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#1 13 years ago

I was playing Call of Duty when my computer just went off.I don't know why.Can you help me?

My comp stats:

1.7 Ghz Celeron 1024MB RAM( 768MB DDR 400 + 256 DDR 333) 80 GB Hard disk drive. 2 cooling fans




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#2 13 years ago

Has it only happened once? If not, does it only happen during COD? What video card do you have? How big is your power supply? How old is your power supply? The best advice that I can give you without those answers is to flash your BIOS.




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#3 13 years ago

Did you restart it, and then did it work fine? More details please.




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#4 13 years ago

It happened before while I was playing other games too.

Power Supply:350 Watt

My Video card Sapphire Ati Radeon 9200 SE

The best advice that I can give you without those answers is to flash your BIOS.

what does it mean?and how do I do it?

I restarted it.I t worked fine.Then again it went off while playing CoD.




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#5 13 years ago
Lord AbrarurIt happened before while I was playing other games too. Power Supply:350 Watt My Video card Sapphire Ati Radeon 9200 SE

Does it ever crash in Windows or only while gaming? If it does, you may be looking at a power supply or motherboard problem. If not, then try looking for updated drivers for your graphics card. If that doesn't work, you may want a new one.

what does it mean?and how do I do it?

Flashing the BIOS resets all BIOS setting to default. This *may* resolve the problem, but we need more specific details about your system (age, motherboard, hard drive size/speed, and any extra hardware (especially the stuff that eats power) that you have) to determine if it will help. If you want to have a go, there are programs available for download that will flash the BIOS from Windows. If you can't find the appropriate program for your BIOS, then power off your PC, open up your case and examine the motherboard for a BIOS jumper - It should be labelled something like BIOS/Clear. Take a jumper from another part of the motherboard and then fit it over the BIOS Flash jumper for a few seconds. Once done, replace the jumper where you originally found it. If you cannot find the BIOS jumper, or are unsure how to perform this procedure, then simply remove the BIOS battery (the small circular watch battery) from its slot on the motherboard for a few minutes, then replace it.




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#6 13 years ago
Does it ever crash in Windows or only while gaming?

only while gaming.

Motherboard:Gigabyte 8IE2004PL

also I got mixed memory.768 MB DDR400 with 256 MB of 333 Mhz RAM.

I will try updating my display driver.




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#7 13 years ago

Hmm. The fact that it only crashes during gaming could suggest that either:

  1. The graphics card isn't getting enough power - that 300w PSU isn't really that powerful, remember.
  2. Your graphics card has been damaged through overheating, however I wouldn't at first suspect this - the 9200 series doesn't usually get hot enough to cause a problem
  3. You need new graphics drivers.



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#8 13 years ago

updated my driver,Catalyst 5.8 for windows xp.

Plays for a good 15 or 20 and even 25 minutes and then goes off again.

thanks for the help and suggestions.




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#9 13 years ago

hmmm despite not really knowing anything about this the fact that you can play for a decent period of time (and only with games, that make the pc work harder than being idle) before it turns off would suggest to me that something is getting overheated and then kacking up. I might be completely wrong tho so wait for some else to clarify/dismiss this before ripping your pc apart in rage :)




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#10 13 years ago

yep, I agree with IRISH - it sounds like an overheating problem. Are the side covers to your case on? If they are, remove them for cooling purposes, and try again. If the problem persists, try doing a manual update of punkbuster. Go here: http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=updatepb.php Download a file called pbweb.exe, place it in your pb folder (in the CoD folder), connect to the web, and run the exe.