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Q: pc freezing while playing games

I posted earlier about my pc freezing while playing AOC, and no replies really fixed the problem. this is what it was doing. it would randomly freeze during game play and repeat the last sound made basically a clicking noise. Well I finally found something that i think might have fixed it. i simply muted the sound. And it hasnt froze since. So now can anyone tell me from that what the problem is, so i can turn the sound back on..also this has been a problem since i bought the computer, and also took it back and got a new one that did the excact same thing. so i figured it couldnt posibly be a hardware problem. my other post has the specs for the comp.....THX for any help

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A: pc freezing while playing games

And where is that other post? Put a link to it please. Ppl might be more inclined to read it and help ya.

Scorp.

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Hi my computer freezes when I play some video games and also when I play AVI files (if I play mpeg files they work just fine, no freezing at all) But the thing is when I play games or AVI files my computer will freeze randomly (5 minutes, 30 minutes, just randomly sometimes it won't freeze at all) I don't know if it's the memory or not, here are my pc specs:

Windows XP SP2
AMD Athlon 1750 Mhz
1.00 GB of RAM
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200

So if you guys can help me, it would be greatly appreciated thank you!
 

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OK heres my prob everytime i try playing a game my computer keeps freezing like after 7 minutes ...games like company of heroes and Age of empires 3 ..and fear ...i tried buying a new video card but still the same prob ...Here are the specs

CPU - AMD 2.8 ghz FX 57 single core
RAM - 1ghz
MOBO - ASUS A8N32 - SLI -DELIXE
VIDEO CARD - ATI X1950XTX
POWER SUPPLY - 500 watts
 

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Hi All,

I really don't know where exactly to classify my problem, so I guess I will just put it in this thread for the meantime.

These are my current specs:

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium
E8500 C2D 3.16GHz
Maximus II Formula
Powercolor HD5970
Sound Blaster X-Fi (not sure on the exact model - it came with the Maximus II)
2 x 4GB Corsair Dominator 1066 DDR2
3 x 500GB Seagate Barracuda 32MB Cache
HX1000 Coolermaster 1000W PSU

I am currently experiencing quite a puzzling problem with my system which is only occurring now after 2 years of gaming. To properly describe it - whenever I play certain games on Steam the screen freezes at the loading screen with no other way of recovering other than doing a hard reboot. A sample of these would be R.U.S.E., Plants vs. Zombies, and King's Bounty. I tried to play games without using Steam such as Starcraft 2, and the same thing happens. The other puzzling thing is, I tried Civ 5, but this did not make the system hang, but when I tried to play it, it leads to slowdowns after a brief period of time. To be honest, I haven't tried it with any other games, but the fact that this is happening with these particular games (when it shouldn't) is most alarming. Currently though, as long as I don't run any games and only surf, use YM, play movies and music

Before I go further - these are the remedies which I have attempted to do to possibly come to a conclusion as to what is the problem:

I used to run my system with Vista 64-bit H... Read more

A:Freezing when playing games

Set your Steam offline mode, see if this is some Steam issue.

Is PSU sufficient for your rig?

Memtest.org can test your memory overnight.

Sorry if this is banal to ask, but did you apply Driver Sweeper-Guru3D when reinstalling the Catalyst versions?

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Hello and thank you in advance for looking through this post.

My problems complicated in a way. You see I run on a Area-51 m9750 Laptop with Vista. The Vid card is a geforce 8700 gt. The problem is this thing tends to randomly freeze up if i don't have a game like World of Warcraft or counter strike playing in the background. and in some rare times even that wont keep it from freezing up. It also seems to happen more frequently if im watching videos on youtube or running a flash program or game like on newgrounds. When it does happen, the only way I can get it going again is to restart the laptop. After wards Vista notices it was shutdown improperly but that's about it. I can't find any error logs or anything else that could tell me what could be wrong. I know its the video card but i can't tell why.

I've already tried to uninstall, reinstall and update the drivers but that only appears to work for a few days, then it goes back to freezing.

So I'm stumped. I don't really want to run off to a repair shop because the ones around here really charge a lot. Any ideas?
 

A:Freezing when I'm NOT playing games.

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I am a pretty intense gamer and have recently been having some problems with gaming. Up untill this week, I have been playing with an ATI Radeon X700 pro. I decided that it was time for an upgrade and I went with the NVIDIA 8800GTS 320bit Graphics Card. With this came a new 500 watt power supply, compares to my old 350 watt. When I started gaming with this new set up I have been freezing in the middle of games. My whole computer locks up, I cant move my mouse, minimize or do anything. I'm forced to restart the computer. I play games such as Battlefield 2, WoW, Call of Duty, and Age of Empires 3. I play a wide variety of games and have never once ran into this problem untill I installed my new card and PSU. At first I thought it may have been over heating but I messed with my fan speeds and the temp of the card idles at around 57-60 degrees C which is pretty basic for a card like this. I dont know if maybe I got a bad video card or what but any help is appreciated.

And if you want to know my other specs:
200gb Hard Drive
2gigs of ram
AMD Athlon 3500 processor

Thanks in advance
 

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Hello, im having problem with system freezes while playing games. (League of legends atm).

No BSOD appears, the system just freezes, sometimes with sound repeating. This happens at least once a day.

System Specs
Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64
Intel Core2 Extreme Q6850 @ 3.00 GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 580
6 GB RAM

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perfmon shows your nForce networking controller as being disabled. Is this deliberate? If so, why?

FYI - you had at least 2 BSOD's (the memory dumps were uploaded with the reports that you submitted). They occurred on 29 and 30 July. It appears that the one from 30 July was a Driver Verifier enabled bug check - what settings did you use for Driver Verifier?

Both memory dumps are Driver Verifier enabled. Please turn off Driver Verifier (it's supposed to cause BSOD's) by selecting "Delete existing settings" in the program, clicking on Finish, and rebooting the system.

Although the networking device is disabled, the drivers are loaded and are from 2008. I'd suggest enabling the device and updating the drivers. Looking at the systeminfo results, it may be that there are 2 nForce networking devices on the mobo - and only one is disabled.

Send-loop.exe (email Marketing software) is causing errors. Not much else is evident. Have you checked for video card overheating?

BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\FUBAR\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\073011-10545-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17592.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
Debug session time: Fri Jul 29 18:18:46.219 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:04:37.842
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!VerifierBugCheckIfAppropriate+3c )
DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION (c4)
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xc4_115
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VERIFIER_ENABLED_VISTA_MINIDUMP
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: ... Read more

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Well to start things off, I got my computer custom built at cyberpower despite reading some pretty negative reviews about them. Fresh out of the box, the computer began freezing within 20 mins of playing any game. I sent it back and they replaced the CPU and that seemed to do the trick.
It's now been over a year later and the freezing has begun again. I was playing World of Warships earlier today when all of sudden my computer froze and I had to do a hard reboot. However, windows was not starting up. My monitor kept losing video. Even running in safe mode, it eventually lost video or froze within 10 mins. I tried rebooting about 5 times with no luck and sometimes when it crashed it looked like the bios screen was coming up as it said Gigabyte on the top of the screen but then it would lose video.
So I initially thought either my motherboard or cpu were fried. I waited about an hour to try to start it up again and this time it worked. The idle temps were normal and everything seemed fine. Then I waited a little bit and tried to play world of warships again. 10 mins in, I checked the CPU temp and it was close to 60C but about 20 mins later another freeze. I didn't get a chance to look at the temp. However, this time it rebooted fine and did not crash or lose video like before.

Now here I am, trying to find any help on the internet. The 1 year warranty is up so i'm on my own.
Here are my specs:
CPU- AMD FX-9590 4.7ghz
GPU- AMD R9 280x 3GB HIS ICQ Edition
OS- Win 7 6... Read more

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Welcome to the forum. If you can do all our scans and post results that will give us a !lot of information and ensure its not malware PCHF System Scans

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ive just bought my computer brand new its had a few problems so far but easy enough to fix but now that its actually up and running when i try to play games my computer just freezes i think its overheating but when i used my hardware monitor spftware i got with my AMD Atholon 64 +3000 and it says my MB usually about 28 C and my CPU is between 25-28 C when i play games it just freezes after about 5 or 10 minutes sometimes i even get about half an hour but i minimized it and checked the hardware monitor and it said my CPU rose to only 31-35 C and my MB rose to 30 C what could be the problem all the fans work perfectly i have a Fan in my Powersupply on on rear panel and on on front panel and on on my CPU and graphics card.

Could anyway help me please?
 

A:Computer freezing when playing games

You could try testing your memory. Sometimes bad memory can cause issues.
Here's a memory testing program.
http://hcidesign.com/memtest/

Also, an underpowered/cheaply made power supply can also cause problems. Do you know what psu you have (brand/model/specs)?
 

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I don't know why this is happening (obviously), but my computer is constantly freezing anytime I play graphics intensive games. Recently, anywhere between 5 minutes and 3 hours in Guild Wars 2 is causing my computer to fully lock up causing me to have to power it down. I've checked my temperatures for my GPU and the highest it got was about 56~57C. I did a Memtest and that also came up clean. Lastly I tried prime 95 to see if my CPU was overheating, but it was not. Ran at about 57-63C depending on which core(or cpu? I'm not that tech savvy, sorry).

Here are my basic specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti, 2047 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1430806 MB, Free - 558652 MB;
Motherboard: XFX, XFX nForce 790i Ultra 3-Way SLI
Antivirus: None
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System Information
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Time of this report: 8/30/2012, 02:40:06
Machine name: DANIJEL-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.120503-2030)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: XFX79U
System Model: XFX nForce 790i Ultra 3-Way SLI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
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Hello, hoping someone here can help me. Last sunday all my games started freezing almost as soon as I start playing them, that saturday and before everything was fine. A friend of mine told me to download motherboard monitor to see if maybe something was overheating. I downloaded that, and it said sensor one was reading something at 127C, I have no clue what sensor one is, but if anything was that hot inside I dont think my computer would be working at all. I have gone into bios, said my processor is at 42C, I got gpu-v and my video card is at about 65c, I started one game in windowed mode and it went up to about 75C, once I got out of the game it quickly went back down to about 65 or 64C. All of my fans are working, my power supply is a 450W. I cant figure this out at all. Im going to include my dxdiag that I just did too. Im not sure just what all is important in this so going to include it all. Oh and I also updated to the latest video card drivers last sunday too.
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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/26/2008, 15:59:53
Machine name: THOR
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp.080413-2111)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
Memory: 1534MB RAM
Page File: 1196MB used, 3221MB available
Windows Dir: D:\WINDOWS
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Well to start things off, I got my computer custom built at cyberpower despite reading some pretty negative reviews about them. Fresh out of the box, the computer began freezing within 20 mins of playing any game. I sent it back and they replaced the CPU and that seemed to do the trick.
It's now been over a year later and the freezing has begun again. I was playing World of Warships earlier today when all of sudden my computer froze and I had to do a hard reboot. However, windows was not starting up. My monitor kept losing video. Even running in safe mode, it eventually lost video or froze within 10 mins. I tried rebooting about 5 times with no luck and sometimes when it crashed it looked like the bios screen was coming up as it said Gigabyte on the top of the screen but then it would lose video.
So I initially thought either my motherboard or cpu were fried. I waited about an hour to try to start it up again and this time it worked. The idle temps were normal and everything seemed fine. Then I waited a little bit and tried to play world of warships again. 10 mins in, I checked the CPU temp and it was close to 60C but about 20 mins later another freeze. I didn't get a chance to look at the temp. However, this time it rebooted fine and did not crash or lose video like before.

Now here I am, trying to find any help on the internet. The 1 year warranty is up so i'm on my own.
Here are my specs:
CPU- AMD FX-9590 4.7ghz
GPU- AMD R9 280x 3GB HIS ICQ Edition
OS- ... Read more

A:Computer freezing while playing games?

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Based purely on your explanation so far, the first thing I would be looking at is the Graphics Card (GPU) and cabling, not the motherboard or CPU. You say your CPU was at 60C, what are you using to check that? 60C isn't that bad if it is under load. What are the temps for the GPU like?

Firstly, I assume nothing is overclocked?
Is Windows fully patched and up to date?
Are all your drivers fully patched and up to date?

Some simple first line checks:
1) Double check all your cables and connectors from the PC to monitor are connected properly and securely. Remove and reinsert as necessary.

Your PSU doesn't appear to be a particularly good one, a very quick Google gets me info on an 850w model which only comes with a 2 year warranty, not a good sign. A good quality unit will have a minimum of 5 years warranty and the PSU is an area you really shouldn't go cheap on especially in a gaming machine. Unfortunately a lot of builds to do cheap to bring costs down.

Please download and install Speccy (its free). Run the program then following the instructions below (think they are right) to publish a report to the web, this will give us a lot of information about your system.

1.In Speccy, click File, and then click Publish Snapshot.
2.In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed.
3.Speccy publishes the profile and displays a second Publish Snapshot. You can open the URL in your default browser, copy it to the clipboar... Read more

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Hey TSG, I have a problem with my computer when playing games. In some of the newer, higher demanding games, mainly Mass Effect 2, Sims 3, Modern Warfare 2, and occasionally Team Fortress 2, my computer freezes, the monitor goes black and shows no input, the sound loops, everything is unresponsive. This occurs for about 5 seconds straight until it either restarts itself, or I have to press the reset button.

Possible causes:
1. I heard from a number of other threads that it could be from over heating. I've monitored my temperatures while ingame, and the only real problem was that Core 0 was about 60 degree C. Also, sometimes this freezing happens after 5 minutes of turning on the PC and playing a game in the morning.

2. Also from another thread I read it could be from a low performance PSU, which then I relised I had the computer's default one. But I bought a new $100 PSU, which should be more than capable of handling this.

3. This is a personal theory of mine, but I have two wall sockets running my PC system and other devices. But for each of these two plugs, I have a power board plugged in to allow more devices to run, such as my printer and speakers. My computer shares the wallsocket with my monitor, speakers and internet power plug, while the other powerboard powers my printer, homephone and wireless mouse. Maybe there isn't enough power getting to the computer?

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Hey guys I have been getting alot of BSOD while when I play Games (10-15 to even 1hour 30mins in)
I have updated my 2 GTX 760's and have updated the drivers in my MOBO same with Audio the BSOD reports are

SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
0x0000003b
00000000`c0000005
fffff802`f00c7c6f
ffffd000`23c3af50
00000000`00000000
Caused by driver ntoskrnl.exe

All of my crashes/BSOD/Freezes are all coming out with the same cause "Caused by driver ntoskrnl.exe"

Any help would be greatly appreciated (Brand new IbuyPowerPC)

The zipped folder has my DMP file in it
 

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It is a video driver issue...
 

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my computer gets bluescreen randomly when playing. it happens in almost every game, even games like TES: oblivion crashes. many games like GTAsan andreas just freezes and stays that way for infinte time or until I shut down the computer. the computer can handle games like skyrim without lagging at all. but instead this happens. I think it be my computer overheating or something.

any help for me?
 

A:BSOD and freezing while playing games

Here is a simple test to determine if it is indeed a heat issue. Open your side panel and remove it. Place a small fan and on low setting have it blow into your system. Now play the games that cause your issue. What are the results?

Also, if there is dust build up then clean the dust out using a can of condensed air. Spray the air in burst no closer than 6 inches. DO NOT TURN THE CAN OVER. Keep it upright. Clean your cpu and especially your video card fan.

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I am a pretty intense gamer and have recently been having some problems with gaming. Up untill this week, I have been playing with an ATI Radeon X700 pro. I decided that it was time for an upgrade and I went with the NVIDIA 8800GTS 320bit Graphics Card. With this came a new 500 watt power supply, compared to my old 350 watt. When I started gaming with this new set up I have been freezing in the middle of games. My whole computer locks up, I cant move my mouse, minimize or do anything. I'm forced to restart the computer. I play games such as Battlefield 2, WoW, Call of Duty, and Age of Empires 3. I play a wide variety of games and have never once ran into this problem untill I installed my new card and PSU. At first I thought it may have been over heating but I messed with my fan speeds and the temp of the card idles at around 57-60 degrees C which is pretty basic for a card like this. I dont know if maybe I got a bad video card or what but any help is appreciated.

And if you want to know my other specs:
200gb Hard Drive
2gigs of ram
AMD Athlon 3500 processor
The PSU is an Antec Basiq and the the amps are 18A

Thanks in advance
 

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Hello! As the title says whenever I'm playing a game it'll randomly freeze for a couple seconds and buzz/loop the current sound through my speakers. Sometimes it won't recover and I'll have to shut off my computer manually. Sometimes after a long freeze it will say Display driver crashed but recovered, I've tried updating my drivers multiple times but nothing. I'm honestly not that computer savy, I've cleaned my computer multiple times and clean started it. Works for a bit but then right back at it. It could be that my graphics card isn't strong enough for the games I play? Doubtful but I'm not sure, especially since I turn down all the graphics. It usually only occurs if I'm playing a game and have a tab open or something. Also did a computer info scan that I'll attach. Thank you for your time! Truly do appreciate any help you guys can give me.

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Hi Quickur & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

Sorry for the delayed response. Sometimes we do get overwhelmed ^_^. Patience is appreciated.

I have analyzed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

Code:
5: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)
The DPC watchdog detected a prolonged run time at an IRQL of DISPATCH_LEVEL
or above.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, A single DPC or ISR exceeded its time allotment. The offending
component can usually be identified with a stack trace.
Arg2: 0000000000000501, The DPC time count (in ticks).
Arg3: 0000000000000500, The DPC time allotment (in ticks).
Arg4: 0000000000000000

Debugging Details:
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DPC_TIMEOUT_TYPE: SINGLE_DPC_TIMEOUT_EXCEEDED

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x133

PROCESS_NAME: System

CURRENT_IRQL: d

ANALYSIS_VERSION: 6.3.9600.16384 (debuggers(dbg).130821-1623) amd64fre

DPC_STACK_BASE: FFFFF8800318BFB0

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff8007cc4deab to fffff8007cace540

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Ma frnd has a pentium 4 2.4 ghz, 64mb intel video card. WHILE PLAYING GAMES, da game unexpectedly freezes havin to restart . WHAT TO DO????????????????

A:windows xp sp2 freezing while playing games

With that video card, I would suggest making sure it meets the specs required by the games. That is a very old card.

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This is what happened over the last few weeks. btw, theres nothing wrong with my hardware or anything. its been running fine..if slow..for that last 4 years.

1. I tried to download firefox 3 RC 3. when it was done installing, there were 3 firefox shortcuts on my desktop. one of them worked, the other 2 didnt. i downloaded and installed firefox 2 again, but the same problem occured. this time, when i ran firefox, it said firefox had encountered a problem.

2. after this happened, my explorer bar went bonkers and i got a message saying explorer.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. i clicked more info, and it said it had to do something with the user32.dll.

3. While i was playing a game, my computer froze after ~15 minutes. I mean my computer completely froze. no alt-tabbing, no mouse movement.

4. i tried to play another game, and my computer also froze.

5. i did system restore, my explorer bar was ok, but firefox wasnt downloaded. (this is the day firefox 3 came out) i downloaded firefox, ran it. in the middle of browsing, my explorer bar encountered yet another problem.

now im running a panda scan, but im positive my computer doesnt hav any virus/malware. *sigh*

i can provide more info if needed.

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Hey guys I have been getting alot of BSOD while when I play Games (10-15 to even 1hour 30mins in)I have updated my 2 GTX 760's and have updated the drivers in my MOBO same with Audio the BSOD reports areSYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION0x0000003b00000000`c0000005fffff802`f00c7c6fffffd000`23c3af5000000000`00000000Caused by driver ntoskrnl.exeAll of my crashes/BSOD/Freezes are all coming out with the same cause "Caused by driver ntoskrnl.exe"Any help would be greatly appreciated (Brand new IbuyPowerPC)The zipped folder has my DMP file in it
http://1drv.ms/1s6qGOZ

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Welcome,
Have you looked at this possible solution?
 
http://windowstechies.com/-/en/dexe/?t=1&k=ntoskrnl.exe&m=e&u=&c=53623802430&gclid=CJmjrrLpm8ECFeRj7Aod1BUAHw
 
Keep us posted
 
Dick

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Hello. I am new to the forums here and I'm not very tech savvy so please bear with me. I encountered a problem about a week ago. The problem was that my computer kept freezing whenever I played any kind of game (such as WoT). When I opened up the application, in around the first 10 seconds, my computer would freeze prior to opening the game application. What the screen would look like is a very pshychodelic screen of a little distorted colors of red and blue along with the colors of the screen. During that freeze, my mouse wouldn't move, as well as ctrl-alt-dlt so I would have to turn it off by holding on to the start button. I turn on my computer again and there would be a bunch of small green, vertical dots in the loading screen like something from the matrix but not that many dots. I hit f1 to start (my computer has a lot of problems ) and I go to the screen where it asks me if I would like to go to safe mode or normal mode. On that screen, the screen is more of a checkered red and black with different, random patterns. I go to normal mode and enter the loading screen where my windows 7 moving icon starts up. On that screen, there are a bunch of vertical green lines on the screen. The computer, however, does not load up in that stage and either freezes in a black screen slumber or just restarts.

Now this would happen to my computer now. It was quite different a month ago.

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What are your full computer specs!
 

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My computer freezes up on me when i am playing games, both online and offline. I have tried many things to solve the problem but can't seem to fix it. I have a custom pc with a zotac nforce 620i motherboard, nvidia geforce 9500gt 512 mb graphics card, 2 gigs of ram, and dual Intel Pentium E2180 processors at 2GHz each. I have updated all drivers, maxed out the fan on the graphics card, checked for cpu usage and ram space and everything has worked out. I dont know if there is anymore information needed for someone to help me, but if there is just let me know and i'll try to get it. I would really appreciate any help with this problem. Thanks in advance
 

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My computer freezes after how many minutes of playing RF.. can some1 help me??
I got a 7300GT NVIDIA video card..
 

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Ma pc has pentium 4 2.4 ghz, 64mb intel video card. WHILE PLAYING GAMES, da game unexpectedly freezes havin to restart. My pc wasn't freezing 4-6 days ago.it started freezing 2-3 days before......WHAT TO DO????????????????????????

 

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My computer randomly freezes and I don't know what to do. It has only ever seemed to freeze whilst playing games. I don't know what to do.

I have acquired the event log for it which is:

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Task 63

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2013-06-11T14:43:14.688416200Z

EventRecordID 56518

Correlation

- Execution

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A:My computer is freezing randomly. But only when I'm playing games.

Freezing under games is most likely due to the increased load put on your processor. If your system is overclocked (fairly likely if it is custom-built) then voltages/settings in the bios need to be appropriately adjusted within safe limits to maintain the overclock. If it is not overclocked than the problem could be due to overheating as a result of inadequate cooling. At the very least get the dust bunnies off the inside of your PC and fan filters. Try temporarily running the games with the computer side panel removed, if this helps then inadequate internal airflow is most probably the culprit. These suggestions are oversimplifications but should get you started.

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Hi,

I'm having a problem where whenever I play online games such as World of Warcraft or Lord of the Rings Online, my entire computer will freeze after a few hours. I was able to deal with this, but recently a new patch was release for World of Warcraft and now my computer can only run the game for less than a minute after logging in before it freezes. The computer completely freezes but you can hear everything in the system still running (such as fans and lights). I have no idea what the problem is. I tried updating my BIOS drivers today (hopefully i did that correctly) as well as my video drivers. I also did a memory test and everything was fine.

These are my specs:
P5VDC-MX Asus motherboard
Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 256mb (agp 8x)
1 gig of ddr2
Pentium D 820
Rosewill AP-500x 450W PSU
Stock cooling on everything

The only thing that I can think of is to replace the video card... which i can see being the problem because i took it from a previous system that had most of its components fried when the memory was placed in the wrong way. The computer runs perfect when its not running high-graphics games, never freezing and running much faster than my dell.

Is there anything else that could be the problem that i should check out before i invest in an 80$ XFX Geforce 7600 GS?

Thanks in advance,
Steven
 

A:Computer freezing when playing high-end games

Sounds like the video card is overheating.
 

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Okay at first I thought this was an overheating problem, now I'm convinced it's the motherboard. This was mentioned in the thread about spontaneous rebooting but I figured it warranted its own thread. My computer (XP 1600+, ASUS A7A266 board) has a habit of freezing up, with the sound looping, after a while of playing games. it used to do it whenever i was doing anything that generates much heat, like watching videos, playing games, or even burning CDs. The CPU was in the high 60s C when this was happening. I went out and bought some thermal paste and the CPU temp dropped by 10 C. Problem solved, right? Nope! Now, when I'm playing a game (GTA3 specifically), the same thing happens. It happens only when I have the side of the case on so it's a couple degrees hotter than with it off - up to 54 C or so, which is well under what the computer idled at before I put the thermal paste on! The CPU's now sitting at 52 C.

So, can anyone verify that this is a motherboard issue? Thanks!
 

A:Freezing when playing games - mobo issue??

Try running Hot CPU Tester & if that doesn't give you any problems try a memtest ( if this version of memtest doesn't work for you, try the old one -> LINK ).
 

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Hello All,

I have built my own PC and I've been facing random freezing with buzzing sound issue while playing almost all games (Battlefield 3, Assassins Creed II and Revelation, CoD - MW 3, and Black Ops, Batman Arkham City and recently Saints Row 3) this freezing issue is really random and can happen anytime during gameplay.
I've updated all drivers (graphics, sound, BIOS etc). One thing to note is some of these games work without freezing for hours when I set Affinity to two CPUs but when I start playing Saints Row 3 with Affinity set to 2 CPUs the games becomes very slow and if I increase CPUs then it freezes after few minutes. I've tried to reseat the heatsink with thermal paste added two cabinate fans one blowing out and one in but this has not solved my problem.
I ran HWiNFO64 tool and saved log file of various readings while playing Saints Row 3 when freezing issue happened and I do not see any heating problem.

I would really appreciate any help to solve this issue.

following is my PC specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8170 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 307199 MB, Free - 207903 MB; D: Total - 215517 MB, Free - 135097 MB; F: Total - 220159 MB, Free - 147193 MB; G: Total - 210886 MB, Free - 210790 MB;... Read more

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my computer keeps on freezing whilst i play games online and i have to restart it manual cause i cant get back to the desktop ctrl alt delete doesnt work can anyone help me shed some light on the problem much appreciated thanks
 

A:Comp keeps freezing whilst playing games

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Hey all,

First, this is my first post on this forum, I found this forum when looking for a solution on my problems with the laptop.

The laptop is a Dell xps L10701X (nearly one year old)
The specs are:

CPU = i7
GPU= nvidea 445M (3gb, non shared ram)
HDD = 2x 500gb
Ram = 12 gb DDR3 1333
OS = windows 7 64 bit ultimate (clean install just 2 hours ago)

2 out of 3 times i boot, the computer just freezes on booting, always happens during the windows logo.
When it boots it just takes a game or a video to totally freeze the notebook, the screen turns black when that happens.

Yesterday I have someone from Dell to replace my mainboard, but that didn't fix the problem.

Any help would be greatly apriciated.

Jory
 

A:Laptop keeps freezing when playing games/videos

"OS = windows 7 64 bit ultimate (clean install just 2 hours ago)"...

Did you download and install all the Windows 7 updates after re-installing Windows including service pack 1. Run Windows Update until no more updates are found
 

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So, my computer freezes when I am playing games, not all of them.
For example in NFS MW, Ice Age 2, Ice Age 3 after 1 minute of playing the screen freezes, I hear the sound skipping then I have to restart, sometimes freezes in menu. In FIFA 09, Extreme Trucker 2 it doesn't freeze, I have the latest driver for my video card, my video card is a Sapphire HD 2600 Pro 512 MB, BUS 128, AGP.
I ran Fur Mark for 6 minutes, the temperatures were 58-61 (not passed this value), i've seen no artifacts, so I guess the video card is not broken.
GPU's temp in idle is 38-40.
GPU's software info:

Code:
Driver Packaging Version 8.892-110914m-125036E-ATI
Catalyst Version 11.9
Provider ATI Technologies Inc.
2D Driver Version 8.01.01.1186
2D Driver File Path /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/Class/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000
Direct3D Version 7.14.10.0860
OpenGL Version 6.14.10.11079
Catalyst Control Center Version 2011.0908.1355.23115
My computer is kinda old, but I never had this problem.

A:Freezing while playing games, Sapphire HD 2600 Pro

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First of all, im sorry for my english. Still learning....

After 1 year of using integrated GC from my i5 4570 i decided to buy extrernal GPU. I did it 3 days ago, I bought R9 270. And i have some problems with random freezes when playing games. Only hard reset solving problem. There is no problems in deskop, i dont have BSOD too, so i do know where to check the logs of this event, only freezing in games. Thoese works fine (good fps), temps are ok, doesnt metter where game is instaled, in my HDD or SSD... I dont think thats colud be AC either. Its Deus G1 500W. Everything is cool until this random freezers. Its very annoying. Please give me some adviece.

And i have the up to date drivers for GPU, Catalys 14.6. ;/

A:Random freezing only when playing games, no BSOD

Patriota2 first of all, don't worry about the language, I thought you did very well. In your post you said you bought an external R9 270, did you mean an Internal? Also, you would not have any problem on the Desktop as the card is not under any strain at all. Is it only one game you are having problems with, or all games?

Please follow these instructions and post the results in your next post. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions also

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Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in every post and keep us from hunting for them. We ask that you fill them out in as much detail as possible including Desktop or Laptop, Model number if it is an OEM computer and all components with the Manufacturer and Model number if possible.

If you will go to your last post and click the 'System Specs' in the bottom left of the post, you will find a link to update your system specs. Please fill those out in as much detail as possible. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post to see mine. If you do not know what your components are, this will help you accomplish this task. System Info - See Your System Specs
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Hello! I've recently (and for the first time) built a gaming computer. For some reason, however, when playing recent and hardware-intensive games like Dead Island Riptide and Witcher 2, I get through about 5 minutes of gameplay before I start hearing a strange buzzing/stuttering noise through my earphones - accompanied by the screen freezing, making it hard to alt-tab or bring up the task manager. If I leave it in this state for too long, then the computer will bluescreen and restart, with some error along the lines of DRIVER_OVERRUN_STACK_BUFFER.

It's very strange, especially since I do not get this error on other games like Mount & Blade: Warband and even Red Orchestra 2 is fine (which is one that I think would cause problems, being quite hardware intensive itself).

Does anybody know what this error from the BSOD means, and perhaps how I may fix this error? One other thing it may be is that when swapping my GPU, i dropped it in quite a cringe-worthy fashion (if you can imagine) - so it might be this.

I'll post my specs here if this helps:

CPU: Intel i7 4770
Mobo: Gigabyte z87-D3HP
PSU: Corsair hx750
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16gb (2x8)
GPU: GTX 660 Ti

For those of you out there thinking of posting "google is your friend!111one LELELE" - I have googled the problem! In fact I've searched for a significant amount of time for an answer, but the solution seems largely dependent on the individual's system and specifications, rather than ha... Read more

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Hi, I'm having a problem with my laptop where it will freeze, giving me a screen of fuzzy blocks of colour. This has only happened when I'm playing games, and will almost always happen 10-60 mins after starting a game.
When it freezes I can still move the cursor (represented by its own fuzzy block) and the audio continues for a few seconds then I get a buzzing. If I try alt+tab or ctrl+alt+dlt I can't move the cursor any more either.

The laptop doesn't feel like its overheating, it often gets a lot hotter than it is at these points. I have tried running it just off AC as I've been having some problems with my battery recently that I thought were connected but the same happened.

Any ideas?

dxdiag

Code:
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System Information
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Time of this report: 6/10/2013, 23:20:20
Machine name: TOM-LAPTOP
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Studio 1558
BIOS: Ver 1.00 BIOS A08 PARTTBLr
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3956MB RAM
Page File: 1882MB used, 6028MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
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A:Screen Freezing/Crashing while playing games

Even though you do not suspect and over heating issue. Clean out all air vents with a can of air. Also go to the manufacture of the laptop Dell go to Support/Drivers locate the model number studio 1558 Make sure you select Windows 7 64bit. Download any updated video drivers available, install them then reboot. Also try temporarly disabling your anti virus while playing games also end tasking any unneeded tasks or programs while playing. These can use up RAM which can also slow down your game and Windows.
Also go to Start type in Msconfig click the Startup tap and uncheck non essential Microsoft items also do not uncheck any anti virus items. Click ok, then reboot.

A lot of startup and running programs in the back ground can slow down your system. Do a disk cleanup. Also try defraging your hard drive.

Try these let us know.

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Hello,

I'm hoping someone can help shed some light on my issue, as I'm stumped at this point.

Beginning on October 22nd, my computer began locking up when playing games. The problem first occured in Minecraft and now affects all other games on my laptop. All games worked with highest settings and no issues prior to October 22nd. My laptop is not overheating, the hard drive is roughly 70% full and I'm not maxing CPU or RAM prior to crashes.

When the computer crashes, either the monitor will go black, leaving only a pixelated thin bar at the top (full lock out, manual restart), OR the image on the screen will freeze (full lock out, manual restart), OR the computer will completely shut off. Furthermore, after hard resetting the computer, I'll have to wait a minute or so or the computer won't turn back on.

Again, this issue began on October 22nd and I have not had any issues prior. No installations or updates took place immediately prior to this problem and no issues have occured outside of gameplay.

Here are some of the steps I have done so far:

Updated display/gfx drivers
Updated Direct X
Un/installed Java (minecraft)
Tried running on single core
Updated sound drivers
Cleaned all ports, fans and intakes with computer duster
Ran two full virus/spyware scans (only 2 cookies removed)
Defragged, deleted unused programs, cleared Win, IE and temp files, registry clean up twice using two separate programs, optimized disks, ran diagnostic reports, and... Read more

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So the backstory:

I played 7 Days to Die last weekend and had an odd freeze where everything locked up and the monitor suddenly looked like this:

http://i.imgur.com/C9c5BGS.jpg

I figured maybe it was an issue of graphics card drivers needing to be updated so the next day I went ahead and updated my drivers. Later that day 7 Days to Die crashed again, the same way. Then later World of Warcraft did. At that point I figured something must be pretty wrong, as I'd been playing WoW on and off for weeks and never had any problems.

I tried dusting out the case, worrying that it was a heat issue. Eventually during one of the restarts/freezes I got to the point where the tower would boot up but the monitor stayed in Power Saver mode. After flashing the BIOS and removing the graphics card, I was able to get back into Windows. I figured maybe my graphics card was on its way out, but it couldn't hurt to format the SSD I keep Windows on and start clean before I put a new card in. So I did that, but held off on putting the card in right away as it took forever to get all the Windows Updates handled, and eventually I ended up installing Windows 10 as there were so many problems with Windows 7.

Fast forward to now where I still haven't installed a new graphics card, as when I tried to test my system out by running some games (Rocket League, which completely freezes up on the title screen; Beseige, which plays fine but within 5-10 minutes causes a BSOD of System_Service_Exception) it did... Read more

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I've recently been running into random screen freezing and frame rate loss issues when playing games that I can normally, run perfectly well.
I'll be playing, say, Skyrim for example, and I'm getting silky smooth 60fps with the occasional stutter here and there, and then suddenly, out of nowhere, I get bad fps drop and then my screen freezes and twitches strangely for around 15-30 seconds, then to return to normal for the next minute or so, only to happen again.
This has also happened in these games: Dark Souls 1, War Thunder, FalloutNV, and STALKER SoC.
My hardware can certainly handle all of these games, here are my specs:
ASUS G20AJ
GPU:GTX 750ti
CPU: [email protected]
RAM:8GB
I've troubleshooted for malware, heat issues, mod issues, but nothing.
Now, a disclaimer, I am still relatively new to the ins and outs of what can go wrong with a computer and its many components, and what the problems that are shown through my gameplay are indicative of in many circumstances, including this one. So, if you believe you could help me with my issue, I would very much appreciate it
 

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Recently I am noticing that I get temporary freezing when playing video games such as Left4Dead 2 and MW2. This freezing only happens about every 20-30 min and I can easily fix it by ctrl+alt+del then going back into the game. I checked the temp of my GPU and its only at 36 C. Cpu is low as well. What could be causing this? All my specs of my computer are listed below. Thanks in advance for your help.

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R (F13C BIOS)|
|CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 GO @ 3.40GHz w/ Zalman CNPS9700 NT | GPU: EVGA 8800GT 512MB @ 700, 1025 w/ AC Accelero S1 |
|PSU: OCZ GameXStream 700W | RAM: 8GB G.SKILL DDR2 800 @ 1066, 4-4-4-12| HDD: Seagate 7200.10 320GB & 7200.11 1TB |
| SPU: Creative X-FI Platinum Fatal1ty Pro PCI-E | x2 Samsung 245BW 24" |
| Windows 7 Ultimate x64 |

A:Temporary freezing when playing video games. any ideas?

What is your agp Accelerated Graphics Port set to? If it is set higher than the game you are playing it could cause this. Say it is runing at x8 you could try changing the AGP speed in BIOS to x4 (save settings before exiting BIOS)

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Hello

This problem started a year ago with my old configuration, it started just once a day or just once a week... after a few months it was every day at least 3 or 4 times.
it mainly occured while i was watching a movie or playing a game, doesnt matter what game or what movie i was watching, ive tried to replace the RAM memory, run memory tests basicly everything i could do, even asked some local IT guys i knew, they didnt know what caused it... after a while i became really frustrated about it and i decided to upgrade my computer to my current configuration. after i upgraded my computer the problem was gone... till now! * i didn't bought a new HDD*
a few days ago Battlefield 3 was released, and after a few days of playing it the problem came back, while in game my computer crashed again randomly..! the game freezes, the only sound you hear is the last mili second of what sound it was playing in-game.

my current config:

OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CPU Intel i7 950 Motherboard Asus Sabertooth x58 Memory 6GB DDR3 - 1333 (PC3 - 10666) ValueRAM Graphics Card(s) Asus GTX560 TI DirectCUII TOP Sound Card - Monitor(s) Displays Asus 21" Screen Resolution 1920x1080Hard Drives WD 640 GB 7200RPM PSU Coolermaster 1000W Case Thermaltake Cooling Standaard + Case cooling Keyboard Logitech G15
Mouse Razor ??
Internet Speed 120MB up and Down (Fiber)

A:Freezing / BSOD when watching or playing movie or games!

Hi.

You have the stop-0x124 error.

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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My computer kept freezing when i watch video in fullscreen or playing games
I tried to go to safe mode but my monitor show no signal at the monitor screen
I tried uninstall the graphic card then suddenly my monitor screen show no signal

I reformatted the com but it still doesn't work
When i using the recovery disc the monitor show no signals but i still can do a full system recovery by using my imagination as the screen show no signals

Sometimes a message will pop up says kernel driver error

Im using windows 7 Home Premium , my graphic card is GT220
Here are my computer Specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire M5800
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3072MB RAM [please help me]

A:[HELP]Computer keep freezing while watching videos and playing games.

Can you see the POST screen / BIOS prior to loading Windows? Or is there no signal at all?



If you can see POST / BIOS but lose signal as Windows loads - then that's interesting, as the recovery/safe mode uses the generic VGA driver.


The fact that the PC kept freezing coupled with the loss of signal suggests that either the card, or power supply may be faulty.

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Recently I am noticing that I get temporary freezing when playing video games such as Left4Dead 2 and MW2. This freezing only happens about every 20-30 min and I can easily fix it by ctrl+alt+del then going back into the game. I checked the temp of my GPU and its only at 36 C. Cpu is low as well. What could be causing this? All my specs of my computer are listed under my system. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

A:Temporary freezing when playing video games, any ideas?

Hello Ryan, i recently discovered the same problem, but i found out that its dx problem, that is it windows 7, i looked up on microsoft website and downloaded directx 11 installed it and it was fixed. i dont know what it could be for you but i think try that first.
Oh i had forgotten, there is a missing file in win7 dx, call d3d_xx70.dll i can't remember it well thats why i used xx.

Cheers
 

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when i play games for a couple of hours my computer either freezes or gets a blue screen.... one of the blue screens that i remember it said BAD_POOL_CALLER there was another one where it said trying to overwrite memory and there was a few where it didnt say anything it just said turning off windows to prevent any damage no name or anything... can anyone help cause this is getting annoying

A:Computer Keeps Freezing Or Blue Screen After Playing Games For A While

Please go to 'How To Use the Event Viewer" and follow the instruction. Post the 4 most recent error messages for each category.

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Hello,



I Have Bought a dv6-1211 ax on october 20,2009. My laptop starts hibernating on its own sometimes. It hibernates in a blank screen. The blank screen lasts for 30sec. I tried and disabled hibernate then it shut down in a blank screen instead. I've run a virus scan nothing. My computer's configuration is 4GB Ram DDR2, 2.2 GHZ AMD Athlon X2,320GB Hard Disk Space, 1 GB Ati Radeon Graphic Card. My laptop came with Windows Vista Home Premium. I bought Windows 7 Ultimate and installed it. Right now I am Running Windows 7 Ultimate. This Problem has occured. Now it has gotten Worse. My Fan sometimes doesn't run also fully when my cpu is quite hot. I've flashed my Bios Setup from F14 to F17. I've seen there's no fan control speed option only Turn Fan on or Off.



My Main problem is the freezing. While I'm playing games of any sort on battery there is no problem of hanging. While i'm playing a game and charging the computer hangs for 2sec and during the hanging the cpu shuts down the sound comes click and my computer is off. I've tried updating the drivers. I've seen device manager no problem. updated Windows.If someone can help please i'd be extremely grateful.

Someone said it works fine on battery cause of the invertor changing DC to AC. And that my heatsink or fan is malfunctioning.

THE MAIN PROBLEM IS MY SCREEN FREEZING WHILE CHARGING AND PLAYING GAMES.

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:evil: Hi everyone I have a windows 2000 notebook and whenever I try and play a good game like MU online the screen just freezes! Ive tried ctrl-alt-del but nothing works!!!! I press the off button for 5 seconds then it goes off and then I turn it on again and play the game and 2 minutes after the game has started the screen just freezes dead cold. Can someone tell me how to fix this thing?
 

A:Screen freezing wilst playing good games!

First thing you have to do is update your profile and tell us about your computer.

Second thing is to be sure you have all the latest drivers in your computer. Do you have the newest bios for your motherboard? Motherboard drivers? Video card drivers?
 

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Hey everyone, I've had a pretty long running problem with my computer, and how it likes to freeze when I play games. First off, I have:

CPU: Athlon 64 X2 3800+
GPU: GeForce 8800 GTS 320
RAM: 2gb Corsair
PSU: OCZ StealthXStream 600watts
Mobo:Asus A8N5X
OS: Windows XP Professional

Now the issue is that when I play games (be it dawn of war, world of warcraft, age of empires 3, supreme commander and most recently, bioshock) the computer will randomly freeze the image on the screen, and the sound will lock up, making a very annoying and very short loop of whatever the sound was when it froze. I'm unable to do ctrl-alt-delete or anything like that, so I need to push the reset button to restart the computer.

So first I thought it was my PSU, I upgraded from an APEVIA ATX-AS520W to my current OCZ one. That diddn't work.

Then I read that ram could be the culprit, I have a 1gb stick, and two 512 sticks, all the same speed. (PC3200) So I tried with just the 1gb and a 512, then just the 1gb alone.. and then the 512s alone.. still freezing. Then I switched the slots, and noticed that the one closest to the CPU was pretty dusty. That didn't matter, it still froze.

Then just this morning I tried to change my cooling pattern, thinking it's an overheating issue. I have three fans not including my PSU. (2 80mm and 1 120mm) I changed the airflow so the fan on the side of the case and the one on the top blow air out, and the PSU and the rear fan (120mm) blow in. I a... Read more

A:Computer freezing while playing games... driving me nuts

This probably goes without saying since you didn't mention it, but are all your drivers are updated? Nonupdated sound card or integrated sound drivers can cause all sorts of glitches from my experiences. I believe I had this sort of problem a few years back and it ended up having to do with Dirxct X 8 or 9.
 

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So I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 , 10 was for free so why not. It was okay for weeks and i went on a holiday for 3 weeks. When i came back and plugged my PC back in it started to crash to BSOD or it just totally shuts off and restarts. I am also having these freezing problems which force me to manually turn off my PC ( which i know isn't the best for the PC) . Most of the time the crashing happens when Im playing games like Fallout 4,Dead by Daylight. I didn't notice any problems when being in a program like Photoshop CC . I tried programs that find system problems , scanned my hard disk and Ram too , no problems there , tried changing my power supply if its getting enough power . No fixes.

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