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    Default Why does my computer go into standby during certain games?

    Alright, most of my games have this problem. Anywhere from 1-20 minutes into the game, the computer gets sent into standby. I have no idea why this is happening. Let me give you the list of problematic games vs. good games

    Problems with:
    Guild Wars
    Psychonauts
    Rome: Total War
    Empire Earth II

    Good Games:
    Half-life 2
    Battlefield 1942
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War
    Neverwinter Nights

    Here are my specs
    ASUS K8N4-e Deluxe Mobo
    AMD 64 3000+
    Mushkin 512MB pc3200 RAM
    DVDRW
    120GB HDD
    PCI-e 6600GT GPU

    Btw, I just bought a 20 to 24 pin converter, cause I have read that AMD 64's may be a little unstable powerwise with a 20 male end in the 24 pin female.

    I know I have enough cooling. So, if anyone has any recommendations, they would be extremely appreciated

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    Default Re: Why does my computer go into standby during certain games?

    You could just go into Power Options and turn off standby.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    Default Re: Why does my computer go into standby during certain games?

    I used to have the same problem too, the source of my problems seemed to be my ATi 9600XT got rid of that and upgraded to a 6800LE and problems went away. You already have a nvidia card so that makes things interesting you could look for bios updates (fixed some of my graphics probs), What drivers are you running ? You could also try turning down some settings eg AA, quality etc and see if that helps
    I believe no problem is so large or so difficult that it can't be blamed on someone else.

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    Default Re: Why does my computer go into standby during certain games?

    Apparantely 6600GT's aren't stable for every but me, so that makes me feel better. I was reading on some other forums, that early 71.xx drivers were more stable, so I got those, going to try them out

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    Default Re: Why does my computer go into standby during certain games?

    THE DRIVERS WORKED

    Thanks for the suggestion

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