COMPUTER GOES SHUTDOWN WHEN PLAYING HIGH-END GAMES
Please help me on my Problem regarding on my newly installed Video Card: I change my Old Video Card ECS Nvidia 6600LE 128mb 128bit PCI-E to New Video Card Inno3D 8500gt 512mb 128bit DDR2. After installing the driver of 8500Gt, I tried to open my old games like Stalker, Prince of Persia 2 to 3 and other 3D Games. After opening within 10 to 15secs. , my Computer goes to shutdown. I don't know why my computer are going to shutdown when opening games. My Friend told me to change my Generic Power Supply to a heavy duty Power supply. Other's telling me to change my directx9 to directx 10. Can you help me about my poblem? Is my Motherboard not compatible with this new Video Card? Thank you very much and more powerfull to your company.
(Note: My Computer was 4 months Old)
Motherboard ECS P4M900T M2 V1.0
Intel E2180 Processor Memory 2gig DDR2 667 HDD 80gig Seagate SATA II Operation System Windows XP SP2 External VGA Card Inno3D 8500gt 512mb 128bit DDR2 Power Supply 500watts Power Logic
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Re: COMPUTER GOES SHUTDOWN WHEN PLAYING HIGH-END GAMES
If your mobo wasn't compatible with your video card, you wouldn't get a screen at all. Yes upgrade your directx to 10 and yes upgrade your power supply to a 650Watt or greater. The problem is most likely that you have a low wattage PSU and when your vcard request more power to run higher graphic games than the Windows Interface, your computer shuts down because it doesn't have enough power to give.
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The graphics card doesn't support this game. Many realistic type games "Highly Realistic Graphics" need the added performance of a dedicated higher end graphics card. Example: I'm a huge gamer and I play games that you could/would play on the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. So my Gaming Video Card cost me $480 US dollars. ( High End )
Look at the recommended, supported Video Card for Black Ops and go from that point "Note" If your computer is a laptop; chances are, you will not be able to do any video upgrades. You'd just be out of luck and your laptop wasn't made for higher end games. If it is a Desktop, you might be in luck. To upgrade a desktop: (1) Available video card slot (2) Does the computer case support a video card upgrade (3) What power supply does your computer have and what WATT Power supply does the new video card need. Most higher end video cards need a higher WATT power supply - So standard power supply 350 WATT - Video upgrade average 500Watt to 800Watt.
Hi samohtpfeffe, i've been having the exact same problem. reason why your video card crashes because its over heating, fan not spinning ? Did you try to remove old video driver and install latest driver ?
What Game are you playing ,at the moment? Because this video card is about over 4 years old, really can't handle newest games properly.
There is no solution for this unfortunately. USB video adapters are, at best, only good for presentations and image work.
The Intel GMA 4500MHD has no integrated memory of its own so it share's what memory is available from RAM installed. You can try to increase the amount of memory installed which, in effect, would provide a bit more system memory for other functions, while allowing the GMA 4500 to hold on to what it needs.
The down side is that the GMA 4500MHD just isn't what you need to play with high-end game graphics. Minimal settings will generate ok frames per second but you will be limited to playing pre-2006 games if you want to get anywhere near even 30 fps.
In other words, this graphics adapter isn't desired in playing games. It's useful only in a pinch and only if frame per second count doesn't matter.
Does the video card have a cooling fan on it or a passive heatsink? If it has a fan then make sure it is working when the computer is on. If it does not have a fan you could try installing a small fan on the heatsink to help cool it. Is your powersupply rated high enough to work on that video card? High end video cards are very power hungry and might be taxing your current power supply. If the voltage drops it could cause the video card display to shut off...especially when playing video games at high res. Verify that the video card is properly seated into the slot and you may also want to try and remove the card, clean the contacts, and the re-insert the card. And if you are using software to overclock the card or if you computer multiplier/FSB has been raised then this can raise the clock speed of the agp/pci-express port and cause video problems. Also verify that the agp/pci-express voltage is adjusted to what the video card requires.
Seems like your video card just is either a little broken, maybe it overheated a couple of times to much, or it simply isn't fast enough to display all these games.
If I were you and I'd want to play these games, I'd buy a new PC.
For US$500 you've got a PC that can easily run these games on high without any problems.
I'm afraid there's no other way to fix this problem, your PC is just too old.
It is possible that you are playing the game at a higher resolution than your video card can support. Even if your computer is capable of displaying a high resolution during normal browsing activity, that doesn't mean it can support the same resolution during graphics-intensive use. Try turning down the resolution and the quality in your game options and see if the problem goes away. I ran into this same issue when trying to power a 1920x1200 monitor with a GeForce FX 5200 Ultra and discovered the solution is either a lower resolution or more graphics power.
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It's a heatsink and not a fan on there? Maybe when playing games, open the case, put a household fan on to circulate the air especially on the videocard.
Heatsinks are a temporary replacement in case the fan goes out on the video card. I use heatsinks as a quickfix for video cards at my job...but they aren't playing games on the PC, so the video cards aren't really going to heat up.
Yeah, it does sound like a faulty card, but maybe the above tips will allow you to still play games with the card.