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04 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Games crashing Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.

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 etc...

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:

Manufacturer: Dell
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: 8.17.12.7533
Memory: 4096MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

Here is a picture of what is happening:




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04 Aug 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirbyflys View Post
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 etc...

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:

Manufacturer: Dell
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: 8.17.12.7533
Memory: 4096MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

Here is a picture of what is happening:

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04 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Thanks for the reply.

Thanks for the reply!

I am not getting a BSOD, the computer just freezes, like in the picture i posted, and I am forced to turn it off by holding down the power button. But if i leave the computer on, it will automatically restart after a minute or two after the crash occurred.


I went into event viewer and found some Error's. The event ID for both of them was 10, and the Source for both of them was WMI.

This is what they exactly say: Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.
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05 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
My Monitor

Is there any possible chance that this crash could be happening because of my monitor? My monitor is a few years old so i'm just wondering. I can't seem to find a solution and I looked everywhere on the internet.
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11 Aug 2011   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirbyflys View Post
Is there any possible chance that this crash could be happening because of my monitor? My monitor is a few years old so i'm just wondering. I can't seem to find a solution and I looked everywhere on the internet.

Probably not a monitor. Try running this


Run a system file check to verify and repair your system files.
To do this type cmd in search, then right click to run as administrator, then
SFC /SCANNOW

Read here for more information SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Let us know the results from the report at the end.
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11 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Found out what the problem was!

The problem was my graphics card, apparently my NVIDIA 9800GT 512MB wasn't compatible with Windows 7. My new, NVIDIA GTX 460 1024MB is compatible and works fine! The dell tech support said that 512MB was to low, 1024MB seems to be fine
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