My computer reboots while playing a game?

Question

I recently formated and installed WinME. When I begin to play computer games on my machine, sometimes it shuts down by itself. Other times I could play for hours without a problem. The computer turns off by itself and does not "beep" or anything. At first I was told that maybe my CPU was overheating, but another person told me that maybe my powersupply didn't have enough power. I have updated all of my drivers and reinstalled all of the games many times. This has not happened with other applications, just video games.

My computer specs:

AMD Athalon 2100+

256MB DDR PC3200

ATI Saphire 128MB

Asus A7N8X Delux Motherboard

WinME

350 watt Enermax Power Supply

Answer

This question was answered on March 20, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I agree, When a computer randomly reboots, it is typically due to the processor overheating A new processor fan or heat sink may need to be installed,

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 20, 2003