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Windows 7: Random restarts/lockups while gaming/testing

02 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Random restarts/lockups while gaming/testing

Hello, i am new to the forums! Well as the title says, i've been having some problems with my 2 month custom pc, i have tried quite a lot of things to solve these issues but they seem to keep reappearing, so i wanted to ask for some help. I used both windows 7 x64 ultimate cracked and retail versions and the problems are pretty much the same.
I ran some memtests , prime95, furmark etc. But no luck. And also since i don't see any BSOD when the problem happens, it has been a pain in the a** to know what is causing it. I have to add that i recently updated the gpu from an xfx ati 4850 1gb which was the first gpu i chose. I reinstalled lots of drivers and wiped cleaned them but no luck(with driver sweeper+safemode and in some cases using SFC /SCANNOW). Some people told me it could be the psu, the memory or even the cpu. It is not overheating because the gpu i recently bought doesn't exceed 60șC while playing and the cpu max temp i've seen is 56șC. Most crashes occur on internet games like bad company 2, call of duty 4. I also tried the punkbuster fix for those 2 which are the games i play most with no good results.
If there's any fix or advice it would be appreciated.
Thank you.

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02 Apr 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Have you gotten any blue screens?
If so we could use the information at this link provided.
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

even if you haven't had a crash running and uploading perfmon report as detailed at the link would at least give us an indication of what your software environment is doing when it freezes.
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02 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

here is the requested file.
***Thx for answering ***
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02 Apr 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

possible it's tuneup utilities or AVG causing the problem.
Was hoping it would be a bit more clear, but my spanish is terrible.
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02 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Okay i'll try uninstalling those 2 and see what happens. Damn it, I'm sorry about that spanish xD i'll keep you informed. Also if you could give me a good antivirus name/brand to replace mine would be awesome.
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02 Apr 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well it's honestly not the greatest thing, but it most likely is the most stable.
Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials
It's free for anyone with windows though.
What I've done is run it active and manually scan with malwarebytes free version once a week.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Seems to be a good mix, haven't had any trouble with that arrangement.
the performance impact seems lowest that way I'll say that much.
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02 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Perfect, thanks. I'll try this later.
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03 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Okay i have good news, the random restarts went poof. I changed from avg to norton just to test and it seems to be cool. Also uninstalled tuneup utilities and my stability improved while idle or surfing on the net.
Now i get crashes without BSOD everytime i play certain games, such as battlefield bad company 2 or call of duty 4. It always crash like hardlockup with buzz sound and the game stops like it was a screenshot.
*Only recoverable by holding on/off button and raw restart*

Here's my perfmon. (it's in spanish)
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03 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Bump
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