Problematic computer.

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  1. Murdoc

    Murdoc New Member

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    My father purchased a computer from ibuypower.com a few years ago. I'm messing around with it, and I find that it cannot do certain tasks without crashing to desktop, freezing, or simply restarting. Such tasks are playing a game, rendering or converting a video, etc etc. I can't even right click on something more than once without it freezing.

    Doom 3 lasts for about a minute before the screen goes completely bonkers. Call of Duty UO lasts for about 6 minutes, while Max Payne last about 4.

    All the drivers are updated, as well as Windows. He doesn't have any of the CDs that came with it.

    I found the email with a list of the computer's hardware and such.

    Case ( Nzxt Guardian ATX Mid-Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Blue )
    Power Supply ( Standard Case Power Supply )
    Processor ( AMD® Athlon-64 3400+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology )
    Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink + 2 Extra 3-Color LED Light Case Fans )
    Motherboard ( Albatron K8X800 Pro Via-K8T800+8237 Chipsets w/5.1 Sound, LAN, USB 2.0 8x AGP Motherboard )
    Memory ( 512MB DDR-400 PC3200 Memory Module Major Brand )
    Video Card ( ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB W/DVI + TV OUT 8x AGP Video )
    Hard Drive ( 80 GB HARD DRIVE 80 GB 7200 RPM Ultra ATA-100 Hard Drive )
    2nd Hard Drive ( None )
    Raid Controller ( None )
    Raid Configuration ( None )
    CD/DVD Drive ( None )
    CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( 16x DVD-ROM + 52x32x52 CD-RW Combo Drive Blue )
    Sound Card ( 3D Wave Stereo Sound Onboard )
    Speaker System ( 600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
    Fax Modem ( None )
    Network Card ( 10/100 Network Onboard )
    Floppy Drive ( None )
    Zip Drive ( None )
    Monitor ( CRT Monitor ViewSonic 17" E70FB Perfect Flat .21H DPI Color Monitor [Black] )
    Keyboard ( PS/2 104 Key Windows 98 Keyboard Beige )
    Mouse ( Optical Internet Mouse Silver )
    Meter Display ( Thermal Temperature LCD Display Blue )
    Flash Media Reader/Writer ( 6-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer Blue )
    Case Lighting ( None )
    Case Round Cable ( None )
    USB Port ( Build-in USB 2.0 Ports )
    IEEE-1394 Fire Wire Card ( None )
    TV Tuner ( None )
    Video Camera ( None )
    Scanner ( None )
    Headset ( None )
    Printer ( None )
    Printer Cable ( None )
    Operation System ( MS Windows XP Home Edition )

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I think I just figured out the crashing problem.. I opened up the case and pointed a room fan directly into it, and I havn't crashed yet where as without the fan, it'd crash at the same time, almost on the dot, while playing a game.

    Would just a slot fan be sufficient, you think?
     
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    Are there any available case fan spaces? It would be best to add a fan there if you can.

    But it's pretty odd that this would suddenly start happening.

    Are all the cpu/case fans spinning?
























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  5. Murdoc

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    Sorry I failed to mention that according to my father, it appears this has been happening out of the box.

    All the fans are running fine.
     

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