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Old computer crashing when running games for more than 5 minutes

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#1 appleslayer13


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Posted 10 February 2016 - 07:16 PM


Since around 2006, my grandfather has had a home/custom-built computer (that his friend helped build). Around 2013, he stopped using it due an unrelated event. He has recently asked me to "resurrect" his computer, and I agreed. After defragmenting, error checking, uninstalling, etc. I have returned it to working order. However, when he plays a game (GTR 2) it crashes after around 5 minutes. The screen turns off, the sound loops, and only a hard-restart fixes it. Some older games run for up to 15 minutes before crashing, but they all crash eventually.



  • NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
  • Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz
  • 1.0 GB RAM

Please help.

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#2 InadequateInfirmity


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Posted 10 February 2016 - 07:27 PM

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 12:10 PM

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