March 30th, 2005, 09:15 PM
Computer black out..because of overheating?
Ok, my computer is shutting off after 5 minutes of playing a game (the better the graphics are in the game the shorter i have till it shuts off). My processor temp. is 180 F when playing and my video card doesnt get hot at all, but the weird thing is that when my computer shuts off i have to unplug power cord and put it back in so i can turn it back on... SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME !!! THX!
AMD anthlon 2800+
120GB Hard Drive
Geforce FX 5200 128DDR
550 Power supply
March 31st, 2005, 01:44 PM
1 question do you have a heatsink on your cpu? Or do you just live in Africa? 180 F is very hot and it looks like your motherboard is powering off to save your cpu from becoming liquid cpu. You might want to try better cooling for that cpu.