Games Freezing up

Newbie251

New Member
Hey all,

I have recently purchased a new computer and for some reason every time I play any video game it locks up after about a good 20 to 30mins of play.

Here are the specs :

CPU: Q6600 2.4Ghz
Motherboard: Asus P5N-E SLI
RAM: 4 x [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]OCZ Platinum XTC REV.2 PC2-6400 2GB 1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-15 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel
Graphics Card: EVGA 8800GT 512MB
PSU : Antec Trio Power 650W
OS: Vista Home Premium 64bit

I have updated all the drivers for my graphics card, motherboard, updated windows. Do not know what the problem is. Also the CPU temp idle is about 35 to 45 C and MB is about 35 to 40 C

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You , Newbie

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My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus P5N-E SLI
    Memory
    OCZ Platinum DDR2-800 1Gb x 4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce 8800GT 512MB
    Sound Card
    SOUND BLASTER AUDIGY SE 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic vx2235wm 22" + Viewsonic N3235w 32" HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050 and 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    320Gb + 500gb
    PSU
    Antec Truepower Trio 650Watt
    Case
    ANTEC SERVER CASE TRUEPOWER TRIO
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless MX600 mouse
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless MX3200 Keyboard

rajinisback

Vista Pro
Hi Newbie
Check the system requirments for the video games your trying to play. Any of them say they can run on 64 bit Vista? or Vista Premium?
Raj
 

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Newbie251

New Member
Oops sorry forgot to mention the games ^^;.

Anyways the games I play are Call of duty 4,Battlefield 2 and Company of Heroes but I read on the net that these games can run on vista 64 bit.

I also found out that the fan speed on the 8800GT is defaulted to stay at 29% power so I made sure to get riva tuner and manually set it to 100% speed. Since at the default speed the GPU seemed to be gaining alot of heat quickly when I was playing CoD 4. Also a new thing happened, instead of freezing the computer simply restarted. Ill try and see if it simply the GPU overheating tonight.

Thank you, Newbie
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus P5N-E SLI
    Memory
    OCZ Platinum DDR2-800 1Gb x 4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce 8800GT 512MB
    Sound Card
    SOUND BLASTER AUDIGY SE 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic vx2235wm 22" + Viewsonic N3235w 32" HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050 and 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    320Gb + 500gb
    PSU
    Antec Truepower Trio 650Watt
    Case
    ANTEC SERVER CASE TRUEPOWER TRIO
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless MX600 mouse
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless MX3200 Keyboard

MegaDETH

Cdfreaks.com Reviewer
Vista Pro
Do you know what your CPU is at load? Are you overclocking your CPU?

The 8800GT shouldn't be overheating with the fan on 100% so I would look further at your CPU temp.

Is this a new computer build or has the same system run these games in XP maybe?
 

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roy69

47,65,65,6B
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Check your cooling. Your CPU should not overheat at that speed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    I5 3570K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
    Memory
    4 x 4GB corsair ballistix sport DDR3 1600 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Geforce GTX 660 TI
    Sound Card
    creative x-fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Primary CiBox 22" Widescreen LCD ,Secondary Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    Both 1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500G HD (SATA) 1 x 2TB USB
    PSU
    Corsair HX 620W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Complient PSU
    Case
    Antec 900 Ultimate Gaming Case
    Cooling
    3 x 80mm tri led front, 120mm side 120mm back, 200mm top
    Mouse
    Technika TKOPTM2
    Keyboard
    Logik
    Internet Speed
    288 / 4000
    Other Info
    Creative Inspire 7.1 T7900 Speakers
    Trust Graphics Tablet

bruce2

Vista Pro
If you think it may be heat related, you can open the side penal while it is running and blast it with a box fan or house fan to see if the problem reoccurring.

My rig freezes often until I added two 120mm fans.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    E6850
    Motherboard
    EVGA 122-CK-NF67-A1 680i
    Memory
    4 x OCZ Platinum 1GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
    Sound Card
    SB X-Fi X Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 23" 5MS
    Screen Resolution
    2048 x 1152
    Hard Drives
    2 x Barracuda 7200.10 320GB RAID 0 / 1 x 500GB Maxtor
    PSU
    Seasonic 600W M12
    Case
    CM Centurion 5
    Cooling
    air
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps

Bribo

New Member
Download new GPU bios from www.evga.com and flash your video card. It will take care of your fan issue forever.

OCZ Ram often has to run at a higher voltage then motherboard defaults when put under a load. Check the values for your ram and make adjustments if needed.

If you play a variety of games this is very likely a Ram issue. Use Prime95 or Orthos and max load your CPU/Ram and see what happens. You may also want to check your Ram for errors. Microsoft has a program to help test your ram for errors. You can get it here: Microsoft Online Crash Analysis
 

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J_Bone

Member
Any new info on this????
 

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System One

  • CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI 870A-G54
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 01G-P3-1452-TR GeForce GTS 450
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    PSU
    OCZ
    Case
    In Win
    Cooling
    Thermaltake AF0018 ISGC Fan 12 120mm Case Fan
    Mouse
    Logitech G9
    Keyboard
    Ideazon gaming
    Internet Speed
    Cable
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