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#574099 Computer shuts down while playing Starcraft II

Posted by Chessur on 21 September 2010 - 10:04 AM

Thanks for clicking your way into this amazingly awesome thread!

I have a problem though. My computer shuts itself down while I'm playing Starcraft II. No bluescreen or any other errors shows up, it just completely shuts down, as if I had pushed the power button to turn it off.

I have been in contact with Blizzard support and they gave me some advice but none of it helped. They even told me that in some cases, the Logitech Quickcam application and/or drivers were conflicting with Starcraft II and that caused the computer to shut down for no apparent reason. I found that bull and didn't bother uninistalling my webcam software.

I have been doing some research and a lot of users get the same problem but with other games, and they figured out that it was heat problems, either CPU or GPU, one of those.

Now I have been using an application that a friend told me about, an nVidia program that monitors the temperatures of different parts of the computer.

My GPU kept a temperature of 40-50 degrees celsius, and my CPU at around 50 degrees celsius. Both fans to those are running at 100%. I even got rid of dust and other ** from the fans and the heatsinks to ensure that it would cool the processors to the max.

Problem persists. WAT DO?

Current specs (I suppose these are the only ones needed for troubleshooting):
AMD 64 x2 Dual Core 2.2Ghz
nVidia 8400gs 512 MB

I'm getting a new computer soon anyway but it would be interesting to figure this one out for future purposes. Thanks.
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