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Windows 7: Computer crashes when in a game

27 Oct 2011   #1
xxskidxx

32 bit
 
 
Computer crashes when in a game

This is my first thread here so i am not sure if i am posting in the right area, but i am having major problem with my pc. When ever i start playing a game, what ever it may be, (Starcraft 2, Battlefield 3, League of Legends, Ect) 10 to 20 minutes into playing the game, my computer randomly freezes, and i am forced to unplug it, and plug it back in to restart it. This never happens when ever i am just browsing the internet. Please help.

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
4.00 GB(3.00 GB usable)
32-bit processor


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28 Oct 2011   #2
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hello and welcome to SF xxskidxx

Kindly give us more detailed specs of your Computer so we can find out the problem. The problem your having could be triggering from PSU, GPU, Drivers, Overheating etc which we're not sure about yet.
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28 Oct 2011   #3
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to Sevenforums. You will need to fill in your system specs for us to be able to be helpful. Instructions on how to do that are here.
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28 Oct 2011   #4
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Hello & welcome...

* Fill in your computer specs, so that we will have some information in order to help you.

* Your problem may be caused by many things > RAM problems >graphics drivers > overclocking > heat issues > using more than one AntiVirus at the same time > etc etc.


* Make sure PSU is working properly.


* If overclocking, restore to original.


*Any BSOD DMP files produced?

If so we need them to enable us to assist you with your computer's symptoms.

* Have you any System Restore points created PRIOR to this happening?



Some troubleshooting steps you might care to consider.


*Type event viewer, in search (by start button) and look for errors that may show the cause of the problem.

Look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).
Note critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.
Google for more information.

* Try a clean boot, or boot into safe mode.

Does the behavior persist?
Safe Mode


How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

* Run DiskCleanup

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use


* How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


* Then run checkdisk (chkdsk).

Disk Check
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03 Nov 2011   #5
Trucidation

 

After 5 days and no sign let's hope the problem was fixed and not that his computer exploded and took him out with it.

On a serious note, I'd like to know what the cause was too. Seemingly random freezes are really annoying to troubleshoot.
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