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PC Crashes when playing Flight Sim

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by jesterhud, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. jesterhud

    jesterhud Member

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    Hi
    When playing a Flight Sim sometimes my PC crashes and reboots itself when the action gets a bit heavy, below are the specs of my PC and the game

    My PC -
    Model : MSI MS-6747
    Chassis Type : Desktop
    Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)

    Processor :
    Number Of Processors : 1 Hyper-Threading Enabled
    Type : Intel Pentium 4 3066 MHz
    Package : Socket 478 mPGA
    Manufacturer Codename : Northwood
    Clock Speed : 3068 MHz
    Clock Multiplier : 23.0
    Front Side Bus (FSB) Speed : 532 MHz
    L2 Cache Size : 512 KBytes Stepping : C1
    Trace Width : 0.13
    Microcode : 37h
    Instruction Sets : MMX, SSE, SSE2

    Motherboard
    Manufacturer : MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
    Model : MS-6747 Rev. Not Available
    CPU Slot/Socket Type : Socket 478 mPGA
    Chipset Vendor : Intel i865P/PE/G/i848P Rev. A2
    Bios Manufacturer : Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    Bios Version : 6.00 PG

    Graphics
    Brand : MSI
    Model : nVidia GeForceFX 5200
    Slot : AGP
    GPU Core: NV34
    GPU Speed : 250 MHz
    Video Ram Size : 256 MB
    Video Ram Type : DDR
    Video Ram Speed : 203 MHz
    Driver Version : 6.14.10.4533
    DirectX Installed : Version 9.0c
    Available Slot : AGP 3.0

    Storage
    Hard Drive 1 : ST3160021A
    Size : 152.63 GB
    Hard Drive 2 : SAMSUNG HD400LD
    Size : 381.55 GB

    Memory
    Total RAM Installed : 2048 MB
    Type : DDR DIMM PC3200
    Used RAM Slots: 2 of 2

    What the game needs -

    Windows XP
    Processor Pentium III or AMD Athlon 1 GHZ
    Memory - 512mb
    3D Card- 64 mb Minimum
    HDD- 4Gb space


    Any ideas why the PC might be crashing ?
     
  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Your graphics card is the absolute bare minimum for the game's requirements really, but shouldn't cause you crashes. You should check to see if the PC is overheating. Go inside and check all the fans are spinning, and clean out all the dust.
     
  3. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    especially the videocard as most likely is causing the problem.
     

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