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Freezing in games

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    alright well while playing cod4 the game will sometimes freeze. wat i mean by this is the game will just freeze up and stay on a frame until i alt tab out of it and come back in. the obvious assumption is that this is from the video card, and it probably is. but, im wondering if its possible that it could be something else? could it be ram, processor, or hard drive? and if it could be one of, could someone reccomend a program to test these with.
    thank you in advance.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    try disabling HDD's powering down in the control panels power settings.
     
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    where exactly would that be in windows 7? i didnt see it under power options
     
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    change advanced power settings

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    oh well it was already at 20 minutes, should i try making it more?
     
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    test with it off completely.

    One possible cause for temp freezes is the HDD powering down, and taking too long to wake up when your games request new data.
     
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    alright ill test this out
    thanks
     
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    still froze up.
    any other ideas?
     
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    running any overlays? steam, afterburner, Xfire, etc? try disabling them.

    Also, if you're using an antivirus like AVG, Avast, nod32 or mcafee... quit them completely (end task if you have to)
     

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