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Windows 7: Constant Freezing

30 Jan 2010   #11
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kk1387 View Post
Hey all..

as of a couple of weeks ago my computer frequently decides to just freeze for three seconds. It can happy from anywhere between once every ten minutes, to three or four times a minute.

I recently reformatted and the problem wasn't solved. I just dedicated 760mb of a flash drive to ReadyBoost (it was a small, small usb >.<) and to my surprise, it actually made a bit of a difference.

The freezing was still apparent though, and gets disruptive when I game.

I know it's not a problem of the game being too demanding for my computer, as it's not a high-specs game and I was always playing it before a couple weeks ago with no problem.

My specs:

Intel T6600 dual core 2.2ghz
4gb DDR3 ram
512mb GeForce 210m (dx11)

Does anyone know of any possible solutions? This has been a serious annoyance over the past few weeks and I could seriously do without it D:

Thanks in advance.
Next time it freezes use these to generate a dmp file and upload it to us. http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...g-process.html

thanks

Ken


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30 Jan 2010   #12
Capella

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

happy gaming!
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30 Jan 2010   #13
kk1387

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

zigzag, does it matter if the program's status doesn't change to 'notresponding'? My programs don't seem to do that when these freezes happen... I'll see what happens though, going to maybe try and trigger a freeze in a game and create a dump of that.
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21 Sep 2010   #14
kk1387

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Guys,

I apologise for the bump. From the time of my original post here until just yesterday, I still suffered from the problem of constant stuttering/freezing.. This mainly occurred in Source games, for whatever reason, and other games, such as Battlefield: Bad Company 2, ran perfectly fine.

Yesterday I decided to try and find more information from people suffering the same problem and realised that the most likely problem was my HDD. So I opened up SpeedFan and ran an extended S.M.A.R.T. test, and wanted to see what that could show.. When I set that to run, however, and booted up Half Life 2: Deathmatch, everything ran incredibly smoothly. Not a hitch at all. When the test was aborted: BOOM, out came the stuttering again.

It's one of the oddest workarounds/'solutions' I've seen for this sort of problem, and I'm afraid my grasp of hardware does not cover how this works - some of you might have more of an idea. Either way, it works, and for that I am incredibly happy.

Just posting here for future reference.. you never know if someone might have the same problem as me. ;s

Thanks a lot for your suggestions guys. Though they didn't solve my problem, they did teach me some more about the troubleshooting process, so I'll try to stick to that next time. :P Once again, sorry for necro-ing a mega old thread.

Cheers.
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