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Windows 7: Computer randomly freezes for a few seconds multiple times a day

03 Jan 2015   #1
tappen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Computer randomly freezes for a few seconds multiple times a day

I have had this problem for the last year.

I get these blackscreens that lasts for a few seconds, sometimes 3-4, sometimes <1.
They don't seem to be triggered by anything special, as it happens both when inside games and outside games. When the blackscreen is over i get this message "Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version xxx.xx stopped responding and has successfully recovered."
Sometimes the hud gets messed up ingame and i have to restart it again.

Its different when i play Counter Strike though. The game just freezes and i have to tab out and in again and it will work.
Very rarely (like a few times a year) the computer will just freeze and i have to choke-reboot it.

I'm not sure exactly when it started, but around that time i got a new motherboard and CPU.
The parts in the computer that are quite old are one of the HDDs, 2/4 RAM-sticks and the PSU.

I have attached the SF files to the post.

Help appreciated




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04 Jan 2015   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Welcome

Did you reinstall windows after installing new hardware?

Also. How did you activate your copy of windows?
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04 Jan 2015   #3
tappen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, i have reinstalled windows, but the problem still remains. I reinstalled it through the installation disk.
EDIT: I did format the local disk before reinstalling as well.
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04 Jan 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

And Koolkat 77 other question.

Quote:
Also. How did you activate your copy of windows?
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04 Jan 2015   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tappen View Post
I have had this problem for the last year.

I'm not sure exactly when it started, but around that time i got a new motherboard and CPU.
The parts in the computer that are quite old are one of the HDDs, 2/4 RAM-sticks and the PSU.

I have attached the SF files to the post.

Help appreciated
You say 2/4 Ram-sticks are old. Are all four the same brand and speed?
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04 Jan 2015   #6
tappen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tappen View Post
I have had this problem for the last year.

I'm not sure exactly when it started, but around that time i got a new motherboard and CPU.
The parts in the computer that are quite old are one of the HDDs, 2/4 RAM-sticks and the PSU.

I have attached the SF files to the post.

Help appreciated
You say 2/4 Ram-sticks are old. Are all four the same brand and speed?
Yes, allthough it is 2x 2Gb and 1x4Gb, so pretty much 2/3 are old. But they are the same speed afaik, i have done memory tests and there have been no problems with them.
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04 Jan 2015   #7
smopnim

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit
 
 

I don't know why your looking at your ram. From your description of the issue it seems to be clearly related to your graphics drivers or worst case a failing card. First thing i would do is open your case and make sure the card is fully seated in the port and and wires attached to it are firmly in place. pull the card out. give the port a good old fashioned Nintendo blow, and put everything back in firmly. Check your divers and make sure they're all up to date. If your using catalyst control center, try the Omega drivers instead. Those seem to have better compatibility with older hardware. Good luck man.
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04 Jan 2015   #8
tappen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have removed my graphics card multiple times and i also had the same problems when i swapped it out for my old graphics card.
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04 Jan 2015   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Click on your Start Button and type at the bottom DEVICE MANAGER and hit enter. Do you see any yellow exclamation marks in your Device Manager?
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04 Jan 2015   #10
tappen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Click on your Start Button and type at the bottom DEVICE MANAGER and hit enter. Do you see any yellow exclamation marks in your Device Manager?
Nope
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