While playing a high-end game like Left 4 Dead 2, or the APB (All points bulletin) demo, about 30 minutes/1 hr in, my CPU crashes to a black screen. The monitor states it is in 'power save mode' and the monitor LED is golden yellow. After a couple seconds, the sound starts to loop, and the only way out of this is hard-restarting my computer by holding down the tower button for 5 secs.
Now for my CPU specs:
Nvidia 8800 GeForce GT (257.21 driver)
Dell ST 2210 Widescreen monitor
3 GB RAM
45GB free space (granted, I should free up some)
Pentium Dual Core 2.80 GHz
Anyways, if I left anything out, please let me know. I've tried disabling anti-aliasing, and physx, etc.
Please help me guys, i'm going insane. Thanks in advance!