Computer Shuts Down While Playing WoW
Hey, I'm having quite the problem and I cannot for the life of me figure what is happening...The computer will shut itself off due to overheat, at least that's what it says when I restart it. But when I'm looking at the temp monitor it shows the cpu temp around 30-40C, which is ok. Now the problem, it usually happens after long periods of playing WoW.
Today I went out and got some silver thermal compound and applied it to the heatsink hoping it would work. It seemed to work but after my bro was on WoW for a good 5-6 hours, I logged in and it shut off on me after a good 30 minutes.
Now here's the question, the cpu temp seems to be fine, but I can't monitor it while I'm gaming. So I'll list a few things that may be causing some problems:
Few months back my power supply died on me so I had to purchase a cheap 480W for the time being. It seems to be working fine, so I'm not sure if that would be the problem.
I bought a new stick of ram, but the current on in my computer is a DDR PC2100, while the new stick is a PC2700. I've never had problems running two different sticks of ram with different speeds before.
P4 2.0GHZ 400MHZ Bus
Intel D845EBG2 Board
512MB DDR266 Ram
Chaintech Geforce 5200 FX 128MB