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Windows 7: Weird Random Crash


12 Apr 2011   #1

 
Weird Random Crash

I was playing CoD4, and all of a sudden it crashed. I couldn't release my mouse, and I could still hear people through Skype, but the voices where in slow motion and in a robot-like voice. I recently overclocked my CPU, and my CPU isn't that good for overclocking (It becomes unstable around 3.6 - 3.8GHz when overclocking; some chips are luckier than others) I overclocked to 3601MHz, and stress tested for 3 hours without any problems. The max temperature for this CPU on this Akasa cooler is 60C.
This was really freaky, I tried Ctrl+Alt+Delete but it didn't respond. Is this Windows?

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12 Apr 2011   #2

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Odd. I'd skype had also died I would have said it was the overclocking. I think it may be windows. VLC locks up my 512MB RAM Windows 7 laptop when I use snap to for it, so given that action, yeah, I'd say this is windows. Or could be the game. Given your system specs, I would it have thought it would crash.
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12 Apr 2011   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by biggles1000 View Post
Odd. I'd skype had also died I would have said it was the overclocking. I think it may be windows. VLC locks up my 512MB RAM Windows 7 laptop when I use snap to for it, so given that action, yeah, I'd say this is windows. Or could be the game. Given your system specs, I would it have thought it would crash.
If it was the overclock, Windows wouldn't still be running. The whole system would have shut down.
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12 Apr 2011   #4

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True. Try running CoD on lower visual settings and see if it happens again (occluded if this issue is a first it could be rather hard to get it to do it again :/ )
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12 Apr 2011   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by biggles1000 View Post
True. Try running CoD on lower visual settings and see if it happens again (occluded if this issue is a first it could be rather hard to get it to do it again :/ )
Well, currently I don't have my 6950 (It was faulty) so I'm running of an integrated 4290. The settings are nearly as low as possible, about medium-low and a resolution of 800x600. I get about 60-100FPS.
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12 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Bad luck about the graphics card
Did the crash happen on those settings?
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12 Apr 2011   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by biggles1000 View Post
Bad luck about the graphics card
Did the crash happen on those settings?
Then again, I changed the settings live (I mean I changed the graphics settings in-game) though it shouldn't have stalled another 10-20 minutes later. It might be the game, though it's never happened before.
And yes, it is bad luck for the card. I've been waiting for nearly 2 weeks for a replacement, and with Crysis 2 out and Portal 2 coming soon, I'm becoming inpatient
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12 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

sounds like it may just be Windows freezing.
hope your new card arrives soon. I kind of know how you feel, as I have a mid-range 512MB nvidia card sitting in it's box, though it's unusable as it has a 300W minimum and my PSU is only 180W. I tried it once, the fan didn't spin on it and the resolution was awful :S I have to get by with a 64MB card in the meantime :/
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12 Apr 2011   #9

 

My mate that helped me overclock, said it could be the integrated graphics, and that graphics cards are better with overclocking somehow.
*EDIT* Wow, I was encoding a video at about 50% load, and I got a BSOD. I've now clocked it to 3.5GHz and I'm stressing it.
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13 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah, that's a good point. I guess it could be partly because of the cooling available and the quality card manufacturere generally put into GPUs is better than on onboard chips. All my friends know I hate onboard Intel graphics, as if there's one thing they shouldn't try making, it's graphics cards :P
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