this game pushes my computer so hard that it overheats and shuts down, im in a world of suck now, i can barely start a new game--the game runs at about 5 fps anyways. im running 1 gig ram and 3ghz processor and a 128mb video card...how could this happen?
Whoa what video card do you have? Be sure to check the drivers for it. Does this happen with any other games/apps? If you dont have any other games as powerful as doom try getting a benchmarking program I recommend aquamark. If your computer overheats again when you test this get more fans asap. Otherwise if their isnt any problems with the benchmarking then its something weird with doom.
you probably need a better cooling system for your computer.
If you dont have a heat sink you should probably get one. Water cooling solutions are perhaps the most effective cooling components available, but they are sometimes risky to use, especially if you dont know your sh-t. Try taking off the casing on the side of your box in the mean time and putting a fan there to cool it down. Or else, put a cup of water with ice in it in the bottom of your casing BUT YOU MUST safley attach it unless you dont value your PC. These solutions hopefully may help you for overheating anyway
it could possibly be that your power supply isnt powerful enough
There are many video tweakers out there that will tell you your videocard's tempature and tempature of the overall computers. If you over clocked your computer beyond recommended tempatures or without proper cooling additions then the obvious happend and you should feel stupid. Your computer may be over heating but I would also look into your memory. When memory goes bad or shorts out and things start acting wierd such as random shutdowns or lock ups.
No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
If your computer sounds like a Zombie trying to tear you to pieces with a chainsaw, that is a sure sign your CPU fan no longer is working and needs replacement. A good one only costs about ten dollars.
I would die without GF
29th November 2003
You most likely require more sufficent cooling for your processor or graphics card. And secondly, be sure that your system has adequate ventilation (i.e., refrain from keeping it lodged under a desk, with the back to the wall, in between copious amount of other hardware).
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Listen to hellknight... he knows what he is talking about. 50percent of all system shutdowns due to "overheats" are because of insufficient power supplys. Your video card is pushing too hard for the power supply to handle thus causing the overload. That's probably your problem. How big is your power supply in wattage? If you don't know just look on the side of it. And i suggest you remove the side panel to your case as well to give it room to breathe.
Heh heh heh my parents freaked out when they saw my computer with its case off heating my cold room. Who needs a fireplace or gas stove! I use my computer for adequate heat in a closed room.