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Crash after 15-20 minutes

CptSloth's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 09:56 PM | #1
My computer crashes after about 15-20 minutes of game time. No warnings, just shuts down, and only while playing SWTOR. I do not get a message saying "windows shut down unexpectedly" upon turning my system back online. The only thing I know for sure is that its not an overheating issue (which is usually a problem for me).

My Specs are:

OP: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core i7 CPU
RAM: 6 gigs
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
etc, etc, etc

Having similar Problems? Any help would be much appreciated.

catherder's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 10:12 PM | #2
yes I am having this issue too.

7/64 on E759 / i7920 X58 @3.2
570SC 285.62
12 GB Corsair
1000W Corsair PSU

My system checks out ok (i.e. it doesn't black screen suddenly and become unresponsive) when I run 3dmark and any other DX9/11 game...

BESasquotch's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 12:04 AM | #3
I am also having this issue. I think my GPU may be heating up too much. IDK, will do more research and see if temperature is really the issue. I do know that the game relies heavily on the GPU because when my GPU temperatures are above 70, my CPU is relatively cool.

Windows 7 64 bit
CPU: intel i5-2500K quad core
Video card: Nvidea Geforce GTX 560 SLI
PSU: 1000 Watt CoolerMaster
RAM: 8 GB Corsair
Cooling: Fans and Heatsink

capetorial's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 12:11 AM | #4
ive seen this on 3 different computers, every time it was overheating. if youre on a laptop, try elevating it (books on either side) and/or getting a flat surface if you were like the 1st person (me) and you had it on your bed :P (cloth no good for heatsink).

an odd permanent solution to laptops is to craft a makeshift laptop stand from your desk: put nails in your desk, lean laptop against wall w/ screen open wide so screen is parallel w/ wall (approx.) and front of laptop is against nails. this will require you to plug in a normal keyboard or be awkward. the triangular area will give it more room to breathe (rather than the slit natively under it)

clean it!

if all else fails, point a fan at it (not too close)

i will not absorb responsibility for if your laptop falls from, say, you pulling your desk from the wall and it falling, this advice is for ppl who realize computers are fragile

LawLessOne's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 12:11 AM | #5
When computers get too hot they shut down to prevent damage. Cooling fans for laptops are really effective and very inexpensive.

capetorial's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 12:12 AM | #6
also note, ive taken apart hundreds of computers. almost every single one had enough dust on the processor alone to easily choke an adult. its disgusting. seriously people, desktops need cleaned at least twice a year.

Gronemann's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 01:11 AM | #7
Got this problem too!

I dont think its a heat problem, because my GPU and CPU
is preaty "cold" when it happend.
Its not dust. The rig is brand new, but it might be a power
problem i gues.
My PSU is 750W, so it should be ok, but the 12V connector
for my Nvidia 560 TI card is only arround 12V/40-50Amp
The card should have arround 60Amp i gues.. It could be
the problem..
I dont know much about how Comps react when it does not
get the rigth currency on GPU card.. Would it shut totaly