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Windows 7: Utterly confused(games freezing)

19 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
As mentioned, the PSU could be the culprit.

However,from my experience the display driver failing to respond is usually a driver issue or unstable OC.

First thing i would do if i were you:

Reset the OC to default.
reboot to bios and choose the option "Reset All to optimized Defaults"
Disbale all options now you do not need ; onboard sound,video, Floppy Drive ... IDE or AHCI mode etc that applies to your set up.

Now boot back to Windows & Try again and see if the issue persists.
If it goes away, there may be a slight instabilty youll need to isolate.
No stress test is 100% accurate. Although rare, I have seen them pass Prime & IBT yet have issues gaming.

Next (while at default clocks):
Uninstall all ATI software & drivers.
Run Driver Sweeper and clean everything left behind
reboot and install a fresh copy of CAT 10.2

if this solves the problem, you may need try and locate a possible OC instability or the PSU is having issues while OC'd
After installing 10.2 cat drivers(using driver sweeper to clean first)... i loaded up Risen and after a couple mins i received 7 error messages (Description as shown in action center at bottom of post) and then got a blue screen of death all at once.

Maybe i should go back to 10.1 drivers, never gotten a blue screen before

Another odd thing that happens on rare occasion is that my screen goes void of all color...black and white...But the really odd thing is when it happens if i go to windows 7 basic theme it goes back to normal and if i change right back to windows 7 aero the color goes away, i have to reboot for me to be able to have color back with windows 7 aero theme.

I will see if i can get ahold of a more powerful PSU. I hope it fixes the issues but with my luck i doubt it. Thanks for the help guys.


Source
Windows

Summary
Video hardware error

Date
‎2/‎19/‎2010 2:55 PM

Status
Not reported

Description
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem
WD-20100108-1257.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: FFFFFA80043FD010
BCP2: FFFFF88004835EF0
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1


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19 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I would at this point physically remove and check the caps on the card to make sure they are all flat on top and that none of them are leaking or rounded at the top showing a blow capacitor. Just a thought. Fabe
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20 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Evilclive View Post
I installed a fresh copy of windows 7 64 bit 2 months ago on my brand new custom built PC and have been experiencing freezing issues in games.
Hi Evilclive,

Frankly I'm amazed no one mentioned this, but before doing anything drastic like replacing this or removing that, try updating your DirectX Files.

Try the web installer first - Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime. if you have issues getting it to update, then download the entire 104MB file here Download details: DirectX Redist (February 2010)

Contrary to popular belief even though Windows 7 is DX11 capable, you STILL need to update the DX9 files. And Microsoft continues to update all the DX files so updates are still in order.

Good luck.
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21 Feb 2010   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Evilclive View Post
I installed a fresh copy of windows 7 64 bit 2 months ago on my brand new custom built PC and have been experiencing freezing issues in games.
Hi Evilclive,

Frankly I'm amazed no one mentioned this, but before doing anything drastic like replacing this or removing that, try updating your DirectX Files.

Try the web installer first - Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime. if you have issues getting it to update, then download the entire 104MB file here Download details: DirectX Redist (February 2010)

Contrary to popular belief even though Windows 7 is DX11 capable, you STILL need to update the DX9 files. And Microsoft continues to update all the DX files so updates are still in order.

Good luck.
I'm not sure if it was this update you posted or re-seating the video card but the problem seems to be gone now.

I noticed that the video card was sitting on the plug that runs from the motherboard to the hard drive. I think it was preventing the card from connecting all the way, but im not sure. These video cards nowadays are too damn big
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21 Feb 2010   #15

 

Quote:
I noticed that the video card was sitting on the plug that runs from the motherboard to the hard drive. I think it was preventing the card from connecting all the way, but im not sure. These video cards nowadays are too damn big
well, can't say I'm too surprised to hear that... you are using a micro-atx box... lol.. hope your problem is solved
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21 Feb 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Guess i got ahead of myself. Just loaded up a game and my monitor had an epileptic seizure(cant even describe what it was doing it was so weird) . =(

Got a 700w PSU on the way from newegg and if that doesnt work ill send my video card back on warranty.
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22 Feb 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Please keep us posted on results.

Hope all works out well.
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23 Feb 2010   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I looked into my computer again and i noticed that my video card is sitting very snug onto this white thing on the motherboard(heatsinK???). Im not sure but it could be preventing my massive video card from seating all the way into the slot.

http://www.tongshun86.com/demo/myfil...l%20DP55WB.jpg

You can see it in the picture right by the PCI-e slot.

http://www.frontierpc.com/ProductIma...1011796211.jpg

This is what my video card looks like. As you can see it is very fat all the way through.
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23 Feb 2010   #19

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You need to determine if that card is fully seated in the slot. There is a plastic clip in the back of the card's pci-e connections that should "click" into place so that you need to push it out again in order to remove the card. If that clicks into place you should be good. If not then the card does not fit in your motherboard. I also have a small mirror on a telescoping wand that I use to see in those tight spaces. I'd want to see that the space between the slot and the bottom of the card are nice and even.
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23 Feb 2010   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

The clip is up just enough to where i need to push it down to be able to take the card out.
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