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Windows 7: Sound Freezing Often Causes BSOD During Games

31 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 7

I went ahead and put in a support ticket with Acer. Maybe we can get answer to this one. I am usually pretty good with solving PC issues but this one has me stumped and I have spent way too much time trying to figure it out.

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16 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Update: Acer has been super helpful /sarcasm

In all seriousness, I think I may have corrected the problem. I did everything I could think of: Windows Updates, driver updates, virus scans, stress tests, spybot scans, scan disk (full with error correction), and finally reset the BIOS to default factory settings. So far I haven't gotten a BSOD. It has been two days, whereas normally I could start the machine, play 10 minutes of Starcraft II and be restarting. Today from a fresh boot I played Starcraft II for 3 hours straight without any issues.

Hope this helps.
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20 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 7

Yeah Acer's tech support is a total joke. They must believe that everyone is a complete idiot and knows nothing about computers. Their responses are about as generic as they get.

I upgraded the BIOS to A04 (the latest one I think) and reset to factory defaults and have not had any issues gaming for long periods either. I still always reboot before playing. I guess it's habit at this point.
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10 Nov 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
Freezing and rebooting Predator


I have a Predator since a bit more than a year and I'm using it for online flight simulation mostly.

Recently I bought Silent hunter and did had the same problem you were describing.

So if I understand well the only thing you do other than update all driver to the latest is to change your BIOS to the latest version.

Since I started to have the same problem, my computer also reboot almost at every startup ( Normal startup, window logon, desktop and suddentlyblue screen and memory dump ) then I get an overcloking error message on the next startup opening the Startup option screen.

Of course I did use the " reset factory default ", saved and exit but this is still happening.

I'm intended to think that the 2 are related as before it started the sound cruching thing and rebooting, my PC was simply working great.

Let me know if you had any other fix since your last post.


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