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Windows 7: Game crashes randomly after 10-20 min.


26 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Permium
 
 
Game crashes randomly after 10-20 min.

Whenever I play a game (NBA 2K11 for example) it'll play for about 10-20 min., then after that it'll just freeze up and the computer will just turn off itself. Any ideas of why this is happening?


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26 Feb 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jeeto View Post
Whenever I play a game (NBA 2K11 for example) it'll play for about 10-20 min., then after that it'll just freeze up and the computer will just turn off itself. Any ideas of why this is happening?
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26 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Permium
 
 

I that but it still crashes randomly. Do you have other suggestions and no I do not get a blue screen. The screen just freezes and then computer turns off randomly.
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26 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jeeto View Post
Whenever I play a game (NBA 2K11 for example) it'll play for about 10-20 min., then after that it'll just freeze up and the computer will just turn off itself. Any ideas of why this is happening?
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We see lots posts about problems with games that wonít run, have bad performance, or simply wonít install under Windows 7. The purpose of this post is to provide some simple tips on troubleshooting basic game issues. It is not all inclusive, nor is it meant to be, considering there are hundreds of things to try when troubleshooting PC games. This is simply a reminder of some basics.

Ok, first off we canít help if you donít supply the most basic of information Ė systems specs. The importance of this canít be overstated since game performance is highly dependent on your hardware. Please see this tutorial on filling out system specs as well as my How To Ask For Help guide.
Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

System specs will go a long way in trying to figure out what your issue is.
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26 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Permium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jeeto View Post
Whenever I play a game (NBA 2K11 for example) it'll play for about 10-20 min., then after that it'll just freeze up and the computer will just turn off itself. Any ideas of why this is happening?
Quote:
We see lots posts about problems with games that won’t run, have bad performance, or simply won’t install under Windows 7. The purpose of this post is to provide some simple tips on troubleshooting basic game issues. It is not all inclusive, nor is it meant to be, considering there are hundreds of things to try when troubleshooting PC games. This is simply a reminder of some basics.

Ok, first off we can’t help if you don’t supply the most basic of information – systems specs. The importance of this can’t be overstated since game performance is highly dependent on your hardware. Please see this tutorial on filling out system specs as well as my How To Ask For Help guide.
Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

System specs will go a long way in trying to figure out what your issue is.
OK I just inputted the information that I know on my computer. The rest are unknown to me since I'm not a real geek on computers.
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