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    Error with complicated applications

    Whenever I run an application that is fairly complicated, perhaps takes a lot of memory, my computer crashes after awhile. It completely shuts down instantly, just goes black, and doesn't restart. It is usually at different times after I start it, sometimes 2 minutes, sometimes 30. It's starting to seriously annoy me. Any ideas to what is causing it?

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    Please list your computer resources and any error messages that you see when the computer crashes.
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    sounds to me like a power supply issue i used to have the same problem when i had a really crappy offbrand psu and all i was runnin was athlon 3200xp 2 hard drives and a 9600

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    Well, when it crashes, it shows no messages. It just dies:

    Application exception occurred:
    App: C:\Program Files\Eternal Lands\el.exe (pid=3936)
    When: 1/17/2006 @ 20:03:36.104
    Exception number: 80000007
    ()

    *----> System Information <----*
    Computer Name: YOUR-6BVPXYZTOQ
    User Name: hp
    Terminal Session Id: 0
    Number of Processors: 1
    Processor Type: x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0
    Windows Version: 5.1
    Current Build: 2600
    Service Pack: 2
    Current Type: Uniprocessor Free
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    Registered Owner: hp

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    Nate89 is probably correct on the PS.

    Download Memtest 86, boot to the CD or floppy (I use the ISO CD version) and test your ram.

    Download Speedfan, leave it open while PC is working and see if you get large variations in voltage or it drops real low.

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    I would check the memory as FG suggested. I would also check the heat sink and fan. An overheating CPU can cause the problem you describe.

    Less likely, but you can't rule out the power supply.
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    Alright, I tried SpeedFan. When my computer is worked, the temperature of the ACPI chip (so it says) goes up to above 80, and spikes to almost 100 degrees Celsius. Could that be the problem?

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    My Speedfan doesn't have ACPI chip so I don't know what that is, anything @100c sure seems ready to fry

    Can you post a screen shot of Speedfan ?

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