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Windows 7: freezing when playing games.

30 Jul 2010   #1
ritzon

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
freezing when playing games.

ok, almost everytime i play a game other than world of warcraft my computer freezes after either just 10 minutes or maybe up to an hour or two. its been happening for the past 4 weeks. i ruled out my video card. i just got a GTX 465 a couple days ago because i thought my other card was just about gone.


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30 Jul 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

If you are getting BSOD's with the these freezes, please upload the mini dump files.

[1 - Novice] How to ask for help with a BSOD problem

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html


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30 Jul 2010   #3
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

I am guessing you are still using the onboard sound card? if so... when was the last time that you updated the Realtek HD sound drivers? Can you tell us what version you have?

Also, corrupt video drivers can cause some form of freezing, I suggest you uninstall your video driver, along with the PhysX drivers, download a fresh copy of the latest Nvidia drivers for your OS and install it again.

Also, make sure you are not having a Heat Problem... another cause of freezes.

I would also leave the 9600GT installed, it is a good video card to have if just to handle your PhysX side of things... it will use the same drivers as your GTX so there is no problems or conflicts there.
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30 Jul 2010   #4
ritzon

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

im not getting BSODs and i am using onboard sound, and im using windows sound drivers. my windows 7 is a fresh install. i have only had my computer for a little over a month. and i am pretty sure it isnt a heat problem. atleast not with my video card. it stays around 52 in wow and nothing over 60 in any other game i have played.
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30 Jul 2010   #5
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

What exactly happens when it freezes?

~Lordbob
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31 Jul 2010   #6
ritzon

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

nothing, it just freezes and i have to hold power to restart it. nothing else
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31 Jul 2010   #7
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ritzon View Post
nothing, it just freezes and i have to hold power to restart it. nothing else
Download and run Memtest and lets make sure your RAM is good.
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

~Lordbob
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31 Jul 2010   #8
ritzon

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

i have ran memtest, and prime 95. nothing wrong

is there a certain amount of time i should let it run? i'll try it again.
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31 Jul 2010   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Try getting through 10 hours of the Prime 95 blend test. If you can pass that you know it's not a stablity problem.
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31 Jul 2010   #10
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ritzon View Post
, and im using windows sound drivers. .
try the correct drivers for your sound chip , you need to rule that out before you can take it further mate
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