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.
i'm going nuts