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Computer freezes when playing CSGO

Q: Computer freezes when playing CSGO

Hi! I don't know if this is in the right thread but I have a problem. I play alot of CSGO. Recently my computer has started freezing after about 15-20 minutes. No other games do this, only CSGO. Heres my specs
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 965 3.41 GHz
GPU: Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 5850
RAM: 8.00GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
I check the GPU temps and it was around 77?. Is that too hot?

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A: Computer freezes when playing CSGO

Hello TheThrasher . Welcome to the Forums Try this first : Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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So sometimes i get these 1 second lags in csgo just randomly and if u play csgo, then you do understand that this is a annoying problem, like if u are spraying at someone then the lag just appears.
I just cleaned my pc from dust so its not that.
Should i check my temps while im playing?
Is there something wrong with my gpu or cpu?

I appreciate all answers!

A:Weird freezes playing CSGO

Hello Tkosj,

Have you tried doing a clean boot and running CS:GO? there could be something running in the background running that is interfering with your gaming? also do you have the latest GPU drivers for your nvidia graphics card? doing a scan with Malwarebytes and checking your temps wouldn't hurt .

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Hey everyone, was referred to here from Reddit. Been having trouble the past two weeks. Random crashes during CSGO, thought it was my headset because it always said USB malfunctioned. Changed headset,mouse,keyboard everything, still crashed. Tried replacing my thermal paste on cpu, still crashed so it isn't temps. One of my RAM sticks died 3 weeks ago but I replaced it. Problem started after that but I ran Memtest and no issues. I've uploaded my zip as instructed. Also all of my drivers are up to date. Any help is appreciated, getting very annoyed by this after two weeks.

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I installed a new monitor and problem starts when "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" issue constantly appears. So I updated my AMD Catalyst Control Center and the issue stopped. I tried playing a game (CSGO), then after a few minutes, BSOD occurs. Everytime i start windows normally, after a few minutes, BSOD will happen. I uninstalled my AMD CCC (including the display driver) then BSOD stopped. But when i reinstalled my everything, BSOD happens again and again. Need Help Thanks!

A:BSOD while playing CSGO.

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i am a newbie when i was playing cs go it crashed and blue screened

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Hi can someone answer this please i know it`s short on information but the poster is nit used to writing posts like this and he is a relation, i know you folks have been a great help to me in the past
Many thanks
Micky

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I've had this build for over a year and have been playing both CSGO and GTA with no problems for quite a while. The first BSOD came whilst using the shadow play feature that Nvidia offers. I turned shadow play off and did a fresh install of Nvidia Experience and updated the drivers for my GPU (Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 ti). This seemed to work for about a a day or two and then I had another BSOD. Since then I have been experiencing BSOD irregularly. Sometimes I can play any game for hours with no problem, other times I have BSOD as soon as I start the game up. I've checked for memory errors, updated the GPU driver, scanned for malware and I'm still at a loss. Would greatly appreciate any insight. Thank you

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Cousin getting a BSOD when playing CSGO.

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Hey,

Ever since i got new RAM in my pc i've experienced random BSODS with random errors, lately it was quiet but recently when i started picking up on CSGO it kept coming back ( Note: it only occured reguraly on CSGO and no other game)

I understand that it could be an RAM stick gone bad but doesn't that seem odd to you? Since it's litteraly brand new ( and it's only one brand since the two came in a kit of 16 gb 2600MHZ)

To further help you understand the error, i'll paste the memory dump and a Bios screenshot of my memory.

SS:

Memory Dump:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.17336 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP]
Kernel Summary Dump File: Only kernel address space is available

WARNING: Whitespace at end of path element
Error: Empty Path.
Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\Windows\symbol_cache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols

Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02e50000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03095e90
Debug session time: Sat Aug 15 13:06:48.072 2015 (UTC + 1:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:17:58.821
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
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Could you complete this tutorial.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hi, I'm new to this forum so apologies for not providing all relevant info right away.
The issue I'm having is that my computer will BSOD randomly while playing games such as CSGO, Civilization V and Europa Universalis IV. The time I play before a BSOD occurs seems random, although its usually before 30 minutes of gameplay.
In other instances, my computer simply turns off without warning, and then restarts itself without even presenting a BSOD. Attached is the BSOD file I've been instructed to upload. Any help would be much appreciated

If I need to provide any other details just say the word.

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Hey all,

So lately in the past couple weeks outta nowhere I've been not being able to play CSGO because it will just crash and BSOD after a while of playing (like 10-30 minutes). However, while playing any other game like Overwatch or Rust it doesn't crash at all and the BSOD issue doesn't occur. So I just decided "fine, I won't play CSGO", but now it just happened whilst browsing the internet a couple weeks after CSGO bsod became a regular thing. I have the dump files and this is a formal request for help, so thanks to anyone that reads the files and can give me any info on what I can do. Thank you

-Frank

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Was just playing CSGO then tabbed out to view a link and I blue screened.

I have attatched the mini dump

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I've just recently installed a fresh new versions of windows 7 on my new 256gb samsung ssd pro. I've installed all necessary windows 7 drivers from windows update. About 30min into a video game (csgo) I get a BSOD I only get this BSOD while playing the game.

This had never happened prior to installing a fresh copy of windows 7 on a new SSD. Im thinking it has something to do with drivers..

Hope i can get some help on this

DUMP files is attached!

A:BSOD while playing a game (CSGO)

Hiya and Welcome to SevenForums!

Code:
BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\MAudioProFire.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for MAudioProFire.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for MAudioProFire.sys
Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+100 )

Followup: Pool_corruption

Run sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r.
Install the latest updates from Windows Update.

Do the exact same steps for chkdsk /r but instead of typing in sfc /scannow type chkdsk /r.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Update your M-Audio ProFire Audio driver.

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So far the only game it has happened in was CS GO but it has happened a couple of times while I was just on youtube, my PC freezes and then it restarts, sometimes it takes a while for windows to turn on again, and sometimes the pc just keeps on turning on and off a couple of times. My PC is fairly new, bought it around a year ago.
CPU : Intel i7 4770k
Graphics : AMD Radeon HD 7970
Ram : DDR3 2x8 GB
I'll attach my bsod log collector file.

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My PC started crashing suddenly after installing Windows 10. I obviously thought it was fault of the OS so I reinstalled 7 Ultimate x64, yet the crashing kept on happening. I haven't done any changes to my PC and it's been stable for months. Last change was GTX970 in May. i5-3570K is overclocked to 4,4GHz but it's been rock solid so I doubt it's the cause of issues. I'm honestly completely out of explanations.

Setup: i5-3570K (4,4GHz @ 1,32V), MSI GTX970 (Stock, was OC'd before), ASRock Z77 Pro3, 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600MHz, Samsung 840 Evo 250GB, Kingston 60GB SSD cant remember model, 1TB HDD.

From what I can tell, the issue shouldn't be GPU, Memory, PSU or SSD/HDD drives. I doubt my OC'd i5 would suddenly start acting up as it's been stable and temps have been good (I'm running AIO water). I'm pointing the finger towards motherboard as it's been acting up once in a while, but I'm not sure if that makes any sense.

I've tried:
Reinstalling clean Windows a few times - crashes and BSOD here and there keep on happening with nothing installed apart from standard drivers, Steam and CSGO.

Reinstalling Windows to another SSD - no effect.

Downgrading to 3 different Nvidia drivers and been using 353.30 - maybe little bit less crashes, no real effect

Running Memtest86 for 8 hours - 0 errors

Running 3Dmark on loop for 2 hours while overclocking the card - stable as a rock, TDP 110% so PSU should be fine

Taking another memorystick out - no effect

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Since around 2 months ago I started having my first BSOD and it was just once so I haven't really thought it should be fixxed. I could never be more wrong :P. So I went ahead and didn't do anything about it until now, since this week I get almost every day 4-6 times a BSOD while playing Counter strike global offensive. No other game I get BSOD except this one. After the PC crashed it will give me the error of atikmpag.sys not sure what it meant, tried to google it and tried the fixxes but none worked so far.
So here is my question to you is someone here able to help me out :?
Some useful information:
Intel core I5 processor
AMD radeon 7800 HD series videocard
motherboard Idk can probably check somewhere
Windows 7
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A:BSOD error atikmpag.sys while playing CSGO

Please uninstall everything of AMD using Display Driver Uninstaller and install new drivers from AMD. Be sure to ONLY install the drivers using custom/advanced options.


Code:
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
2: kd> lmvm atikmpag
start end module name
fffff880`04556000 fffff880`045fe000 atikmpag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmpag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys
Image name: atikmpag.sys
Timestamp: Tue Aug 04 03:42:28 2015 (55C01884)
CheckSum: 000AF3B6
ImageSize: 000A8000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely including PSU, cooling system and other used stuff.
How to fill in your system specs:

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I just built a new PC and installed Windows ultimate x64 on it. I love to play CSG) but when i play I randomly get the BSOD mid game. I usually get BSOD daily when i play CSGO. Today i watching Netflix and got it again. I had some updates from windows and installed them but that didn't help and I updated my GPU driver too. If anyone can help please and thank you in advance.

A:BSOD playing CSGO and regular Netflix viewing

Additional information is required.

1. Download the DM Log Collector application to your desktop by clicking the link below

DM Log Collector.exe

2. Run it by double-clicking the icon on your desktop, and follow the prompts.
3. Locate the .ZIP file that is created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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Hi,
I have recently played Counter Strike - Global Offensive and encountered a BSOD that never happened before. I'm running the latest Radeon Drivers 16.3.2 and played CsGo at windowed fullscreen mode if that matters. All spec same as in my profile info.

On some forums I have read that this can be RAM related, but I don't know for sure since the BSOD might obviously have many causes.
Dump attached. Hope we can figure this out

Thanks inadvance!

Nuc!eoN

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So for about 4 months now my PC has been getting bsods when playing CSGO and LoL. Mostly when I play csgo is when my pc craps out. rarely do I get a bsod while playing any other games. I dont know all the error codes but one of them was 0x0000001. All of these BSODS come with the same general error thing. SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION.

EDIT : Attached the required ZIP folder)

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Hi guys,

I've been getting random BSODs since two weeks ago. At first, I thought it was my hard drive that was faulty, however, I bought a new one recently and it's still happening. I still get about 5-10 BSODs a day when I'm browsing the internet and playing games. I have attached the dump files below. I hope you can help me with this problem.

Thank you,
Wallenstein

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Hello,

At first thank you for your time.
I am getting crashes when playing game like CSGO or when stress testing with prime 95(blend test/torture test threads =4).

While playing csgo it sometimes just freezes and then csgo isn't working anymore, if i then check the system log file i get WHEA warningslike: A corrected hardware error has occurred. Reported by component: Processor Core.
But sometimes it also freezes my whole pc and then when i check the windows-system logbook i see this error:
Your computer restarts, and a critical error message that resembles the following is recorded in the event log:

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Event ID: 41
Level: Critical
Description:
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

And when i Stress test with Prime 95, it will test like 5/10 minutes and my 4 cpu's get to 91 degrees C, and then it will crash. And on the next startup i have this error:

BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF8000339DFE4
BCP3: FFFFF880086EE920
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1


I have also uploaded my DM LOG, please help me because i really can not find a solution myself, thank you

A:BSOD playing CSGO and stress test with prime95

Hiya and welcome to SevenForums!


Code:
MODULE_NAME: hardware

IMAGE_NAME: hardware

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 0

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_CACHE

BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_CACHE
Hmm, this is really a failing CPU. This could be a bad cooler or a failing CPU. I'd try to replace the cooler and see if that works.

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Hello BleepingComputer.com
 
I have been getting the blue screen of death on my computer every 1-2 days. Usually, its when I am playing LoL or CSGO (Accounts for the majority of BSOD), but sometimes it can be just randomly. I don't know how to post logs or anything, but whenever the blue screen comes up, all I can see is something along the lines up "Faulty driver on kernel stack".
 
 
Please let me know what I should do (i.e post logs from my computer, tweak with settings etc) !
 
Thank you very much for your time in reading this and hope to hear from you soon
 
 
Thanks!

A:Blue Screen of Death while playing LoL and CSGO + at Random times

to the forum mate.
 
Please follow the below steps.
 
Upload the actual crash dump files.
 
You will find the crash dump files inside C:\Windows\Minidump folder. To copy the dumps, disable "User Account Control" first. Otherwise you may receive a permission error. After disabling UAC, copy and zip most recent three or more dumps to a single file. Either attach the zip with next reply using "More reply options --> Attach files" or use a free file hosting site. 
 
For example -> http://www.mediafire.com/
 
Publish a snapshot of your system using Speccy.
 
"Speccy" is a free tool which can list the hardware specs, temperature status, installed Windows updates, HDD SMART info etc of your system. Please read the below tutorial to know how to use "Speccy" to collect system info.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/
 
Don't paste the output displayed by "Speccy" here. Instead paste the web link it displays.
 
Minitoolbox log.
 
"Minitoolbox" can list all the installed programs as well as event log errors in your system. Download "Minitoolbox" from the below link.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/
 
 Run the tool and only select the following tick boxes.
 
 
List last 10 Event viewer errors
List installed program
List users, partition and memory size
List Minidumps
 
Now click "Go" and post the output displayed in next reply... Read more

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Hello,

As of lately I have been getting the Page Fault in Non-Paged Area BSOD error (Most of the time it happens while playing Dota 2 or CSGO)

I have attached the DM Log Collector.

Thank you for your help, please let me know if any other information is required and how I can gather it.


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-73CQT-WMF7J-3Q6C9
Windows Product Key Hash: KaFG+RmurcM3ZxzWyfEP9WtPUJw=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00010
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {9DF7C289-7E43-4E6C-BF3B-FC27DABF4A59}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.160121-1718
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr =... Read more

A:BSOD Playing Full Screen Games Such as Dota 2 and CSGO

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New fresh install of windows 8 updated to 8.1 with all my motherboard drivers etc up to date. Display drivers are the newest Omega drivers from AMD.

I installed steam and decided to install csgo to my ssd/C: drive since it's my most played game. Now I can play the game fine but after a short amount of time the game and display drivers will crash giving me a black screen and sound loop. I let it sit there for a while so I could get a bsod and crash dump to happen.

Since then I also updated my ssd to the latest firmware and reinstalled my AMD drivers and the problem still persists. I have no other games installed at the moment so if you wan't me to check if the crash happens with other games let me know.

Here is my debug info
Attachment 56190

A:BSOD playing CSGO Black screen/sound loop crash

Remove Asus bloatware from your PC and try another version of GPU drivers.

Code:
AsUpIO.sys Tue Aug 3 04:47:59 2010 (4C57835F)
ASUS hardware monitoring software related
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AsUpIO.sys

ASUSFILTER.sys Tue Sep 20 17:46:33 2011 (4E78B559)
ASUS USB Hub filter driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=ASUSFILTER.sys

AiChargerPlus.sys Thu Apr 19 03:17:35 2012 (4F8F67AF)
Asus Charger Driver [br] Likely BSOD cause - haven't seen recently (15Jan2013)
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AiChargerPlus.sys

AsIO.sys Wed Aug 22 11:54:47 2012 (5034AC67)
Asus PCProbe Utility
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AsIO.sys

ndisrd.sys Thu Feb 21 03:40:15 2013 (5125890F)

ndisrd.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

cmudaxp.sys Mon Jul 22 03:24:04 2013 (51EC89B4)
C-Media Audio Interface Driver (WDM) by C-Media [br] ASUS Xonar DG Audio Interface driver [br] HTO CLARO Audio Interface Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=cmudaxp.sys

Rt630x64.sys Fri Jul 26 09:01:35 2013 (51F21ECF)
Realtek PCI/PCIe Adapters
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt630x64.sys

asmtxhci.sys Fri Aug 16 21:28:42 2013 (520E7D6A)
Asmedia USB 3.0 driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=asmtxhci.sys

asmthub3.sys Fri Aug 16 21:28:54 2013 (520E7D76)
ASMedia USB 3.0 Hub driver
... Read more

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I'm not sure if this is the right section to post this (I'm new here) but here I go.
Basically, anytime I try to play World of Warcraft, the whole computer freezes and I have to manually restart it. I think the computer would restart itself but I unchecked "Automatically restart" under the Startup and Recovery tab in Windows. I have an ATI Radeon 9800 pro and also unchecked "enable VPU recovery" from some advice i got somewhere else. The idea behind doing both of those is that it shouldnt have to do either of those in the first place if everything was working right. I'm kind of a noob at fixing problems so bare with me. I have a suspicion that my power supply is to blame but I'm really just guessing here. I have a 450W power supply that came with the case I bought so it might not be the best. I put the rest of my system specs in a .txt file (using Everest Home Edition) so you guys can see. Any help?
 

A:Computer freezes while playing WoW

welcome to techspot MrPoo (hehe),

it would be wise to replace that generic power supply regardless of whether or not it is the source of your problem. not only will it fail to provide it's 'rated' power output, but if it's on it's way out then it may take some other components out with it.

besides your PSU as a possible culprit, check your temps as well to make sure nothing is overheating.

cheers :wave:
 

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Hello comunity ,, earlier this week I had a problem with my cpu , and this site is the only site who helped me correctly, and im thankfull
,,,,,,
Today I had a wierd problem with my computer ,, I had a graphics card ' Nvidia 7100 gs '
I removed it cz I wanted to get a new one , more powerfull ,, and now im working on my internal video card - Intel Q965/Q963 Express Chipset family
Intel Gma3000 . 256 Mb
the problem is , once I started to use the internal one ,, once I play Avi files ( 45 ) minutes , the computer freezes for couple minutes ! tried multiple video players and the same problem
P.S I never had problems with internal v,card
---- By the way my computer is Pentium D 3400/4M ,,, 3 GB DDR2 ram ,, 500 GB/HD ,, WIN7
Many thanks in advance
 

A:Computer freezes when playing .Avi

Correction ** not only AVI files ,, its just any video files ! no problems with audio files
 

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First off, my computer has been overheating since the day i bought it, it would get so hot that the computer would shutdown. But i fixed that issue (or so thought) by opening up my case and placing a small fan inside. I have probably been playing wow on this computer for about a year now with no issues. Recently, after about 5 minutes of playing wow the game screen will freeze, I can move the mouse around still, but the keyboard / keyboard commands are un-responsive. And If i keep the computer on for a few minutes after it freezes it will eventually go to a black screen, and I'm forced to manually restart or shutdown. I'm about 75% sure its overheating issues. And if it is, should i get a new power supply? Or try to get a better cooling system? Not sure if this helps or not, but if I'm searching the web or listening to music or w.e, the computer could probably stay on for at least a half hour before freezing. And when i play wow, it usually freezes about 1-2 minutes after i log into WoW. Thanks in advance for any advice.
 

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I am using XP Professional. Initially, I created a DVD, by backup WMV files from my laptop to an external DVD burner.

Whenever I played the WMVs using WMP on the laptop DVD drive, it freezes all applications. I had to eject the DVD from the laptop to continue working. It appears to be using up some kind of resource.

This DVD works OK, when I play it using the external DVD drive.

Do you have any suggestions on how to correct this problem?

Thanks

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I left the pc on for a week and it didnt happen , it randomly freezes when im playing WoW, the sound freezes as well. I tried to check whocrashed and it doesn't show anything , i have hwmonitor but i don't know what to make of the temps showing , i replaced my 2x 2gb rams with 2x4gb rams and a new graphic card nividea GE 730 , i have an i5 2310 cpu @ 2.90ghz 2.90 ghz
and running windows 7 ultimate ( about the windows i was getting a message that my windows was not genuine and i need to enter the cd key, but for the past week im not getting that message anymore not sure if it has anything to do with the freezing)
To be more specific with the freezing it randomly happens sometimes twice in an hour sometime once a day , everything freezes no response from anything as well as the sound and the only way to restart is by turning off my PSU.

If someone can help me it would be great.

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I have a game called Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of time on a 750 Mhz AMD-Thunderbird computer with DirectX 8.0a installed. However, usually within 60 seconds of playing the game, the computer freezes. It did that before I installed DirectX 8.0a (yesterday) and after. Does anybody have any ideas?? I just played Riven for countless hours without having any problems.

The video card is a Guillemot Xentor 32 Mb TNT 2AG. I have never been able to play for more than about a minute. Even the demo included in the Riven package did that.

Thanks.
 

A:Computer freezes when playing game (JP3)

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Alright so the issue seems to be getting worse, sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt. Usually i have to end up keep restarting the computer over and over after each lock-up until i finally get lucky and it doenst lock up. Sometimes it bluescreens me and sometimes it restarts the PC also. Rarely it will do it when not playing games.
I've tryed about everything i can think of doing that you would normally do when these problems first occur
I've cleaned out the PC, took vid card out then put back in, tryed new monitor, used advanced system care to clean my PC and registry up etc, nothing has helped so far.

Im starting to think something is wrong with the video card, altho my BIOS needs a update but i dont know if that has anything to do with this, and i really dont know how to update BIOS anyways. Could also be the power supply altho its 650 watts so idk, its not realy old neither only around a year or so
Im using Windows XP professinoal 32 BIT SP2
Video card is Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT if that is of any help
By the way overheating is not an issue, ive checked temperatures on most things in PC, and PC chip si running around 27 celcius-30 celicius always.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.
 

A:Computer freezes while playing games

First, we here at TechSpot strongly suggest you update to SP3.

Second, we also take the position that when it somes to the registry to leave it alone. More problems occur when the registry is touched than is ever fixed.

Third, please do the following...

How to find and post your Minidump Files:

My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip; if you only have one or two you don?t need to zip them, just attach as is. Please do us a favor and don?t Zip each one individually.
 

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Ok, I got a new computer recently ad it crashes when I play games.It is an AMD Sempron 3000+ with 512 MB of RAM and a Radeon 9600 videocard. The game I am mostly playing is Warcraft 3, fully patched an I know that my computer can run it, as my old computer with a 400MHZ proccessor could with only chopping, never crashing. When it crashes the game just freezes on the screen. I have scanned with all of my antivirus and antispyware programs, and removed all spyware and viruses found. The computer only sewms to freeze during gameplay, and spikes during it too. This happens on LAN games, online games and single-player ones. SO, do you have any clue on how I can fix this. The computer also has a few rare spikes when not playing games, but it never freezes. So does anyone have any idea why this is happening? Any hlp would be appreciated, thanks.
 

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get a newer version of catalyst drivers ( i use the 4.12's, other version of catalyst drivers caused freezing problems with simple games)

or you could try the 5's cause they are out

Since you said that your computer also experiences similar problems when you arent playing a game, see if your computer is overheating.
 

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Hello, I've been having a freezing problem with my computer for the last couple of months now, and can not figure out what the problem is. When I start up a game like World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Battle Field: Badcompany2, etc. Is usually when the freezing occurs. It's happens right when any actual 3D environment is shown. What I find extremely weird is that sound will keep playing on, like if I have music in the back ground and even when I am on Skype with a friend, I can talk to him while everything is unresponsive.The Keyboard and mouse become completely unresponsive and frozen. Also I have noticed that I've never had a problem while running any Valve games like Team Fortress 2, Left 4 dead 1&2, Counter-Strike:Source and Portal. I have already updated the drivers on my video card,and have cleaned the computer several times thoroughly. This is all happening on my own build, here are the specs. If anyone can please help me out It would be very much appreciated.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 925 Processor 2.80Ghz

Motherboard: ASUS M4N82 Deluxe AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI AMD Motherboard

Memory: G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Videocard: Evga 9800GT 1MB Ram

Soundcard/Speakers: PLANTRONICS GameCom 777 3.5mm/ USB Connector Circumaural Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

OS: Windows 7 32bit
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A:Computer freezes when playing a game

Sounds like a video card problem. Since it was running fine bfore my guess is either you have some dust accumulated in your card or the fan (if it has one) is not working so the processor is over heating and locking up. Take off your cover and look for dust...blow it out as best you can with canned air or a compressor then if you have a fan turn your machine on with the cover still off and watch the fan to see if it starts. If it doesn't start with your desktop screen go ahead and start a game...go to spectator mode and watch the fan. If it still doesnt start you may need a new card or fashion an aftermarket fan to cool the processor. Goodluck
 

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Hey Guys,

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 570. Its processor is AMD Athlon II X4 630 at 2.8 GHZ

Whenever I play games such as Call of Duty or FIFA 11, the screen falters and everything freezes. After a few seconds, the screen becomes a board of checkers in all the colors you can imagine.

I have tried calling Dell but their help is useless at best.

Is it my ATI Radeon 4200? Is it the actual screen?

I would really appreciate your help and ideas.

One more thing, a friend suggested I use the BurnIn test program and even during the running of the test, the same problem happened without finding out the results.

If I should simply buy a higher performance video card, let me know. Thanks for your help and ideas.


THe link below will show you a picture of what my screen looks like during this problem.

A:Computer freezes when playing games

Some questions first....Is it a full tower? Do you have a PCIE slot? Do you have a decent(over 500 watts) power supply or the stock Psu?
Do you have any 6pin power connectors?

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Hey this is my first post, however this isn't a new problem concerning my computer.

It has become an annoying a frequent occurance on my computer. The problem is that whenever I play a game it will just freeze on screen *game picture will remain* and of course I will have to manually restart the computer. I have looked all over for a solution to this problem, in vain. I have run "dxdiag" "msconfig" in the Run menu, and i've tweaked with that every which way, and nothing has seemed to solve the problem. This has not always been an issue with my computer. When I first got my computer all games ran fine, without freezing. I have recently got my computer fixed, and restored, and I had them put in 256 MB Ram, along with my previous 256. However to my dismay when I started to play games the freezing continued.

The games I play are:
Battlefield: Vietnam
Counter Strike
Day of Defeat
Call Of Duty
Max Payne 2
Iron Storm
Soldier Of Fortune 2 *Demo, which was the first game to freeze*

I really have no idea what is wrong with my computer, and I love playing on-line games, so if anyone can suggest anything, it would be really appretiated!

P.S....I have also tryed a cleanboot of the system to get rid of all back- running programs, and it still continued to freeze.
 

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Some times ago I replaced my old gforce 6500 with a new gforce210.after that every time i try to watch videos (online/offline) my PC freezes.I updated the video driver but it doesnt work.
any advises?
 

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Hi, I recently found out that my computer freezes when i am playing games that don't need good hardware, like crossfire and need for speed carbon.

When the computer freezes its first the game, then the reset of the computer after half a minute.

I have uploaded Dxdiag as an attachment.

Thank you for any information
 

A:Computer freezes when playing some games

There may be an issue with your Realtek HD audio driver. Do you have any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?
 

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Hi, I'm hoping someone can solve this one for me, my computer works fine until I try to play a game, then it freezes, sometimes 5 minutes into the game and sometimes longer, but it will eventually freeze, it's becoming very frustrating, do you think it could be the graphics card because it only freezes when i try to play a game. thanks

also I should mention that my graphics card is a nvidia geforce 7600gt and was brought second hand, but worked fine when I first got it about 2 months ago.
 

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A little more information will be needed. Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following it custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.
 

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Hi,
My computer randomly freezes while playing games from SC2 to C&C and i don't know why its suddenly happening, it used to work just fine. When it freezes the screen just freezes the frame at the moment and the sound just buzzes. How is this happening!
OS: Win 7 64 bit
PSU: NZXT 600 W
RAM: 4 GB DDR2-SDRAM
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad, Q9300 @ 2.5GHz (4 CPUs)
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770
Motherboard: ASUS P5N-D
Chipset: nVidia nForce 750i SLI (C72P) + MCP51
 

A:Computer freezes while playing games!

When this happens, is it like the whole system (including OS) is stuck or just the game?

Please go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and open Event Viewer, go through system/applications logs, and see whether you can find something which can help us get to the root of this issue. Especially look for the events marked with yellow/red icons.

Also, do you remember when exactly did this started to happen e.g. an driver update?
 

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My husband likes to play Free Cell, Spider Solitarire and Mahjong on the notebook computer Pavilion x2 but after about 5 minutes, the computer freezes up and won't let him go any further.  Used to be he could stay on for 20-30 minutes, but now after 2 or 3 minutes, he can't go any further.  It doesn't seem to happen when I send emails.  Anybody know why?? 

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So I am having issues with my computer freezing if I don't have a game with full graphics playing on full screen. If I close game within 30 mins to an hour just using google or anything else my computer will freeze. If I stream and play game on full screen it will run all day no problems.
 

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These are my specs as well
 

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Hi guys i have a little problem when ever i play a game after 10min and up to 2 hours my computer will lock up. What happens is ill be playing a game like WoW or lineage 2 and the screen distorts really bad or the screen will just go black. It locks up my computer and i have to manually restart the computer each time this happens and it only happens when im playing a game. I have updated all my video drivers windows updates things like that. I have also ran stress tests on my Video card but everything seems fine with those tests i am at a complete loss as to whats happening. the comp is about 3 months old and this started about a month ago and its getting more frequent. If anyone has any ideas or has run into this problem before any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Specs:
Amd phenom x4 2.3ghz
Gigabyte AMD 769 HDMI MB
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512mb 256-bit
G.SKILL 4gb(2 x 2gb) ram
Windows 7 OS
WD 160gb HD
 

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Any Strange noises? Like unusually loud fans?

Did you contact the People you Bought it off?

Could be over heating, What kind of case is it in?
 

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My computer freezes when ever it plays games or occasionally videos. I have done tests on the cpu, ram and graphics. Everything works fine until the graphics gets to the PhysX test then the computer freezes. It isn't overheating because it only gets to around 53 degrees when it freezes and on non-PhysX tests I can get it over 75 degrees and still run smoothly. The computer was knocked off the desk so I am wondering if I may have damaged the motherboard or graphics card. I put my mates graphics card in to see if that would make a difference and it would freeze on simple things like internet browsing.
I have an intel I7-3820, an asus p9x79 motherboard, a Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 graphics card and 8gb of DDR3 1600mhz RAM.

A:Computer freezes when playing games.

must be a problem with the graphic card,, sometimes intermittent problems wont just be about not show up any display but also things like that...
if it is still covers the warranty then have it replace,,,

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Okay, BF2 used to be fine when i bought it. It worked crash-free for 7 months. Now i bought a new case with 6 led 120mm fans, and when i play BF2 for about 20 mins my computer freezes! I can't do anything not even the off and on button in front of the case works. I think its my power supply. Any suggestions?


PS. 400watt power supply.

A:Computer Freezes When Playing Games Help

Welcome to TSF....

400 Watt is usually ok but when adding all of the lights and extra fans might be doing it in and not knowing how good quality it PSU is leaves me wondering. I suggest a higher wattage PSU.

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First of all, Hi there !
I'm new to this forum. Sorry if i placed this in wrong category. I'm from Sweden so my english isnt perfect.
I bought this computer from a friend 3-4 months ago, it ran nice except it needed some upgrades. I bought new ram-memory, a 700w power supply and a 90gb SSD.

My computer freezes and the sound loops when i play battlefield 3 and battlefield heroes. I can play games like counter-strike without any problems. It doesnt freeze when i browse or do other stuff. I've only been experiencing the problem when playing battlefield 3 and battlefield heroes. I understand that Battlefield 3 is a very demanding game. I've tried from highest to lowest settings, keep getting the problem. Battlefield heroes is on the other hand not so demanding, still getting the same problem. I've checked all my drivers and they are up to date. I've tried reinstalling windows without success, even different drivers for my gpu. Ram is set up like this : 9-9-9-24 @ 1600mhz, 2.1volts.
Found this on adata website: DDR3-1600G PC3-12800 4GB x 2 CL9-9-9-24 1.65V. (Tried theese settings but system wont boot until i raise voltage on dram)
My cpu is running at 400MHz X 8 FSB with a voltage of 1.35v, which puts my CPU at 3.2 GHz. (20 Celsius Idle @ Realtemp)

I dont think its the OC that's the problem because i've tested without overclocking.

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A:Computer freezes (soundloop) when playing

Hello R-taARDEAD -It basically sounds like a Memory / RAM problem that should be tested -The instructions for memtest86+ can be found: >> How to test memory using Memtest86+ I would run each stick for at least 12 hours, or to run the program, with both RAM sticks for about 24hours would be better -It will produce a report, and, if faulty, you may even see a problem within 1 hour - Check to see if there are any Custom Windows updates listed first (always do this) and a link is for NVIDIA GeForce updates (also check your sound drivers, sorry, I have no link)Just to check the Video card for updates http://www.geforce.com/Drivers (http://www.geforce.com/Drivers) Nvidia G Driver UpdateRun this and give us a report back -

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Hey guys and girls. ​ ​I was hoping to get some help with an issue my husband has with his computer. It tends to freeze up completely during gaming. Screen freezes, sound freezes, keyboard lights shut off, mouse lights shut off, nothing works anymore. We have tried waiting but the only way to gain control over the computer is by manually restarting it. ​ ​He recently recieved a complete new cpu fan and thermal paste because it looked like a cpu overheating issue. But that did not solve the problem either. ​ ​He has also downloaded the latest video drivers, and is running DX11, that was updated this summer.​ ​He bought the computer in april. It came in parts and he had to build it himself. But the parts was recommended together and should be compatible. ​ ​I'll copy paste some info on his PC. Idk if this is useful or not ;-)​ ​Current OS is Windows 7 Home Premium. Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601​System Typex64-based PC​ProcessorIntel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3301 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)​BIOS Version/DateAmerican Megatrends Inc. 0301, 16.09.2011​SMBIOS Version2.6​He uses an AMD Raedon HD 7800 Series graphics card, recently updated drivers. ​He has 8 GB ram, thats linked ( 2x4 ) Corsair Vengeance.​The problems started after he bought the game Batman: arkham city. After half a week playing that game the freezes started. He has... Read more

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Hey again, in before people asks for more info. I managed to find the list of all parts that is in the computer. The new fan is not in the list tho.

Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl, Fans: 1x 120mm Front, 1x 120mm Rear, Noise dampened, ATX, mATX, mITX, USB 3.0
- Silver Power SP-SS620M 620W PSU ATX 12V V2.2, 80 Plus Bronze, Modular, 2× 6pin PCIe, 2x 6+2pin PCIe, 9x SATA
Intel Core? i5 Quad Processor i5-2500K 3,3GHz, Socket LGA1155, 6MB, Boxed
- ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3, Socket-1155, ATX, Z68, DDR3, 3xPCIe(3.0)x16, CFX&SLI, SATA 6Gb/s, USB3.0, VGA, DVI, HDMI, EFI
- Corsair Vengeance? DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL9 Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3 modules, CL9-9-9-24, 1.5V, Vengeance Heatspreader, 240 pin
- PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0, 1xDL-DVI-I, native-HDMI, 2xmini-DisplayPort
- Corsair SSD Force Series 3, 60GB, SATA 6 Gb/s (SATA3.0), 525MB/490MB/s read/write, SandForce® SF-2200
- Seagate Barracuda® 1TB SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), 64MB Cache, 7200RPM, 3.5"
Black DVD±RW
The Windows is on the SSD while all other programs and games are on the barracuda
 

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After playing a game for awhile my monitor will pixelate and put itself into powersave mode, and the PC will lock up. I have to shut the PC off with the power button and turn it back on with the power button. I've tried a new monitor, memory, hard drive, and bios upgrade. The only thing I haven't changed is the CPU, sound card, power supply, video card, or motherboard. I don't do any overclocking and the PC is running cool. Also, all drivers are current. This is the hardware I currently have;

Athlon 64 3400+ (newcastle)
MSI K8N NEO Platinum NForce 3
Maxtor 300 Gb SATA Diamond Max 10
2 X 512 OCZ EL PC3200
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
OCZ 420 Watt Dual Adjustable Rail Power Supply
Windows Xp Pro with SP2
BFG 6800 GT
 

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I noticed my 3.3 volt rail on my power supply is at 3.06. I heard it should really never be below 3.3. Could this be a cause?
 

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