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Computer Rebooting After Starting Half Life 2


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Poll: Reboot when trying to play HL2 (1 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 bakana

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 01:39 AM

I have a pc that had onboard everything. Its a Compaq that I bought for my wife back in 2003. I wanted to play HL2 on it but it would take like 12 minutes to load then play just fine. so I bought a PNY Technologies Verto GeForce 6200 256MB AGP Graphics Card and an extra 512 mb stick of ddr 400 ram. I would then start up HL2 and it would start to load the game and reboot the system. I figured it has to be a power issue since the card required 300W of power and i only had a 250W power source. So I bought a Rosewill RD450-2-DB ATX V2.2 450W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CSA, TUV, FCC - Retail, a 450 W power supply. However it still reboots once I start to play HL2. I can play most other games, I really don't have too many games that would push a computer hard, but half life 2 just wont work. I read somewhere that if you start in safe mode and the computer reboots itself it has to be hardware related. But when i go in safe mode i can't even try to play HL2. Can anyone help me with my situation. Please let me know what you need to know. I have an AMD 64 bit Sempron 3000+, 1 GB of DDR 400 ram, PNY Technologies Verto GeForce 6200 256MB AGP Graphics Card , and Rosewill RD450-2-DB ATX V2.2 450W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CSA, TUV, FCC power supply. :thumbsup: i'm going nuts :flowers:

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 10:12 AM

Take out that RAM you bought, and see if it does the same thing.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 05:10 PM

Ya it probably wasn't your power supply since I too have a 250 watt one and my graphics card requires 300 watts. It runs fine, but a new power supply never hurts! i would do as Walkman said as taking out the ram and seeing if it helps.
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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:52 AM

I tried that. It still reboots. I tried just using my old ram and it reboots, i tried with both and it reboots, and I've tried just the new ram and it reboots.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 11:15 PM

ok so I thought the issue was because I forgot to disable the onboard video in both the bios and using a dip switch. When I went try to disable my motherboard ASUS a7vbx-la doesn't have either a dip switch or bios option. apparently from reading other websites, just putting in an AGP video card should disable it but my computer still restarts.




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