Why my computer overheats during gameplay.

Question

Whenever I play a game with 3D graphics my computer overheats and shuts down, how can I fix this?

Answer

This question was answered on May 21, 2007. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hello there and good day to you; this can be somewhat tricky The problem sounds like it is either your motherboard or more likely your video card that is over heating and in many cases when this occurs your computer will shut down to avoid serious damage My best suggestion for you is to look into purchasing a new power supply one that may be able to support the the video card you are running better, you may have one that is to low on the power scale for what you are trying to do The second thing I would do is pick up some extra fans for your computer they are quite easy to install, and will help keep everything cooler inside Good luck and do not worry; this problem is most definitely fixable.

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Posted by Kevin of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on May 21, 2007