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\015 Ive brought a new gaming rig,as followsCPU: Athlon II X2 240, 2.8GhzMBD: Biostar TA770E AM3 / DDR2 / SATARAM: 2GB DDR2 800MHz Case: CoolerMaster Elite 330PSU: WinPower 450wOne 300gb Sata driveOne 160gb Sata driveOne LG Dvd WriterGraphic card: MSI Geforce 9500gt MD1G-OC/D2Now when i first got it no problems at all,i could play Crysis, Cryostatis, Riddick, Saw and Mass Effect.All on high and max settings, running fine.Two weeks later it wouldnt let me play any of these games without shutting down, 2-5 mins into a game i would hear a click and it would turn off but the computer would still be running half the time.I thought it was a graphic card problem so i swapped with my geforce 7500GTand it still crashed, i removed one of my sata and dvd drive and still the problem consists?[code]The cpu is at a 22-30\302\260CGraphic cards are at 45-60\302\260CAnd the case is well ventilated.There is no dust on either card or cpu.And these are all new parts?I also did test using CoreTemp Here are the resultsCPUID:,0x100F62Processor:,AMD AMD Athlon II X2 240 (Regor)Platform:,(null)Revision:,DA-C2Session start:,20:34:50 - November 11 - 2009Time,CPU 0 Temp.,,CPU 0,Low temp.,High temp.,Core load,CPU speed,20:35:00,23\302\260,,,23\302\260,25\302\260,5%,2800.17 MHz,20:35:10,25\302\260,,,23\302\260,25\302\260,65%,2800.17 MHz,20:35:20,27\302\260,,,23\302\260,27\302\260,31%,2800.17 MHz,20:35:30,27\302\260,,,23\302\260,27\302\260,61%,2800.17 MHz,20:35:40,28\302\260,,,23\302\260,29\302\260,31%,2800.17 MHz,\015

Answers :

You have ruled out the video card
and since cooling does not seem to be an issue on you cpu, your next step is to switch your power supply
after that one is ruled out,
your next replacement is your motherboard.

good luck man!
Hi,

It sounds to me like a driver issue.

Visit NVIDIA's web site here and download the latest graphics drivers and install them. Also see if there are any patches available for the cards.







http://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-uk








Regards.
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