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#1

Little_Comet!

Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:42 AM

After about 15 mins of playing minecraft, it shuts down inexplicably and I just don't know why! It hasn't always done this, I used to be able to play it for as long as I wanted, but for the past 2/3 months I've noticed this problem occur more and more.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:46 AM

Maybe your CPU is to hot

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:46 AM

Use the virus scan!

#4

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:48 AM

View Postredomer, on 18 October 2011 - 08:46 AM, said:

Maybe your CPU is to hot
Hmm... I haven't noticed anything heating up, but then again I'm not the best or most knowledgeable when it comes to computers. Any suggestions on how to find out if this is the case, and how to correct it if it is?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:50 AM

Holy shit you should have a really bad computer!

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:50 AM

You can download speedfan to check the temp
http://almico.com/sfdownload.php

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:54 AM

What happens when your PC shuts down? Do you get a bluescreen or any kind of error message or does it just go black as if someone pulled the plug?

#8

Little_Comet!

Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:55 AM

View Postwhiteluigi, on 18 October 2011 - 08:50 AM, said:

You can download speedfan to check the temp
http://almico.com/sfdownload.php

Installed and am running speedfan, what is it that I'm looking for?

#9

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:57 AM

View PostCatfish9200, on 18 October 2011 - 08:54 AM, said:

What happens when your PC shuts down? Do you get a bluescreen or any kind of error message or does it just go black as if someone pulled the plug?

just as if someone has pulled the plug, it turns off :(

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:58 AM

You are just laggying the crap out minecraft  takes up alot more GB now because of the update so it could be that try downloading to 1.7.3

#11

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:59 AM

Just used SpeedFan, and my CPU usage does go from 4.5% to about 50% when running Minecraft.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:00 AM

View PostLittle_Comet!, on 18 October 2011 - 08:55 AM, said:

Installed and am running speedfan, what is it that I'm looking for?
It let's you see the temp on your computer.
You can use it to see if your computer get very hot when you play minecraft, if the temperature goes very high and then shuts down you might want to set the performance on power saver on minecraft instead of balanced and full power.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:02 AM

View PostLittle_Comet!, on 18 October 2011 - 08:57 AM, said:

just as if someone has pulled the plug, it turns off :(
Sounds like a temperature issue, are you using a laptop or a desktop? It might help if you use Speccy, it's easier to use than Speedfan and if you provide a screenshot we'll be able to see your specs.

#14

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:03 AM

View Postwhiteluigi, on 18 October 2011 - 09:00 AM, said:

It let's you see the temp on your computer.
You can use it to see if your computer get very hot when you play minecraft, if the temperature goes very high and then shuts down you might want to set the performance on power saver on minecraft instead of balanced and full power.

ah, what kind of temperature am I looking for? And I do already have it on power saver :/

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:06 AM

View PostLittle_Comet!, on 18 October 2011 - 09:03 AM, said:

ah, what kind of temperature am I looking for? And I do already have it on power saver :/
The temperature depends on what kind of CPU you're using, different brands and models have different temperature thresholds

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:09 AM

View PostCatfish9200, on 18 October 2011 - 09:06 AM, said:

The temperature depends on what kind of CPU you're using, different brands and models have different temperature thresholds


ah right, but yeah, I noticed the CPU heating up real fast real quick. From about 60 to 95 in about 5 minutes. If the CPU is the problem, what do you recommend I do?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:13 AM

View PostLittle_Comet!, on 18 October 2011 - 09:09 AM, said:

ah right, but yeah, I noticed the CPU heating up real fast real quick. From about 60 to 95 in about 5 minutes. If the CPU is the problem, what do you recommend I do?
How old is your computer? Is it a Laptop or a Desktop?
Your CPU might get hot fast because of dust.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:14 AM

View PostLittle_Comet!, on 18 October 2011 - 09:09 AM, said:

ah right, but yeah, I noticed the CPU heating up real fast real quick. From about 60 to 95 in about 5 minutes. If the CPU is the problem, what do you recommend I do?
The problem may be as simple as dust, use compressed air to clean out your computer (while it's turned off), if it's a laptop, have it serviced somewhere instead. If the problem persists you might need a new CPU fan for better cooling.

#19

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 08:36 AM

View PostCatfish9200, on 18 October 2011 - 09:14 AM, said:

The problem may be as simple as dust, use compressed air to clean out your computer (while it's turned off), if it's a laptop, have it serviced somewhere instead. If the problem persists you might need a new CPU fan for better cooling.

Ok, I'll get some compressed air today, and if the problem persists, I may just upgrade the CPU. Or I might just wait for my tax rebate and build a shiny new computer... ;D

Thanks a lot for the help!

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:48 AM

While you have the case off, please check to make sure all of your fans are working, simply by turning on your computer and using a flashlight to examine the fans. (Don't forget to check the one in the power supply.) A broken fan can cause your computer to become unstable very quickly. (Don't worry about shocking yourself, all of the high voltages are contained in the power supply.)

Also, the program I use to measure temperature is CoreTemp. I'm not sure about the other programs mentioned, but this one has a list of 'Tj' temps, or the temperature that the manufacturer of the chip recommends not exceeding. Although obviously, if your computer's getting hot enough to turn completely off, it's probably exceeding that.
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