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Windows 7: WoW Going Beserk


19 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
WoW Going Beserk

I bought my current PC about 2 months ago...an EMachine with the following stats:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
AMD Athlon II X2 235e Dual-core processor
NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE Integrated graphics card
DVD Super Multi drive
750 GB HDD
6 GB DDR2 ram
HP vs15 Flat Screen monitor (had from other computer)
...and a host of other nonsense. I upgrade the graphics card to a NVIDIA GeForce GT 220, and when that started having issues I upgraded the power supply to one with 450-575W. Everything was going fine till a week ago. I'm an avid World of Warcraft player, and lately when I play it goes fine for about 20-30 minutes, then the screen goes black, the audio turns into a long "ERRRRRRR" sound, then the monitor shuts off. The odd thing is that the PC doesn't restart...it looks and sounds like it's still running, but there's no audio and the monitor isn't getting a signal. I was reccomended to try switching the power supply from 110V to 220V, but then the computer doesn't turn on. I also updated the graphics card driver from NVIDIA's website, since apparently Device Manager for Windows 7 misses some updates. I thought that fixed the problem, but it started again. Has anyone had this problem? I'm thinking it's either the graphics card (again...this one is a replacement), the power supply, or possibly an overheating issue, but I'd prefer more expert advice if anyone has some. Would be much appreciated.

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20 Apr 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Are you getting any minidump files in C:\Windows\MiniDump\?

Also, check your Event Log and report in on the contents:
Type Event Log in Start > Search
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20 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Will it boot into safe mode when that hapens?
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20 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Are you getting any minidump files in C:\Windows\MiniDump\?

Also, check your Event Log and report in on the contents:
Type Event Log in Start > Search
This is not a BSoD, so there can be no Minidump. However, Event Log might have something, though it will probably just be a Kernal Power Error
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Desslok View Post
Will it boot into safe mode when that hapens?
This happens after the computer is on, and from his post he can hard reset it just fine.

You cannot change the voltage on your PSU, as that is the voltage rating that comes through your wall socket (110 in US, 220 in EU).
You should remove the new card and try the old one to see if that is the cause. If it still happens, we will check other things.

~Lordbob
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21 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi Dracomagnus

I had a similar problem about a month ago. It was a faulty Graphics Card. If your machine loads up WoW fine until about 20-30 mins this would point towards an overheating issue. I agree with Lordbob, try an old card or your on board to rule it out.

From a WoW perspective I would try running in windowed mode and see if this makes a difference.
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25 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

I'm currently having the exact same problem. 10-20 minutes into the game, it seems like the computer crashes, but the computer itself is still running, just the monitor is not getting any signal. =/ Here are my system specs: if I included something not useful, I'm sorry.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 4/25/2010, 18:29:2
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 546
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 620 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
Page File: 1969MB used, 6218MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 64bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GT 220
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A20&SUBSYS_069A10DE&REV_A2
Display Memory: 2798 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1007 MB
Shared Memory: 1791 MB
Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: DELL IN1910N
Monitor Id: DELA04C
Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (59.790Hz)
Output Type: HD15
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 8.15.0011.8627 (English)
Driver Version: 8.15.11.8627
DDI Version: 10.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 6/26/2009 14:01:00, 9476608 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4960-11CF-DD52-912602C2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0A20
SubSys ID: 0x069A10DE
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Driver Strong Name: oem4.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1:Section015:8.15.11.8627ci\ven_10de&dev_0a20&subsys_069a10 de
Rank Of Driver: 00E60001
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_C ModeWMV9_C
D3D9 Overlay: Supported
DXVA-HD: Supported
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
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25 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Its a bad gfx card or bad drivers. He said a 6150SE? Is this not a integration? If thats the case its drivers.
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