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Windows 7: Windows 7 freezing during gameplay after clean installation

25 Mar 2013   #31
Bruhmis

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If it's not needed for special settings, I'd uninstall any driver software to see how it performs with only the driver. This can make a difference.

Are you saying this problem didn't exist before reinstall? Stop and think what is different about the reinstall than what you had before? Was it factory preinstall? Did you have older drivers that you can roll back to now to try? These may even be loaded in Device Manager under the device when you Update Driver>Browse>Let Me Pick for you to try those in the archive.

If' you'd like I can connect and look it over for you. Install TeamViewer Download at all defaults and PM back to me the ID and password, leave it open on desktop if you see i'm online.
all the drivers I have installed are completely essential. yes, the problem only began after windows was reinstalled. I really couldn't think of anything that's different, but then again I don't know what was done before I brought the PC home. I'm a bit confused as to the purpose of TeamViewer. this let's you view my drivers or what?


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25 Mar 2013   #32
gregrocker

 

It lets the remote partner connect to go over your PC as needed. If that bothers you then don't do it.
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25 Mar 2013   #33
Bruhmis

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It lets the remote partner connect to go over your PC as needed. If that bothers you then don't do it.
I just didn't understand the function of it. I'll install it tomorrow I guess. just out of curiosity though, what exactly are you going to check for? registry errors or something?
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25 Mar 2013   #34
gregrocker

 

I go over everything in the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 (which I compiled) plus each of those steps may send me in a dozen other directions. This becomes instinctive after helping with tens of thousands of these cases since before Win7 was even released.

I've also never seen a problem like yours which is not solved by a Clean Reinstall so if you're cooperative and nice enough I might even offer to do one with you. I stick pretty closely to the steps in the top resource on the web for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which I also wrote.
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26 Mar 2013   #35
Bruhmis

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I go over everything in the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 (which I compiled) plus each of those steps may send me in a dozen other directions. This becomes instinctive after helping with tens of thousands of these cases since before Win7 was even released.

I've also never seen a problem like yours which is not solved by a Clean Reinstall so if you're cooperative and nice enough I might even offer to do one with you. I stick pretty closely to the steps in the top resource on the web for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which I also wrote.
I appreciate the offer but to be honest, I would rather continue having the problem than reinstall windows again. I noticed that I got the problem with a certain game that it wasn't happening with before, and when I looked in the graphics settings V-sync had been turned off. after turning it back on the problem didn't persist. I also notice that whenever I'm rendering more than 130 frames per second a high pitch squealing sound comes from my PC, presumably from my GPU. do you think I could be rendering too many frames and that's what's causing it?
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26 Mar 2013   #36
Bruhmis

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bruhmis View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I go over everything in the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 (which I compiled) plus each of those steps may send me in a dozen other directions. This becomes instinctive after helping with tens of thousands of these cases since before Win7 was even released.

I've also never seen a problem like yours which is not solved by a Clean Reinstall so if you're cooperative and nice enough I might even offer to do one with you. I stick pretty closely to the steps in the top resource on the web for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which I also wrote.
I appreciate the offer but to be honest, I would rather continue having the problem than reinstall windows again. I noticed that I got the problem with a certain game that it wasn't happening with before, and when I looked in the graphics settings V-sync had been turned off. after turning it back on the problem didn't persist. I also notice that whenever I'm rendering more than 130 frames per second a high pitch squealing sound comes from my PC, presumably from my GPU. do you think I could be rendering too many frames and that's what's causing it?
well, I've identified the problem. I ran Prime95 and it happened after like a minute so it's my CPU. that being said, I have no idea if the CPU just happened to give out at the precise time I installed windows, or if there's software/drivers causing it to fail.
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26 Mar 2013   #37
gregrocker

 

I would want to get a perfect install to be sure it's not the install, since that's what changed.

Never be afraid of reinstalling since it gives you the opportunity to get it perfect, then once you do you can capture the image so you never have to reinstall again.
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26 Mar 2013   #38
Bruhmis

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would want to get a perfect install to be sure it's not the install, since that's what changed.

Never be afraid of reinstalling since it gives you the opportunity to get it perfect, then once you do you can capture the image so you never have to reinstall again.
so there's no way for me to test if it's hardware or software without reinstalling?
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26 Mar 2013   #39
gregrocker

 

Haven't you already tested the hardware with memtest, HD Diagnostics/Disk Check, and Prime95?

The way to test the software is to work through the Troubleshooting steps and if nothing turns up reinstall following the steps to get a perfect reinstall. But this time wipe the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command.
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26 Mar 2013   #40
Bruhmis

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Haven't you already tested the hardware with memtest, HD Diagnostics/Disk Check, and Prime95?

The way to test the software is to work through the Troubleshooting steps and if nothing turns up reinstall following the steps to get a perfect reinstall. But this time wipe the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command.
what I mean is, I know the CPU is failing, but I don't know if it's just because of the CPU or if there is software causing the CPU to fail.
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