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When i am playing games on my p.c. In future, never use any of these performance enhancing or "overclocking" programs. it worked up until my brother installed "pc booster" he messed around on that.

p.s it doesn't happen when Im not playing games. it has happened before but started to work again. also when i reboot i some times get the blue screen of death and it takes me a few tries to get it to boot up. Repost of the System Restore doesn't work. -- Andy  

when i went to play it worked for about 5 minutes then turned off i tried and tried and it did the same thing. is this due to pc booster or something else? This is procisely what can happen. this is my specs : Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz Memory: 2046MB RAM Hard Drive: 250 GB Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO Monitor: LG L196W(Digital) PLEASE HELP ME!!!   Try System Restore to the date/entry for installing PC Booster.

PLEASE HELP!!!!!! This will undo any registry changes made by that ***** program! such as cod4 and fallout 3 my computer will just turn itself off. even after uninstalling "pc booster" it still didn't work.

What causes My computer shuts off randomly during games

If you received this error on your PC, it means that there is a malfunction in your system. Common causes are incorrect or unsuccessful installation or removal of software that could leave invalid entries in the Windows registry, the effects of a virus or malware attack, an incorrect system shutdown due to a power failure, or another factor in which a person with little technical knowledge accidentally deletes the required A system file or registry entry, as well as several other reasons. The immediate cause of "My computer shuts off randomly during games" is a failure when one of its normal operations is properly started by a system or application component.


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computer shuts down during downloaded games, online games, randomly it seems.!?!

It might not necessarily be that the RAM is bad but rather that you either have a mismatched pair of RAM sticks or the motherboard might simply dislike the new stick.Another thing that could be causing this is your drivers; also, since most of your issues appear to occur only while using the net, it could be a problem with the Wireless device your using (is this a USB device?). I am fairly competent when things are running as they should be, but am at a lose and need advice. It was running fine, no crashes or problems until I had this guy install more memory and wipe the old stuff from it. Upgrades are cool huh?

the installed RAM might be incompatible. He installed Windows XP, SP3, and the extra memory. Am I going to have to go back to using my computer as a really big solitaire game? My mom stays on this computer a lot and I am to the point where I want to disconnect  it and give IT a good BOOT!

Well....I got charter cable to hook me up with some internet and my "new" computer starts out fine. Sometimes during browsing, or gaming, or in the last part of a download. Sorry it was so long but was trying to get as much info to you as I could think that might be useful. I noticed that my I.E.8 crashes ALOT.

Recently its started shutting down and rebooting right in the middle of a great game. javascript:replaceText('%20???',%20document.forms.postmodify.message);Steams me up. Hope not. Just stops and then reboots.

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Computer randomly shuts down when playing games

It could well be your PSU is a little underpower for all the hardware you have connected, as even USB devices can draw power

What are your system temps and you can use Speedfan to let us know these as random shutdowns can be where the temp of motherboard , CPU and GPU hit a high. The inside of the computer is clean and I really don't know what could be wrong. I've checked through similar threads and I can't find any solutions that helped. Does this only happen when playing games or has the random shutdown happened when using other applications?

In Event Viewer at the exact time of a shutdown are there any error warnings, likely in System or Application logs, if so paste them into a notepad file and attach to your next post as per HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post [/QUOTE]

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Maybe a power issue or my crappy case?

marks. also check Device Manager for any yellow !

Computer randomly shuts down while playing games.

Also download Speedfan to get Temperature readings of your CPU and GPU to find out.

Couple of ways to solve it is buy a cooling fan for your laptop. The major thing is to get a air duster and blow the dust out.

However, whenever I try to play a game and I am playing hapily, it can randomly shut down my entire computer. This is really annoying especially when I am feeling comfortable and thinking that it will not happen. One more thing, ERecovery won't work because PQSERVICE is not in my disk after installing Windows 8. So I installed Steam to be entartained.

If you can play the game with a decent Frames per second then all of sudden it shuts down.

I have this Acer Aspire 5755G and I installed Windows 8 in it. When my OS was installed I wanted to play some games. Laptops are more sensitive to dust which causes it to overheat.

I don't know what to do so this is the reason I am in the forums asking. This problem was also occuring when I was running Windows 7 and that's the reason I installed Windows 8, to see if the problem got fixed. Sounds like your Laptop s overheating which might be why your machine shuts down all of a sudden.

Computer Randomly Shuts Down...usually while playing games

I waited a little while and turned it back on again, still no error message.

I also posted this under a related thread ( )
but I suspect that I may get better results by starting a new thread. Prior to now the usual "idle" temp for the GPU was around 53 C. As the subject states, my PC will randomly shut off.

It's happened with several different games, so I don't think it's game specific. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I turned on SpeedFan and checked NVMonitor to see where my temps were at, and the video card seemed a bit high...around 71 C...and the temp stayed up around that until I turned it off for the night.

This usually happens when I'm in the middle of playing a game...or the demo/trial of a game. The most recent occurrence was yesterday when I was playing Civilization IV (and had been playing for several hours). The fan on the card is working. All of a sudden...the computer shut off, no warning, no error, nothing, just OFF.

This is the first time the computer has done this in over a month. All of my drivers are up to date. There is plenty of air flow through my case and minimal dust (just cleaned it again this morning). Today my GPU temp is running around 61 C, but I have only been browsing the web (email and this forum).

Computer randomly shuts down/freezes when playing games.

I have no idea what's causing this. Here's my speedfan temps when doing nothing:

System: 38C (blue arrow)
CPU: 42C (green checkmark)
AUX: 35-37C (blue arrow)
HD0: 40C (green checkmark)
Core 0: 40-42C (tends to change into blue arrow, green checkmark or red arrow)
Core 1: 40-42C (same as Core 0)

Speedfan temps when running a game
System: 38C (blue arrow/green checkmark)
CPU: 45C (red arrow)
AUX: 37C (blue arrow)
HD0: 40C (green checkmark)
Core 0 and 1: 53C (fire)

I'm worried about the core temps...

Here's my specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 117180 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, G41M-S, ,
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated and Enabled

This mostly happens when i play CS:S, Borderlands and Fallout 3.

But then there's another case where the whole computer freezes and the screen changes into blue lines. First started with Borderlands.

Alright, i have this silly problem that whenever i'm playing most games the computer randomly shuts down; no error message, no warnings, no nothing, just shuts down in a split second with the screen going black. Oh, and it doesn't shut down/freeze when i'm just browsing the web.

I also had rare cases where it rebooted itself on it's own....

My computer shuts off randomly while playing video games???

Anyway after all that I still had the same problem, so I got myself a digital multi meter (attached pic) to test my PSU. I'm starting to think it's a motherboard problem, any help would be appreciated.

Welcome dtennisplaya. Screen is off, the computer has restarted but nothing shows up or beeps as if it's starting up...nothing except for the fan going crazy.

Every time I played any game my PC would give me between about a minute to about ten minutes of stuttering gameplay, obviously not what I expected when I picked it :-D Basically I had a low quality PSU that just couldn't handle the load & cut out, thankfully it cut out rather than blowing out though. From the info you have provided I'm guessing it's your power supply, I had a similar problem a few years ago when I installed an ATI HD 4870 1GB. To make sure it was the PSU & not some kind of HDD error or Registry error I downloaded Advanced SystemCare Free & ran it to get rid of as many of the registry &/or disk errors as I could to rule them out (Deep Care these days). I figured it was a bad installation of windows 7 so I reformatted and still have the same problem.

Additionally I tried to install the newest form of drivers from ati and right after installation the screen and computer freeze up with a couple of blocks on the screen shaking which forces me to restore it back.


Computer randomly shuts down/freezes after playing games

for example whenever i want play " onimusha by using PCSX2 0.9.8 (r4600) " computer screen freeze then shout down.!!! if i use 2 gig ram its happen very often but with 4gig its happen less. but i suspicious memory (RAM), when i use one of them (Samsung 2gig and 4gig) it work good and laptop freeze and shutdown very less but its happen!! Please help!

*pardon me for my English

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Re: My computer shuts off randomly while playing video games SIMS???

marks by any device and if so by what?

If you open Device Manager do you have any yellow ! It doesnt restart it just turns off. What Windows version and Service Pack are you using?

When I called them back to tell them about the issue they informed me that my warranty was expired!! I sent my computer back to the manufacturer (Gateway) and they said they replaced everything and found no problems, but then again when I got it back it wasn't put back together correctly and the problem is still there. When I play games like Sims it will play for about 10 mins and then just shut off. If you are not playing games does your PC work ok, as in say using internet or a office document?

I don't know whats going on with my computer!!

Can you guys help me please?!?! Lately it's been doing it when I get on FB games too.

I can sit on my computer all day surfing the internet with no problems but as soon as I play a game it's all over.

My PC randomly shuts off while playing games

Here are the specs:

ABIT motherboard (AA8XE
6800 NVidia Geforce Ultra
2 gigs of RAM
120 gig hard drive

I think thats all you need? What memory modules do you have. Are any of them Value Ram? So what do you think.

From memory to stress testing it, but it all comes out with flying colors. Anyway, my alienware seems to shut down with no warning when I start playing games (ie: WoW) or generally start using my NVidia card. Anyway help would be awesome.

Common problem with Alienware computers, and difficult to track down. I've also done almost every test known to man for this computer, too.

The reason why I haven't been so gung-ho about fixing the issue is because its pretty sporadic. There are no viruses or malware, and I changed my RAM placement twice, just to make sure. I bought a new power supply, cleaned out my computer, and made sure there was no dust around the fans, but still this problem persists.

Now, I think its either the power button or the graphic card. (I heard a rumor that the NVidia drivers had a bug that dealt with the temprature of the card.)

Like I said, my temperatures have all been in the average range. Run it four hours or 7 to 10 passes, which ever takes longer. I would first first consider running a memory test from AT first I thought it was over heating, but all of my fans are working.

I cannot think of any reason why it would be the power button. W...

Computer shuts makes busy noise then shuts off randomly

Anyone have any ideas?

Your hard drive may be faulty. Then my computer shut down. after the noises, the computer shuts off, and restarts by itself.

That triggered my computer to make these weird whirring clicky noises. What is the make and model of the system and what is the brand of the hard drive inside the computer?

However. NOW, the computer randomly shuts off by itself.

Later on, my father fixed it. That day, i tryied to turn it on, it worked. However, the monitor didnt display anything. The computer was running but something to do with the bios just wasn't working.

I'd start the computer on, and usually, the computer would start to make these noises similar to that of a computer reading a disc.

It all started when i opened some foreign file and it mustve been a virus or something.

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It happened twice when i was DOTA-ing (my game count is probably about 100). haha) The computer shuts down suddenly without any warning at all. I'm using a AMD 64 X2 4800+ and when i checked my BIOS, the temperature was 55 degrees celcius. I've ran SUPERantispyware and MBAM and both showed zero infections on my computer.

Something in my guts tells me that this problem is due to my processor overheating. This happens everytime I run a NOD32 or Spybot scan. Is there any way I can narrow down the root of the problem? I'm facing some problem with my Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit computer.

What do the pros think? bumping this up.

The screen just went totally black.

The problem has existed since quite some time ago (i don't know why i'm doing something about it only now .. There was no error message when my computer shuts down.

Power shuts off randomly, and any movement around computer shuts it off

I don't think it could be another loose connection b/c now nothing even shows up. Windows doesn't load and the screen is on too. Sounds like you need to swap the power supply to me.

Everybody told me that it could have been a loose connection so I checked it all and replugged everything back in. The computer starting working fine for about 5 hours then it just shut off randomly while I was playing a game. SO, is this a power supply issue? Whenever I bump the desk or move the keyboard out with too much force, the computer shuts off.

So this time the problem started out as a simple issue. Please help!!!

Have you tried plugging into a different surge protector and different outlet? This is the right power amount so that's not my concern. You here the fans and everything but nothing will load.

All my parts from my old issue were replaced EXCEPT the power supply and CD-drive. I'm using a 550-watt supply while running a 7800 GT. And now the problem has gotten worse to the point where I turn on the computer and nothing shows up again. This time, though, it shut off without me bumping into anything.

IE shuts down randomly. Computer crashes with blue screen randomly.

Again, thank you for taking the time to listen and respond. )

P.S. Being the hands on guy I am, I went back to search for a solution with the new information. I returned only to see that my computer would keep restarting during the start up process. Success!!!

Checked and cleaned the inside of my PC. I recently discovered a Trojan on my computer and instead of going through the tedias process of getting rid of it, I decided to wipe my hard drive and load a 64 bit version of windows 7 ( an upgrade from the previous 32 bit version I had with the virus). As I began surfing the internet, IE will randomly shut down and just keep doing it. So, I threw my hands up and came here, hoping that someone could save me some heartache and a trip to the computer store.

I even downloaded World of Warcraft with no issues. The installation went smoothly and I began to download most of my drivers with no issues. NO! So, knowin a little about computers, I shut everything down.

I put everything back together, and it started up no problem. Re-set the memory and reset the battery to reload BIOS. I turned my computer off and got some sleep.

Any help is appreciated. As I scrambled for a solution to this very annoying problem, my computer would shut down, sending me to a blue screen which states a bunch of stuff that I don't understand. Please excuse any mis-spellings, the ieSpell won't download for me :0\

So I went to download some more updates and...

My computer randomly shuts down :(

It keeps randomly shutting down. What can the problem be??!! I am running a Dell Dimension 4450 with Windows XP Home edition, a p4 2.0ghz processor, an evga 6600 128 MB nvidia gfx card, and a gig of DDR ram, with a Netgear FA311 PCI Ethernet card.

It closes whatever Im doing without asking me if I want to save anything, and shuts down, as if I told it to shut down like I was done using it for the day. I recently installed a new network card, but im pretty sure this isnt the problem, because it was happening before this, but less frequently. It even has the nerve to shut down when im in the middle of a game. I have no clue what is going on, because I have no spyware/viruses that I know of.

Please look into this!

Thats the worst feeling. It is very frustrating...

computer randomly shuts off - help

All my drivers seem to be up to date, and all plugs are connected securely.

Every so often, maybe twice a day, my computer will shut down of its own accord. I checked the system error messages in computer management, but I really have no idea what they mean. There is never an error message.

I seem to have quite a few though. It doesn't restart, just shuts-down, and when I turn it back on I don't even get the scan-disk message. The shut-down may occur when I am in the middle of doing something (grrr!), or when I am way across the room and have no programs running.

These errors occured multiple times in the same second!! Any clue? This is driving me nuts! I am running AVG anti-virus, I have Ad-Aware, and Search and Destroy.

Yesterday was much worse, I can't even count the number of errors. Today I got four system error 102s, and 1 w32time 36 error. They were: cdrom error #7 (lots), and service control errors #7023 and 7036.

My computer randomly shuts off


My computer randomly shuts off ONLY when i am playing games... ty

That usually means the system is overheating.

it can do msn and music and stuff fine but when i play a game it usually lasts around 30 mins to an hour and it automatically shuts off my computer.. make sure all your fans are working.

What is going ? im wondering if this is my fan or ?

Computer Just Shuts Off Randomly

You could try cleaning out the case.Cleaning the Interior of your PC

i was wondering if there was anything that i could do (i have tried a system restore ans even the HP system recovery, and neither work)

What programmes are you running when it shuts down?It could be caused by your compter overheating.
I have been having a problem with my computer just randomly shutting down with no "windows is shutting down" screen or anything, it just seems as though the power cord was disconnected, but then just starts back up again.

computer shuts down randomly! help!

As i was looking over the mobo for bad capacitors i noticed that the main power cable going into the mobo was getting loose. Should i install this, and is is safe to uninstall, it said some stuff might not work. Edit:

Nm, i uninstalled sp2 cause i was tired of the blue screens. I just installed a new powersupply this year, so i doubt its power related either...

You guys think its safe? now, it seems that if it does start to boot, i might get a blue screen concerning some paging thing.. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. All the fans are working, so i dont think its a heat issue.

I was a little worried aobut it, so i didnt do it.

Hey guys,

It seems that my computer randomly shuts down. It ranges from litterally 2 seconds after turning it on, to maybe 15mins.

Anyways, all problems are fixed, so im happy.

Give us some computer specs

My computer never did this before installed sp2. update. No idea how that happened, when i know they are supposed to snap in, weird.

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I bought a new desktop in January. In may it started turning off again. Do you know how hot the processor is running?

How can I find out if Windows 7 is causing the problem before I go through the effort to wipe the computer clean and restore it to factory settings?? I don't have any viruses, I have plenty of memory and I am thinking the culprit must be the what now? Dell replaced all the hardward in April. In March it started to just randomly turn off.

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