If the crashes have BSOD's please provide the DMP files
Quote: Originally Posted by Kirbyflys
I recently upgraded from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Home Premium. I decided to do a full reformat on the computer and to start fresh again, after I installed Windows 7 i updated my drivers
Now i have a huge problem... whenever i'm playing games like World of Warcraft or Minecraft, my computer screen will just freeze after a few minutes of gameplay. The longest time I had playing was about 10 minutes until the crash occured. I have no idea why this is happening, my computer was running just fine before i upgraded to Windows Vista.
I also heard this problem could be happening by a low power PSU, but my PSU is 750W.
I called Dell to see if I could get any help, but nothing got accomplished.
My specs are:
System Model: XPS 630i
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz)
BIOS Version/Date: Dell Inc. 1.0.13, 5/5/2009
Motherboard: 0PP150 NVIDIAnforce 650i sli
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Graphics Card Version: 126.96.36.19933
Memory: 4096MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Here is a picture of what is happening:
To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.
* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
To ensure minidumps are enabled:
Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
OK your way out.
Reboot if changes have been made.
If they dont Have BSOD's please check event viewer
There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.
You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).
When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.
When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.