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By aminrock2000 ·
hello i have a system with the following parts:
mother board:gigabyte 8ITX3
CPU:intel willamette soket 423 pin 1400 Mhz.
ram:rambus 384 MB rdram.
VGA:MSI geforce FX 5200 128 MB DDR ram.
harddisk:Maxtor 40 GB.
power supply: 350 watt.
os version:microsoft windows XP professional.

my problem is that when i am playing 3d games such as maxpayne or ... my system crashes and automaticaly restarts.but some times instead of restart the system just exit the game unexpectedly and take me to desktop.
please help me with this problem.is this related to my CPU or something else like power supply.
thanks alot.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to game problem

imho this is not related to cpu or pwr supply if only happening in 3d games. that points to directx compatibilty issue. graphic card & drivers need to support version of directx you are running. i would also research this problem on game website and post the name of the game and the error message you see once you disable Automatically Restart under System/Advance/Startup and recovery

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by RCOM In reply to game problem

Maxpayne isn't suppoted for Windows XP but it should work go to the following link to check for updates and troubleshooting help.


As mentioned you should disable auto-restart feature. This way when the computer hangs you'll get to see what the error message is.

Open Control Panel, System Properties, select the Advanced tab. Clcik on Startup and Recovery, uncheck the box for Automatic Restart for System Failure.

You can also look in the Event Viewer to see the errors. Control Panel, Administrative Tools, There could be a software or system related problem causing. If you look there get back with results.

In general for games you should make sure the video drivers and Direct X are current. Run the Direct X system tests to see if there's any file or device problems. Your problem may be related to video or sound.

MAke sure there's no conflicting devices.

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