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Computer Crash when playing video etc


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Njclark

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My computer crashes mostly when playing video.

No blue screen but instead the computer decides to just turn itself off. If I immediately try to restart the computer, it freezes while on start up and I can just faintly make out the windows xp 'start up' logo on an otherwise dark screen screen.

The only solution is to turn the computer completely off again, wait for 15 minutes, then everything seems to work fine again until I play a video.

Is this a memory issue and can it be fixed?

Many thanks

Nick
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skifxr

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Sounds more like a video card issue. Do you have a spare you can try?

You can test your memory with memtest.
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Hello
Something else to check for would be dust blocking intake of air to the cpu which would make it over heat and give similar happenings especially as you have to wait 15mins this would indicate to me something may be cooling down. If your confident open your pc if you see a build up of dust inside your pc you can get a can of compressed air from your local pc shop and give it a blow.
Run Speccy and look at the temp of the cpu inside your pc.
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Edited by Niyol, 23 August 2013 - 02:45 AM.

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The dreaded dust seems to have been the problem!

Running my computer to the max including programs and video constantly playing and no crashes to report. I can certainly recommend giving the inside a good blast once and a while with compressed air!

Thanks to all those that helped.

Nick
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Glad to help and glad you got it sorted :thumbsup:
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