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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Azn Tr14dZ, May 25, 2008.

  1. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    My computer has been freezing for the past 2 weeks. Whenever I play games, after about 15-45 minutes of gameplay, the computer just freezes and I can't do anything about it except to restart. I don't know what to do anymore.

    I scanned my computer with anti-virus, and there were a few minor ones that were fixed/deleted. My computer was still freezing. So I cleaned the registry. It found a lot but all of them were fixed/deleted. And now it still freezes when playing games (WoW). Is there anything else that I should do? My computer is overclocked right now to 2.75Ghz, should I lower it?

    If you guys could help me, I would be really happy!

    Thanks,
    -Azn
     
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    Check the temps on it..Up the voltage a bump or lower the clock. Maybe update video card and chipset drivers
     
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  3. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Would it help if I updated to SP3?
     
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    I don't think it would do any good.. I didn't see anything different from SP2 to SP3 but you can
     
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    2.75GHz or 4.75GHz ? LOL i was thinking you had a C2D :p your system specs are not showing

    try everything at stock see if it still hapeens might be the OC on CPU, MEM, Cards etc
     
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    Well, I've tried updating some drivers (like video card, sound card etc.) Now I'll play for a bit to see if it still freezes.

    Do you guys think it's heat by any chance? I remember 2.75Ghz on my Athlon being the max, but that was tested during the winter...now it's summer and it's reaching triple digits here in Az. Should I lower it, or even take of the side window?
     
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    Check the temps with core temp or speed fan something like that. If you don't have AC in ur home then i would lower it back to stock speeds and try for slightly lower then stock v-core
     
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    Yeah I just played it it froze after about 20 minutes...damn this is pissing me off just because I don't know what the hell the problem is. I'll try putting everything back to stock and play again.

    EDIT: Everything is back to stock, CPU, Video card, everything. Now I'll try playing again...if it still freezes then I really don't know what to do...I hope I come back with good news.
     
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    Is it just one game ? Or every game ?
     
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    I'd say memory errors :confused: Run memtest :toast:
     
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    sounds like a driver issue to me... try cleaning up all of your drivers and then reinstalling fresh updated ones
     
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    he must be gaming he is off line right now... Maybe he i trying something else... Lets hope he reports back soon
     
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    It's every game, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars, Day of Defeat: Source..and it's not just demanding games either.

    But the thing is, it's not freezing anymore! I lowered everything back to stock. I lowered my CPU from 2.75 to 2.00Ghz, and lowered my X800XL from 440/540 to 400/490. And I played for about an 1 hr 30 and it didn't freeze. It usually froze within 15-30 minutes.

    Now, should I keep it at stock or still find the max overclock right now?
     
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    I say try and find a new stable overclock. Overclocks do degrade over time as slowly hardware wares out.
     
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    I would keep it stock if your temps are kinda warm just for the life of the hardware....try like 2.4ghz
    GPU/vram 420/500
    not much on the video card but still get you a few FPS. Maybe just as high as you can on the CPU with stock voltage
     
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    Alright, I'll see what I can do. I still get great FPS on WoW though, and that's the only game I play now...
     
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    If you are happy with what you are getting and aren't a benchmark junky then don't worry about overclocking
     
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    sounds like its your video card overclock then, i'd check your cpu oc just in case too
     
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    Id run memtest in DOS to make sure the ram is OK....it was my original thought to your symptoms...but I wanted to see if dropping the OC helped. It lightened the load thats for sure...but being positive is better than ruining a HDD from corrupt files and saves!
     
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    I guess I'll just keep it where it's at since I just play Wow. Thanks guys! If something goes wrong then I'll repost.
     
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    no problem i am happy to help (or try to help).:toast:
     
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