I have a problem with my computer reseting when I run certain applications, games that is. It only happens when I run Call of duty 2 and Serious Sam 2(demos). I can normally run other games(NBA Live 2005, Colin McRae 2005…) and programs (3D Mark 2003…). I can also watch films and work in Windows without any problems.
AMD Athlon XP3000+, Fsb 333
Albatron NForce2 based motherboard
ATI Radeon 9600XT
2X 256MB PC3200 DDR RAM
1X 512MB PC3200 DDR RAM
Mercury 400W power supply
80GB Samsung ATA133 HDD
Lite-On CD-RW drive
Lite-On DVD-RW drive
Windows XP Professional, SP2
THE PROBLEM:when running the mentioned two games the computer just restarts, and loads Windows normally, and then a serious error is reported, but besides that everything is OK. When I lower the graphics quality in Call of Duty 2 it seems to run fine, at least as far as I can tell; before that the computer usually restarted when the game was loading, but also during the play. The temparature seems to be fine(CPU45-55 degree, SYSTEM30-37 degrees) even when slightly overclocked, although the problem repeats when it is not; I also replaced RAM modules, but the problem repeated, so…! Could it be the garphics card or perhaps the power supply? Cause I sure hope it isnt the motherboard!
As far as I know there could be a problem with RAM, motherboard, graphics card or maybe with the power supply.
Does anyone perhaps know what could cause this problem, has had any similar problems, or knows which of the components is the most likely to be the culprit? Or perhaps some diagnostc tool or something like that?