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PC completely freezes. Happens most often when playing games

Q: PC completely freezes. Happens most often when playing games

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) X4 860K Quad Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 48 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8150 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 925 GB (815 GB Free); D: 5 GB (5 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, A68HM GRENADE (MS-7891)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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Preferred Solution: PC completely freezes. Happens most often when playing games

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As the title says, I am bsoding when playing CS:GO. It just started happening today, my pc has been rock solid until now. Looking at the dumps it looks like a hardware issue, but I haven't changed any of my hardware recently. The crashes happen anywhere from 4 minutes in to an hour out.

What I've tried so far:
Updated all the drivers
Airdusted the inside of my case
Running memtest overnight - will update
Ran malwarebytes - nothing detected
Ran SFC /SCANNOW - it fixed something idk what it was but after restart I still got BSODs when playing CS:GO
PC Specs:
i7 4790k @4.4
ASROCK Z97
Corsair H50 Liquid Cooling
120 GB Samsung EVO SSD
250 GB Samsung EVO SSD
1 TB HDD
GTX 970 4GB
16 GB Ram @ 1866
600W PSU

I've attached the blue screen dumps below

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Quote: Originally Posted by yeHHH


As the title says, I am bsoding when playing CS:GO. It just started happening today, my pc has been rock solid until now. Looking at the dumps it looks like a hardware issue, but I haven't changed any of my hardware recently. The crashes happen anywhere from 4 minutes in to an hour out.

What I've tried so far:
Updated all the drivers
Airdusted the inside of my case
Running memtest overnight - will update
Ran malwarebytes - nothing detected
Ran SFC /SCANNOW - it fixed something idk what it was but after restart I still got BSODs when playing CS:GO
PC Specs:
i7 4790k @4.4
ASROCK Z97
Corsair H50 Liquid Cooling
120 GB Samsung EVO SSD
250 GB Samsung EVO SSD
1 TB HDD
GTX 970 4GB
16 GB Ram @ 1866
600W PSU

I've attached the blue screen dumps below


The minidumps aren't pointing to a specific driver, which is kind of annoying

Could you try to get the computer to BSOD again and upload the latest minidump from C:\Windows\Minidump

Thanks

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Hello all,

As my username describes, I'm kind of sick of this BSOD problem I'm having. I will try not to talk too much.

My PC is close to 2 years old and has been going well up until now. You can see in the logs the specifics but it's an Alienware gaming Desktop PC. I've had to take it to a "retail" shop once already. We switched out the video card and now it has a brand new one in it. I still BSOD, so maybe it's not that. I've played some graphic-intensive games on it, such as Watch Dogs and GTA: V. I've also reinstalled the OS and updated most of my drivers (or at least believe I have through a driver updater program).

It does not matter if I'm playing a game, browsing the Internet, chatting in Steam, or just idling. For some reason or another, my Pc BSODs with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION, PFN_LIST_CORRUPT, or some other BSOD error. I used to get a lot of TDR STOP ERRORs but these have ceased since the video card was changed. Lastly, my friends say it may be my RAM, but I'm not the kind of person to just pry open my PC and start exploring.

What I've tried to fix it:
-Taking it to a retailer
-Reinstalling the OS
-Updating the drivers
-Disabling McAfee (or at least trying to) (I have Avast too)
-Playing less hours (in case overheating is problem; my PC is an X51; it's very small)
-Cleaning the registry
-Defragging
-SFC /SCANNOW
-CHKDSK

What I haven't tried:
-Running a FULL Memtest (I did a few passes with no errors)
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A:BSOD While Playing Games, 15 Minutes After Boot, and Completely Random

Ok mate just for starters dump the MuckAfee ASAP - rubbish use the removal tool for doing that and if necessary delete any registry entries that may get left over - but back up the registry before you do that of course.

The memtest run it for at least 8 passes anything less you may as well not bother and use only this one
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
the Windows feature is pretty pathetic.

Do that first and then we may have to move onto renewing the thermal compound etc

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Hello everyone,
My PC got BSODs so far in the following games : The witcher 3, Fallout 4 , Call of duty advanced warfare (singleplayer and multiplayer, cut down on the graphic settings and worked fine) Call of duty black ops 3 ( multiplayer).The pc is custom build and it has a retail OS.The hardware is a few months old.Upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7 about 3 months ago.
CPU : Intel Core i5 4460 3.2GHz box 
Motherboard : GIGABYTE GA-B85M-HD3 
GPU : MSI GTX 960 2 Gb 
RAM : 2xCrucial 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL11 Single Ranked 
HDD : Seagate Desktop HDD 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA-III 
Power : Zalman ZM700-LX 700W 
OS : Windows 10 x64

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I'm currently using xp pro, all is fine until I try to play games from www.miniclip.com, my computer just freezes. It's quite frustrating can anyone help?
thanks
 

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Hi,

I have a problem here, where by when playing a game like Rise and Fall Civilisation or AOE 3 or Command and Conquer Generals the PC freezes, and you have to turn it off at the power.

The spec of the PC is:

AMD Athlon 64 3200+
XP Pro SP2
200GB Sata hard drive
512mb ram.

Please help????
 

A:PC Freezes when playing games

What video card?
 

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My PC just freezes while playing some games (Mostly NBA 2K14, League of Legends, COD ), I hear a short Bzzt and it freezes. I've updated the drivers of everything I could, tried cleaning the inside, the computer doesn't overheat, it's max temperature was around 50 degrees celsius . Here are the specs:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8138 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476159 MB, Free - 278214 MB; D: Total - 477605 MB, Free - 475859 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., B75M-D3H
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:PC Freezes while playing some games

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Hi i have been having i problem with my pc

When i play games it will randomly just freeze and the screen will fill up with lots of stationary vertical lines. and what ever sound was last on will continuesly loop.

Strangly it does not seem to be related to the intensity of the game

eg. i can play Far Cry 2 (all settings on highest)for longer than i can play a old game like Age of empires 3 which crashes all the time. also Call of Duty world at war (highest settings & Full HD) doesnt crash at all.

i mainly use my pc for Architectural Drafting and 3-D rendering which keeps my cpu load at 100% for up to 20 minutes but the pc never crashes?

also when the pc freezes and i reboot my c-drive has more on it like 2 gigs or so

E8400 3ghz
4 gig CORSAIR DOMINATOR
ASUS P5N-D
XFX HD4850 XXX edition
Antec neo power 2.0
Vista 64 Ultimate SP1

A:PC freezes when playing certain games only

hello .... anybody there

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Here is my DXDiag Report:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 9/18/2014, 22:15:24
Machine name: JEANETTE-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: XPS 8300
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/17/11 11:18:49 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 12288MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 12270MB RAM
Page File: 3098MB used, 21441MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x68B8)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68B8&SUBSYS_30... Read more

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Hi i have recently gotten a sapphire edition x800 GTO 512mb graphics card. I had a x1300 pro which wasnt as fast. Now when i play games they freeze my pc. The screen makes color in vertical lines on which every seen of the game was last. The only game that i can play wihtout freezing is Shadow Run. All the other games freeze (Company of Heroes, CNC:generals, CNC3, BF2, and others).

Here are my PC specs:
Emachines T6216
Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
300 Watt Power Supply
1x 512mb default ram 1x 512mb Kingston Ram
ATI Sapphire x800 GTO 512mb PCIe
AMD Athlon64 3200+
160gb 7200rpm HD

Thanks for the help in advance.
 

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Hey please help my pc freezes whenever I play games and videos i5 cpu ang gt 610 gpu 535w Psu. Attached is the log file

A:pc freezes when playing games and videos

This is my log zip file

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Hi,

Windows is updated. Drivers are updated using MSI Live update.

See attached for the logs.


regards,
Paul

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appreciate your help on this matter. thanks in advance!

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

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

Any help is appreciated, thanks.
 

A:Computer freezes while playing games

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

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

Third, please do the following...

How to find and post your Minidump Files:

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

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

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While my son is playing his games, the computor will automatically freeze up, it has never done this before. why is it all of a sudden doing this? I even tried to exit the program and reopen it, but it won't let him in on certain openings on the game!
 

A:computor freezes up while playing games

Unfortunately, could be many different things. Have you recently installed a new program? If so, try uninstalling it and see it that does it. A good first step would be to reinstall that game and see if that works.
 

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


PS. 400watt power supply.

A:Computer Freezes When Playing Games Help

Welcome to TSF....

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

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

A:Computer freezes when playing games.

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

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So, for awhile now my computer has been freezing up when I play big games, like world of warcraft, lord of the rings online, etc.

When it freezes, nothing moves at all, and it makes a really wierd noise that differs from whatever i'm doing.

I've updated video drivers, sound drivers, cleaned out all the dust in the computer, tried playing with the side of the case off and nothing seems to be working.


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System Information
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Time of this report: 11/2/2010, 12:56:27
Machine name: P-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire X1200
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Athlon(tm) Dual Core Processor 4050e (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
Memory: 2814MB RAM
Page File: 1546MB used, 4305MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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A:Computer freezes up while playing games.

I had the same problem with my computer before. It turned out to be a bad power supply. It wasn't giving my graphic card and CPU enough power when I ran everything on full load. You can find a tool somewhere to see how much power you need. From what I see, you're computer not really a good gaming computer. You only have 2gig ram, 241mb dedicated graphic memory.
 

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Hello,

I usually take pride in googling and figuring out my own problems, but it seems like I ran out of theories of why my PC freezes when playing graphic intensive games. In the event logs I spotted a bug check that could assist me in figuring out why the PC crashes. Unfortunately, I do not have any experience in debugging windows dump files. I would greatly appreciate anyone who can assist me.

A:PC Lockup and Freezes when playing BF3/other games

Got it again today. I tried using the tool Whocrashed and it gave the following results:
crash dump file: C:\Windows\memory.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: unknown_module_00000000`00000000.sys (Unloaded_Unknown_Module_00000000`00000000+0x0)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA8006AB8028, 0xFE000000, 0x800400)
Error: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR

Does unknown_module mean I do not have drivers installed for a specific computer component?

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

A:Computer freezes while playing games!

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

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

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

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

A:Computer freezes when playing games

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

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

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

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Alright guys, any help would be greatly appreciated. I got an Athlon 700, 128 ram (pc133), gigabyte 7-vm motherboard, voodoo 3 3000, Via pci audio controller(what came with comp). I am running under Win 98. I have all the latest drivers for each of these. The thing is my computer freezes during almost any game I play. It happens at random times, but usually after between 15-30 minutes. Sometimes I can play for 1 hour, but then eventually it will just kick me to windows, or it will say there was a page default error. I have no clue where to start with this. All my windows programs usually run completely fine and don't crash, it just seems to be games. I've pasted one of the popus errors right below to maybe give an indication of what the problem may be. Any help would be appreciated, thanks ahead of time.

General Protection fault!

History: AActor:: GetMRMActorData <- Urender: rawframe <- URedner: rawworld<-Ugameengine::draw<-Uwindowsviewport::Repaint<- UWindowsClient::Tick <- ClientTick <- UGameEngine::Tick <- UpdateWorld <- MainLoop
 

A:Crashes and Freezes While Playing Games

Not being a game person (I found AoE and never went any further), I can't offer you much but instructions for cleaning up (and keeping clean) your hard drive. Temporary files can really do a number. Just email [email protected] I know. It sounds like some kind of advertisement. But it's not.

If it doesn't help, let us know.
 

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Hello,
It's my first time posting on this site so if i do something wrong, sorry.
Everytime i wanna play games, doesn't matter which one, my computer gets a BSOD or it just Freezes.
The other time it is BAD_POOL_HEADER, then IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, Stop 0x3b, 0x7e, SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXPECTION
It's really pissing me off, because it's only happening when im gaming.
Temperature seems to be fine, Nothing wrong with RAM.
Computer Specs:
Windows Vista Home Premium (Acer Aspire X5810)
BIOS : Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50 GHz
RAM Memory : 5118 MB
Videocard : NVIDIA Geforce GT 420
If you need my minidump files, i will attach them
Regards,
GertBert.

A:Several BSODS and Freezes when playing games.

Bump..
Here are the Minidump files.

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Hey Guys,

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

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

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

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

I would really appreciate your help and ideas.

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

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


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

A:Computer freezes when playing games

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

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Ok so i bought a new pc installed windows XP and when i start playing games my pc just freezes up and just stays like this until i restart my pc manually. I have all latest drivers here are my specs:2gb ram Pentium 4 3.60Ghz Nvidia GeForce 7200 LE Windos Xp OS. I have tridie everything and i found something in my computer theres a small radiator its very hot i dont know why does it have something to do with this? Sorry for bad english.
 

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Hello guys. As described in the title often times when I play video games it happens that my computer either gets a bluescreen or freezes and I have to shut it down and restart it.
I already asked in a few German forums but they all just wanted me to buy me a new computer lol. Anyways I first thought that it could perhaps be that my graphicscard is the issue, but after replacing my old gtx 560 with a new 970 and the bluescreens and freezes continueing I want to find out which hardware is the reason for the crashes and replace that one, since I don't have that much money to buy a new computer everytime something doesn't work. It'd be nice if you could help me find out what's causing those errors.
Thanks
 
Here my Hardware;
 
Windows: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Processor:Intel® Core™ i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 MHz
Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970
HDD: WDC WD2002FAEX-007BA0 ATA Device
Mainboard: Asus P8Z68-V LE
 

 
 
Here a screenshot of the bluescreen:

A:Bluescreens and Freezes while playing Games

Sorry for the delay in responding.
If you still need help with this, please do these 2 things:
1)  start with these free hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html
2)  Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
 

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Allright, so I bought my PC about 1.5 years ago, I will post my specs at the end of my post.

When I recently bought Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, I found out about the following problem,
When I play certain maps online, after sometimes 5 seconds and sometimes 5 minutes my screen either looses contact with my monitor(Like its shut off), or shows me alot of colored stripes vertically on the screen, and my PC now is uncontrollable.
Also the last sound I hear'd keeps looping, sometimes slow and sometimes quick (like sort of a screeching sound)
I cant do anything but hold the on/off button on my case.

I remember I also had this problem with Crysis, about half a year ago but it only happened once in maybe 10 hours playing so at the time I thought it had something to do with my crysis play disk (scratched) or something like that.

I made a short video about what happens and uploaded it:

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/7364162/19254185
I not sure, but I dont think its heat related becuase It also happen when I turn on my pc when I get home and play the game right away, it still crashes in 5 seconds at some maps, Also at a few other maps I can play for like 1-2 hours without anything happening.

I really hope some one can help me with this : /

My specs:

Power Supply: 650W Coolermaster
Motherboard: ASUS P5K
Processor: Intel Core2Duo E6750 - 2.66GhZ
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD3750
RAM: Nanya 2GB GDDR2_667
HDD: Samsung 500Gb
 

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I have a antec lanboy case, msi k7n2 delta with nforce 2 chipset, all the latest drives, 512mb pc3200 ram, amd athlon xp2400, ati radeon 9600 128mb ram (made by gexcube) , onboard sound 5.1 with the logitech z640. OS is xp with sp1 and all the latest updates. I thought this only occured on half life but it occurs on all games even with my ultimate tournament demo. It runs fine for about 10-15 minutes but if i let it sit it locks up my pc..ctrl+alt+delete wont do anything and i have to reboot..rebooting brings up the screen that shows "no signal", hooking up a new monitor does the same thing..if i let it sit for about 5 minutes then bootup it works fine?? any ideas
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Computer freezes while playing games

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

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

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

A:Computer freezes when playing games!

Any Strange noises? Like unusually loud fans?

Did you contact the People you Bought it off?

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

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

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

I have uploaded Dxdiag as an attachment.

Thank you for any information
 

A:Computer freezes when playing some games

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

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

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

A:Computer Freezes Playing Games

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

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

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i have 2 problems my monitor occasionly says "no video input" but thats not a big deal as i just keep reseting the computer.the main problem is when i play games or sometimes randomly my computer freezes it is getting much worst.nothing responds the keyboard mouse,ect. dosen't respond.

i need help urgently please post.
 

A:Computer freezes when playing games

You might need to add some more ram 512 is not a lot
 

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My pc only recently started to do this. It just freezes and buzzes a few minutes into playing my game. The pc needs to be hard reset as nothing else will work. I've tried reinstalling all my nvidia drivers. Updated windows 10. Turned my power settings from 100% to 80% then to 60%. I've turned off my cpu boost in bios and also turned my ram down to 800mhz but nothing is working. Please help!!
 

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Hey everyone.

I built this computer about a month ago and was quite excited to be running a new configuration and my first 64-bit OS. The excitement didn't last very long, however, as I began experiencing some very strange freezes while playing World of Warcraft. For the next few weeks, I tried everything I could possibly have done, from rolling back all my drivers, installing new versions, removing my second GPU, changing video and game settings. I also tried analyzing my memory dump files, but here's the catch: Windows never generated one. For a while, I thought WoW was the problem. But then, while playing another 3D-intensive game a week ago, it happened again and proved to me it wasn't.

The freezing happens at random. From the 30+ or so times it's happened, I can't nail down a single common point as it's just that, random. The two factors that I can see have increased my chances and frequency of freezing were being in Raids with 10 to 25 other players (which increases the strain on the machine) and whenever someone in my network accesses files in my boot drive while the games are running. The former is more common, and the latter has happened once, which caused me to crash 5 or 6 times in a short period of time, more than my nightly average.

As for what happens, the entire machine just freezes in place and becomes completely unresponsive. No errors, no blue screens, keyboard and mouse go dead. It just locks up and stays there for as long as I don't hold down the powe... Read more

A:x64 Randomly freezes while playing games.

Use Rivatuner to set fan speed to max and also slightly underclock, to test.

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Hey ya'll, I've got this problem where when I play games and things of that sort for about 30 minutes to an hour. My computer just seems to kind of freeze. Like , my monitor goes into a type of standby mode....... where its still on but I just see all black. And I cant use control alt delete, or alt tab, anything like that. Nothing seems to let me move....or do anything.

I was wondering if any of you might know the reason, or the solution.
I think it COULD be my video card over heating.... but im not very sure.
The game it usually happens on is, Half-Life Counter-strike.

I run a p4 2.0ghz 256mb ram with a Xpert 128 ATI vid card.
on a Win 98 OS ... I know I need more ram, and a better OS. Any ideas will be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Hi,

Just a few things to check then, Power Mangement settings and Screesaver settings. Do not allow screensaver. Also do u have an app which tells u the temp of the system and cpu etc.. Try getting one if u havent and check the temps after running the pc for a while. Also visit here www.pcpitstop.com
 

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Hey 7Forums,

After my last graphics card has died on me (HD6850), I have been able to borrow a friends GFX Card (HD5770) and have been having a strange problem - this problem is not unique to my computer, it also was happening in his computer when using the same GFX Card.

Right on to the problem:
What happens is that the computer will be running just fine, until I open a game.
After opening a game it will run perfectly but then every minute of so it will freeze the whole computer for maybe 5-10 seconds. Whilst doing this the sound of hardware being removing and reinserting will play (the same sound that happens if you was to unplug and re insert a usb stick)
And then this will persist as long as I have the game open, closing the game makes the problem go away.
This has only been happening since using this GFX card, and want to know if these is anyway of fixing it.
Thanks in advance,
Dave.

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Quote: Originally Posted by David S


Hey 7Forums,

After my last graphics card has died on me (HD6850), I have been able to borrow a friends GFX Card (HD5770) and have been having a strange problem - this problem is not unique to my computer, it also was happening in his computer when using the same GFX Card.

Right on to the problem:
What happens is that the computer will be running just fine, until I open a game.
After opening a game it will run perfectly but then every minute of so it will freeze the whole computer for maybe 5-10 seconds. Whilst doing this the sound of hardware being removing and reinserting will play (the same sound that happens if you was to unplug and re insert a usb stick)
And then this will persist as long as I have the game open, closing the game makes the problem go away.
This has only been happening since using this GFX card, and want to know if these is anyway of fixing it.
Thanks in advance,
Dave.


First of all, Hi
1. Are your video drivers up to date?
2. Are you using any DVI to VGA (or what ever) adapter?
3. Did you run a stress test with Furmark or any other software?
4. happy New Year!!!

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Hey,

I'm new to this forum and it is probably going to be the best place to get help for my problem.

I'm not sure if this has been posted/asked before as the search wouldn't load for me :( so I'm sorry if this has been posted/asked before.

Problem:
When I play any next gen games such as C&C generals, Dawn of war or any 3d game like that my PC freezes during game play, I would get about 5 minutes of play and it will freeze, my mouse still moves until I click a certain number of times and then the mouse will freeze and the actual PC box will beep once requiring a manual shut down.

Specs:
I'm not that much of a hardware of PC wizard but this is the only info I have on my PC.

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

AMD Sempron(tm) Processor
3100+
1.80GHz, 640 MB or RAM

It also has ATI(?) graphics card


If you could help it would be much appreciated as it's really getting me down.

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

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

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

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Whenever I play games, like Warcraft III or Half life, my computer will freeze. In Warcraft it freezes when starting the game and in Half life and other games when I leave a server. This has been happening only since I reinstalled my graphics card and installed new drivers. I have tried reinstalling the drivers and going back to old drivers and that doesn't work. I have already turned down the AGP speed to 4X speed from 8X speed because my Mother Board can't handle the 8X speed. I've also tried installing newer motherboard drivers. My computer specs are a Soyo K7VME Motherboard with a AMD XP 2600+ processor, 256 MB of DDR 333 Mhz ram, and a ATI Radeon 9500 Pro graphics card.
 

A:Computer freezes while playing games

You have waaay to little ram. Go get more ram.
 

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I have two monitors powered by an ATI x1950 Pro

I play a movie with vlc media player on one and I open up warcraft 3 on full screen on another.

I have custom edited the registry to run wow at the 1680 x 1050.

I used to be able to watch the movie while playing, but now the video freezes at the last frame shown. I still hear the audio from the movie however... Anyone have any Ideas?
 

A:Solved: Video freezes when playing games

ah figured it out the colour depth in the registry was still set at 16 not 32.... my mistake
 

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HI all. I am new to this so please excuse any errors. I have a P4 3gig, 1gig ram, 256 graphics (or is it 512? Can't remember), 180 gig hard drive pc that I had custom built for me just over a year ago. Since I had it, I have had loads of problems with it. Most have been sorted out by the shop that built it for me (I have had to take it back 6 times in the past year) but this problem persists. Whenever I play a game (be it Rome Total War, Football Manager 2006 or Doom 3!), listen to music on WMP or iTunes, stay on net for a prolonged period of time, look at pictures or movies, then it freezes. I hear a couple of 'beeps' then it freezes. If I press reset, the PC just makes a long beep noise so I need to switch the power off from the back. This happens regularly.

The last time I returned it they appeared to have fixed the problem. They said that it was a heat sink problem. Got it back from the shop and it appeared to be working perfectly, better than it has before. But low and behold, it problem has returned. My 1 year warranty has now ran out and I would like to attempt to fix it myself before going somewhere else and having to pay for it to be fixed. Does/has anyone here have/had the same problem and how did they fix it? Any help you give will be greatfully received.
 

A:PC Freezes when playing games, music or most other things!!!

Maybe a heat problem. What's the temperature of the processor?
 

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I'm at my wits end and I'm about to throw out a perfectly good computer over this problem. For the last few weeks, my computer has been freezing while playing video games. I'm not a hardcore gamer, I mostly play World of Warcraft and the Sims. At first I thought it was an issue with WoW until I deiced to play the Sims earlier this week and had my system freeze. I'm wondering if it's a problem with my internet, since I'd been having issues with that for a few months now. 
 
 
Basically what happens is I open the game, log in, select what character I want to log onto, get past the load screen and anywhere within a few seconds to about 40 mins my computer will completely lock up. Sometimes I can get it to unlock by opening task manager and force the game to close, sometimes I have to hold the start button to force a reboot to get back into my system. I've updated Windows to v.1511. I've updated my graphics card, my motherboard, and anti-virus. I've opened my comp up and completely cleaned the inside and have been running with the side of the case open. I would say that my system is getting hot but I've logged onto WoW as soon as my computer would let me and it's locked up, so I think that rules that out.
 
 
 
I've attached the two files that are usually asked for, I also attached two screen shots of a random popup I keep getting, It's been showing up since I upgraded to Windows 10. I've been ignoring it but it could be the issue?
 
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Hi everyone
 
Im hoping that some smart person can help me, my computer has been freezing everytime my son plays online games, i have looked up the event log and this is what the problem seems to be - is this a virus causing this?
 
Event Type: Error
Event Source: MsiInstaller
Event Category: None
Event ID: 11330
Date: 17/08/2013
Time: 12:46:15 PM
User:  #######
Computer: #######
Description:
Product: Microsoft Visual C++ 2010  x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 -- Error 1330.A file that is required cannot be installed because the cabinet file C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\MFAData\pack\vc_red.cab has an invalid digital signature.  This may indicate that the cabinet file is corrupt.  Error 1 was returned by WinVerifyTrust.
 
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 7b 46 30 43 33 45 35 44   {F0C3E5D


0008: 31 2d 31 41 44 45 2d 33   1-1ADE-3

0010: 32 31 45 2d 38 31 36 37   21E-8167

0018: 2d 36 38 45 46 30 44 45   -68EF0DE

0020: 36 39 39 41 35 7d         699A5}  
 
Your help is appreciated
 
 

A:Computer Freezes when playing online games??

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First post! *waves to techspot forum people*

Anyway, I built myself a new computer about 4 months ago, which has worked without any problems untill about 3 days ago. It now completely freezes whenever i try to play any sort of intensive game on it (e.g. crysis or medieval 2). The freeze generally occours a few minutes into gameplay, and the sound will loop like a broken CD and also screech at me (i can post a horrible quality phone-camera video on youtube if that helps).

The first time this happened, i was linked to a microsoft website which mentioned that it may be my CPU, Motherboard, RAM or PSU. I haven't seen an error message since

I have tried swapping power supplies (both are 500w), and i've also removed the RAM sticks and tested each one seperately. I've also run memtest86+ which found nothing.

My CPU generally runs at about 20 - 25 degrees C (it's currently running at 14), and my graphics card runs at about 80 (which is apparently normal for a 8800gtx). I've also tried swapping out the graphics card to no avail.

I've also tried removing my sound card, disabling onboard sound, reinstalling drivers for sound & graphics.

I really don't know what to do next, or how to fix this... Please help me before I throw my computer into the sea!

Cheers.

System:
E6850 CORE 2 DUO 3GHz
Asus P5K-E Motherboard
2 gig of DDR2 Geil RAM (PC6400)
MSI GeForce 8800GTX
Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS
2 x 500gig Western Digital Sata d... Read more

A:Computer freezes while playing games, clueless as to how to fix it

You have done all the proper troubleshooting... now what? Motherboard?
 

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