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Windows 7: Computer crashing from unknown source

09 Jun 2010   #1
Zerilis

Windows 7
 
 
Computer crashing from unknown source

I recently upgraded to windows 7 with reformat and all meaning a clean start with no documents or anything. After buying 2 gigabytes of ram (making my 1 gig now 3 gigs) and buying a "Nvidia 9800 GT 512mb" video card I was set to go. I loaded up World of Warcraft and was able to play for around 2 weeks. After a while my computer would lock up meaning i would have to force restart by pressing the restart button on my computer. This continues to happen repeatedly but only when I play graphical games such as World of Warcraft or heck even Audiosurf freezes. I have read many posts about it being due to the Nvidia 9800 GT drivers conflicting with Windows 7 while my friend says my outdated single core 2.00 Ghz processor is to blame. I don't want to go buy a new processor and motherboard only to have it continue to hard freeze on me any help?

**Edit** - I have run both memory tests and hardrive tests and both are clean
**Edit** - Z0mg someone please help me no one knows my problem it is like one in one trillion chance


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09 Jun 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Although your processor is on the lower powered side, I doubt it's the issue. Nothing changed, except for RAM and GFX card.

Try installing the latest drivers from below:

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09 Jun 2010   #3
Zerilis

Windows 7
 
 

Unfortunetely I have the latest possible drivers available (just got half an hour ago to test)
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09 Jun 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try uninstalling your GFX card drivers, and installing an older version.
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09 Jun 2010   #5
Zerilis

Windows 7
 
 

Nope that didn't work either
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09 Jun 2010   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zerilis View Post
Unfortunetely I have the latest possible drivers available (just got half an hour ago to test)
In a previous post you said your ram passes. did you test is one stick at a time? did you test the mobo slots one a a time?

The fact that you purchased memory and gfx suggests one or the other. where did you buy the ram and gfx? were they new?


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10 Jun 2010   #7
Zerilis

Windows 7
 
 

Ram was brand new and video card was brand new and yes each stick was scanned 1 at a time
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11 Jun 2010   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I suggest returning or RMAing the video card.
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