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I told a friend that I would fix his computer. So I am trying to find out what the problem is. I thought that I found it and well what I thought it was is not the problem. So here is the problem, the computer runs for awhile about 1-4 hours. This is just sitting time and time playing tigerwoods. When playing the game the comp shuts off...well freezes then shuts off. I noticed when I was checking to see what the problem was that the cpu seemed to be overclock. It has an AMD Athlon 2800+ that should be clocked to 1.8Ghz but in cpu-z its at 2.07Ghz. So I asumed that the problem was the overclock was failing. I reset Cmos and that didn't change the clock speed of the cpu(back to the 1.8Ghz) Am I wrong? Is the AMD 2800+ factory clock at 2.07Ghz. Is there something I am missing here...what else could it be....thanks again for the help in advance.
    
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The Athlon 2800+ has a stock speed of 2.07Ghz so that's not it.

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The Athlon 2800+ has a stock speed of 2.07Ghz so that's not it.

Yeah I noticed that after more research. What else could make this happen?
    
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What year TW is he playing? .... and what GPU does he have?
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What year TW is he playing? .... and what GPU does he have?
2006 and he has a pny agp 256mb
    
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2006 and he has a pny agp 256mb
What actual model of GPU is it? Like 7300GT or x1550 (just two examples)?
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What actual model of GPU is it? Like 7300GT or x1550 (just two examples)?
Its a x5200
    
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post #8 of 32
did you check the temperature
    
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post #9 of 32
Does it do it with any other applications or games? Could be GFX card.
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post #10 of 32
First, have him turn the "in-game" graphics setting to manual, and turn them down to medium settings. It's under the options menu in the game.
BTW, how much RAM does he have?
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