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Windows 7: Laptop hangs briefly but periodically while gaming

11 May 2012   #21
event3horizon

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1
 
 

you disable one by one components while the DPC program is running. You'll have to get it to spike however you do it to see if the spikes go away. If running the game does it then run it, and then ALT+TAB out to the desktop to access device manager and the DPC program.


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11 May 2012   #22
Lak3rsFan

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

Well that was very quick..

Antheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter

Is what's giving the issue..turned it off waited a few mins, it was perfect no spike..turned it back on..SPIKED.

So, what should I do next? (RocketsFan, you're having the samething, since we're both the same laptops lol)
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11 May 2012   #23
event3horizon

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1
 
 

Uninstall and reinstall driver with latest driver. If that doesn't work, I'd look for other versions of the same driver and maybe find the one that works good. Also check your power options and see if anything is limiting your wireless network card.
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11 May 2012   #24
event3horizon

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1
 
 

actually this seems like a very common issue with this exact WLAN card. Install these ATHEROS MODIFIED DRIVERS 8.0.279 x86 & x64.rar
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11 May 2012   #25
Lak3rsFan

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

Testing the modded out now..thanks again
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11 May 2012   #26
Lak3rsFan

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

Still getting spikes ..
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11 May 2012   #27
event3horizon

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1
 
 

you may not be able to completely do away with the spikes but it may be less now. That is what I read when I found that driver. Maybe you can see if the normal things you do will hang the computer or not.
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11 May 2012   #28
Lak3rsFan

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

Ah ha!

I just fixed .

Went onto the Acer site:

Download


Looked up my laptop..grabbed the Antheros W-Lan drivers..removed the modded (since I had installed those) just installed the new one..did my usual playing around and NO SPIKES!
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11 May 2012   #29
event3horizon

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1
 
 

nice!! They may have updated them since.. those were some older drivers for it. Very nice I hope the fix sticks.
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11 May 2012   #30
Lak3rsFan

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

Yeah I hope soo too. I'll keep running DPC for the rest of the night and see if it works.

Thanks for the help!

RocketsFan, just do what I did! It'll work
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