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    Question Please help - PC building

    i am relatively new to pc building.
    after dealing with a non compatible wireless card earlier in my build (as it was a 32 bit not compatible with my Vista 64 Home Edition) this one now takes the cake, as i am about to pull my hair out.
    i recently have experienced a random complete shutdown in only certain programs, i.e. world of warcraft and team fortress 2.
    this is completely new as the computer ran fine for nearly a month before this occurrance.
    my computer even RUNS these programs for a specified amount of time, roughly between 5 to 10 minutes, then completely shuts down.
    while running, my internet connection and the graphics are tip top as the computer is new.
    there is no blue screen, (although i have recieved two in the past week or so that said MEMORY_MANAGEMENT containing dump files.)
    no anything.
    a complete shutdown of the computer all by itself, not like the kind you get when manually shutting down and the time it takes to go through the process, just a black screen as my computer instantly stops.
    this is EXTREMELY frustrating and any sort of help would be greatly appreciated as i can't seem to peg down what would be the hardware or software problem, if there is one, because something is obviously not right.

    my computer's specs are:
    intel:c2q q6660
    gigabyte ga ep45 ds3l intel motherboard
    corsair 4gb 2 x 2g
    500w pc power and cooling
    sapphire radeon hd4870 512mb video card
    western digital caviar re2 160g hard drive
    lite on 20x dvdr dvd burner
    netgear wireless-g pci adapter

    after any help on this matter,
    i may just name my first born child after you.

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    Is it only those two games?

    It definitely sounds like a conflict of some sort. I would try posting on the game support forums with your hardware setup and a list of installed programs.

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    yes. i've been running the new internet explorer 8 for several hours now. i also am able to run all windows programs. (word, powerpoint, excel, etc.)
    i've tested the hardware on the windows grading scale and it comes out to be a 5.7 out of 6. i'm really at a loss on this one, troubleshooting has been a real hassle as no one has seemed to have the same problem as i do (on forums etc.) i've spent several hours just looking through similar cases but nothing that has gotten me closer to solving the actual problem

    what i've heard:
    power supply (over current)
    overheating
    bad memory
    or a glitch in my motherboard or harddrive but im thinking its one of the first three.

    ---------- Post added at 06:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:55 PM ----------

    sorry i forgot to add. thanks for the help. i'll look on the game support forums as well.

    ---------- Post added at 06:58 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:55 PM ----------

    and yes it seems to be only those two games.

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    I just re-read your post and missed the BSOD details. I suggest you try reading the linked post.

    Windows Vista Stop Errors Or Blue Screen Of Death

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    Your power supply is too weak to handle ur monster rig...go for a corsair VX450 or a tagan 600W or a corsair HX 620. You wont have probs any more...

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    Did you remember to put some thermal paste onto the top of your processor??? This is a common mistake and can cause the same problem as you described.

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    i prefer you to use microtek SMPS and i think the cabinet of yours is quite conjusted and small as compare to your specifications, change your Cabinet and try a big one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitinagarwal1988 View Post
    i prefer you to use microtek SMPS and i think the cabinet of yours is quite conjusted and small as compare to your specifications, change your Cabinet and try a big one...

    Don buy those cheapo PSU's go for the ones i suggested .SMPS is the main component for rest of the parts to work properly.Its not the Wattage shown in Model that matters but how much volts its provides on +12V rails like corsair vx450 gives 36amps on 12V rails and is 80 % efficient on load..One of the best ones...

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    Yes As Knight Rider said, Dont use el cheapo PSU's. Thats the reason why your system is giving BSOD on high load. Better Buy a Corsair HX620W for around 6.9k or a Corsair VX450W for around 3k

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