Having problems with your Computer Games ?

I have a AMD Athlon (tm) 64 Processor 3300+ 2.40 GHz, 960 MB of RAM running a VIA/S3G Uni Chrome IGP graphics card. I have updated my drivers for my card along with installing Windows service pack 3 to my XP. I play very few games, but when I run Max Payne it lets me get to the third kill in the first part of the game then shuts down and reboots the computer. This also occurs when I play Hitman 2, it lets me get partly thru the first level and then shuts down and reboots the computer


Answers :

Hi,

Simply put, the VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP is NOT designed for gaming. You need to install\015\012a purpose video card. Something like nVidia or ATI that are specially designed for gaming purposes.

Because the S3G is embedded (on-board) it is causing the processor to overheat, thus causing unexpected shut down.

Basically if you carry on playing games like Max Payne you run the risk of damaging the processor. The reason for this is that the computer has a fail safe built into the BIOS. So when the processor reaches critical temperature it will shut down. The game itself is causing this.

You can only play less demanding games on the VIA chip.

Graphics cards are quite cheap to buy these days so maybe an upgrade to your computer could be an advantage.

If you would like me to recommend a decent card then please post back.


Regards.




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