I'm having a problem with my computer.
My computer shutts down automatically when playing games.
I tried all software upgrades, drivers, windows update, malware/virus/adaware cleaning, reinstall windows clean HDD etc etc.
So i think it's a hardware problem, but before spending a lot of cash I would like some confirmation.
A computerstore nearby already checked it and they didn't found anything.
Stressed the whole thing with 3Dmark nothing happened.
But when I play games like COD 4,5 Dead Space it turns off after a different amount of time.
It then restarts and restarts until i take the power off, when I switch it on again it works just fine.
I had several BSOD when these things happen like: driver irql not less or equal, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA,GRAPHICS_DRIVER_FAULT
So my conclusion was it is a heat problem.
Now before i thought of this I already checked my RAM with memtest86+ and it gave 1 error, but most of the time the computer still shutted down.
Then I started to check the manufacturers site to find out which RAM is compatible with my motherboard and turns out, the RAM in my system wasn't compatible.
By then I had already bought my 2nd set of the same RAM, unfortunately.
I saw a test report on the MSI Neo3-FR website which said the KVR800D2N5 RAM would work http://www.msi.com/u...t/TR10_1611.pdf.
But the Kingston site says something else, it should be KVR800D2N6 RAM
What I am wondering is can this difference in memory cause my problems? So I can safely buy nem GOOD RAM without throwing away money again.
Or could it be my Graphics card?
The temps of my GC won't rise above the 65 degrees celsius and i have to mention something else!
My MB get's kinda hot next to my RAM.
http://images.icecat...gh/1596339-2585. Where it says N1996 exactly, it can burn my finger to give an indication.
MB: MSI P45 Neo3-FR
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
RAM: Kingston KVR800D2N5K2⁄4G
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
GC:Sapphire HD4850 512MB
HDD:Samsung 640GB HD642JJ
Windows XP pro
I hope I gave you guys enough info.
Thank you in advance!
Sorry for my (probably) bad english... I'm from the Netherlands
Edited by Mkkl, 04 May 2009 - 03:24 PM.