How come my computer shuts down when I play APB on high? 

by on January 28, 2012

Q: Hello
So i bought a new video card (NVIDIA GTX 560 TI) cause my old card was really bad. So when i started playing i tested the graphics on APB(All Points Bulletin), before i upgraded i would only be able to play on low without lag but now i could play on High. And so after 10 mins or so of playing my computer would just turn off and then on agian after about 5 secs. I started it up agian and put the graphics on low and disabled all the special graphics options + put the fan speed on high. Now i can sometimes play for 2 hours and sometime only 30 mins which is really wierd cause GTX 560 TIis suppose to handle atleast High on a game like APB.
So what i am wondering is what is causing this problem and what can i do to fix it?

Computer Specs:
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
Video card: NVIDIA GTX 560 TI
Memory:8gb RAM
OS:Vista & SP2
Power supply: 300watts(Not sure how much)


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by on January 28, 2012

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by on January 27, 2012


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by on January 1, 2011

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Why does music on my computer sound like chipmunks? 

by on December 31, 2010

Q: My comp’s sound, when playing music for example, comes out like chipmunks.

Recently I took just her comp away by itself for a day, and this occured after I brought it back/reconnected it. But she cant say when the last time is she played music, so with nothing else having happened to anything between this gap (comp wasn’t damaged with my using it), what could be causing this?

checked all equalizers, thinking those settings might be generating this, but no.

Could it be the speakers? nothing was done to them, but I’ve exhausted the avenues open to me through control panels. I dunno.


How come Trend Micro Titanium will not let us access the Internet anymore? 

by on December 31, 2010

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Today, tried to add to safe site list; an error message comes up from trend micro ‘web browsing not allowed’ and we can’t do anything on the internet any more!

Where do I go to enable the internet and eliminate this blocker now?


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by on December 31, 2010

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by on December 31, 2010

Q: My computer monitor is a HP Pavilion M50. There is a Voice recorder already in the computer (as in, we never bought one but there is a hole in the screen and you can record into that). Ok my problem is, once i turn on any sound on my computer, the recorder picks it up and plays it back threw the speakers. So if I’m typing, I can hear the typing in the speakers too. The worst part of all is when i play music. Since the recorder picks up the music that is playing out the the speakers, puts it through again, it makes the loudest high pitched static noise in the world. I was just wondering how I can turn the recorder off. I tried looking in the volume controls, but i didn’t find anything for it.


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by on December 31, 2010

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by on December 31, 2010

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