Hey, I need help with my computer regarding "sudden resets" which are becoming very anoying. Almost everytime I start a game like Sims 2, Far Cry, of SW:Knights of Old Republic, my computer resets after a random time. I can't find any sign of Virus or overheated Hardware. I try'd diffrent type of things, like scaning the computer for Viruses or updating my hardware and even check the heat. All with no results other than I have to save very often to be sure that I won't lose my progress in thouse games. Here are my Computer specs: Field Value Computer Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional OS Service Pack Service Pack 1 Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1) DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c) Computer Name MATRIX (Martin's Computer) User Name Zero Motherboard CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1533 MHz (11.5 x 133) 1800+ Motherboard Name Chaintech 7AJA2(E) (1 ISA, 5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR, 3 DIMM, Audio) Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8363A Apollo KT133A System Memory 512 MB (SDRAM) BIOS Type Award Modular (11/18/02) Communication Port Communications Port (COM1) Communication Port Communications Port (COM2) Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1) Display Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X (128 MB) 3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X Monitor Dell P790 [17" CRT] (8757RH2TSXB9) Multimedia Audio Adapter C-Media CMI8738 Audio Chip Storage IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller SCSI/RAID Controller XMASSCSI SCSI Controller Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive Disk Drive Maxtor 92048D8 (20 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/33) Disk Drive Maxtor 6Y080L0 (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133) Optical Drive AXV CD/DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device (Virtual DVD-ROM) Optical Drive LITE-ON LTR-52246S (52x/24x/52x CD-RW) Optical Drive TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R5112 (DVD:4x/2x/12x, CD:16x/10x/40x DVD-RW) SMART Hard Disks Status OK Partitions C: (NTFS) 78152 MB (18133 MB free) D: (NTFS) 19529 MB (2787 MB free) Input Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard Mouse Logitech-compatible Mouse PS/2 Network Network Adapter Realtek RTL8029(AS) PCI Ethernet Adapter Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC BTW: The resets are extremly often at SW:KoToR and recently it began to "freeze" (game freezes and only option is to press the powerswitch) the game. Thank you!:bows:
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
When the computer 'freezes' could you press the numlock key and see if the light on the keyboard still goes on and off?
"sudden resets" are not "freezes"
im betting on two things either a cooling problem or one of your ram sticks is faulty
Run hardwarebenchmarks to eliminate faulty hardware as source of error. Some are listed in the "Downloads & Online tools" sticky thread.
The "ultimate Boot CD" listed in the same thread has some great tools for checking hardware outside windows enviroments. It is a self booting menu based CD, easy to work with.