Hail First off Ill put my computer specs, and what I have done... CPU Barton 2.6ghz 512MB Ram ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 256 KS78XE Asrock Mobo (SIS Chipset) Link to more indepth info... http://www.asrock.com/product/product_k7s8xe+.htm 2 HardDrives: C- 60gb (windows, program files, installed games) D- 80gb (Storage: music, films, backuped games) I have a Case Fan aswell as a cpu fan, and the system stays around 40-45C My sound card is Mobo based, a SIS 7012 Audio Device Standard 56k Modem Lan Card 10/100 Windows XP Pro SP1 Thats about it. Problem: SOME games will either restart randomly.... the whole system restarts... Some games include: Battlefield 1942, Laser Squad Nemsis (In the middle of a massive HotSeat Game.. ughh!! lol) and thats about it, I havent bothered to install any other games yet... Battlefield will restart only when its loading a map.. Laser squad restarted when processing turns. What I have done: Installed Service Pack 1 (SP1) Installed ATI Catalyst 3.8 (Then installed 4.1 currenly at 4.1) Installed DirectX 9.0b Fitted a case fan. Went back to the shop and exchanged my memory stick for a new one.... Problem NOW doesnt happen as quickly, sometimes I can play games, sometimes it crashes (in relation to Battlefield Loading) My ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 256mb should be able to use 8x AGP.. My motherboard has enabled Fast Write and 8x AGP When I check Catalyst, I choose 8x AGP with the slider and it says "restart" computer restarts (sits on blue screen for AGES after restart... eventually goes) then when it loads up, its back to Off.. Okay thats about it... Any ideas anyone!? *sighs* I Think its the motherboard... I Dont know if been stuck for 5 days now, please anyone!? Thanks for your time Distressed Farske
I take what n0e says way too seriously
1st March 2003
What power supply do you have? When a vido ard begins rendering a game, it takes a LOT more power. You'll prolly need a new PSU.
If you want to monitor your watt usage, there are different freewares all over the net. If your mobo manufactorer has a program on their sites, it will probably be the most accurate. If your worried about weither or not to get a new PSU, do some good old math and see if you got enought juice from your current PSU.
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