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Q: Games Freezing Computer

Hi, I just started having problems where when I play a video game it freezes on me, and won't let me do anything forcing me to manual shutdown through the tower button. I looked up reasons on why this may happen, I see overheating sometimes is a problem, and it doesn't seem to be overheating, sometimes it continues to play but just freezes again. I also read somewhere sometimes it's something to do with the sound or something being off? I'm not sure what it is, and what it's doing. I'd just like some feedback on what to check and do to try and solve this problem.

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first off, here are my specsAMD Athlon 64 X2 5200M2N-e Asus motherboard2 gigs (1gig x2) Corsair dual channel ramNvidia Geforce 7900 GS 256mb PCI-EWhen I first built my computer and loaded windows, it worked super fast. Now, its slower then my older computer, which I thought was impossible. I mean...This is pathetic. I unistalled AVG cause there was a process running that is supposed to be a Trojan, and a program said AVG was running it. So, I deleted it, was prompted to restart, so I did. It took literally 10 minutes to shut down and restart. At worst, my old computer took 5 minutes. (P4 2.8, 1.5 gigs ram, ATI Radeon 9800). So, how do I fix this? I have a theory its Microsoft forcing people to upgrade by putting out crappy updates. I mean, for my card, the newest driver is dated the beginning of last year...They come out with a new one but its Vista only. Woo...idiots. So basically it started about 3 days ago, aprox. 4 days after this computer was built. I was playing Battlefield 1942, it froze. I tried 5 times, it froze in different spots at different times. I reinstalled. Same thing. Oblivion goes for about 30 minutes then crashes to the desktop. I then hit the window to maximize again, and it freezes. This has happened everytime as well. I also did older games, same thing, but done differently. Battlefield was the only one that froze the entire computer to where i had to manually shut it off.Then today I randomly check my processes, and theres 2 runn... Read more

A:I Need Help...slow Computer, Freezing Games, On A Fast Computer...(possible Trojan)

The first thing which strikes me is that you have 2 anti-virus applications on your computer ( Zone Alarm security suite and AVG Free) Having two anti virus applications running on your PC can give conflicts so I suggest you uninstall one.For the antispyware applications do you have all real time protection enabled?..I first would try Microsoft online test and see what comes up. The freezing can also indicate faulty memory, there for run a Memtest to rule that out.

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hi i have a Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40 GHz , 2.41GHz , 512 MB of RAM im running windows xp proffessional.When i start some programs/games my computer freezes...when i start playing the game after a while it just freezes and have to hit the restart button ... i ran spysweepers , anti-viruses , disk defragment and its still the same someone please help me ... thanks

A:Freezing Computer when on some games

What specific graphics card do you have and which driver is installed? Do you have the correct DirectX version for your games? What brand and wattage is your power supply? What games are causing trouble? Is anything in particular happening during the games when they freeze, like loading scenes, playing cutscenes, heavy action, explosions or whatever. Does your system even meet the minimum requirements for these games. If so, have these games run okay before and now they aren't?

BTW, instead of restarting the whole PC, aren't you able to use the Task Manager to exit the games?

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Ok here's the problem, when I played high graphics games, my computer freezes every few seconds after a while. At the start it runs FLAWLESSLY as it should and then it will start freezing every ten seconds or so and becomes very VERY annoying to the point where it is impossible to enjoy the game. Which lower graphics games it's just fine.

Here's what I've done so far:

Replaced computer fan.
Using external power source.
Updated all drivers.
Cleaned up computer, registry, spyware, removed old files and junk etc.

Please help, these high graphics games should work fine but this freezing is getting very annoying. I specifically got a higher-end graphics card replaced on this Compaq so I could play the games.

Here are my specs (tell me if you need more)

Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0 Build 6001)
System Type: 32 bit
System Manufacturer: Compaq-Presario
Model: SR5045AN
BIOS: Phoenix AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64x2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, ~3GHz
Memory: 3582MB RAM
Page file: 958MB used, 6415MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 10

Graphics Card: NVIDA GeForce 9500 GT

Please tell me what the problem could be which is causing the freezing in high-end graphics games.

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Hey, I've been having problems with two games as of recent. It used to be just the one, but now it's affecting another and it might affect more soon. The two games I'm having troubles with are Overwatch and Dead by Daylight. All of my problems occur within the startup screen of both games. None of my problems have to do with overheating since when I was able to play those games, I played them on the highest settings just fine.

Let me explain exactly what happens ( I even have a video if anyone wants to see it: ). It's exactly the same process for both games ( with slightly different times). I'll use Overwatch as an example to start. When I would launch Overwatch, it would get into the main menu, I'd be able to move around for 5 - 20 seconds and then my computer would make a single click sound and my screen would turn off. It would then proceed to say "HDMI NO SIGNAL" and I would have to manually unplug the computer because it was frozen. Could not hold down the reset button.

The same thing happens for Dead by Daylight, except it's after I skip the main cutscene and before the game fully loads. It'll freeze up on the main loading screen and then lose the HDMI signal thing while freezing up my whole computer.

To combat this, my friend has recommended me a few things to try, none of them have succeeded. The few things I have tried are uninstalling and reinstalling my graphics card driver and switching HDMI cords. Can't ... Read more

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This has been an ongoing problem for a while, I just can't seem to fix it. Specs... Amd athlon 2700, 512 mb ddr pc 2700, 40 gig wes dig HD, Asus a7v8x-x MB, Sound max intergrated, Asylum geforce fx 5200 graphics, and windows xp. The problem i am having is playing games, they just freeze up (times vary)!t the point that i have to shut the power off. I even got so frustrated that i took it to the pc store i bought it from to see if they could figure it out, and they said it was a virus program, so they removed that and it played fine untill i tried to go online and play,then if froze like it normally does, I called them back and they said it could be the wireless lan i am connected through.. but that didn't make much sence to me! If anyone can help with this problem please do...Thanks. Oh i forgot my ps is 350 w

A:computer freezing during games

Have you tried changing the buffer size in the CMOS mode. You may want to crank it up to 32mbif it isnt already there. :wave:

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Hey guys, so I recently built my first computer and am having issues with freezing. I've tried running some diagnostics on my computer and whenever I do a stress test it will freeze before the test can finish. My build is...

CPU: AMD 8350
GPU: MSI GTX 1060 gaming x
MoBo: Asus M5A78L-M Plus
8 gigs of RAM
PSU: Corsair TX750M

I feel like I should mention too that I did have trouble when first setting it up and installed Windows 10 Pro when I bought Windows 10 Home and reloaded the OS several times when trying to fix it. I've checked the Ram already and didn't find any errors. As well as the PSU which is outputting fine. I've also tried reapplying the thermal paste to the heat sink to see if heating was the issue but I never generally see it hit about 47 degrees when I'm watching but during the stress test it was around 53 degrees that it froze.

The game it has been freezing on is Overwatch.

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is the RAM you are using on the QVL list of supported RAM for the motherboard? You can check this on the website of the motherboard under the "Support" section.

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i dont think its an overeating problem- i read somewere something about BIOS, what shal i do?
there is something fishy going on with our computer and have been unable to get tot he bottm of it, how can i find out whats wrong? it is ding it to al of ur games- even the ones that are small to run and have ben played ith for years successfuly on this computer. now it seems the computer is totally bugged or something is akilter.
i have ased elviron for help- but other contributers are welcome and elviron if you are reading this, i have sent you a message asking virtually the same thing. boo hoo not happy

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I own a PIII 667Mhz with 256MBs of RAM (the RAM is running at 133Mhz and so is the processer however the RAMs 133 bus speed cannot be used on my motherboard). I have a Elsa ERAZOR X GeForce video card and a Sound Blaster PCI 128 sound card. All of that is plugged into an Asus P3C2000. I'm running Windows 98 on it. I use a MS Sidewinder Joystick. Lastly I have an Iomega ZIP 100MB external drive.

The computer has been acting up during games. I'll start up a game (ie. Rogue Spear or Midtown Maddness) and go through the menus. The acual game (level) will load up and the computer will eventually freeze. The freeze usually occurs at the begining, but other times I will play for a while and then it will freeze. Due to the intermittent nature of the freezing it is hard to tell exacty what the problem is. The only time it does NOT happen is when I'm just using non-gaming apps (ie. Word or Internet Explorer). This leads me to believe that it has something to do with hardware/software that is only used during the game (ie. directx or sound card). However I am not sure that it has to do with that either so any suggestions would help.

So far I've tried to play with as many window settings as I can find. I've installed Windows over top of itself (which seemed to fix the problem but it reared its ugly head again today). I have the newest drivers for my video card, my sound card and my joystick. Although I've tried these things I'd gladly try these ideas ... Read more

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Have you tried updating/reinstalling the directx drivers? What about updating the video driver and sound card driver?

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Whenever i run full screen games my computer freezes about 2 or 3 minutes into it, ive updated my Nvidia drivers but doesnt work.

heres some info if it helps find an answer

Operating System: Windows Vista? Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.090803-2339)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: GA-MA69G-S3H
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 1246MB used, 3081MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

Windows: Microsoft Windows VISTA 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005
Memory (RAM): 2046 MB
CPU Info: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+
CPU Speed: 1002.6 MHz
Sound card: Speakers (High Definition Audio
Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS | NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver
Monitors: 1
Screen Resolution: 1280 X 1024 - 16 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
COM Ports: NOT Present
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 5 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 232.9GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 170.0GB
USB Controllers: 6 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not Detected
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A:Need help, computer games freezing!

the 7600 GS is somewhat getting old, have you tried cleaning the dust out of the video card

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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
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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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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
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
System Information
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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Power Supply ( 800 Watt -- XION SuperNova XON-800F14R-201 Power Supply Quad SLI Ready )

Processor ( Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8500 (2x 3.16GHz/6MB L2 Cache/1333FSB) )

Motherboard ( [SLI] Asus P5N-E SLI nForce® 650i SLI Chipset w/6-channel CODEC, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 Dual PCI-E MB )

Memory ( 4096MB [1024MB X4] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )

Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 1GB w/DVI + TV Out Video )

Hard Drive ( 250 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache] )

This problem arose about a week ago where whenever i play games my game would lag for about 10 seconds then either come back with really messy cracked(?) screen or just freeze,

Not sure why it started happening suddenly i mean i'm used to dual boxing World of warcraft (when i used to play and that only used ~70% cpu, 60% ram while also running ventrilo, aim) and now i just run warcraft 3 and it lags/cracks/freezes

Overheating is not an issue either, when i check it it says my Computer temp is like 30C'

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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.
System Information
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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A:My computer keeps freezing while playing games

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So, over the past few months I've been having an issue with crashing/freezing. I can't be certain that I'm not experiencing two separate issues, so I'll just include what causes and doesn't cause crashes/freezes.
Ran OCCT Stress tests. Power Supply test and CPU tests shuts off the computer after about 30-60 seconds. It almost seems like an overheat shut down but the temperature reports roughly 50 C at the moment it crashes. GPU Stress test ran for 60 minutes without a crash.
Several games cause crashes like the above anywhere between 20 minutes to several hours of play time. Games I know that follow this behavior: The Witcher 3, Space Engineers, Factorio, XCOM 2, Kerbal Space Program
Disgaea PC Version causes a freeze after about 5-10 minutes. Unsure if it's the same issue as above since it's a solid freeze and not similar to an overheat shutdown. Can't replicate this with any other games.
I used to be a streamer, but Xsplit causes these crashes quite often. (Streaming is high CPU load)

Things I've done to try to figure out where a hardware issue might lie:

Removed and replaced power supply with a known working version. Crashes persisted.
Removed each stick of ram and tested. Crashes persisted.
Replaced GPU with a (extremely old) known working card. Crashes persisted.
Disconnected and reconnected all of the wiring, to check for loose connections. Crashes persisted.
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I've had my computer for about a year now, a week ago I was playing Saints Row IV and my computer froze and made a buzzing noise from the speaker.

I immediately turned off the PC and turned it back on.

When I got back on I saw no problems, so I continued playing, 'till it happened again.

I opened up my computer and sure if all the fans worked, and they were, I also went ahead an replaced my thermal paste.

I also did a disk clean up, and a registry clean.

The computer doesn't crash often now, only when I play games for a long period of of time, I also noticed that dxdiag couldnt detect my computers specs and my computer isn't running as fast as it used to.

Any ideas?

"I also did virus scan and got rid of some viruses, I have AVG constantly on."

A:Computer is freezing, and can't games cant detecting my ram/gfx?

It could be your graphics card try updating or maybe even scanning for artifacts if you find anything and your cards still under warranty send it back

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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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Alright, so I bought a new computer just recently. It's been great so far except that it keeps freezing when I'm in the middle of game playing. I have no idea what it causing this. I've tried most everything I can thing of so far. Re-installing games, changing the resolutions and color schemes (As advised by the games' troubleshooting FAQs.) and I've even re-formatted the whole thing a couple of times. The problem still remains. Here's what's happened so far;

~Froze 3 times while playing The Sims 2 (with both expansions)

1st: Froze in create a character after choosing a different head for my Sim.

2nd: Finished creating a Sim. Froze while loading the neighborhood back up.

3rd: Froze while loading the neighborhood while launching the game.

~Froze 3 times while playing The Movies.

1st: Froze while loading up the Tutorial

2nd: Loaded Tutorial. Played through Tutorial without any problems. Finished Tutorial and froze while loading New Game.

3rd: Loaded New Game. Played game without any problems for about 2 hours. Froze immediately upon my trying to create a custom script with the Custom Script Building. (CS screen came up, and it froze as the lady started to explain how to make one)

~Froze 1 time while playing FEAR.

1st: This was a little different than the others. Game loaded without any problems. Played through the first part of the game. Just after the first flash of some gory guy (where tiles fall off the wall, and meeting your teammate and tr... Read more

A:New computer keeps freezing while running games. Help.

Had that exact same problem with my computer. The problem was with my PSU. Figured it out by chance. Now im not saying this is your problem, its just what helped sort it on my computer.

After a few months of trouble, I decided to start an upgrade, thinking changing all the main components would solve it.
Since I dont earn much money, I had to get 1 part at a time, and the first thing I got was a ThermalTake TruePower 680w PSU.
For the hell of it, I pluged it into the old computer, and suddenly everything worked perfectly.

Turns out that the PSU I had was failing, in older or lower graphics games, it would work fine, as the computer doesnt use as much power. The moment I try playing anything newer or more powerfull (The Sims 2, WoW, FarCry, etc...) it would crash, with a reboot beeing the only way to get the computer working again.

I would suggest you at least check this out. If you can, try borrow a PSU from a friend, and just check how it works. Just make you sure you get one powerfull enough, a computer with those specs will need something powerfull.

If it works or not, post back.

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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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So, out of nowhere my computer started to freeze fully (no mouse moving, but more like a frozen screenshot)
while I played Heroes of Newerth.. I also tried it with Starcraft 2... same issue...
I did a bunch of tests previously using Geeksquad MRI, but I had no luck...

I also

* RMA'd my videocard in hopes that it would solve the problem, but it didnt...
* Took out 1 stick of ram @ a time to test if that would solve the problem (which it didnt)
* Replaced my Powersupply (didnt fix)


Windows 7 Ultimate
Intel i7 920
6GB Corsair DDR3 (2GB)
EVGA 01G-P3-1285-AR GeForce GTX 285 SC Edition
EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Veloci-raptor Primary HD
Thermaltake Blackwidow 850WATT PSU

I also attached my hijack this log....
What should I do?

A:Computer freezing during games - Tried pretty much everything.

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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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For a few weeks now my computer has been freezing and restarting. It mostly happens during games but sometimes just browsing the web or doing nothing at all. When it happens it usually just stops and seems to reboot but gets stuck and never loads any bios/os screen. Once in a while it will restart right away but mostly after several hard resets or some elapsed time which varies it comes back on and usually after a while it stops having the issue but in the next couple days reoccurs. The only log information I have been able to find is: Event ID 41

I would greatly appreciate some help figuring out what is the problem and how to fix it. I received the computer 3 years ago from a friend and it has a water cooling system. Here are the specs:

Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H
Chipset : AMD 880G
Processor : AMD Phenom II X4 965e @ 3400 MHz
Physical Memory : 12288 MB DDR3-SDRAM
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480
Hard Disk : M4-CT128 M4SSD2 SATA Disk Device (128GB)
Hard Disk : Seagate ST320005 42AS SATA Disk Device (2000GB)
Monitor Type : Asus VE228 - 22 inches
Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Network Card : Sundance Technology IC Plus IP1000 Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Operating System : Windows 7 Professional Professional Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
DirectX : Version 11.00
Windows Performance Index : 7.4 on 7.9

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A:Computer Restarting Freezing Mostly During Games Please Help

I ended up running memtest and found out one stick was bad. Everything works fine now, thank you.

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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.

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 dunno what the problem is but my computer likes to freeze while running programs like computer games. I also have issues on the side with freezing when trying to run programs that use memory for long ammounts of time like adaware and when compressing for over 20 mins in winrar. I have no idea what the problem is but it was still there when I reformatted. It isn't my video card is it? I looked in event viewer and one program does come up alot consistantly. Under system its described that IPSEC services had a problem because the authentication services where unknown. If anything that would be the problem with the computer freezing if it had to do with errors since its the only thing that comes up ALOT. The problem isn't isolated to only CD games though it also occurs in games like doom. I have an AMD athlon processor with 901 mhz 128 mb ram Nvidia Vanta LT card.

A:Computer freezing issues *mostly only in games*

how long has this been going on.

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hi, I've been having a problem for a couple of weeks now. My PC freezes on every 3d game I try to play. Some are worse than others, for example, most like Silent Hill 3 freeze as soon as the game starts, but if I press alt tab in the rare moments it unfreezes for a second or 2 I can get out of it. Others like Rise of Nations freeze once in a while but are almost playable. They seem to be taking up all of the CPU, and maybe thats the problem but I don't know for sure or how to fix it.

I don't believe I've installed anything new recently, after it started happening I scanned with ad-aware, search and destroy, registryFix, and I looked for new video drivers. I tried using the onboard video card, I tried disabling my audio card and my wireless network card. so far nothing has worked. I also tried disabling hyperThreading. Below are my system specs, let me know if anyone wants to see a hijackThis log or something else I've forgotten.

HP Pavillion PC
Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060508 Firefox/
Intel pentium 4 3.2 Hyperthreading processor
1.5 Gig ram
Video card is Nvidia GeForce FX 5500
Sound Card is Soundblaster Audigy 4
Network card is D-Link extreme G

A:Computer Freezing Durring 3d Games

Try using Windows System Restore to reset your system state to a date that precedes this problem.

Start>progams> accessories> system tools> system restore

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Hello My name is Nikoloz and we bought this conputer like 4-5 years ago and it hasnt been turned on for 3 years, this has always been a problem in this computer, if i played any games when it was on windows 7 even minrcraft survival it would have like red little dots all over the screen and now i restarted the windows and it doesnt do it that often, but when i play Prototype or csgo it just does that I?ll add photos of how it looks when it freezes completely and for it to work againi have to restart the whole computer the system info is:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version1.0.0.9
OsS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, Build 18362, installed 20200302011951.000000+240
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5, CPU Count: 4
Total Physical RAM: 2 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 1024 MB
Hard drives C: 464 GB (266 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI H55M-E21(MS-7636), ver 3.0, s/n To be filled by O.E.M.
System: American megatrends Inc., ver 7636MS - 20100902, s/n To be filled By O.E.M.
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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I have been having this problem infrequently ever since I got my build about two years ago. I had a factory PC (Hewlett Packard of some kind) and then I got all new components and copied info on my old hard disk to this new system and fresh installed Windows 7:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 (645)
Mainboard: MSI 870-G45
RAM: 4x2 GB DDR3
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6900
HDD: Seagate 2 TB
PSU: Rocketfish 450W

The exact problem is this: during certain programs (I’ll be more specific further on) my computer freezes, loops the last millisecond of sound (if there was sound playing) and requires a hard reboot. I’ve seen this problem posted before but when I followed the advice given to those posters it did not solve my problem. What’s causing the freezing may be different than others with a similar problem because it is very specific:

When it does freeze:
-during games, after random amounts of time (seems truly random, from 10 minutes in to hours)
-When iTunes is open (even if nothing is playing) and my perception is that this happens a little sooner than during games but still at random intervals
-If I leave the web browser open for long enough (I had to turn off the auto-sleep option to figure this one out, it takes hours before it freezes) on any site (streaming video or just ebay left on idle)

When it does NOT freeze (even after 24 hours or so):
-If I leave the computer on idle at the desktop
-Photoshop CS4 left on idle
-Microsoft Word left on idle
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A:Long Post but please help: all games freezing my computer

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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


- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 8

Channel System

Computer Jared

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

BugcheckCode 0
BugcheckParameter1 0x0
BugcheckParameter2 0x0
BugcheckParameter3 0x0
BugcheckParameter4 0x0
SleepInProgress false
PowerButtonTimestamp 0

The only one before this was an hour before:

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client
[ Guid] {1C95126E-7EEA-49A9-A3FE-A378B03DDB4D}

EventID 1014

Version 0

Level 3

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x4000000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2013-06-11T13:01:43.378055600Z

EventRecordID 56432


- Execution

[ ProcessID] 1332
[ ThreadID] 3628

Channel System

Computer Jared

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-20
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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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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,

A:Computer freezing when playing high-end games

Sounds like the video card is overheating.

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For the past 3 weeks my computer has been freezing while playing computer games. I have played Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, The Godfather, Titan Quest Demo, Hitman: Blood Money Demo. What happens is that when playing my computer will freeze up for about 3-5 seconds then will continue operating normally. Obviously I can't expect too much from demos but I think that if they are doing the same thing as released games it is not the demos. I have all updated drivers including my BIOS. If I had an idea on what was actually wrong I wouldn't be so worried but I have no idea what it could be. I've tried my RAM (using one at a time), I've tried a few different programs, anti-virus, and anti-spyware. *EDIT* I have tried turning settings down, one of the first things I did. Defragged not but 2 days ago. Have about 36% free HD space. Also I don't have these problems with older games such as DOOM3 even with it turned up to Ultra settings and it just started recently when I bought GR:AW and have been crappy playing ever since.

AMD 3200+ 64
Audigy 2 ZS
1.25 GB RAM
WinXP Home

A:Newer computer games temp freezing

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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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first of all i would like to say i am very inexperienced in computer hardware

recently my computer freezes whenever i play any games or videos when it used to work fine. i know the computer isnt that great but it could run all that i needed until it stoped working. for example, i cant run warcraft 3 anymore when i could usualy run elders scrolls oblivion at high settings and wc3 is like 5 or 6 yrs old.

what hapens is the screen freezes and then the monitor turns black after a few seconds and i have to force it off by holding the off switch. after this often the computer boots up w/ low color/resolution settings.

my guess is that my video card is broken but it could definately be something else.

specs are:

Power Suply: 500W Thermaltake
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8Ghz (800Mhz front side bus) (2Mb cache)
Motherboard: nvidia 650i core 2 quad
memory: 4Gb ddr2 corsair @ 667 Mhz
Hard drive: 80Gb Western Digital (8Mb Cache) (less then 5Gb empty if that helps)
Video Card: nvidia geforce 8500gt 256Mb
OS: Vista Home Basic

Any help will be greatly apreciated and thank you.

A:Computer freezing in games (inexperienced in hardware)

with less then 5Gb empty it is a wonder u're computer is not giving more problems. I am not saying that is the only problem u have, but u need a new hard drive as none will work like that.

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Okay. Recently while playing City of Villains my computer just... shut down on me. Flat out died, no chance to reboot; wouldn't even power back up. Taking it to what passes for a "repair shop" here in Kuwait got me the answer that it was probably the motherboard. So I bought a new one (MSI Platinum 955ex, if memory serves), had them install and hook everything up, and went home.

Here's the problem. While playing games (so far confirmed on both City of Heroes/Villains, as well as Battlefield 2) my computer will randomly seize up on me, forcing a restart. Sometimes it'll occur within minutes, sometimes half an hour, and once or twice not at all (at least, not within the two hours or so I played). I haven't seen this occur outside of gaming (although I am also getting periodic start-up crashes - I think that's yet *another* post subject), and it's only been an issue since I got this new motherboard last Wednesday.

I pulled apart my computer and checked the wiring. I rehooked up power cabling to make sure that nothing power-hungry was sharing one line, and everything was plugged in correctly. I reinstalled Windows XP (restore, not system wipe), and made sure nothing was wonky in my BIOS settings. I updated my graphics driver. I ran virus, adware and spyware checks (Norton, AdAware and Spybot, respectively). So my fear is that when my system croaked, it may have damaged more than just my motherboard. But I'm not sure what basic steps ... Read more

A:Games freezing my computer at random intervals

Almost sounds lke a RAM problem...Try removing one stick at a time and see if that fixes it...Also make sure you diddn't mismatch two speeds of RAM.

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Well.. about 1 week 1/2 ago, my computer started to freeze every 15 minutes... if I got lucky, every 1 hour or so... although, when I started playing games, whether it be in fullscreen or windowed mode (ie. GTA San Andreas) my computer would freeze after 5+ minutes... this never happened before... my computer started freezing the day I acquired a virus/spyware/malware (not sure, but Ill call it a spyware program)... it was called 'antivirus soft'. I removed the virus through reformatting my computer since the virus would not let me execute any anti virus program (or any other such programs) to remove it. I tried going into safe mode by forcefully restarting my computer, and I tried scanning my computer with AVG, and Malware Bytes, although my computer kept freezing!

Also, my internet was suspended by my ISP because apparently, my computer was infected with a network virus called 'Torpig'. I reformatted my computer again after this report. I reformatted my computer (C Drive) and deleted all files off my recovery harddrive (D Drive). I scanned my computer with AVG and Malware bytes. I caught some viruses and apywares and quarantined them... but my computer still freezes... Now, Iam not sure whether Torpig still exists on my computer... so I need help on this too.

Ive found out that the programs I use (those that take up alot of ram... like games) freeze my computer... but then again, my computer freezes even when I dont play games.

I really thought that reformatting ... Read more

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Ok this is my first time on this site and i have little understanding of the computer but let me try to explain the problem as well as i can.

Ok most of my games are freezing up during gameplay such as Everquest freezes up for no reason or same for Guild Wars. I think its something wrong with my computer (but no sure the problem) or it might be something wrong with the graphic card. I can telll the difference between lag of a game and the game just freezing up for no apparent reason.

If you need me to say what kind of computer i have or what graphic card i currently have, please say so.

If there is a program that i need to download to help fix this problem, i trust you guys seeing as you know more than i do.

Can you guys please help me out?

A:Computer Games freezing up (think its a computer problem)

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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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Hey Win7 Forums

Recently, my computer has been behaving quite oddly. It hasn't been booting up, but hasnt given any error messages. When I try to boot, it will open up to a black screen where the Starting Windows stuff is supposed to appear, but nothing will happen. I'll restart it a bunch of times, and eventually I'll get one where the words Starting Windows are there, but still nothing happens. If it offers me the option to load the repair program, it will open the screen that says windows is loading the files with the loading bar at the bottom, but nothing will load. It takes anywhere from 10 to 30 restarts before i'll seemingly just get lucky and it will turn on.

Also, I've been freezing lately while playing BF3. My video card drivers are up to date, along with the other main drivers. Sometimes, I'll get a BSOD if I wait long enough, but it doesnt ususally happen.

Also, when starting, sometimes when it says on the boot screen "Verifying DMI pool data", nothing will happen, and then it will suddenly say: Disk read error, press cntrl + alt + delete to restart.

This leads me to believe that it's a disk error, which explains a lot of the symptoms i've been having lately, but I just dont know where to start the diagnosis.

Any help would be much appreciated.. here's hoping I can turn it on tomorrow to check your responses.

A:Computer not booting, freezing during games, BSOD, not shutting down.


Can you please upload your dump files?

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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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Hello guys!

I'm having some major problems with my computer. I was playing a game (stronghold kingdoms), opened a battle report to see the battle, and my computer froze.Mouse wouldn't move, ctrl+alt+delete wouldn't work.
Only solution was the reset button. When i reset the computer same thing happened when i tried opening the game. I tried it many times, always the same thing. Computer froze. First thing i thought that it had overheated (was running for about 14 hours straight, and it is an old pc) , so i left it for a few hours to cool down. After i came back, i opened a movie, and the computer froze. Not right away, after a few seconds. I tried again, the computer would always freeze, some times not at the same point, but it would freeze at some point. (most of the times when a scene changed or i forwarded the movie.)
At some point, computer would freeze most of the times at the windows loading screen.
Tried restroring the computer a few days back, nothing changed.
Installed an anti-crash program, still nothing, scanned disk for errors, nothing.
Opened the computer in safe mode, still froze at some point.
I tried restoring the computer 2 months back, but the computer froze when 1/5 of the process was left. When i rebooted the computer, it would not go past the Ai Series screen where it froze (the screen before the windows loading screen).

Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong?

Sorry for the long post

A:[SOLVED] Computer freezing when opening games or videos

Here is some info about my computer:
Cpu inteob3.0 Ghz
M/B ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
2 Ram 512 Mb
Main hd 120 gb, secondary hd about 200 gb
Power aupply 400W/24 PIN FORTRON
SVGA GF FX6600-128MB ALBATRON (<-- i don't even know what that is)

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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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when i close out of Firefox normally, the CPU for firefox.exe will jump to 99 and my computer will freeze. when i play computer games, (steam) my computer will run slowly during, very slowly immediately after. after the game completely closes, my computer will still run slower than usual but not as slow as immediately after i close the game.

here is my current hijackthis log.. if you need me to scan anything else or post other logs, please tell me so.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:26:58 AM, on 6/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Image\3114-W-I32-R SATARAID5\SATARaid5ConfigService.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
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A:computer freezing after running firefox, and very slow during and after games

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:27:38 AM, on 6/9/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Image\3114-W-I32-R SATARAID5\SATARaid5ConfigService.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dual-Band Wireless A+G PCI Network Adapter\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dual-Band Wireless A+G PCI Network Adapter\WMP55AG.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcAppFlt.exe
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I've got no idea why this problem has cropped up as I have not experienced it before.. anyway, when playing in full screen sometimes my computer completely freezes and the only way to get it started again is to turn the power on and off, however when trying DAoC out (dark age of camelot) it's guaranteed to crash right after selecting the realm, and did so with Warhammer.. but luckily it doesn't happen when in window mode. Everything is up to date so not sure if that's the problem - could be hardware related but that would be dire indeed.

Anyway my computer info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4093 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 896 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476938 MB, Free - 262092 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5N-D, 1.XX , 123456789000
Antivirus: None

appreciate any help, thanks.

A:Computer freezing when in full-screen (games and media)

You don't have any Antivirus? Hmm.
Do you at least have the free Malwarebytes?
Try downloading a good free A/V like MS Security Essentials or Avast or something and run a Full Scan.
If you don't have Malwarebytes, install it also and run a full scan.

Good luck

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Hi, I posted a thread in "viruses/malwar". After running a check on the computer, they saw nothing malicious, suggested it is a hardware problem and suggested I post something here.
When I restarted my computer the other day, Windows loaded normally, boot time was 45 seconds. However when I clicked on the icon for Google Chrome, nothing happened. I tried others and the same thing. I was sitting there thinking I may have picked up a virus and Google Chrome opened. I discovered that it just took awhile for the programs to open, so I updated and ran SE and MWB, then did a disc cleanup. The computer was fine. The next evening I turned the computer on and the same thing happened. So I repeated the process. Since then the programs are sluggish to open and some of the games I play won't open at all. I have Windows 7 and have only had the computer since Sept/Oct of 2011. I am not great with computers but have cleaned a computer in the past through TechSpot, so I can follow instructions. Any ideas??

A:Computer running slow, freezing, some games not coming up at all

well the first step is making sure you dont have a ton of programs running in the system tray (next to the clock.).
If you could click the windows button, right click computer, click properties, and tell us what is written down in system, it would give us a better idea of the caliber of PC we are talking about here.

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I can play for a fixed amount of time, but after a while my screen freezes, sound loops and distorts, and sometimes i can alt tab out of this and save it, but usually it crashes and I have to reboot.

I uninstalled my sound card (audigy), and I'm currently running the onboard sound card (realtek). This seemed to fix the problem, but an hour later, the screen froze, sound stopped, and I saw the blue screen of death for the first time. It gave me a log file...... I'd really appreciate if someone helped me fix this problem because its been haunting me for months now, and everything I do to fix it won't help.

Log file is attached. By the way I've been playing World of Warcraft.

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff97fff5dc252, 0xfffffadfe3af5950, 0xfffffadfe3af5360). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini103007-01.dmp.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

A:Video freezing/sound looping/computer rebooting during 3D games

here is the link to a previous thread I posted here... the problem hasn't changed and I've tried 10 different drivers, switched to windows x64 os...


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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)

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.

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when i close out of firefox the cpu for the process firefox.exe goes immediately to 99% and will usually cause my computer to freeze unless i end the process instead of closing firefox normally.
when i close out of steam games, my computer will run slower than usual, even if i end all processes related to steam. my computer will stay at this slowed speed untill i restart my computer.

here is my HJT log, if any other information is needed please tell me.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:10:54 PM, on 6/14/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16850)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Image\3114-W-I32-R SATARAID5\SATARaid5ConfigService.exe
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A:computer running slowly and freezing after running firefox and steam games

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