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Hey,

I read all the rules before posting this new thread and i want to know some stuff about Hardware

I have a .

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System Information
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Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) (2600.xpclient.010817-1148)
System Manufacturer: D850GB
System Model: GB85010A
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1500MHz, ~1.5GHz
Memory: 256MB RAM
Page File: 189MB used, 428MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)


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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce4 MX 440
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0171&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A3
Display Memory: 64.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Default Monitor
Monitor Max Res:
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7189 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3980288 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes


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Sound Devices
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Description: C-Media Wave Device
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0111&SUBSYS_011113F6&REV_10
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: cmaudio.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0643 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Debug
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 11/18/2002 16:51:40, 377358 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: C-Media
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xF5F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 100000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 17, 16
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 17, 16
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): Yes
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run

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Sound Capture Devices
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Description: C-Media Wave Device
Default Sound Capture: Yes
Default Voice Capture: Yes
Driver Name: cmaudio.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0643 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Debug
Date and Size: 11/18/2002 16:51:40, 377358 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x41
Format Flags: 0xCCC

However I'm having this problem:

The computer is restarting automatically as soon as the computer runs a game such as GTA-Vice City or anything

What the heck is wrong?

I tried changing my display card, didnt work, my whole motherboard, dosn work, whats da prob???

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I noticed that you have Windows XP which in itself requires 256MB of ram to run maybe you should think about getting some more ram.

Do you get any error messages when the system exits the game?

How long before the OS loads before you try and start the game?

Have you ran adaware and virus checked your system lately?
 

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KanedA - what do you mean by overlocked / overheated? its in a ventilated, wind gushing room.. n second , the cpu casings opened for more cooling

OminaeYu - thnx, i'll try adding more RAM . no error messages - works fine except with the exception that it restarts after ingame playing for around 30seconds to 5 minuites. I try to put the game on after around 30 mins of OS load-checked with NortonAntivirus, i keep it updated,


D.D. - whats a thermal paste?, i havent checked it yet....
 

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Otrivin:

thermal paste is an essential substance that goes between your CPU and your CPU's heatsink and fan complex. thermal paste allows heat to be efficiently transfered between the cpu's surface and the heatsink and is mandatory for cpus since i think the pentium 2 cpus O__o. There are many brands of thermal paste but generally ppl like to use Arctic Silver 5. if u have not applied thermal paste after taking out your motherboard (assuming u also took off your cpu) or have self-made your computer without applying any (tho theres always the already included thermal pad on the retail p4 heatsink and fan), chances are that this is causing u problems.
 

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Mmmm...., try to open the 'System Properties' --->'Advanced'--->'Startup and Recovery'--->'settings'---->'System Failure'---->uncheck 'Automatically restart'. Hope it can help.
 

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I'm betting it's the CPU overheating. Games generally use up all the CPU power in the system so it doesn't take very long for the CPU to heat up, and without sufficient cooling it'll crash very quickly. Try checking the CPU fan and heatsink. Make sure the heatsink is on tightly, and the fan is going at a good rate. Also might want to check for thermal paste, although most heatsinks come with some. My CPU can survive without the fan on idle, but absolutely needs it at full load.
 

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PSU could also be problematic - I once found my little bro running a 2.4GHz P4 w/ GeForce FX 5950 (128M) on a (gasp) 250W PSU. I immediately called the fire department (j/k).
 

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
It works!!!

Thnx,

It worked, really appreciate it.. (replaced thermal paste and its going fine now!)

:wave:
 
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