Games Randomly Freezing

Kidfork

New Member
My Buddy has had a problerm with his new rig, he would play a game and it would randomly freeze out of nowhere, it can range from any game from Crysis to Counter Strike. What will happen is everything will freeze (he cant even ALT+CTR+DEL)

Specs
MSI K9n2SLI Platinum
2.7 AMD ATHLON 5200+ DUAL
4 GIGS RAM
Vista Ultimate 64
600W PSU
XFX Geforce 9600 GSO
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon(tm) 5000+ Dual Core 2.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N68-AM SE2
    Memory
    4GB CRUCIAL DDR2 EEC DUAL CHANNEL
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI RADEON HD 4350 512DDR2
    Screen Resolution
    1024x768
    Hard Drives
    320GB SATA
    40 GB IDE
    Mouse
    I
    Keyboard
    Logitect
    Internet Speed
    DSL 1.5Mbs/per sec

mansrm81

Vista Guru
Are his video and sound drivers up to date.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Compaq Presario/SR5113WM
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 1.9Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N68-LA
    Memory
    PNY Optima Memory DDR2 2GB 2x1 kit
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia 8400 GS 256MB
    Sound Card
    On board RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer X163W LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 160 GB SATA 3G (3.0Gb/sec)
    7200 rpm
    Western Digital 160 GB IDE
    PSU
    Dynex 400w
    Case
    Nothin Special
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitech LX7
    Keyboard
    Standard 102 key with volume and sleep buttons
    Internet Speed
    Comcrap 10mb cable
    Other Info
    Insignia 2.1 speakers, wireless Xbox 360 controller w/plug n play charger, Belkin wireless G + mimo usb network adapter.

Kidfork

New Member
I believe so
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon(tm) 5000+ Dual Core 2.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N68-AM SE2
    Memory
    4GB CRUCIAL DDR2 EEC DUAL CHANNEL
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI RADEON HD 4350 512DDR2
    Screen Resolution
    1024x768
    Hard Drives
    320GB SATA
    40 GB IDE
    Mouse
    I
    Keyboard
    Logitect
    Internet Speed
    DSL 1.5Mbs/per sec

stoneys-nutz

Gamerholic
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Is he overclocking any part of his PC ?, also take a look at what programs are running, take a look at startup in msconfig and see if there is anything he can do without, run CCleaner, Malwarebytes, and defrag the HDD. After that run memtest and start cheking the hardware. Bottom line is it could be anything.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    QX9650 (black box) [email protected]
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q Premium
    Memory
    8GB-4x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR 2-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x ASUS EAH 4870 X 2 (Quad)
    Sound Card
    Supreme FX 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Fujitsu Siemens 22inch flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    150 Gig WD Raptor
    300 Gig Maxtor
    300 Gig Maxtor, (External)
    PSU
    CoolerMaster 1000
    Case
    CoolerMaster N-Vidia stacker 830
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    20Mbps
    Other Info
    Audio FX Pro 5+1 gaming head set

kiddieboy12

sloowlag
Member
does he have the latest version of direct x??
nvdia driver updated?
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    amd 64x2 4200+ 2.2ghz per core
    Motherboard
    ECS NETTLE
    Memory
    3 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvdia 6150se nforce 430(old rig, upgrading)
    Sound Card
    reltrek hd audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    hp w1907
    Screen Resolution
    1440x968/1024x768
    Hard Drives
    320gb
    PSU
    upgrading, Coolmax CA-450 450watts
    Case
    hp casing
    Cooling
    defult..
    Mouse
    hp
    Keyboard
    hp
    Internet Speed
    768kbps down and 128 up...very slow..
    Other Info
    not great compared to other people..

alienware

Banned
my best tip is to either check if his processors are 64bit (if their are two and they are both 32bit that is fine), check if you have enough RAM to run the 64bit version (at least 4.5GB being exact) and also check if his video cards ad sound cards are up to date no later then 2007. Contact me at my account (alienware) for more of my help!

Regards,
alienware
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware
    CPU
    Area 51 7500
    Motherboard
    MB-EVGA122CKNF68B1
    Memory
    8GB ElPIDA DDR2 PC2-6400 U-DIMM 800MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
    Sound Card
    EAX3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SAMSUNG 23" GAMERS CHOICE
    Screen Resolution
    Primary 1680 X 1050, Secondary 1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    ST3250410AS
    Model: ST3250410AS
    Size: 250GB
    PSU
    CoolerMaster 1000
    Case
    Alienware Black Head Chasis
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Alienware M5 Standard Size Mouse
    Keyboard
    Alienware M51 Standard Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    54.0 MBPS
    Other Info
    Bought in October of 2007 from Alienware.
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