barton xo 2500+
512 DDR ram
gforce 4 ti4600
power supply is 350W
so far, my computer only turns itself off whilst running championship manager 4. Maybe after playing 5-10 minutes into it, turns off....and it seems to go into standby mode. I can't turn my pc back on immediately unless I unplug the PC from behind.
I've checked the temperature whilst playing the game, and it stays below 60 before turning off. I don't have "shutdown pc if temp gets to certain temperature" enabled in bios.
I reckon it's some kind of inbuilt safety thing in the motherboard? Champ Man 4 runs the cpu at 100% constantly. I've never come across another program that does that. The game worked fine on my last pc though before this upgrade (800mhz, 256 ram, gforce ti4600)
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Sounds like another heat problem. Try taking the side of your case off and blowing a fan directly on the mobo. Keep the fan far enough away so the motor doesnt interfere with the machine. If this fixes your problem go by more fans or a better built case.
I have a barton 2500+ and a NF7 V2.0 (to check the version, look onto the little sticker on the mobo itself) and it was having this exact same problem, while benchmarking and stress testing. It would heat up to just under 60 degress and shut down, even though I had the Mobo Shutdown temp at 75 degrees and the CPU shutdown temp at 85 degrees. When I downloaded an updated bios (the mobo is relatively new and full of bugs, so regular bios updats are released all the time) and it fixed the problem. It was apparently a problem with the detection of heat, even though Hardware monitoring programs reported the Temp at the real values, the motherboard's internal safety mechanisms were fed the wrong information. So just go onto Abits website and download the latest bios for the NF7 (or the NF7v2.0 if you have that one) and read the instructions on how to flash the bios (if you dont already know) it worked for me.