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Hey all im sure it is in here but there is to much to go through to find it, I just resently built a comp

OS Microsoft Windows XP Pro
Proc AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6400+
MoBo Asus M3A
Mem 4 GB DDR2 667mhz
Video NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512mb ddr3

When i am in game(DOD:s) the computer will run for a bit then the monitor will go black the sound in the head phones will just keep repeating and the machine will lock up. some times i can play for hours and other times it is 30sec. It only does it in game. I have updated all the drivers, the stuff isnt overheating, and i have done everything i can think of short of replacing the parts. the next thing i was thinking was to replace the power suppley it is at 500w. One more thing when i origanly made it i pulled a HD from another comp and it did the same thing but then it stoped. then i got a new HD and loaded it in here to have a clean one then it started again and has not stoped.

any advice would be nice.
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post #2 of 15
yeah, I would suggest you get at least a 750W, because it might be locking up due to lack of power.
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post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by Azornecro16 View Post
yeah, I would suggest you get at least a 750W, because it might be locking up due to lack of power.
It depends on the brand/manufacturer of the PSU, and the number of Amps on the 12V rail. Can you post the statistics on that little sticker on the PSU and the brand? You may have a bad brand PSU.
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post #4 of 15
I think a 500w should be enough depending on the amperage on it. Install the 174.74 beta drivers on it. It solved the exact same problem you have for me.
    
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post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Azornecro16 View Post
yeah, I would suggest you get at least a 750W, because it might be locking up due to lack of power.
Warlord's machine could run off of a 300watt power supply. Wattage isn't the issue. Like pbpenguins said, it's all about the 12volt rail and the amount amps. I too would like to know the brand/model of his PSU
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The PSU he has, 500watt Bestbuy Brand powersupply

thats what he had told me originally
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post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by StormX2 View Post
The PSU he has, 500watt Bestbuy Brand powersupply

thats what he had told me originally
Therein lies the problem. It's not the wattage, it's that the Dynex Power Supplies are, bluntly, pieces of crap.

You need a quality brand-name PSU... I'd suggest Corsair for starters.
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post #8 of 15
Do you have an independent sound card? If so maybe using newer or different drivers may solve your problem. Even if you have on-board sound perhaps playing around with some different drivers may solve the problem, perhaps even a different driver for your 9600GT. Newer is not necessarily better when it comes to video drivers, play around with approved nVidia drivers or some older beta ones.
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post #9 of 15
i had this problem with my old rig AMD 64 3000 1gb of DDR400 ATI 9550 and all powerful 300 watt power supply. Never fixed it but it went away after reinstalling windows. Guessing its some video card issue
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Guys, he has a DYNEX power supply. You know, the kind that costs $30 at Best Buy and dies two days later along with the rest of his system. Honestly, I'm surprised the whole thing hasn't gone up in smoke yet.
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