Computer crashes everytime I play a game on the PC

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Every time I play a game like Red Orchestra 2 etc. on my computer, it crashes. The screen turns black and it locks up completely. Pressing ctrl+alt+del does not work so I have to restart. My NVIDIA driver has been updated but still it didn't work. I noticed that when it crashes, the fan spins in full blast. Could someone tell me what might be the problem? Is my graphics card broken?

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Computer crashes everytime I play a game on the PC

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There are a number of fixes that you can apply for your problem:

1. You can try and verify if the CPU overheats itself. When the nominal temperature exceeds, the CPU has a thermal protection which relies in shutting down the PC for quicker cooling. A quick fix would by to unmount the fan and heatsink and apply a thermal conductor paste on the CPU (make sure to no apply to much, just a drop) to allow a faster thermal conductance between the heatsink an the CPU.

2. Verify that your CPU fan is working. Your computer ca rune fine without using the CPU's fan, but if by any chance a more demanding application starts to run, then the CPU will overheat faster and force the PC to shutdown.

3. Make sure that your CPU is not overclocked. Oveclocking your CPU does give you a benefit of faster clock speeds and higher frequency, but it can also make your CPU much more unstable. I would recommend in restoring back to stock values.

As summer comes, the ambient temperatures rise, and it is recommended to keep your PC case clean and dust free to allow faster air circulation within it.

Answered By 590495 points N/A #330741

Computer crashes everytime I play a game on the PC

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If you say the fans worked full blast every time it crashes, your computer probably overheated that’s why all cooling fans operate at full speed. When the cooling fans are working at full speed, it means the CPU or the processor is at a very high temperature and it needs to be cooled down.

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm

If the temperature continues to go up and reaches the limit, the system will lock up and will immediately turn off. If this happens on every game you try to play, it is a sign that you need to clean the heat sink of the CPU. This requires technical experience because you need to remove the cooling fan of the processor and the heat sink.

If you haven’t done this before or you don’t know how to do it, bring your computer to a computer shop to have the heat sink cleaned. Also, check if the processor cooling fan requires replacing. If you want to play “Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm,” check the system requirements first and verify that your computer meets those requirements.

“Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm” supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. It requires 2.3 GHz Dual Core or faster processor, 2 GB RAM, Microsoft DirectX 9.0c-compatible video card with Shader Model 3.0 support and 256 MB video RAM (NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX, ATI Radeon HD 2900 GT, or better), 23 GB free space, sound card, and broadband internet connection.

For more information about the game, go to Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm on Steam.

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