These days, when I play Garry’s Mod, my computer will sometimes turn off for no apparent reason. The game doesn’t freeze, and there’s no blue screen of death, but the monitor turns off, followed by the computer itself. This doesn’t happen with any of my other games. I don’t know if GMOD just makes my comp overheat (it never feels particularly warm), it uses up too many resources, or what… has anyone else had this problem, or know how to fix it?
Lifestyle: Gaming Operating Systems: Windows Vista Ultimate Startup Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® Vista Ultimate Platform: PC Form Factor: Tower Bays: 1 - 3.5" Drive Bays 5 - 5.25" Drive Bays Internal Bays: 5 - 3.5" Drive Bays Available 3.5" Drive Bays: 1 Available 5.25" Drive Bays: 4 Colors: Black PCI Slots (Total): 2 PCI Slots (Available): 1 PCI Express X1 Slots (Total): 1 PCI Express X1 Slots (Available): 0 PCI Express X16 Slots (Total): 3 PCI Express X16 Slots (Available): 1 Processor Brand: Intel Processor Class: Core i7 Processor Number: I7-920 Processor Speed: 2.66GHz Processors Supported: 1 Processors Onboard: 1 Memory Type: DDR3 Memory Size: 3 x 1024MB Total Memory: 3.0GB Memory Speed: DDR3-1333 Memory Slots (Total): 6 Memory Slots (Available): 3 Interface: SATA 3G Capacity: 1TB Speed: 7,200RPM Optical Drive Type: DVD±RW Dual Layer Optical Drive Class: DVD±RW DL Interface: SATA Audio Chipset: Intel High Definition (HD) Audio Graphics Description: Crossfire Mode GPU/VPU: ATI RADEON HD4850 Video Memory: 512MB Video Interface: 2 DVI Interface Type: RJ-45 - Ethernet Connector Data Transfer Rate: Gigabit LAN Power: 800 Watt
As for addons:
food and kitchen
kitty pack UPDATE
Lightsaber Pack v2
Mario Hat v2
Prop Resizer v2
RE monster pack
sk8r mega pack
TF2 Oldschool Pack
Along with countless models/skins/etc. not in the addons folder.
Try cutting down that Berlin Wall of specs into the useful stuff: RAM, Processor, GPU
And have you tried a clean install? Simply rename your garrysmod folder to garrysmodold or something and launch the game.
hmmm, the fact that it makes your pc turn off makes two things come to mind right away, RAM (most likly cause) or a failing power supply. Try taking out all but one ram stick, start the game. If it runs alright try the next one, so on and so fourth until you find they one that is failing. RAM can be bad right off the line so it being new doesn’t really matter. Other then these two things I wouldn’t really know why it would shut your PC down. One thing I’m wondering about is this "(it never feels particularly warm), " you judge your cooling performance by touching the side of your pc?! Find some damn monitoring software for your MoBo and check the actual temps…
Check for overheating.