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Mobility 5850 - 3D games freezing, with brightness stuck

Q: Mobility 5850 - 3D games freezing, with brightness stuck

Since last Monday, my laptop's been through its fourth at Knowhow's facilities. I was anxious to play games like Euro Truck Simulator 2 and Gmod again, but after a minute or two of gameplay, they would both freeze. From there the screen would turn black, turn back on at full brightness, and allow me to play for a few seconds before looping the process again. The only way I could stop this was by 'Alt-F4'-ing my way out of the game, which would allow me to change my brightness.

At first, I tried updating the drivers as that could have helped, though, instead, made no difference. From there, I proceeded to do an 'express' uninstall of the drivers and anything else associated, restarted, installed the driver only, and restarted again. No success. I even tried Red Faction: Guerilla, only to be met with the same results. Weirdly, though, 2D games like Hexcells, Prison Architect and Speedrunners run flawlessly!

I'm using the 14.12 Omega drivers, according to the Raptr app.

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Preferred Solution: Mobility 5850 - 3D games freezing, with brightness stuck

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Mobility 5850 - 3D games freezing, with brightness stuck

Does the audio become choppy or stutter while the screen is dark? Also, do you notice any abnormal heat or sudden fan surge from your laptop?

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I purchased an hp envy 17 inch laptop last March and now their is a newer model of the laptop out that has an ati mobility radeon 6850 graphics card. and the one I have now has an ati mobility radeon 5850 card I wanted to know sense i was considering selling the one I have now JUST to get the newer model just for the card would selling my laptop for the newer model be worth it just for the updated graphics card? If so please give me your thoughts on why and if not please explain in detail thanks in advance.

A:is there much of a difference in the ati mobility 5850 and 6850?

Not really,

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 - Notebookcheck.net Tech

AMD Radeon HD 6850M - Notebookcheck.net Tech

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Im trying to decide between two laptops one laptop is the envy 14 and ones the envy 17 and there both made by hp. And I wanted to know which graphics card is better the hp envy 14 has a 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5650 DDR3 switchable graphics [HDMI] - For Dual Core Processors. And the hp envy 17 has a 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5850 GDDR5 Graphics [HDMI] graphics card. Which graphics card would be better? I was asking because the hp envy 17 is 300 dollar more than the envy 14. Just wanna know if the extra 300 is worth it here are the links for both pcs below if you want to see the full specs thanks for helping.

HP ENVY 14 series | HP? Official Store

HP ENVY 17 series | HP? Official Store

A:which is better the 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 or the ati hd 5650

The 5850 is better. The price difference is mostly down to the lappy having a 17" screen as aposed to a 14" plus the 17" has an i5 processor and the 14" has an i3

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I have a hd 5850 xfx znfa and my operating system is windows 10 home 64 bit. it runs everything but not games? When I tried to benchmark it the loadingscreen showed up and it was loading but when the benchmark started the screen was just black but there was sound. I have the latest drivers and a 600 watt psu so power shouldnt be a problem. And when I tried games only the sound was playing and the screen was still black, and after a little while it went out of the game and displayed a error code. Please help I dont know what to do.
 

A:Hd 5850 wont play games

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Hello, I have a problem with freezing, grey screen and etc. with this video card.
There is a solution just can not find a fix for Windows 8.1 64 bit, please help.
I'm looking for drivers for Windows 8.1 64 bit.
http://www.techspot.com/drivers/driver/file/information/13162/

Thank you so much
 

A:AMD graphic card 5800 series - ati radeon 5850 toxic freezing

What is the make and model of this computer?
 

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Hello . I'm using Dell Inspiron 1545 which use ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 is discrete video card . When i play games , the resolution won't fit (CounterStrike , Warcraft , COD) . I can't set to wide-screen resolution , it said my video card doesn't support. In Counter-Strike 1.6 , i can't change resolution because the resolution choosing box is "gray". Anyone help ? I tried to update all Catalyst drive but it didn't work

A:Games resolution with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330

Here is some info on the correct drivers:

W7 32BIT - http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...b_win7-32.aspx
W7 64BIT - http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...b_win7-64.aspx

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I have an HP Pavilion g6 1202tx. I have all my games switched to high performance in dynamic mode using catalyst control center. One day when I opened game settings in pes 14 game launcher and opened specs tab, I saw that under my GPU was written Intel(R) HD Graphics Family ‎(PS5.0/VS5.0)‎ and not AMD, with a Bad rating beside it. So, surely pes 14 is using Intel(R) HD Graphics Family ‎(PS5.0/VS5.0)‎ as GPU and not AMD. And this may be the reason for poor performance of all my games(L.A Noire runs with 11 fps even in the lowest settings,
GTA 4 with 20 fps in lowest settings). You can get specs for my laptop by googling HP Pavilion g6 1202tx. Also,
is fixed graphics mode better than dynamic mode?

A:Games using intel hd graphics instead of amd mobility radeon

It's all about the power profile mode you're using. If it's set to balanced, your laptop will swap GPUs that will depend on the application. If it's set to High-Performance, it will only use a dedicated GPU (if there's any). If it's set to low-power state then it'll only use the integrated ones.

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So my brightness is stuck on high. Seems like a simple fix right? wrong. It will not adjust using the brightness buttons or in display settings. In display settings the option to adjust as well as night mode are grayed out or disappeared. I've googled what to do and tried all of those options.
1. turn computer on and off again. didn't work
2. right click on battery and manually adjust brightness through windows mobility. didn't work. Well, the dial moved to 0 but the brightness didn't adjust at all.
3. I've looked in device manager to uninstall/reinstall the display adapters thing, but theres no display adapter in my device manager! That's a problem within itself right?
4. I've reset my PC already twice and it still will not adjust.
Please help!
 

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Hello

I am having trouble with my HP nx6120 running Windows XP. Basically it happened like this; One day, when the laptop was plugged in, i turned the brightness all the way down using the Fn+F9 hotkey. Now it wont go back up (usually Fn+F10 hotkey). This is very frustrating as i can barely see the screen.

I know its not the lamp, because (and this is very annoying) when i unplug the power adapter, the screen goes to full brightness! Unfortunatly the battery life is about 12 minutes, so this laptop usually remains plugged in.

Please HELP! I can barely see the screen. Does anyone know of a 3rd party program or any another way (other than the hotkeys) to increase screen brightness

Thanks so much in advance
 

A:nx6120 brightness stuck!

Look at the settings in Power Option, Control Panel.
 

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Hi all, So, I installed windows 7 64bit on my T500 last night. I've downloaded the win 7 version of  the thinkvantage system update software and installed everything, powermanager and all.  The problem:When i am in High performance graphics mode, the display brightness doesn't change... ever. Function keys don't work, the power management slider doesn't work. It is very frustrating to say the least. My work around: (this is annoying but works)When in low graphics mode, the function keys DO work. I can change the brightness and then switch back to high performance graphics. It's really bizarre!  Does anyone know why this would be happening? I've got all the latest drivers from system update & tried reinstalling the hot key drivers with no luck. I've played with every power setting i can think of, nothing seems to change the screen brightness on high performance graphics. Suggestions welcome 



~ sierra42 ~HP TC4400Lenovo T500-- I am not support, I'm just trying to help! --








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A:Display brightness "Stuck" in windows 7

Related post: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-7-Discussion/Brightness-unadjustable-for-quot-High-Performance-q... [Quote]A link to the 3.09/3.10 version of BIOS is given below. Good luck. This is the version I used.http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70351[End Quote] T500 BIOS Update: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70353 



~ sierra42 ~HP TC4400Lenovo T500-- I am not support, I'm just trying to help! --

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I recently bought Lenovo U-41 laptop and the brightness button from keyboard ass well as brightness button from windows charms gets stuck. My laptop contains Intel HD Graphics 5500 driver. i tried restarting the laptop also updating the driver from the device
manager>display adapters but it says that driver is up to date. Kindly tell me what to do as i am really disappointed by my new laptop.
athank you

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I have a dell latitude d620 and one day the up and left keys magically stopped working.. later on I had the brightest idea to see whats the lowest level of brightness possible, now I'm pretty much screwed because I cannot get the brightness back up to normal (which is a pain in the rear end) using the FN+UP combination.

I've searched the web trying to find a solution and cannot find anything, any solutions?

Help is very appreciated

A:Up key not working, Brightness stuck on low settings (FN+UP)

Welcome to Seven Forums Nurein615. I think you can adjust it in BIOS with the down right keys (I hope they work!). Here is a (poorly made ) video that will illustrate how. Basically, F2 at boot, then video settings, then brightness. Don't go too bright as you have no left key to turn it back down! Good luck!



Dell D630 Lattitude Brightness Settings from The Bio's Menu. - YouTube

A Guy

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Hi all, my screen brightness on my YOGA-15ISK is stuck, the Fn F11 & F12 buttons aren't working to fix it and resetting the Generic PnP monitor in the Device Manager as suggested elsewhere in the forum for another model doesn't work to fix the buttons, only resetting the birghtness all the way. Help please? Thank you!

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Hi! I recently upgraded to Windows 10 on my Yoga 2 Pro. Since then I cannot adjust screen brightness. The Fn Keys won't work and brightness has disappeared from all Windows menus. I read that so many people are experiencing the same problem. I have tried every possible thing: all possible driver changes, driver updates, driver roll-backs, switching to Microsoft Basic Display Adapter, Generic PnP Monitor updating. I need to find a way to change the brightness. It is stuck at 100%, I can't even look at my screen.

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I'm having problems with adjusting my screen's brightness after I unplug my laptop while it's sleeping. The screen can't be adjusted from the hotkeys or by right clicking power options. Adjusting the brightness is no problem when I wake up the laptop from sleep and I haven't plugged or unplugged anything during sleep. I have a HP Envy dv6-7245us with drivers mostly from the Pavilion dv6-7000 series since I recently downgraded to Windows 7 from a pre-installed Win8 machine. I've attached info on my display drivers (which are up to date), the settings in my AMD Vision Engine Control Center, and the log from when I tried to update my AMD chipset (it said everything was already up to date).
http://i.imgur.com/Ec9ScWg.png (AMD chipset installation log)
http://i.imgur.com/mwpBcoz.png (AMD chipset installation log)
http://i.imgur.com/TXd62X8.png (My device manager showing display/monitor drivers)
http://i.imgur.com/lHDYulC.png (AMD Vision Engine Control Center - AMD Catalyst ?)

A:Screen brightness stuck after unplug during sleep

Quick solution: Close the lid and open it back. Now you'll be able to change the brightness. AFAIK, there's no other solution to this problem.

Also make sure closing the lid doesn't make it sleep or hibernate or shutdown (go to Power options > Click 'Choose what closing lid does' on the left and then on the next page, select 'Nothing' for both AC power and battery)

It's a Windows 7 bug.

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Hi
I have an Asus laptop running 8.1
my laptops screen has been working perfectly fine as far as i know. a few weeks ago the laptop itself fell and the hinge-part that connects the physical screen to the physical keyboard came undone, together with the wifi antennae. i got all of that fixed. i think since then, my brightness wont adjust. it stays on the brightest setting, whether i use the Fn key or go to she settings screen manually.

i tried to download an ATK package which was suggested elsewhere, but the comptuer said it cant downlaod it because its already installed.

i tried to search for already existent drivers manually but that did nothing.

Any ideas? is it possible its a hardware issue, or unlikely?

thank you!

A:screen brightness stuck on brightest setting-what can i d?

People who fixed the hinge, did they check out rest of Laptop to assure did not cause anymore damage, was it a qualified person, under warranty ? Can be damage to monitor or some other hardware, yes. Make and model of laptop ?

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Hi all, At some point, this might have happened but I haven't realized until now. My screen brightness is stuck. I cannot change it manually with the keys nor by accessing the settings panel.  Any suggestions? Thanks!

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I am currently trying to run two games, Unreal Tournament 3 and Alien Swarm.
Here are my specs.
Intel quad core Q660
Nvidia 8800GT
4 gb Ram
Windows 7 Ultimate

The only problem with my system is that currently I'm using an old monitor... it has a refresh rate of only 60.
I am using the Nvidia drivers with the Nvidia Control panel and such.
The problem I'm having running these games is that they are just too dark :/
I mean the games themselves run smooth but I can barely see anything in them because the Games own brightness settings are too low even at max brightness for my computer apparently. When I use the Nvidia panel and turn up the brightness, I can see fine but in-game that brightness is resetted to the game default one. I want to know how to override the brightness settings of those games and use the brightness level of the Nvidia Panel. I somehow did it with counter strike and now its nice and bright but I really don't know the procedure.
 

A:Brightness settings on games.

In nvidia control panel for your desktop display properties,select use nvidia
settings instead of use application settings.
Then adjust your desktop brightness.
You will need to lower it to use the normal desktop brightness when not
playing games.
It's a pain that nvidia took out the 3D brightness and gamma settings.
 

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Very bizarre issue. One day I noticed the screen on my C260 W8.1 desktop (my trusty home workhorse) was a bit too bright for my liking. It was the very early morning (about 5am), so it seems like a relatable situation.Here's where the problems begin: I immediately reached for the brightness controls on the unit, but it went down one notch (one from full brightness) and refused to go down any further. Tried using the slider in the Control Panel, tried restarting, didn't do anything to help. It's still refusing to change brightness. I'm curious as to how I can get the brightness controls to work again. I also noticed someone on this forum having a near-identical issue with their Z400, which also had 8.1 installed and ran on the same brand of intergrated graphics card (Intel), so I wish to ask: Is anyone else having the same issue, either on the C-Series that I'm typing this from, or any other Lenovo computer?

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When Im Playing a game, my computer shuts it off in the middle of gameplay, any explanation?
(I tried re-installing, and it didnt work)

Also, Im trying to install a few programs onto my computer, and during intallation, my com puter freezes, any explanations?

Thank You To anyone Who Replies!!!
 

A:Games Freezing/Crashing And Problems nsalling Software (freezing)

Cody
Welcome to TSG!
You problem could be resource related. Please give us a little more information about your system. The OS your using, the computer itself, Ram, processor and so on.
Dave
 

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 Hi Folks,Display brightness stuck and unable to change in my Yoga 720-13ikb laptop.The screen brightness is stuck, and cannot change manually with the keys nor by accessing the settings panel. Could you please suggest me on this.

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hey all... i have a problem
I can't adjust brightness in games or in NVDIA control panel
when i change the brightness it changes for very few seconds and returns back !!
i don't know why??

A:I can't adjust brightness in games or in NVDIA control panel

Please fill in your specs

System Specs Tool

I would suggest that you make sure you have the latest video drivers

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Hello, this topic is continuation of previous screen issues with my Yoga 500. I've now detected that the flickering is not just black screen. It changes rapidly 0% > current brightness > 0% > current brightness and loops every some seconds. Also, I've seen it only happening in a game called ROBLOX. It has force vsync, so nvidia can't control it. Now even switching to integrated graphics won't help. Any ideas? EDIT: Nope , not brightness. It was just unseenable.EDIT2: Now even completely disabling the nvidia ( i thought it was the problem ) won't work!

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well i know that the 8600M GT will be better than the other two but i need to know by how much of a difference.. and i would like to know which of the 2 radeons is better. the X2500 or the HD2300 and also by how much of a difference. or if anyone could just drop me a link here to tell which of this graphics card is better...
 

A:Mobility Radeon HD 2300, Mobility Radeon X2500 and the GeForce 8600M GT comparison

2.5x + to 1 if not more.
 

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Hello, first of all I'm not that computer savy, so please keep this in mind! I can google my way around most problems, learning as I go, but this one is giving me trouble. Also, English isn't my first language so I might use imprecise terms, sorry in advance about that.

I bought this new laptop last week, the Asus N551JK-DM193H, and I'm pretty happy with it. It came with Windows 8.1.
I noticed yesterday that, all of a sudden, the fn+screen brightness keys didn't work anymore. There has been a graphic driver update, I can't remember if I was able to adjust the brightness right after that honestly.
I found this forum while looking for a solution, I've tried rolling back the driver but it didn't do anything. Trying to change the brightness manually from the power options or the charm bar isn't working, either.
Also, sometimes the screen dims a bit and then gets back to the normal brighntess.It's quite subtle, but noticeable if I'm on a page/program with lots of white space.

I have pretty delicate eyes, so not being able to adjust the brightness+intense work using the laptop is already becoming a problem. I hope you can help me, and thanks in advance!

(I hope I have posted this in the right category,since I saw similar issues were here)

ETA: graphic cards are nvidia geforce gtx 850m and a Intel HD Graphics 4600 (integrated)

A:Screen brightness "stuck" on Asus N551JK-DM193H, win 8.1

I can only suggest very non specific things to try.

Have you tried doing a proper full restart (not a shut down and reboot).
You could try 'System Restore' to a date when you know it was working.
Finally, as its so knew and if you haven't much installed then doing a factory reset is an option. That will take it all back to day 1 condition.

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HI,i got a problem,i have a switchtable graphics notebook (HP G62) first driver is intel HD graphics here it everything ok but when i want to put second driver (ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 or AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000) it give me black screen for 1 minute and blue screen before with this message "attempt to reset the dysplay driver andrecover from timeout failed"   Sorry for my english.

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I have this recent annoying bug where if I alt tab out of a game or its minimized for any reason and I try to reopen it it will stay stuck on a black screen, I can open the task manager with ctrl-alt-delete but it will still be in the background behind the black screen along with everything else, there is absolutely no way out of it except by restarting windows. this happened on 3 separate games so is not game specific.

A:cant alt-tab into or out of games, permentantly stuck

Do you have the Borderless option?

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hi!

recently i've been having some troubles with my pc while playing COD mw2, and Demigod.

sometimes when i play the game gets "stuck" for a few seconds, the sound gets "stuck" as well, and then it returns to normal. it usually happens more than once during a couple of minutes, and sometimes it never comes back on, so i have to restart the PC.

when it happens the GPU temp is ~73c but i guess that's normal.

i never had that problem before. i updated all of my graphic card drivers, and i flashed my BIOS to a newer version.

my specs:

AMD Phenom IIx4 920 2.8Ghz
Asus M4A78-E motherboard
4 Ghz of RAM
Sapphire 4870HD 1Gb Vapor-x
Vista home premium 64bit
 

A:pc gets stuck while playing games

Do you have things running in the background? I have heard of that with some virusscanners, because they will try to scan while playing a game, which in turn slows everything down.
 

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My laptop is a Asus Rog 970m the cores are stable and nothing is getting overheated, yet my computer keeps freezing stuck for some reason ? what could the problem be ?
 

A:My laptop keeps Freezing stuck..

Could be due to a failing hard drive, file or file system corruption, malicious software, software|hardware conflicts, ...
 

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I reinstalled Windows 7 64-bit a couple days ago, and I inserted a disc into the drive recently, but now the drive won't open through anything and freezes anything and everything that touches it(Device Manager, Windows Explorer, Avira, Safe Mode even is affected)

Is there some way to fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Sorry if I posted this in the wrong area.

Edit: It finally let me access it, but I still don't know what was/is wrong...
 

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Hi
     I have Dell Inspiron13 7000 series laptop.Everything was working fine until 2 weeks back.
Suddenly I wasn't able to use F11/F12 keys to controll brightness.Even if I clicked I wasn't getting the actual brightness bar.I checked some blogs and youtube videos, which helped me and it fixed my issue.
Suddenly after almost a week or so, I am getting another issue.I can scroll up or down the brightness however it doesn't change any brightness level.Right now it is too bright but I can't change it.
Has anyone been facing this issue or resolved this?
Laptop was in perfectly operating condition before.I have been getting these issues recently after regular windows update.

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Hi im running windows vista 64bit and in most games my PC is freezing up at about 10-45 min into it, depending on the game. This only happens when i run games and wont freeze up on normal tasks.

Ive tried reinstalling the GFX driver, I'm using a nvidia 9600 GT.

I have above all the recommended specs for the games its freezing on.

I've updated to the latest DirectX.

Any other solutions? none of these have done anything to impact the performance.

A:PC freezing up during games

List all hardware specs including power supply wattage and brand.
What are your temps like.

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Hello all my games keep freezing up after 3-4 mins of gameplay i cant play any game in peace it started after i put a 128 ram socket on my comp.

PLZ HELP ME
 

A:Games Keep Freezing

assuming you ADDED to the ram you already had: take the new chip out, play games, put the new chip back in , play again-
if you never crash without the new chip in and always crash WITH the chip....

: bad ram chip

: incorrect TYPE of ram

: possible the slot that the second chip is in is bad-
some things to try...
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L505-GS6000 and was looking to upgrade my ram so my computer would run faster. one reason I am doing this is an online game I used to play all the time wont play very well, the fps is good but after about 4 mins of playing the game starts freezing every 4-5 seconds. my question however is while looking for ram to put in my computer I found a Corsair 8GB PC8500 DDR3 1066Mhz SODIMM Memory - 2x4096MB or Patriot PSD316G1333SK Signature Laptop Memory Kit - 16GB (2 x 8GB), PC3-10600, DDR3-1333MHz, 1.5V, CL9, Non-ECC, Unbuffered. I wasnt sure which would be better for my laptop an give it the best speed. also what does the Unbuffered mean? I was also wanting to make sure the Ram memory kits would fit in my laptop. Thanks
 

A:Could my RAM cause my games to keep freezing?

Where did you get that info? You might try http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/
http://www.crucial.com/ Both same website.
 

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Hey all,

I have recently purchased a new computer and for some reason every time I play any video game it locks up after about a good 20 to 30mins of play.

Here are the specs :

CPU: Q6600 2.4Ghz
Motherboard: Asus P5N-E SLI
RAM: 4 x OCZ Platinum XTC REV.2 PC2-6400 2GB 1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-15 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel
Graphics Card: EVGA 8800GT 512MB
PSU : Antec Trio Power 650W
OS: Vista Home Premium 64bit

I have updated all the drivers for my graphics card, motherboard, updated windows. Do not know what the problem is. Also the CPU temp idle is about 35 to 45 C and MB is about 35 to 40 C

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You , Newbie

A:Games Freezing up

Hi Newbie
Check the system requirments for the video games your trying to play. Any of them say they can run on 64 bit Vista? or Vista Premium?
Raj

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Hi, a week ago a few of my big processor-heavy PC games suddenly started freezing for no apparent reason after about 15 minutes of play (Arma2/Arrowhead/Age of Empire) despite running fine for a couple of years, and I have to switch off the PC to get out of the freeze.
.I ran CCleaner, AVG and Adaware and re-installed the games but the freeze problem remains.
My other games are unaffected and run fine. Any suggestions as to what I can try next?
The only possible clue I can think of is that my Google Earth started running jerkily about the same time the game freezes began, so perhaps GE did one of its automatic updates and may have triggered the freezes in some way? 
My machine specs-
 

 

A:Games keep freezing

I've solved it by uninstalling Google Earth, so it seems I was right, the latest GE v 7 auto-update messed up my system somehow and caused the games to freeze!
I've now re-installed an older GE v 5 which doesn't affect the games, and I've also selected the GE "Do not auto-update" box..

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I have a Pentium 4 256MB 12X cd-rw 32MB Nividia GeForce2 MX graphics card. Any time I play any of my games, after about 5 minutes, the games seem to freeze or go very very slow, and it does that for about 1 minute, then it snaps out of it and gameplay is normal. Then, about every 3 or 4 minutes, it keeps doing this. It is really wrecking gameplay. I have updated drivers and gone into msconfig and changed the way the comp starts up. Nothing seems to work. The red light goes on on my CPU when this is happening. It almost seems that there is another process running that is interfering with the performance. I run Windows XP. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Games keep freezing....HELP

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I am having issues with my computer and freezing during games. I have been playing some pretty intense graphical games for a computer including Warcraft3, Battlefield 1942, and Civilization 3. I have been having problems with my computer freezing at random intervals during these games for a couple months now. I updated my video card drivers and it seems a little better but still happens way too often. It seems to freeze oddly however, sometimes it freezes completely while other times it will slowly freeze like bag lag... both require restarting the computer. My friends say that it probably has to do with my video card or Windows XP Pro Edition but I'm not sure. Thanks for any help.

OS: Windows XP Pro Edition
Processor: AMD Athlon 2000+ (1.67 Ghz)
Ram: 512 DDR Kingston
Video Card: GeForce4 Ti4200
 

A:Games keep freezing!

Hows your cooling? When it freezes, shut down, ground your self and feel around. Hard drives, cpu vid, ram.
 

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Hi, Guys, I bought a new Laptop a few weeks ago

Asus R753U

Processor: Intel Core i7-7500 CPU @2.70GHz Turbo: 3.50GHz

RAM: 16GB

120SSD

1TB

Graphics: NVidia GEFORCE GTX 950M 2GB

So Every time I play a game the games constantly freezes for 3 seconds and continues to be fine again after 1min does the same thing Any help PLS?
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my keyboard and mouse freeze during gameplay in most games, i have Gigabyte 8IE800 ,350watt psu,realtek AC'97 sound card and geforce 4 mx440 (version 66.93).

It happens in counter-strike, counter-strike source, GTA Vice City, Black & White, Battlefield 1942.The game continues but i cant do anything. So far i have changed keyboard, motherboard, sound and graphics. And the problem has continued through out. It started when i bought the comp and as you can see i have made many changes overtime and it has gradually become more frequent. I used to only freeze for a few seconds but now it is way longer.

The keyboard is a Logitech Acess keyboard (latest drivers, ps/2) and a Genius Webscroll+ Eye U+P (latest drivers, tried both usb and ps/2).
I am running DX 9.0c and i have reinstalled it once.When this happens he computer doesn't freeze and i can still use the special buttons on my keyboard, ie My Computer, media etc

Gabba
 

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Okay so I seem to have this problem with every single PC game I try to play. Basically I'm just trying to focus on possible causes of the problem. When I start a game up, let's say Age Of Empires III, as soon as the intro video comes up I hear some weird clicking or ticking. Then I can play as usual but with the clicking popping up every once in a while.. Then usually after a random amount of time the game will freeze. OR I can actually quit the game and do somethin else for a while but somewhere down the road - my PC freezes.

This happens with every game, more often with more taxing games on my video card. Now I know clicking is usually associated with HDDs but I just dunno about that. I have two HDDs and for example. I had Pirates installed on HDD 1 and had the problem so I wiped the drives clean and installed WinXP and Pirates on the other drive and had the same problem.
1GB Corsair
Barton 3200
9800 Pro Omega Drivers
120GB + 80GB HDDs
MSI K8-n72 delta-l mobo
 

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I currently upgraded my computer and am running a 1.3 Ghz processor and the temp is 102 degrees, 512 MB ram 32 MB video card, Win XP Home and my daughters games go about 5 mins and freeze. She has 3 separate games and they all do it. I'm puzzled because they never did this before the upgrade and the people that did the upgrade don't know either. I downloaded a new driver for the video card and that didnt help. I turned off my McAfee virus scan and that didnt help either. I have several fans so I dont think it's over heating. Besides that I only had one fan before and a 800 Mgz processor and the games ran fine. You are my last resort so ANY help would be so greatly appreciated
 

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I'm running Win XP Home and I recently upgraded my computer to a AMD 1.3 Ghz processor, 512 mg DDR Ram, Micro-Star International LTD MS-6738 Motherboard. I have had the Temp. the ram tested and all that is fine. My daughters games, Jumpstart advanced preschool, Reader Rabbit and Dora the Explorer, freeze about 5 mins into the games and I have to reboot. I am stumped as to what else to do. The games ran fine before the upgrade. When I went to the Administrative>Events place on the comp. it says I have a PctSpk error 1063 StartServiceControlDispatcher failed and I can't find any info on that any help would be GREATLY appreciated...Julie
 

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hmm it seem whenever I go to play a game that loads something at the start.. ie. Warcraft 3 and CSS... it WIERD. Warcraft 3 the screen goes black and my mouse is just the loading thing, not both.. my computer just stops loading in the back. I did a check to see if everything stops and even my music shuts off. I cant ctrl+alt+delete, all I can do is reset. and I even waited an houir and it didnt work
for CSS it goes to the first loading screen and says loading in the bottom right corner and just stays there.... grrrrrr
 

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CSS = Counter-Strike: Source

no ones got anything?
 

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Well I'm playing Age of Pirates 2 I'm 20 mins in the game and BAM my pc freezed(anyone that owns age of pirates 2 knows there is a load of bugs) so I really payed no mind to it freezing.
I start hitting Alt+Ctrl+Del does not work I hit Caps,Scroll,Num Locks no lights come on.
So I do a hard restart hoping that the Freeze was a One time deal.
Than I Start playing Call of Duty 4 15 mins in same Freeze.
hard restart again, I do a Bios Ram check all good and check the Gfx card Temp 69-70C bit high for it.
It was running 45-50c a month before so I get 2 PCI Fans to help cool it. the next day I take the Gfx Card out and run it on the mobo North Bridge NVIDIA GeForce 8200 try a game out and No Freezing.
I get the fans put them in with the Gfx card they take down the temp on my cpu by 3C and none on my Gfx.
so I go to xfx tech Support and get the run around... Driver Sweeper... Make sure you have the new drivers..... freezing like this points me towards the memory or the power supply......​

what is making my pc freeze? ​
spec:
OS:Vista HP SP1 64-bit ​
Cpu:AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400 black edition Processor Model ADO5400DSWOF​
HDD:HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725050GLA360 (0A35415) 500GB ​
MoBo:BIOSTAR TForce TF8200 A2+​
Ram:OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB)DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Model OCZ2N800SR4GK​
Gfx card:XFX PVT98GYDLU GeForce 9800 GT 512MB​
PSU:Utlra LSP 750 PRO Lifetime Series 750 watt​
 

A:PC Freezing in Games

Have you tried using different ram or a different power supply.
 

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I just got a new computer today and when I run doom 3 after I play for a couple minutes the game will either freeze or crazy colours will go everywhere inthe game then itll freeze. i have a amd 3200, 2gb ram, 9800 pro. Could it be it is overheating? or that the power supply isnt enough (350 watt). If it is, how much does it cost to get more power? Thanks.
 

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Hi Luke,

I had similar problems myself when I first ran Doom; I have a similar system, and same GPU as you. There are some issues with ATi cards and doom3, it tends to run better on NVidea cards.

First stop, just try the lastest ATi drivers, they did coincidentally post one on the catalyst site about the same time as Doom3 was released. That worked for me.

there are other, doom-specific, beta catalyst 4.9 drivers available if the above doesn't work.

alternatively, some people have reported success with a 3rd party driver like this one from guru 3d.

There's no reason why you shouldn't be able to play on high-quality settings with a minimum res of 1024x768, possibly higher, with your rig. You just need to tweak things a bit until it works ok.

There's nothing wrong with your power, until it stops working.
 

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