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    Default PC restarting during Battlefield 2

    Hey, I just rebuilt my PC and I have gotten 3 restarts during Battlefield 2 demo in only a few hours play. Here are my specs. The only thing I can think of is that I dont have enough power, or I have the GPU power hooked up wrong.

    Here are my specs.

    AMD Athalon 64 3700+San Diego
    ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 Socket 939 ULi M1697 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    EVGA Geforce 6800 GS PCI_E factory OC to 490mhz
    400watt power supply
    DVD player, CD WRiter, Zip drive, Floppy drive, and usb card reader are all connected

    I appreciate any help. Thanks.

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    well your PSU should be find in handling all that but if you have a cheap PSU it may not work up to its true out put power rating. And another thing you have alot of things running off your PSU plus your OCing your video card also yuor processor iam guess. So all together thats alot of power your computer is sucking from your PSU. Another thing is that your CPU or GPU or memory can be getting very hot while PLaying BF2 which can cause a automatic restart so it wount damage parts.

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    Default Re: PC restarting during Battlefield 2

    Psu would be the first place to look as Burton has stated, amps on the 12v rail/s is what to look for.

    Also disable auto restart on system failure and see what the error code is on the blue screen

    Right click on My Computer
    Click on the Advanced tab
    Go to the last set that says Startup and Recovery
    Click on Settings
    Remove the check mark from the Automatically Restart option in the System Failure box
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    Default Re: PC restarting during Battlefield 2

    +12V=18a -12V=1.0A is what the 12v reads on the psu. Also, I the video card is factory OCed and I have not OCed anything else yet. I wanted to see how things run first. And I will also try manually setting my ram timings. Oh yeah, here are the specs for my ram.

    G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail 2.5-3-3-6 Voltage 2.5V-2.7V


    I dont use my Zip drive or floppy very much. Will it help to disconnect these even though they are not in use? Also, is there a setting in bios to change the voltage that might help. I will first try what Anzac says and see what the error is. Will this put my parts at rish though? If I dont receive any blue screen error, should I just forget about it?

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    Default Re: PC restarting during Battlefield 2

    That PSU is not up to the task at all. You should have a minimum 25A on the 12V+ rail. Try disconnecting the unused stuff first to see if it helps.
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    Default Re: PC restarting during Battlefield 2

    Quote Originally Posted by casecutter
    That PSU is not up to the task at all. You should have a minimum 25A on the 12V+ rail. Try disconnecting the unused stuff first to see if it helps.
    I concur unreservedly ......... well nearly ........... don't bother pi**ing around unpluggin sh*t, you need a better psu ......... end of story
    Last edited by ANZAC_ELITE; 03-19-2006 at 05:25 AM.
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    i would agree with anzac also, A good psu is ULTRA everything is running great and they have easy connection for people who dont know what they are doing and also a cleaner look in your case.

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    jsut dont go for a cheap psu either i made that mistake and it set my computer on fire. IT wreck my case an my mobo it sucked.

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    Default Re: PC restarting during Battlefield 2

    Wow, thanks guys I guess thats the problem. So the wattage isnt the problem, its the volts. You suggest Ultra? I have never really looked at the specs for psu's other than the wattage. What specs should I look for, and can I get this for under $50?

    Also note that I do plan on using SLI GPU's in the future.



    Ane one more thing, until I can afford one (i did just rebuild the thing!), will unplugging the Zip, Floppy, and even the card reader help at all?


    Thanks for the help everyone.

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    Default Re: PC restarting during Battlefield 2

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153028

    There's a thermaltake 500W ATX12V V2.0, it "should" run an sli setup. For $50 or under, they have one that will suit your needs as well. I think it's a 430W w/ 18A on the 12V rail...which is just fine.

    I half-heartedly agree with casecutter on the 25A 12V, but that isn't really the case. It's how well your psu can constantly put out the power, not the max power it can put out. I use to run a 7800GT w/ an Athlon 3000 using a 420W psu w/ 18A 12V. None the less, a good power supply with a high rating on the 12V rail(s) is a key to look for. Also its effeciency. 70~75% will probably cut it, though cutting close to the wire.

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