I bought a new computer at the beginning of this year. Since that time, I encounter a recurring problem which is very annoying, and I try everything I find to solve it, without any results.
Here is my current hardware:
Motherboard : Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe
Processor : Athlon 64 X 4600+
Rad : Thermalright XP-90 Ultra + fan
RAM : 2 X Twin (512 Mb X 2) XMS Corsair DDR PC3200
Case : Antec P180 + 4 X 12mm fans
Power supply : Antec NeoHE 550W
Graphic Card : GeForce 7950 GX2
Sound card : Soundblaster XTreme Music
HDD : 2 IDE Maxtor Disk, 1 WD Raptor 36GB, 1 SATA Maxtor Diamond Max 10.
Mouse : Razer Copperhead
Keyboard : Logitech MX700
Screen : Acer 2416Ws 24"
OS : Windows 2000 and Windows XP
When I'm playing a recent game, with graphic parameters set to the highest and usually in huge resolution (1920X1200 or 16000X1000), my computer simply shutdown without any warning, randomly, after a various duration.
I made a lot of tests, change my graphic card (I had a 7800 GTX before), my motherboard (I had an Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe before), my processor (I had a Athlon X2 3800+ before) and it still happens. I tried a lot of softwares to monitor the problem (Asus Probe, Speedfan, Everest home, nVidia interface to check GC temperature, ...) to check all my hardware parameters, without anything abnormal.
I also formated everything, reinstalled windows XP (I had Windows 2000 before), check for malware, for virus and for hijack (Using Nod32, AVG, Panda online, Spybot, AdAware, Ewido, Windows Defender, Hijackthis, ...) without any success.
I returned my computer to my reseller, who tested it a complete afternoon with 3D Marks 05 without any failure.
I'm really hopeless as I cannot find any solution to my problem. I could post an everest report later (When I'll be at home) if someone as use of it...
I really hope somone could help me...
Edited by StephaneP, 18 September 2006 - 07:30 AM.