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Q: Computer freeze when playing games

My first time posting to a forum, as I usually just read around.

Hi all, I have read various forums and googled around and cannot figure out why my computer freezes when playing games.

My computer has frozen on Total War Rome 2 since the fresh windows install. Before, it froze on BF4, Starcraft 2, Assassins Creed Black Flag, Civilization 5 (Dx9 and Dx11) and a few others. This is a new build from February and began freezing suddenly about a week ago (4/26ish).

When I say "freeze" i mean the computer completely locks up, I cant tab out or CTRL-ALT-DEL and the mouse just hangs. I have gotten the BSOD 1-2 times but freezing is much more common.

My specs:
AMD FX 8350 - black edition
GIGABYTE GTX 770 4gb (furmark - 4600 points)
2x 4gb G-Skill
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
650W consair PSU

I have tried:
Fresh install of windows - Fully updated
GPU Stress test (1080p Furmark - min 30c max 72c)
GPU drivers are up to date.
memtest86 - 4 passes on each stick
change settings to "power saver"

I am stuck and hopefully these debugger reports can help me. Thank you to anyone reading this.

Preferred Solution: Computer freeze when playing games

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

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

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

A: Computer freeze when playing games


Seems the dump files are not in there. Go to this folder: C:\Windows\Minidump, check if there are any files in there.

If not, follow this Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD to make sure it is configured properly.

Other than that.

memtest86 - 4 passes on each stick

You want to run memtest for atleast 8 passes. Preferably over night.

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what problem cause my computer always hang when playing any type of game even i juz open internet box it will hang, need to keep restarting my computer

A:Solved: my computer Freeze when playing games


Some info on your PC would help like desktop laptop

you can also use the system info utility from this site below

TSG System Information Utility

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Hey, im having the most annoying problems. Fresh install for windows 7 ultimate x64, never experienced problems like this before. So whats happening, first off when i went to install windows 7 it took 6 times to get an install without problems. Secondly now that ive got a good install, im experiencing numerous problems. I've had 3 bsod's and a few times a day im experiencing crashes like i haven't seen before. The whole computer freezes. i cant even turn num lock on my keyboard and worst of all i cant even click the restart button i actually have to turn it off at the mains. i normally experience this when playing a game, but non of my components are overheating, i think it could be my hard drive as i had the problems installing software on previous windows installation.

Any idea's how to fix this?

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Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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can anyone help me?
my pc always freeze when playing 3d games like rohan or warcraft.

my specs.

Amd athlon 2.70ghz Black Edition
4gb of ram
GeForce 9600 GT
Gigabyte Superb 550w
160 gb SATA

my cpu is not overheating, because it's too cold here. my windows is windows XP SP2. my fans are clean. i dont know why my pc always freeze. can someone tell me the problem and how to solve it.

A:mY pc always fReeze when pLaying 3d games

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

List temps and voltages here from the bios.

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I hope you guys can help, i have read some great stuff on the site but can't seam to fix my problem.

I get a screen freeze and audio loop when using the net or playing games that used to run fine. Sometimes i can be on a web page for 2 minutes, other times 20. Same same with games like COD MW2. The only thing i can do is hold down the power button to shut down nothing else works.

Also sometimes i get a black screen where the display turns off just before it freezes.
No BSOD so no dump
Attached is a snippet from event viewer but i don't really understand it....NEWB

No problems watching movies, listening to music etc.

Thanks in advance

A:W7 64 bit FREEZE when playing games or net


I am experimenting a similar issue with a new Toshiba A505-S6020 that I recently bought.

Intel Core i5

Seems like sometimes the notebook freezes without any good reason. I need to reboot it completely and start again.

Anyone knows how I could get any further information about this crash? I am not sure why it happens, but I noticed that sometimes that happened after hibernating.

Thank you

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Hello everyone here at Win7 Forums! I've been lurking around looking for a way to fix this...

Every now and then when I start to play a game for a big (CSS/BF2/L4D/Gmod) Anything, really. My computer starts to freeze up, and skip it's audio. No BSOD's, no black screens, but just freezing.

My system specs are entered, so i shouldn't need to post them.

I really wish I could get some help on this as it's driving me insane!

A:Freeze when usually playing games.

my old computer has a similar problem, but it also happens when i'm not playing games. and for me when the computer freezes. The audio kinda freezes and the audio changes tone. Sorry can't do anything to help you.

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My problem is that everyone of the games I attempt to play freeze every single time I try to play them. They are just random lock-ups and the screen becomes a picture frame. I'm running XP Pro Service pack 2 I have an AMD Athlon(tm) Processor 1.2 GHz 256 Mb of Ram NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 100/200 VIA AC'97 Audio Controller (WDM) Maxtor 20 GB hard drive I tryed formatting my hard drive and reinstalling XP but all to no avail. My drivers are up to date. I even tryed rolling back my drivers to see if that would work. Any help would be greatly welcomed.

A:All games freeze within 30 mins of playing them

Please have a look in this thread, and go through the steps to help find your problem. Let us know what you find.


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Hello, I recently build this PC and it works fine for the most part, but sometimes (twice so far) I got a weird screen freeze while playing games, that I cant figure out myself.

I build this PC 4 days ago, so not sure what to make of it.

When the freeze happens, it is a certain color, with stripes from top to bottom.

I checked the log, and it gave this error message:

Logboeknaam: System
Bron: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Datum: 17-2-2010 18:47:03
Taakcategorie: (63)
Niveau: Kritiek
Trefwoorden: (2)
Gebruiker: SYSTEM
Computer: Valerium-PC
Het systeem is opnieuw opgestart zonder eerst correct te worden afgesloten. Deze fout is mogelijk veroorzaakt doordat het systeem niet meer reageert of is vastgelopen of doordat de stroom is uitgevallen.
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-02-17T17:47:03.530817600Z" />
<Correlation />
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I started getting this today for some reason. My setup had been the same for the last 6 months or so and out of nowhere while playing a game I had installed for a month I instantly got a BSOD. I tried updating my gfx drivers but didn't really help much at all.

I also get some random errors when trying to load them up now after a few BSODs (i.e. explorer.exe stops working then restarts, desktop manager error etc.)

My specs:
Win7 x64
Gigabyte MA770
Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 ti
Phenom II x4 940

No OCing involved

Here are the dump files

A:BSOD/freeze when playing games

Based on the behavior you describe, check for file data corruption:Run Disk Check with both boxes checked for all HDDs and with Automatically fix file system errors checked for all SSDs. Post back your logs for the checks after finding them using Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker up to three times to fix all errors. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations.

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Hi everyone,

Can you please provide me some hints how to track the cause of a system freeze with an horrible sound loop when playing FFXIV.

Here is the SF file Attachment 28542



A:Freeze while playing games, no BSOD.

Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

If not experiencing BSOD's, please also upload this report:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog))
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

First off, a disclaimer - I am not familiar w/8.1 so my analysis is based on Win8 RTM
8.1 is (as I understand it) a Developer's Release - so it can be expected to have bugs.
In the end, the only sure thing will be to revert to Win8 RTM and wait for the RTM version of 8.1

Ensure that you have ALL Windows Updates. This is very important!

You have 4 hard drives. What is the make/model/wattage and age of your Power Supply?

The symptoms sound like a video problem - and there are video errors in the WER section of MSINFO32.
Please follow these suggestions for troubleshooting the video errors (even though you haven't seen BSOD's): Video TDR Timeout - 0x116 + 0x117 - Sysnative Forums

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System keep chrashing with BSOD or just a still screen of random color with noise in the background.
This only when I play Games, especially in World of Warcraft.
Used Driver genius to update every Driver.
Updated Motherboard Bios
Changed Antivirus 3 times: actually I'm using NOD32
Still I keep chrashing.

Can you help me please?
thank you in advance.
My system:
MoBO: Asus P5Q3
Processor: Intel core2 Quad Q8400 2.66
Ram: 2x2MB Kingston
Windows 7 Professional

The system is 10 months old, but I had problem from the start.
I Changed Video Card 2 times: actually I have a GTX 480
Changed Ram
Changed Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent ProM 850

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This is the attachment:

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So I began having issues with my PC freezing up or giving me the BSOD while playing games. Half of the time my picture will distort and freeze. When this happens the whole computer is unresponsive then ends up requiring a reset. The other half I will receive the BSOD.

When this began I used HWMonitor to try and narrow down the issue and notice my CPU temp would spike up to 90c during heavy load. So I cleaned my case out, put new thermal paste on and brought a new heatsink. This got my temp down a lot to about 65c during gaming and 40c while idle. Although I made this change I still had random freezes and BSOD.

I also ran Memtest86 to make sure my memory was ok and everything came back clear. Last but not least I upgraded the firmware on my SSD.

Unfortunately I'm still not having any luck. I don't have an extra GPU or PSU to narrow it down anymore but would hoping maybe you guys might see something that could be at fault before I buy any replacement parts.

So far that where I'm currently at.

Thanks guys.

? OS - Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (Original OS)?
? Not OEM Verison
? Hardware is about 3 years old. GPU is 1 year old.
? Current OS is approximately 1 years old.
? Have you re-installed the OS? Not yet

? Intel i5 2500k 3.3ghz
? Sapphire Radeon HD 7950
? ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
? Power Supply - XFX TS550 550 Watt

Desktop PC

A:BSOD Sometimes Screen Freeze while playing games.

Please update the following driver:

3: kd> lmvm xusb21
start end module name
fffff880`06655000 fffff880`06665d80 xusb21 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: xusb21.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\xusb21.sys
Image name: xusb21.sys
Timestamp: Wed Apr 08 15:28:44 2009 (49DCB49C)
CheckSum: 000135AC
ImageSize: 00010D80
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
The driver belongs to Xbox USB Wireless Controller, it is known to cause BSOD issues.

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I have started playing Guild Wars 2, after the first couple of days my game started to freezing and black screen to desktop before going back into game to only black screen again. At times my monitor would say no signal. The problem disappeared for close to 5 days and came back up again. I've tried playing other games and the problem is similar, freezing to desktop, black screen and crashing to desktop.

During the black screen to desktop I would get 'Display driver stopped responding and has recovered'. I have updated to a few different drivers including the latest stable driver from Nvidia but the problem still exists.

I have ran VMT for 10 passes with no errors.

Prime95 Small FFTs for over 2hours with no errors.

Running FurMark the test does complete when I run BenchMark(user's setting) when I do the Burn In-Test everything looks okay until my GPU hits 80c. The computer would shut off then. Though when I play games my gpu varies between 50 to 62c.

Guild Wars 2 Dump File when not responding.

I have rebooted windows but the problem still exists. I've had this computer for just over 3 years now.

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Intel Core i5 760 @ 2.80GHz 28 ?C
Lynnfield 45nm Technology

4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)

ASUSTeK Computer INC. P7P55D LE (LGA1156) 36 ?C

SMB1930HD ([email protected])
767MB GeForce GTX 460 (nVidia) 32 ?C
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A:Black Screen/Freeze when playing Games.

Welcome aboard, Laughing.

Please post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions so that we may have the necessary information that we need to help you.

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This is the image that my friend gets when he plays a high quality YouTube video or decides to play a PC Game: http://imgur.com/e6VHY http://i.imgur.com/rqsad.jpg
The laptop then locks up and freezes with that weird screwed up mosaic.
Any thoughts on why this might be? Is it a graphics problem? CPU? Should he be re-installing his OS?

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Hi, I have been randomly getting really small freezes in some games, most recently Apex. As far as I can tell it's not an fps drop my screen stops for 0.5 - 1 second long and then continues normally. It terms of performance everything else runs perfectly fine.

Below is the graphs from MSI afterburner playing Apex, you can see at the arrow it seems to start with a Core Clock drop, power drop and the voltage goes from 1 to 0 on the exact time of a freeze. The other spikes are when I have alt tabbed or the game has ended. Anyone have any ideas how to fix this or what is the cause as its driving me crazy?


My specs:
i5 8600k 3.6ghz
8gbs RAM DDR4
GTX 1060 6gb
Z370 SLI plus
SSD 860 Evo 250gb
1TB WD Blue
Seasonic Focus Plus 550W 80 Plus Gold
Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B CPU cooler
Running the game off SSD and pagefile is also on SSD
Power is high performance
Origin overlay is off
Windows game mode is on

Any help would be really helpful!


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when ever i play wow or any games my computer seems to not like it but when i'm just on facebook or i'm listening to music on itunes it seems to be fine.
my graphics driver is up to date.
also when i start my computer up sometimes comes up with DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL then it sometimes wont start up for awhile and the cpu fan wont even start but i think i can hear the Gcard fan going faster then drop and speed then speed up again and i will have to wait like 30mins then come to try again to start it up. but it would only crash again on games
when i open debug my Dmp it says at the end that hardware was the cause but im not sure what hardware it is i might be my graphics card but im not sure thanks.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 483877 MB; E: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 36967 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A79XTD EVO, Rev X.0X, MT7098K22302010
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled

A:Crash/freeze/BSOD when playing games help please!!!


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This is getting really frustrating... I can be sim racing or whatnot and the game freezes on the screen yet keeps playing in the background. The game continues to work but the screen is stuck.

My video card then resets itself (changes resolution, refresh rate, or colour quality). GPU temp is 78C, card is a Radeon 9800XT.

Why does it keep doing this?

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OS: Windows 7 64 bit (Happened with XPPRO64 aswell)
PSU: Coolmax 700w
Processor: Pentium D 3.6 2x (model number SL9AP)
Motherboard: Biostar TP45E Combo
HD: WesDig CaviarGreen 1.5tb
RAM: 4g ddr3 corsair

Since the problem has occured i've replaced the motherboard, ram, and video card.

Note: The SL9AP processor says it matches any 775 socket. But biostars tp54e motherboard doesnt list SL9AP as supported- would the computer be able to even powerup if this was an issue?

ALSO, my computers powerup process is questionably long, it will take about 10 seconds to bring me to the "Tseries" motherboard screen after powerup(this is without CD drive plugged in). If i plug the cd drive in it will take 15-30 seconds before mobo screen, could this point to power supply? This is not an issue that occurred at first(when the freezing started) and my guess is its from a deteriorating psu.

any suggestions/questions?

In event viewer at every instance of the crash, it will report 2 errors and 1 critical; EventLog ID:6008, Kernel-Power ID:41, EventLog ID:1101 (probably too broad of errors but im doing what i can to make myself useful)

A:Random freeze when playing games/streaming

try 2 things,

A. Go to C:\Windows\minidumps and see if there are any recent .dmp files in there

B. I think it may be realated to the processer it's self,
Also check youre temps, are they high?

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A few weeks ago I build a new computer with the following specs;

Corsair Vengeance RED,1866-8GB KIT
Cooler Master GX 750WATT
AMD FX-6200 Black Edition,sAM3+
OCZ Vertex 4 - 128GB
Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition
Asus M5A97 R2.0,socket AM3+
Asus Radeon HD7850 DCII V2,2GB
Win 7 x64 incl sp1

I did not get any BSOD or sudden reboots until previous week. I started playing Okey on facebook with Firefox. While playing my systems freezes and sometimes I get a BSOD. With the SF Diagnostic Tool I collected everything. Hope that someone can look at the log files and confirm my suspicious about that the game on FB is causing the problems.

Update 11-12-2012 21:04

I opened the .dmp file with windbg and found out the source ( i hope so )

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8006c66028, b4800000, 50e0f}

Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD

Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !analyze -v
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A:Freeze and BSOD when playing games on Facebook

Welcome!. Just a few questions: do you overclock your system? Have you gotten the latest windows updates? Did you have anti virus software (other than Microsoft Security Essentials) installed? did you change any hardware prior to the beginning of the BSODs?

Let us know.

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Hi Guys, Anyone knows why Lenovo Y700 hang/freeze in the middle of the game/before start of the game? I just received the new laptop 4days ago.Based from the event log, this is due to the SensorDataService. Anyone knows how to fix this? Ive encounter the hang/freeze 4x already and you cant do anything but to press the power button to turn it off/on. Below are the errors ived encounter based on the event log:1.)The description for Event ID 0 from source SensorDataService cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.The following information was included with the event:failed to create config file 2.)Faulting application name: SensorDataService.exe, version: 10.0.10586.0, time stamp: 0x5632d3b5Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.10586.0, time stamp: 0x5632d193Exception code: 0xc0000374Fault offset: 0x00000000000edfacFaulting process id: 0x226cFaulting application start time: 0x01d15f9b15b44709Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\SensorDataService.exeFaulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dllReport Id: 693cc6e5-9017-4a21-b76a-bfa9970c462cFaulting package full name:Faulting package-relative application ID: 

A:Lenovo Y700 hang/Freeze when playing games

Seems like this is a windows file and the reasons could be as wide as corrupt registry entry to a corrupt windows installation.
Usually to check for windows errors, click on start then open CMD with admin rights
Type scannow /f
See if any error pop up
Since its a new laptop, you can try to Reset the PC to factory settings and install softwares carefully. Its possible the some software corrupted this file.
To Reset the PC (Note - This will delete all personal data) -
1) Shutdown laptop.
2) Press One key recovery button
3) Select (Advanced options) Troubleshoot > Reset this PC

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Good evening ladies and gentlemen,

I hope you can help me with the problem I am facing:

So I bought this new desktop PC around 6 months ago. Since I am a passionate gamer I got the games I like to pay and just got going.

Every once in a while my PC just freezes (usually while gaming, sometimes even when not). It doesnt reboot or anything, it just stays frozen.

Hope someone can help me with my Problem


A:PC Freeze while playing games (league of legends) No BSOD

If you are running AMD graphics drivers this is your answer. League of Legends is one of the games in an extensive listing of games that AMD asks if you're running when graphics drivers crashes. I don't play those types of games...but I just got a new computer 4 months ago which runs AMD HD radeon 8400 graphics. After a couple automatic driver updates to the current version 13.12 I began having random driver crashes while streaming online tv. I began exploring the internet & there's loads of information documenting this problem which is a pandemic that plagues AMD Radeon graphics in all chipset series from the 5200-7975...To date there is no fix...AMD (if that's the graphics card in your system) has a reporting form on their website for you to log the crash report...they ask for all system specs be submitted. I think they're compiling data so that a fix (or patch) can be designed....until then, the freezes [what my computer does...locks up, everything freezes & once I got black screen] will continue to happen. I guess you just sort of have to put up with it or get the graphics card replaced with some other architecture (branding). I did find info. with a few complaints about intels i3 graphics also having glitches. I'm sort of regretting having gone with the AMD, I knew nothing of this in my purchase decision. There was nothing to indicate there was an extensive flaw in the update for the drivers. I wish I could "roll back" the driver but don't find that opt... Read more

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Whenever I've tried to play music, a dvd or video of any sort, or play a game my computer has been getting complete freeze ups. The problem only started around 3 - 4days ago.
I play music in Itunes, and this is where the problem started, however, I have also tried using winamp and vlc but I get the same problem. I can get anywhere between 30 seconds and 10 minutes of music before the problem occurs but when it does it locks up the whole computer, i can move my mouse around but nothing can be clicked, no keyboard commands are working (ctrl + alt + del, alt + f4 etc.). When the song freezes it will constantly loop the second of the song that it froze on but no other worrying sounds are made by any part of the computer.

If I'm watching a video I once again get between 30 seconds and 10 minutes before a problem occurs, the audio will carry on as normal, but the video will hang and thats when the whole computer freezes. Once again, no keyboard commands work, and the mouse can move but not interact.
When playing games everything is fine until i try to close the game or click (or alt + tab) away from it, then it will get caught half way between the command and freeze up the entire computer just like the other causes of freezing.

The only way I can un-freeze my computer is to turn it off at the power button or using the restart button.
I've used various anti-virus, registry cleaner, diagnostic tools etc. but nothing seems to have helped the situation, a system re... Read more

A:Complete freeze playing music, videos or games

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Hi, i've been getting occasional screen freezes and more recently BSOD, mostly when playing games.

I would appreciate any help or advice you can offer from the files i have attached as i'm not able to read any of the crash dump files.


A:BSOD and occasional screen freeze (especially when playing games)



Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 5 Public:Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 5 Public
Please unisntall Advanced System Care, this programs is known to cause problems as it modifies the registry.

DUMP Analysis:

MaxSpeed: 3400
CurrentSpeed: 3502
I suggest that you set everything to default as O/C is very risky, and could be the potential cause of the BSOD.

All the dump files are blaming hardware. Please do the following:

BugCheck 0x124

Before you proceed with the following, answer these two questions: Are you still under warranty? Does your warranty allow you to open up the machine to check hardware? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, contact your system manufacturer. WARNING: The steps that follow can void your warranty!!!

For your hardware stop 0x124 crash, read through Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try and use the following hardware checks to supplement that link.
If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

If you have an SSD, make sure the following are up to date:SSD firmware
BIOS Version
Chipset Drivers
Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site.

Run all but the advanced tests with SeaTools for HDDs.SeaTools for Windows

SeaTools for DOS
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Whenever i play games i freeze sometimes. It's a complete lock up where i have to hard reboot (by pressing power button). I've had BSOD twice (see info below), but maybe 30 freezes.
i5 6600k skylake
Gigabyte z170XP-SLI
16GB Ram Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR 4
Sapphire Nitro R9 390
Crucial BX100 500GB SSD
EVGA G2 750W
This is what i've tried so far:
Reset Bios
Reset GPU
Updated to latest GPU driver
Updated to latest BIOS driver
Changed from Avast to Bitdefender
Chipset audio disabled
Chipset GPU disabled
2 hour prime95 blend (50-53c max)
1 hour prime95 small FFT (50-51c max)
5,5 hour prime95 small FFT (50-52c)
4 passes i memtest86, 0 errors.
Uninstalled MagicISO
Temps @72c GPU and 40-45c CPU when gaming

Dump File         : 050916-6864-01.dmp
Crash Time        : 2016-05-09 00:30:26
Bug Check String  : 
Bug Check Code    : 0x00000101
Parameter 1       : 00000000`00000031
Parameter 2       : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3       : fffff880`024e4180
Parameter 4       : 00000000`00000003
Caused By Driver  : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+70380
File Description  : NT Kernel & System
Product Name      : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
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A:Freeze/lock up when playing games (Skylake build)

Please run this report collecting tool so that we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/
When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location. (By default it'll be a .zip file located on your Desktop)
Simply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.
If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
While waiting for a reply, please run the rest of these diagnostics (skip the MemTest and Prime95 as you've already done them):  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html

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every time i play fable or fear my whole pc will just lockup/frezze at random locations within the games whilst playing it for about 3 -10 mins
the whole screen freezes in places and i get a sound loop of the last second till i finally hit the reset button
other games like brothers in arms hl2 wow or warhammer 40k run just fine for hours without problems
i tried almost anything to fix the problem upgraded the drivers, downgraded them, disabled fast write, set agp to 4x, lowerd apperture size disabled my sound and network card etc
system specs:
xp 2600
512 ddr ram
3d club gf 6600 gt
abit nforce2 nf7
windows xp pro. + sp2

A:lockup/freeze while playing specific games with 6600gt

3d club? where did you get that card and how much did you pay for it? also, see if you can get and apply the patest patches for said games.

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hi guys . im new here, im pretty lost ive done almost everything my laptop freezes in random times majority when playing games.alt+ctrl +del doesnt work mouse and keyboard you need to press the power button again to reboot.

BTW: i wanted to do a clean reinstall but i cant do it since my rig is OEM and it was upgraded from vista to win7 .

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire 1410
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version v0.3108
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Solo CPU U3500 @ 1.40GHz, ~1.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 2974MB RAM
Page File: 1462MB used, 4485MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows

its a pretty old laptop.

im pretty sure its not an overheating issue.
Malwarebytes scan .
update the all the drivers.
update the windows updates.
also this happened after i deleted an annoying virus in chrome.

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Just got a new PC and I'm experiencing BSODs while playing games (generally high end games). Sometimes there is no BSOD and the game just crashes, or the GPU driver stops responding and recovers.
I tried everything I thought of, that is clean install of GPU drivers, updated all other drivers and even a Windows format, but the problem still persists. Attached please find the latest dump files and a DxDiag system specs file.


A:BSOD/Freeze/GPU Driver crash when playing games

Can you return the PC to who you bought it from to be fixed? A Windows Defender file is being flagged as a problem. Are you running another 3rd party antivirus program?

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so when I bought my computer in the start i had a few troubles in playing league of legends like screen freeze for 15 secs during game but they went away somehow.........Now after 8 moths theyre back again and i dont know what to do...i play a game with atleast 8-10 screen freezes each for a same 15 sec wherein screen gets stuck and mouse is moving but on pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL even mouse gets stuck for the duration
my ram looked fine when i reinserted it today but still i couldnt get rid of that freeze after which a message comes "display driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered"...it go upto 45-46 degree temperature only i checked while gaming pls suggest a method or i attempt to replace gpu under warranty if its ITS fault

A:Screen Freeze while playing League of legends and other games

Use speccy to gain insight to your temperatures to make sure your pc is not running to hot.

Speccy - Advanced System Information Tool

Do you have updated drivers for your graphics card?

AMD Driver Autodetect

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bought lenovo ideapad y510p a month ago and its been a havoc since. every time i play games, it begins to freeze or hang after 20-30 minutes. im running windows 8 64bit factory installed. all the drivers are from lenovo itself. this is very frustrating and i feel like cheated after buying 1300$ USD notebook that doesn't runs well.

seeking professional help to rectify this.
Computer Type Laptop
System Manufacturer/Model Number Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p
OS Windows 8
CPU 4th Gen Intel? Core? i7 4700 QM
Motherboard Lenovo VIQY0Y1 (U3E1)
Memory 8 GB (2x4GB DDR3 L1600)
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GT 755M and Intel HD Graphics 4600
Sound Card Realtek
Monitor(s) Displays 1920x1080
Screen Resolution 1920x1080

A:System Freeze while playing any games on ideapad y510p

updated log with latest dumps. please move this thread back to bsod section

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System Information
Time of this report: 5/13/2018, 21:36:24
Machine name: DESKTOP-VOV205J
Machine Id: {E22CE9CD-F66C-4F3E-8B6C-85CEEBA1A5B8}
Operating System: Windows 10 Education 64-bit (10.0, Build 17134) (17134.rs4_release.180410-1804)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: B250M-DS3H
BIOS: F9e (type: UEFI)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7500 CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8152MB RAM
Page File: 3835MB used, 6236MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 12
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Miracast: Available, with HDCP
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
DxDiag Version: 10.00.17134.0001 64bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0... Read more

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Hello. I have recently been getting BSODs while playing League of Legends, which hasn't been a problem in the past. I've included the .dmp compressed files. I'm very ignorant about this stuff. Help is appreciated.

A:BSOD or screen freeze while playing games that used to work fine.

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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I've tried so many things to no avail. Finally came to my senses to post on a forum.

A:BSOD/ Freeze When Playing Games or Watching Youtube Fullscreen

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arg1: 00000000000044c2, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000008, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff801467accad, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:

TRIAGER: Could not open triage file : e:\dump_analysis\program\triage\modclass.ini, error 2

OVERLAPPED_MODULE: Address regions for 'mmcss' and 'WUDFRd.sys' overlap

Looks like the BSOD is being caused by WUDFRD.sys

Can you help me with the following:

1) Are the drivers for the PC up to date ?

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Alright, so after reinstalling drivers for my Nvidia Geforce GTX 570, updating Java, updating windows completely, I am still at a loss as to how to go about fixing this problem.

When playing anything graphics-intensive (Minecraft, Skyrim, or any video game) I will get about 4 minutes of gameplay, and then the screen will freeze while the audio sounds like it is grinding to a halt. Only after rebooting in safemode, where windows gives me a error screen that contains this message:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP2: FFFFF880100B4AE4
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Afterwards I'm able to reboot my PC normally.

I've used multiple hardware monitoring programs to make sure my system is not overheating when this happens.

Attached is the .zip file I have created as I followed the BSOD Posting instructions. I will greatly appreciate any help on this matter.

A:Freeze playing Minecraft, Skyrim, and other video games. BCCode 116


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Mike\Downloads\BSODDmpFiles\AlastorL\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\011912-32588-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\users\mike\documents\symbols*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 Personal
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0324e000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03493670
Debug session time: Thu Jan 19 23:37:27.820 2012 (UTC - 7:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:13:17.866
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa800d93c4e0, fffff880100b4ae4, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\... Read more

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My PC crash/freeze from a long time now...i tryied everything i could do this is what i did to fix my problems but failed:
1:reinstall my pc
2:RegCure to clean my registery's
3:avira to remove my viruses
and like i said my pc crash when i play games or watch movies on full screen...
So how can i fix this problem its realy anoying...
Thanks in advance

A:My PC Crash/Freeze While playing games or watching movies on full screen

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hello everyone ,for start is my first post and i want to thank in advance to ppl for reading about my trouble , im a average computer user , i know few things but im looking for some good advise as i still dont know what could be the problem in my new pc and if is worthy to try to solve or try to get my money back!

i bought recently a refurbished from factory advent qc-6003 , it's a fast computer for its price ,i bought a pny geforce 9400gt 512m, installed vista and played some warcraft and it was crashing every half n hour , lock ups , no alt f4 no crt +alt +del , frozen screen , no sound , press power button was the only thing to do.

i went for the gpu drivers , updated them , os drivers windows vista x64 updated aswell , there are some drivers that driver robot say that could be updated but i dont think they are the source of the problem.

Then i noticed that the case is quite small for a desktop and it just have a small extractor fan , appart of gpu fan , so i opened and keep it open and also i took off 2 g of ram ( i read too much ram can be a problem since my psu is only 350w Foxconn ISO-450PP 350w PSU ) and now it can play for few of hours without freeze but then freezes and then keeps doing it every few minutes. ( so i have to stop completely )

i read in some user reviews that apparently is a problem with the motherboard (Intel DG45ID mainboard) design and pci express gpu that produces over heating , but i think with the case open that problem should be fix... Read more

A:New computer freeze when playing wow

the ICH is the south bridge chip and MCH is the north bridge chip. ICH 75C and MCH 69C doesnt sound good to me. try opening the case and put a desk fan blowing into the case and see if that fixes anything

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Hello guys,

I'M having trouble benchmark testing or either playing any games with my MSI Gtx 970. I can play games like 30 seconds to 3 minutes and it freeze the whole comp. I have tried like 30 times same result. Than I'm having trouble turning on my PC too. It keeps restarting itself like 5 6 times then it works.

Even If I try to run my comp specs on systemrequirementslab, my computer keeps freezing. If I dont have to do anything with the graphic card; my computer runs pretty smooth actually.

I have removed GPU and used MOBO's dvi to tried those and worked perfectly (I mean didn't freeze at least)

I Just bought some of my computer parts and recently changed so they are all new. (mobo & CPU & GPU) I have also done my whole formatting, installed new OS and installed new drivers.

I thought It might be my MOBO's bios so I have also updates that too but still no help.

Can you please help me to figure out if its a hardware problem or not?

My Comp Specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU i7 4790k
Gigabyte GA-X87Z-UD5H
8.00 GB ddr3 1600mhz
Graphics Card(s)
Sound Card
(1) Realtek High Definition Audio (2) Logitech G930 Headse
Monitor(s) DisplaysEdit Value
Samsung Syncmaster p2370
Screen ResolutionEdit Value
1920 x 1080
Hard Drives
(1) OCZ SSD 120gb
(2) WDC WD3200AAKS-00L9A0
Corsair tx850 watt

A:Computer Freeze MSI GTX 970 only in games

I tried my ex GPU GTX 295 it doesnt work either
freezing and crashing... which was working fine with my old mobo x58i the rest was same.
Could PSU got old for this new rig? 850w not enough? its from 2009

this how i connect board

anything seems wrong?

************** / gallery - 20150302 014402, 20150302 014417, 20150302 014428, 20150302 014520
you check the temp from here

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Morning all.

I've a really annoying problem with my pc.
After i've played for some couple of hours it start to "freeze" the screen so i can't do anything for like 5-10 seconds. I'ts only happening when i'm playing games. But, the funny thing is my music and others things is still running smooth without any problems at the same time the freeze come. Anyone have a nice solution on what it could be? Won't start open it and try stuff, always doing it worse.

Hope someone can help me :)
- Drunation.

A:Computer freeze in games.

This can be due to over heating. Clean out all dust in the tower with a can of compressed air, mainly all fans, and the heat sink. If you have a laptop clean out all dust out of the air vents with a can of compressed air. Keep the laptop elevated off of couch, lap and bed like surfaces, these surfaces restrict air flow and heat dissipation. Consider getting a cooling pad for the laptop. If you have a desktop keep in mine and practice good wire management inside the desktop. Cables and wires when messy can restrict air flow and heat dissipation.

Please post the make and model of your machine. If it is a custom build please post the brand and model number of the motherboard, cpu specs, graphics card model. PSU wattage and brand if it is a OEM computer or custom build.

Go into bios located your temp readings laptop or desktop. For desktop only locate your voltage readings and post all here.

If you have an OEM computer (Acer, Dell, HP, etc...) go to the manufacture of your system's website Support>Drivers look up your model number and version of Windows 32bit or 64bit and download the latest video drivers and install them. If you have a graphics card go to the manufacture of the card's website (ATI, Nvidia) look up the model number of your card at Support>Drivers and version of Windows 32bit or 64bit and download the latest drivers and install.

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Hi! In the last couple of days whenever I try to play a game my computer freezes up and I have to reboot it.

I have attached the DxDiag report because it's too long to cut and paste here.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Games cause my computer to freeze

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Hello guys,

I'M having trouble benchmark testing or either playing any games with my MSI Gtx 970. I can play games like 30 seconds to 3 minutes and it freeze the whole comp. I have tried like 30 times same result. Than I'm having trouble turning on my PC too. It keeps restarting itself like 5 6 times then it works.

Even If I try to run my comp specs on systemrequirementslab, my computer keeps freezing. If I dont have to do anything with the graphic card; my computer runs pretty smooth actually.

I have removed GPU and used MOBO's dvi to tried those and worked perfectly (I mean didn't freeze at least)

I Just bought some of my computer parts and recently changed so they are all new. (mobo & CPU & GPU) I have also done my whole formatting, installed new OS and installed new drivers.

I thought It might be my MOBO's bios so I have also updates that too but still no help.

Can you please help me to figure out if its a hardware problem or not?

My Comp Specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU i7 4790k
Gigabyte GA-X87Z-UD5H
8.00 GB ddr3 1600mhz
Graphics Card(s)
Sound Card
(1) Realtek High Definition Audio (2) Logitech G930 Headse
Monitor(s) DisplaysEdit Value
Samsung Syncmaster p2370
Screen ResolutionEdit Value
1920 x 1080
Hard Drives
(1) OCZ SSD 120gb
(2) WDC WD3200AAKS-00L9A0
Corsair tx850 watt

A:Computer Freeze MSI GTX 970 only in games

It sound like an overheating problem. Can you check if all the fans are working properly & are plugged in ?

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Hello guys,

I'M having trouble benchmark testing or either playing any games with my MSI Gtx 970. I can play games like 30 seconds to 3 minutes and it freeze the whole comp. I have tried like 30 times same result. Than I'm having trouble turning on my PC too. It keeps restarting itself like 5 6 times then it works.

Even If I try to run my comp specs on systemrequirementslab, my computer keeps freezing. If I dont have to do anything with the graphic card; my computer runs pretty smooth actually.

I have removed GPU and used MOBO's dvi to tried those and worked perfectly (I mean didn't freeze at least)

I Just bought some of my computer parts and recently changed so they are all new. (mobo & CPU & GPU) I have also done my whole formatting, installed new OS and installed new drivers.

I thought It might be my MOBO's bios so I have also updates that too but still no help.

Can you please help me to figure out if its a hardware problem or not?

My Comp Specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU i7 4790k
Gigabyte GA-X87Z-UD5H
8.00 GB ddr3 1600mhz
Graphics Card(s)
Sound Card
(1) Realtek High Definition Audio (2) Logitech G930 Headse
Monitor(s) DisplaysEdit Value
Samsung Syncmaster p2370
Screen ResolutionEdit Value
1920 x 1080
Hard Drives
(1) OCZ SSD 120gb
(2) WDC WD3200AAKS-00L9A0
Corsair tx850 watt

A:Computer Freeze MSI GTX 970 only in games

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I only encounter this problem when i am playing a game.. usually it is when the game just starts up, after a save, or loading a new level/area. I am usually able to alt tab and quit the program.

I have screenshots of what happens during a freeze but I cannot post them at the moment (this is my first post)

Here are my specs
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name REIDFAY-9532C40
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model EP45-UD3R
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 GenuineIntel ~3166 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F6, 1/13/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name REIDFAY-9532C40\reid
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.45 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 5.09 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

if you have any idea why this is happening please let me know, it only happens for games and EVERY game.

A:Games cause my computer to freeze

Are you running on-board video or a add-in video card?

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Hello, I have a question. My Lenovo Yoga 720 15.6" doesn't overheat, although I've noticed something rather odd. When I play Fifa 17 with the charger plugged in, the fans are very loud and the laptop gets pretty hot. When I play Fifa 17 on battery only (charger not plugged in) the fans are quite silent and the laptop doesn't get hot at all. Why is that? For all I know, I would expect the exact opposite...Thanks in advance!Kind regards,Tijs

A:Lenovo Yoga 720 15" : hot when playing games on charger, cool when playing games on battery???

The CPU runs at full speed when it is plugged in and runs more slowly on battery to save power.  Faster = more heat.

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I don't know why it's doing it. My CPU usage hovers under 20% not on GB with AOL Dial up on.

The specs are above the required, far above. I turned off the features that made it run slower and it still happens.

Like out of nowhere, one frame, freezes and the sound continues on a SCREEEECCCCHHH.

I put my hardware acceleration down a little. My 3D acceleration is still on. Any ideas? It ran perfectly on my 98 with minimal stats...

A:My computer will freeze while playing gunbound

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Hi everybody first of all ive got to say: sry for my bad englisch but im from germany and so my mothertongue isnt english =)

So here comes my problem:
When im startin playing Games on my Computer i get freezes after some time
All i know is that i have in COD ghosts about 20mins in bf4 about 15mis and in my heavilly modded skyrim i have 1-3minutes, until the crash/freeze comes
Mostly there isnt a report and its only hanging. Screen is on and it seems that run all components. I must switch the power button of and press it again because theres now reaction. Now yesterday i got 2 crashes with the 0x101 BSOD (in Skyrim) but for me that cant be because my processor is 2months old and the problem is just since sunday. On that day i cleaned my Graphicscard and ram and i added two HDDs. They are removed again because i thougt they might make any of my components would overheating. but that wasnt the mistake. Ive read about of 100 posts in many forums and made every test.

2x4Gb kingston Ram is ok
FX 8350 should be ok too
HD 6870 is ok too but with the fans on 100% i reach 75 degrees -> i got turned it up because of 90? on 58%
HDD is ok
Drivers and Windows is on newest Stage
System new since January
Motherboard shouldnt be anything i dont know why (Asus M5A87)

So and here my suggestion comes: my Psu (550w lc-power lc6550 super silent v2.2) is not that high quality and so i think, that this psu cant hold my system running when everythings is used 100%
i turned they vcore a little b... Read more

A:Computer Freeze only in Games please Help, no error

Hello AerandirGamesYT, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, and post back with the needed information. One of our BSOD experts should be by later when able to further help.

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hi the past month or 2 i have been playing many games. my computer is really slow while i play games and dvds. i was wondering if there was something i can do that will speed up my computer so this wont happen. also the games are very slow and take a long time.i am running on win xp.


A:Games freeze because slow computer (xp).

If your useing a onboard video solution, then the biggest upgrade would be adding a video card, otherwise make sure you have enough memory.

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Every time i go into a game, the game stops responding and then my computer freezes. I don't have this problem with anything else. I just finished building my computer and don't understand what is the problem. How can I fix this problem. Thanks in advance

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz
MSI X58 Pro
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB
OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Windows Vista Home Premium(64bit)

A:Solved: Games Freeze computer after 2 min

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