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Windows 7: Computer locks up during certain games, event viewer included

25 Jan 2014   #11
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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On a separate note; one thing to also consider is its also possible there could be 1 or more ram modules that are bad. I would download memtest86+ at the following link and run several passes through it so it can double check for possible bad ram. Also, you can try taking all the ram modules out and one by one put them back in and see if any of them cause the bsod again. If it does; then you know its the ram module(s) that are at fault.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
Look ill try out that hwmonitor, but im gonna say again it isnt a BSOD its a lockup. ill try running the game with that in the background and see if there are any changes.
Well; I will tell ya that there are some things i am not a 100% expert in figuring out(at least not yet; but I am still learning little by little as i go along) when it comes to certain errors, etc.; But!; the reason i mentioned the above about the bad ram possibly being a issue; is because of some info and insight so to speak ive gained from reading other posts on other forums etc that were posted via links from google I do research the errors etc to try and pinpoint what or where the problem may lay at so i can try and remember for future reference.


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25 Jan 2014   #12
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MajorFoley View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
On a separate note; one thing to also consider is its also possible there could be 1 or more ram modules that are bad. I would download memtest86+ at the following link and run several passes through it so it can double check for possible bad ram. Also, you can try taking all the ram modules out and one by one put them back in and see if any of them cause the bsod again. If it does; then you know its the ram module(s) that are at fault.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
Look ill try out that hwmonitor, but im gonna say again it isnt a BSOD its a lockup. ill try running the game with that in the background and see if there are any changes.
Well; I will tell ya that there are some things i am not a 100% expert in figuring out(at least not yet; but I am still learning little by little as i go along) when it comes to certain errors, etc.; But!; the reason i mentioned the above about the bad ram possibly being a issue; is because of some info and insight so to speak ive gained from reading other posts on other forums etc that were posted via links from google I do research the errors etc to try and pinpoint what or where the problem may lay at so i can try and remember for future reference.
I try that but when i cant find a solution i come here to post
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25 Jan 2014   #13
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

well the only thing at this point that comes to mind is a possible lack of available ram. That will definitely cause a lockup if there is not enough available ram for windows to function properly. You should have at least 4gb; but preferably at least 8 for windows to run optimally on a system that is in good order.
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25 Jan 2014   #14
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
well the only thing at this point that comes to mind is a possible lack of available ram. That will definitely cause a lockup if there is not enough available ram for windows to function properly. You should have at least 4gb; but preferably at least 8 for windows to run optimally on a system that is in good order.
Thats incorrect - systems will function perfectly fine on 4GB, and sometimes less. MajorFoley has 8GB which is a huge amount.
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26 Jan 2014   #15
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Go over your install thoroughly using the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
starting with the hardware tests.

Almost everyone will find the problem's cause if all the steps are worked through. Take all the time you need, ask back any questions or post results of steps for more suggestions.
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26 Jan 2014   #16
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Go over your install thoroughly using the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
starting with the hardware tests.

Almost everyone will find the problem's cause if all the steps are worked through. Take all the time you need, ask back any questions or post results of steps for more suggestions.
Thanks i will follow that now, i just finished a mem test so it doesnt seem to be my ram, as it came up with no errors. However if it IS my computer overheating, i just realized i havent cleaned out my case in a good while and the dust could cause an overheat, could this be a likely cause?
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26 Jan 2014   #17
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

It shows in the tutorial how to monitor your CPU temps and compare them against suggested Max using CoreTemp. What are the running temps now under load?
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26 Jan 2014   #18
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It shows in the tutorial how to monitor your CPU temps and compare them against suggested Max using CoreTemp. What are the running temps now under load?
ok running coretemp with steam and IE in the background, heres a screenshot.


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26 Jan 2014   #19
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

They're about half the max temp shown there for your CPU, so no worries.

What's hideous is all of the freeloaders you have starting with Windows in the System Tray. None of those except your AV need to be starting with Windows. So follow the tutorial's critical step to establish a Clean Boot.
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26 Jan 2014   #20
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
They're about half the max temp shown there for your CPU, so no worries.

What's hideous is all of the freeloaders you have starting with Windows in the System Tray. None of those except your AV need to be starting with Windows. So follow the tutorial's critical step to establish a Clean Boot.
I know it will make my comp boot faster but really cause lock ups to occur during games?
i guess i can clean up the boot, i plan on installing this SSD i won at PAX soon enough as well but i dont wanna wipe my computer just yet. But i dont see how disabling all those at the start willl prevent the lock ups im having
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