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Computer Just Freezes

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184
Location
India
#1
Whenever I play any game at full quality graphics, after some time the computer just freezes.....Does anybody know how to fix this
My graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
Intel Core 2 Duo
2.5 GB Ram
2.53 Ghz
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario C700
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo 1.67 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel GM965
    Memory
    2.5 GB (2 GB Transcend + 512MB Hyundai)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Intergrated 965 Express Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Compaq
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    160 GB Compaq
    Mouse
    Alps Pointing Device Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Compaq
    Internet Speed
    2 Mbps Download, 512 Kbps Upload
    Other Info
    Integrated Web-Camera
    (P.S. Have another custom-built PC with Win7 x64)

Crispy2007

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#2
Random freezing is usually caused by faulty or not enough power from the power supply, all so u can try to clean the psu, use compressed air to blow the dust out.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (G0 Kentsfield) LGA775 (FC-LGA6)
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-EP35C-DS3R (Rev. 2.1)
    Memory
    Corsair TW3X4G1333C9A 4GB PC-10600 (2x XMS3 2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS nVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (G92GT/D8P)
    Sound Card
    Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS/RealTek ALC885/889A/890
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ChiMei CMV CT-730D 17inch (LCD Monitor)
    Screen Resolution
    1280-1024 60Hertz (Ture Colour 32bit)
    Hard Drives
    Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s 160-GB Hard Drive ST3160815AS (RAID0)
    PSU
    SUPER FLOWER 500watt Plug in Leads 24pin ATX BLACK MODEL
    Case
    Thermaltake Shark (VA7000SWA ATX) Full Tower
    Cooling
    Front 120mm fan (1400 RPM) /Rear 120mm (1400 RPM) blue LED
    Mouse
    Cyber Snipa Stinger Laser Gameing Mouse (400-3200Dpi)
    Keyboard
    Labtec Media Desktop Y-SAD65
    Internet Speed
    Telstra BigPond Elite Liberty Cable 17Mbps/256kbps

skunksmash

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#3
are you monitoring your GPU temps while gaming..??, if the picture freezes its also a possibility the card is overeating....


how long has this been a problem..??, is the machine new..??





:)SK
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ME.....
    CPU
    Q9450 @ 3.6ghz
    Motherboard
    P5K PREMIUM
    Memory
    8GB 1066mhz buffalo firestix
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 5970
    Monitor(s) Displays
    20'' syncmaster
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA IDE
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA 2
    PSU
    XCILIO 850w
    Case
    unknown ATX
    Cooling
    Arctic cooler pro 775
    Mouse
    logitech cordless optical
    Keyboard
    logitech EX110
    Internet Speed
    2mb
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stew2

#4
Hi again madhu96v. Update your gpu drivers from Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers and if you havent already done so click the link in my sig and update your DirectX and all the other stuff, plus download CPUID

Open your pc and remove all dust,route cables away and check all connectors. Once back at the desktop play your game. If it freezes again then ctrl alt delete to open task manager and open HWmonitor and check all your temps. If you have to restart your pc because ctrl alt delete wont work then open HWmonitor immediately when you get to the desktop.
 

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184
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#5
The computer is just 6 months old and I don't think there will be a lot of dust inside it but the screen just freezes for no reason when I play a game in full quality mode. I have updated it and even though i keep all the settings to low still it freezes.......is the graphic card lose on it's socket or something?
I'll be grateful if anyone solves my problem
The problem exists from when i bought it and i downloaded CPUID and the gpu temp is 67C and my computer is running on XP pro sp3 32-bit (something called AUXTIN is 119C)(What is AUXTIN?)
Thanks
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario C700
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo 1.67 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel GM965
    Memory
    2.5 GB (2 GB Transcend + 512MB Hyundai)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Intergrated 965 Express Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Compaq
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    160 GB Compaq
    Mouse
    Alps Pointing Device Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Compaq
    Internet Speed
    2 Mbps Download, 512 Kbps Upload
    Other Info
    Integrated Web-Camera
    (P.S. Have another custom-built PC with Win7 x64)

skunksmash

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#6
what games are you playing..??, do you have any sort of warranty..??





:)SK
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ME.....
    CPU
    Q9450 @ 3.6ghz
    Motherboard
    P5K PREMIUM
    Memory
    8GB 1066mhz buffalo firestix
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 5970
    Monitor(s) Displays
    20'' syncmaster
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA IDE
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA 2
    PSU
    XCILIO 850w
    Case
    unknown ATX
    Cooling
    Arctic cooler pro 775
    Mouse
    logitech cordless optical
    Keyboard
    logitech EX110
    Internet Speed
    2mb

archie123

I Tunes hates Me
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#7
I think your barking up the wrong tree with this being related to the GPU , 99% of the time freezing issues ingame are due to faulty ram , run memtest offline (bootable version)
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 @ 4Gig / Titan Fenir
    Motherboard
    XFX 780i
    Memory
    4GB OCZ PC2-8500C5 DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gainward GTX260/216 SLI
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell UltraSharp 2209WA 22"
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    western digital raptor 10000rpm sata
    PSU
    OCZ Modstream 700w
    Cooling
    Titan Fenir
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 Gamer
    Keyboard
    Razer Reclusa
    Internet Speed
    8mb

Everlong

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#8
The computer is just 6 months old and I don't think there will be a lot of dust inside it
Thanks
Don't take that for granted. My PC is just over 6 months old and I gave it the first good cleaning inside the case, and the dust filters were caked in dust :shock:

AUXTIN temps are usually your PSU temps, but this temp is inaccurate for a lot of people, so chances are your components aren't at 119C.

Has the computer frozen while not playing games?
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
    Motherboard
    XFX MB-750I-72P9 NF750i
    Memory
    4096MB Corsair XMS2 PC-5400
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Nvidia Geforce GTX470
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar DX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 24" S2409W & Dell 20" E207WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 & 1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    750GB Western Digital Caviar Black & 500GB Samsung
    PSU
    750 watt Thermaltake Toughpower
    Case
    Coolermaster Dominator 690 Nvidia Edition
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9700-NT Cooler, 6x 120mm Chassis Fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 Laser Mouse (2007 edition)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G11 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Other Info
    abit airpace 54mbps wireless PCI-E x1 card
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stew2

#9
If youv updated everything and defragged the hard drive your next step should be clean the pc.

Switch off the pc and remove the power cable at the back then open the side panel and remove all the dust and try to route the cables away neatly so they dont impede air flow. When youv finished cleaning out the pc put the side panel back on and plug back in the power supply cable and then start your pc.

The next step involves going into the bios and making some changes for this il need to know the exact name and speed of your components eg: corsair dominator 8500 @5-5-5-15

CPU:
Motherboard:
RAM:

If you dont know what each component is download CPUID and take a screenshot of each tab and post it here.
 

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184
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#10
My PC doesn't freeze when I'm not playing a game.........and I'll try memtest and try to open it and clean it up......and the games which the PC freezes for are- NFS Undercover, Prince of Persia-Sands of Time (Mostly freezes if they are in high quality mode) :( And stew2, the info are on the screen shots, hope you give me some advice :D
 

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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario C700
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo 1.67 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel GM965
    Memory
    2.5 GB (2 GB Transcend + 512MB Hyundai)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Intergrated 965 Express Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Compaq
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    160 GB Compaq
    Mouse
    Alps Pointing Device Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Compaq
    Internet Speed
    2 Mbps Download, 512 Kbps Upload
    Other Info
    Integrated Web-Camera
    (P.S. Have another custom-built PC with Win7 x64)
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stew2

#11
OK heres what youv got:

CPU: Intel Core2Duo e7200 @ 2.53Ghz
RAM: Transcend JM667QLU-2G @667MHz
MOTHERBOARD: Intel DG31PR

As your using an intel board bios options are unavailable to you :(
 
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#12
So what am I to do now, stew2? :cry:
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario C700
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo 1.67 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel GM965
    Memory
    2.5 GB (2 GB Transcend + 512MB Hyundai)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Intergrated 965 Express Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Compaq
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    160 GB Compaq
    Mouse
    Alps Pointing Device Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Compaq
    Internet Speed
    2 Mbps Download, 512 Kbps Upload
    Other Info
    Integrated Web-Camera
    (P.S. Have another custom-built PC with Win7 x64)
S

stew2

#13
Im afraid thats it. Il put a little list of the things you should do and after all that if it still freezes then its either a temperature issue or the game.

1. Click the link in my sig and do everything there
2. Clean the dust out of your pc and route cables away neatly
3. Download and run Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic
4. Underclock your graphics card and install more fans

You should also post two screenshots of HWmonitor with the app stretched so we can see all the voltages, temperatures etc. Take the first screenshot after your computer has been idle for 30 minutes and the second screenshot when the freeze occurs when your playing a game.
 
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Location
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#14
Take the first screenshot after your computer has been idle for 30 minutes and the second screenshot when the freeze occurs when your playing a game.
How can I take the second screen shot as to which when the computer freezes and is inaccessible? The only thing I can do when the computer freezes is to restart it. I have no other option.

Anyway thanks, stew2
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario C700
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo 1.67 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel GM965
    Memory
    2.5 GB (2 GB Transcend + 512MB Hyundai)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Intergrated 965 Express Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Compaq
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    160 GB Compaq
    Mouse
    Alps Pointing Device Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Compaq
    Internet Speed
    2 Mbps Download, 512 Kbps Upload
    Other Info
    Integrated Web-Camera
    (P.S. Have another custom-built PC with Win7 x64)
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Location
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#16
Sorry for not replying for a long time stew2, but i checked the temps after the computer had been idle for 30 minutes, it shows 47C (the GPU)

Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario C700
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo 1.67 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel GM965
    Memory
    2.5 GB (2 GB Transcend + 512MB Hyundai)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Intergrated 965 Express Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Compaq
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    160 GB Compaq
    Mouse
    Alps Pointing Device Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Compaq
    Internet Speed
    2 Mbps Download, 512 Kbps Upload
    Other Info
    Integrated Web-Camera
    (P.S. Have another custom-built PC with Win7 x64)
S

stew2

#17
No problem madhu96v ( The Cool Guy lol), 47C for a graphics card at idle is'nt bad but could be better. Im using a passive graphics card and my temp is 39c at idle.

Its hard to say without seeing screenshots as it could be a voltage issue or temp issue once the computers under load
 

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184
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#18
I'll post a screen shot as soon as the computer freezes and when it's idle
(LOL I just changed my username..)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario C700
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo 1.67 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel GM965
    Memory
    2.5 GB (2 GB Transcend + 512MB Hyundai)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Intergrated 965 Express Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Compaq
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    160 GB Compaq
    Mouse
    Alps Pointing Device Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Compaq
    Internet Speed
    2 Mbps Download, 512 Kbps Upload
    Other Info
    Integrated Web-Camera
    (P.S. Have another custom-built PC with Win7 x64)
S

stew2

#19
OK il take a look when you've posted them. You really should do the little list of things i listed, as at the very least it'll rule out RAM and HDD errors and improve your pc's performance and stability. Which aint a bad thing lol
 

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archie123

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#20
Sorry for not replying for a long time stew2, but i checked the temps after the computer had been idle for 30 minutes, it shows 47C (the GPU)

Thanks
its not a heat issue , gpu's never lock up when they get too hot , they automatically clock back (slow down) to 2D speeds
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 @ 4Gig / Titan Fenir
    Motherboard
    XFX 780i
    Memory
    4GB OCZ PC2-8500C5 DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gainward GTX260/216 SLI
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell UltraSharp 2209WA 22"
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    western digital raptor 10000rpm sata
    PSU
    OCZ Modstream 700w
    Cooling
    Titan Fenir
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 Gamer
    Keyboard
    Razer Reclusa
    Internet Speed
    8mb

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