Alright, so the other weekend I had a LAN party (8:30 pm Friday until 4:30 pm saturday, w00t) and we were playing San Andreas Multi-Player, then my computer crashed. Well, not totally. The monitor shut off and my lighted keyboard shut off. The reset button didn't respond, so i had to throw the switch on the power supply. I had also tried to copy a few gigs of files onto a slave drive after it crashed a couple times in the same manner, and again it crashed while doing that too. Now, I figured it was just the hard drive (it had given me trouble before), so I went out to Fry's the next day got a new hard drive and 2 gigs of ram (I was at 1 before) but anyways, I just tried playing Battlefield 2 and it did it again. Could this be a sign of a weak CPU? or motherboard? or PSU? I'll try swapping out my PSU tomorrow or saturday, but if anyone else might know what the problem is, please help. :/
Specs: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ ECS K8T890-A Motherboard 2 gb Kingston RAM (used to be 1gb Corsair) ASUS Radeon x850XT 300gb SATA Western Digital HDD (used to be ATA100 160gb WD w/ a 250gb Maxtor as a slave)
What is the Power Supply? Brand, Rated output.
Also, have you been paying much attention to your Graphics cards heat? (Doubt this would matter, as it also happens when copying data).
It's just the one that came with the case. 420w, I believe. Haven't monitored it, nope. I'll throw open BF2 when I get home from work tomorrow and watch the temp when it reboots. Right now it's at 51.3 degrees centigrade.
possible bad memory...had this problem a few weeks ago, random crashes/restarts...happened when moving things from one drive to another, too. I tested the sticks & one was bad
Sounds like Power Supply to me
I have 2 brand new sticks of RAM. Used to have (2) 512 mb sticks of Corsair, now I have (2) 1 gb sticks of Kingston. I'll switch the power supply out this afternoon.
deff the power supply.i had the same exact problem about 3 weeks ago.
Sweet, I'm glad my house has random computer parts around. I'll list what we have someday. I don't know what size power supply this extra one is though, I'll find out later.
Swapped it out, then opened up BF2 last night.
Final score: 156 kills - 8 deaths
Thanks guys :D