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02 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Computer freezes when playing games.

My computer freezes when ever it plays games or occasionally videos. I have done tests on the cpu, ram and graphics. Everything works fine until the graphics gets to the PhysX test then the computer freezes. It isn't overheating because it only gets to around 53 degrees when it freezes and on non-PhysX tests I can get it over 75 degrees and still run smoothly. The computer was knocked off the desk so I am wondering if I may have damaged the motherboard or graphics card. I put my mates graphics card in to see if that would make a difference and it would freeze on simple things like internet browsing.
I have an intel I7-3820, an asus p9x79 motherboard, a Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 graphics card and 8gb of DDR3 1600mhz RAM.

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02 Jul 2012   #2

windows 7 starter
 
 

must be a problem with the graphic card,, sometimes intermittent problems wont just be about not show up any display but also things like that...
if it is still covers the warranty then have it replace,,,
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02 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah I thought it was a problem with that to until I tried a different one and it worked even worse. Anyway anything that could be wrong will be under warrenty so I guess I will try one at a time.
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02 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scotty1 View Post
My computer freezes when ever it plays games or occasionally videos. I have done tests on the cpu, ram and graphics. Everything works fine until the graphics gets to the PhysX test then the computer freezes. It isn't overheating because it only gets to around 53 degrees when it freezes and on non-PhysX tests I can get it over 75 degrees and still run smoothly. The computer was knocked off the desk so I am wondering if I may have damaged the motherboard or graphics card. I put my mates graphics card in to see if that would make a difference and it would freeze on simple things like internet browsing.
I have an intel I7-3820, an asus p9x79 motherboard, a Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 graphics card and 8gb of DDR3 1600mhz RAM.
Hi Scotty, do you have a single dimm of memory installed or 2*4 GB? If you have 2 dimms, try to run the PC with just one stick and then tell us. Sometimes the memtest does not show the memory error and we never come to know what exactly the issue is.
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03 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Scotty, do you have a single dimm of memory installed or 2*4 GB? If you have 2 dimms, try to run the PC with just one stick and then tell us. Sometimes the memtest does not show the memory error and we never come to know what exactly the issue is.[/QUOTE]

I tried with 1 stick and it works fine now. Cheers for that mate.
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04 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok both sticks are back in and it still works, it was just sitting bad. So all fixed, thanks.
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04 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Scratch that, It doesn't freeze on the test anymore but it still freezes randomly.
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04 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok update again. I have a feeling that it may be the CPU not being able to multi-task. The computer works fine on graphics tests, cpu load tests ram load tests but if I open up a few things that are using CPU at once it crashes out. Any ideas?
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04 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scotty1 View Post
Ok update again. I have a feeling that it may be the CPU not being able to multi-task. The computer works fine on graphics tests, cpu load tests ram load tests but if I open up a few things that are using CPU at once it crashes out. Any ideas?
hmmm.....I see you have an i7 and I am pretty sure that it can multitask very easily. Have you overclocked your CPU? If yes, try to put it back to the original state. Also, can you let us know, if you ever got BSOD? If you are getting a BSOD, then it might be an issue with any of your hardware.
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04 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I haven't overclocked and I'm not getting a BSOD. I just played COD for a while and it didn't freeze. it would of frozen fairly quickly before the RAM replacment. All it does it freeze on the screen and doesn't get out of it.
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