55-57oC (AMD Athlon 2500+ XP Barton (Not overclocked))
after 20 mins (roughly) the computer will shut off completely... not going back to desktop and shutting down but just switching off.... i have tryed many things to help the cause such as:
Reinstall windows (totally wiping the HDD) and applying XP + SP2
Added new fans (3 8cm + an exhaust)
changed graphics settings many of times!
i just dont know whats wrong.... is my 9800 not playing anymore? or could it be something else? this only happens when i run this game..
a few other details...
CPU core V = 1.744 and is stable
Mainboard temp = 30-35oc
cpu temp at bootup roughly 33oc and whilst running the game it climbs to 56oC'ish
I do not suspect that its overheating.... but i do not know what temp my graphics card is running at. any help and u will make me a happy chappy!
Many thanks Nick