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    Guild Wars 2 Shuts down my PC

    I've been reading a lot forums and sadly a lot of people have this issue.... but with laptops. So I don't really know the cause of this. I think it's an overheating problem from my CPU but I'm not sure if it could be from my motherboard like I've read.
    I have a desktop, but I didn't build it. It's a stock HP.

    Operating System:Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
    RAM (Memory) : 4GB
    CPU: AMD Athlon (tm) II X2 250 Processor 3GHz
    GPU: EVGA GeForce GTS 250 512Mb

    Besides the GPU, everything else is stock. I just cleaned my desktop from dust, well not thoroughly, but enough to be clean. About 2 hours ago I changed the thermal compound on the CPU and I used Artic Silver 5, to see if it would work. It kinda worked, it expanded my play time from 2 minutes to 5minutes I don't know what could be the problem:/ GPU stays around 50-65c and before I changed the thermal compound, my CPU went up to 40c before it completely shut down on me. :/ I tried to do as much research as I could before actually making an account and asking myself but I can't find anything that has worked.. Can anyone help??? :/

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    Perhaps your PSU is running faulty. Does it shut down or reboot?
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    It completely shuts down on me, like someone just unplugged it from the outlet

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    Do you know the model of your powersupply?
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    Yeah it's
    Bestec
    Model: ATX-250-12Z
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    You need to replace the PSU, your powersupply have gotten worse by time and 250 is very low for the GTS 250.
    Perhaps you got some money to spare then I can look for a cheap powersupply for you ?

    Or if the warranty of the desktop is still running, then i suggest calling HP.
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    If you help me look for one that'll be awesome, man. I don't have a warranty on it this desktop.
    I'm still a newby with computers, I got the basics down, PSU is where I get confused with most of the time lol

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    40 bucks free shipping
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004IZN3K2/?tag=pcpapi-20

    Is that within your budget mate?
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    Yeah man, that's great! Really appreciate it!

    Also, I have a few questions if you don't mind lol

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    Great! Sure go ahead
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    Sweet
    Ok so, I downloaded CPUID Hardware Monitor to keep track of my CPU temps and I noticed that Pegatron Corporation 2A99 is on there, I think that's my motherboard, but they both jump to around 40C when playing GW2. Is that healthy? or do I need to reduce the temps on them?

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    That looks pretty normal, although could be lower if it werent for those awful HP cases.
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    Sweet, thanks! cant thank you enough
    but haha yeahhh, I only bought this PC for school, never really intended to use it for gaming... till I saw GW2.. lol
    Hopefully I can afford to build my own PC soon.
    but thanks again.

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    No problem mate, I'll be here helping when you need a new system
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    Awesome! Preciated dude

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