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  • July 15th, 2005, 09:41 PM
    Don't forget it could be the Power Supply getting hot!
  • July 15th, 2005, 08:48 PM
    John hit this one on the head. It is heat since you can do anything else fine, except cpu and vid card intensive programs. Make sure the heatsink/fans are connected to your cpu and vidcard tightly.
  • July 15th, 2005, 03:27 PM
    Ideal temps depend on what parts you have in your system

    I dont know intel that well but I think that idealy for your system you cpu should be at around 50 C under load (correct me if im wrong)

    Good Luck (and welcom to timo)
  • July 15th, 2005, 03:22 PM
    t might not be the heat.
    If you have nortin aniviris that messes with the programs and can automatically turn the computer off
  • May 14th, 2005, 01:24 AM
    thank you both for the speedy reply, il iimmediatley check my temps for now, n report back soon, juz a quick questiony, whats the ideal temps?

  • May 14th, 2005, 01:12 AM
    how did you add the new fans to your computer. When adding fans to a computer you don't want to have them all sucking air in or blowing it out. You want a steady stream of fresh cool air coming and and a steady stream of hot air being blown out. Where are your fans and are they exhaust fans or intake fans? I'd recommend putting your front and top fan (if you have it as intake fans and maybe your side fan as an intake fan also (this you'd have to test both ways to see which works best) and then put the rear fan as an exhaust fan because your psu is also automatically an exhaust fan. Ideally, you want to create a sort of current of air that blows through your computers, coming in cool and blowing out hot. If all of them are intake fans you get more hot air in the computer that doesn't move around and doesn't have any real place to escape except for cracks and stuff. You're pretty much building yourself a very expensive pressure cooker lol. If you have them all sucking air out, then there is very little air in the case to absorb the heat created and thus, the heat all gets trapped in your very expensive equipment, either way everything is just too hot!! make sure you have a balance of intake and exhaust fans in order to cool everything nicely. Another option it to take a nice high powered house fan and take the side of your computer off. stick the fan in the opening and game away....if it still restarts and it's a heating issues (a program like everest home will tell you your temps) then the heat sink probably isn't attached right. if the problem is fixed, then it's probably that your fans aren't set up correctly or the air in your case is too stagnant!
  • May 14th, 2005, 12:53 AM
    John Prophet
    Welcome to the forum!

    it is definitely heat related

    try this, to find out if it is the cpu or the vid card

    let it cool down etc.....then boot it the games for a while...then shut down and go into the bios and check the cpu temp, see what it is

    and if you think the fan is drawing too much power (I doubt it) you could just take the fan out and try it, lol.....but I think if it was that, that it would reboot right away....sounds more like heat buildign up then having to cool off before it will reboot

    did you assemble this computer yourself? if so, perhaps you didnt get the heatsink on the cpu exactly right or the thermal paste wasnt quite right

    check the cpu temp after about 15 this.....boot up and just run apps etc for a while..then go check the cpu temp....THEN play the games for about 15 minutes and go recheck the cpu temp in the bios

    either report back the temp or just check online for the normal temp range

  • May 14th, 2005, 12:45 AM

    Computer Turning Off Automatically

    Hey guys,

    i have been having a prob recently with my newly formatted pc,

    it seems that whenever run a high intensive app such as a game like cs or bf, the computer turns off automatically after about 20-30 mins and i am unable to switch it back on for 15 or so minutes. The fans are extremely hot and i am quite sure its a cooling or power problem.

    I read up somehwhere that the new intel proccessors have some feature where they turn off automatically to avoid burning, anywyz another possible problem is that a new vantec dual fan was put in, and maybe that is drawing to much power.

    because if i just surfin the web, or word processing it can run forever,

    MY Specs:

    Asus P4P800SE MOBO
    Intel 2.8 GHz
    ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 128 MB
    1 GB Kngston Ram
    120 GB Maxtor HardDrive
    (NO idea what brand) 350 watt switching psu
    2 Built in Fans for case
    additional 2 vantec fans

    pls pls pls help me out! i can never play games or anything nowadays for fear of burning something

    a friend reccomended me to yu guys so i knoe yall are the best

    Thanks Guys!!!,


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