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Windows 7: Why do all my games freeze?

10 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 64Bit
Why do all my games freeze?

Hi, I recently made a PC and decided to load up some games. I first installed Burnout Paradise, started playing it at maxed settings when it froze for a second and then it started up again where it froze from.

I updated the graphics card driver and nothing changed, it always freezes after a few mins for a few seconds.

Could it be a faulty graphics card? or just some settings I need to change?

I have a XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB Graphics Card.


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10 Aug 2010   #2

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11 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 64Bit

I tested the RAM and they're all fine, no errors.
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11 Aug 2010   #4

7 Ultimate x64

What's your monitor's resolution?
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11 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 64Bit


At the moment im connected to the TV.
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11 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1

Are you over clocking your Graphic card ? If so try reverting to the stock setting and see if the problem still happens. If it does get back to us.

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11 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 64Bit

Im not overclocking, I recently made this PC and haven't changed any settings at all.
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11 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Well I had the same card for a week or so and had the same issue and went through pages and pages of how to fix it. After trying every thing mentioned on two Win7 forums plus from the manufactures web site I finally changed back to NVIDIA. All the years I only ran NVIDIA and this was my first ATI card I had ever tried.


CPU intel i7 920 @ 2.66gHz + Graphics Card Radeon HD 5770 1GB

Nearly the same configuration I had

This may help you I hope so 5770 very slow in games, fine otherwise - ATI - Graphic-Displays
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11 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 64Bit

Could it be the hard drive? Im using a old segate 320GB hard drive, I have ordered a 500gb cavair black hard drive. I will let you know if it works.
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11 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 64Bit

I was just playing cod4 online and it didn't freeze. It's only single player that freezes.
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