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Freezing while playing games and playing AVI files

Question: Freezing while playing games and playing AVI files

Hi my computer freezes when I play some video games and also when I play AVI files (if I play mpeg files they work just fine, no freezing at all) But the thing is when I play games or AVI files my computer will freeze randomly (5 minutes, 30 minutes, just randomly sometimes it won't freeze at all) I don't know if it's the memory or not, here are my pc specs:

Windows XP SP2
AMD Athlon 1750 Mhz
1.00 GB of RAM
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200

So if you guys can help me, it would be greatly appreciated thank you!

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Hello, I have a question. My Lenovo Yoga 720 15.6" doesn't overheat, although I've noticed something rather odd. When I play Fifa 17 with the charger plugged in, the fans are very loud and the laptop gets pretty hot. When I play Fifa 17 on battery only (charger not plugged in) the fans are quite silent and the laptop doesn't get hot at all. Why is that? For all I know, I would expect the exact opposite...Thanks in advance!Kind regards,Tijs

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 720 15" : hot when playing games on charger, cool when playing games on battery???

The CPU runs at full speed when it is plugged in and runs more slowly on battery to save power.  Faster = more heat.

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Hi there, in the last few days when playing games (BFBC2, BF3 and Sticky Bomb), my computer has been freezing at various points (sometimes within a minute, sometimes after 2 hours), and on reboot i get BSOD sometimes with different error messages such as "system_services_exception". After the initial reboot BSOD i seem to sometimes get a 2nd BSOD such as "system_thread_unhandled_exception", "IRQOL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" and other error messgaes. Occasionally after rebooting I get a freeze just on desktop screen, which never happens unless I have just had a freeze in game.

Before this started happening I have installed a new sound card and installed new drivers for my graphics card. I have since tried taking out the sound card (same problem seen) and also rolling back to the previous nvidia drivers with no avail.

I tried running memtest, but after 2 hours it was only over 50% so gave up for now, but at that point it hadn't seen any errors.

My rig is:

Asus M5A97 R2.0
16 GB Corsair Vengence
MSI GTX 970
AMD FX-8350 4.2GHz
Asus Xonar DGX
Corsair 750Watt PSU
win 10 64 bit

Can anyone help? More than happy to provide any sorts of file dumps if someone tells me what to do

Thanks

Answer:Freezing when playing games

Please read BSOD Posting Instructions & How to upload files

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I have the following spec MOBO: ECS P4M900T-M2Processor: Q6600 @ 2.40GHz Memory:4GB ddr2 RAMNVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO500 & 80 gb HD's450 watt PSUWindows Vista Ultimate (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1Problem - Running any game, the PC intermittently freezes - screen just jams, only way out is to hit power button. This sometimes happens within 2 minutes, sometimes within half hour, does not matter if it is basic game - Company of heroes or running all settings max on far cry 2...Playing every day, this probl;em stopped, but is now back again with irregular playing..?Using monitoring tools, temps are all good.Can anyone please help!!??

Answer:Pc keeps freezing playing games...

had two hard drives a 200 & 320gbthey were mounted too close together and the were overheatingthough I monitored temp for a while and the wern't to much above normal (or as some response in forum that that type drive do run hot)One drive has now been lowered considerably to bottom of case and touching would OK now

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Hi everyone, i'm having an issue :
My pc is freezing while i'm playing game, more and more frequently
and it's starting to get really annoying.
The weird thing is that when it freezes i have to reboot the hard way (pressing power button) but when i go into the fiability historic, it only says that windows hasn't shut down correctly...
My Pc config is listed below :

Processor : Intel Core i7 4770 (3.4GHz)
Mother card: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Z87-K Rev X.0x
RAM : 8Go DDR3
Graphic card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

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Ok so I recently built this pc from the ground up, for some time now it's been freezing up. What happens is when I play pretty much any game, even low required games like Diablo 2 and Ragnarok Online, my pc will lock up for about 20 seconds and the sound will loop over and over then after it's done having its fritz everything will speed up and then go back to normal. It does this pretty often, sometimes it won't do it for about a couple hours other times it'll do this every 5 minutes.

I've asked on other forums and the only reply is that it could be a faulty power supply. I don't have too many programs running in my proccesses so I really have no clue what's doing this, it's the first time it's ever happened to me.

Here are my PC specs.

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
System Manufacturer: GBT___
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 362MB used, 1330MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 7600 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.9131 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)

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Answer:PC Freezing while playing games.

This sounds like a ram issue, is this a 1 gig stick or 2-512s?
 

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I posted earlier about my pc freezing while playing AOC, and no replies really fixed the problem. this is what it was doing. it would randomly freeze during game play and repeat the last sound made basically a clicking noise. Well I finally found something that i think might have fixed it. i simply muted the sound. And it hasnt froze since. So now can anyone tell me from that what the problem is, so i can turn the sound back on..also this has been a problem since i bought the computer, and also took it back and got a new one that did the excact same thing. so i figured it couldnt posibly be a hardware problem. my other post has the specs for the comp.....THX for any help
 

Answer:pc freezing while playing games

And where is that other post? Put a link to it please. Ppl might be more inclined to read it and help ya.

Scorp.
 

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Hello and thank you in advance for looking through this post.

My problems complicated in a way. You see I run on a Area-51 m9750 Laptop with Vista. The Vid card is a geforce 8700 gt. The problem is this thing tends to randomly freeze up if i don't have a game like World of Warcraft or counter strike playing in the background. and in some rare times even that wont keep it from freezing up. It also seems to happen more frequently if im watching videos on youtube or running a flash program or game like on newgrounds. When it does happen, the only way I can get it going again is to restart the laptop. After wards Vista notices it was shutdown improperly but that's about it. I can't find any error logs or anything else that could tell me what could be wrong. I know its the video card but i can't tell why.

I've already tried to uninstall, reinstall and update the drivers but that only appears to work for a few days, then it goes back to freezing.

So I'm stumped. I don't really want to run off to a repair shop because the ones around here really charge a lot. Any ideas?
 

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OK heres my prob everytime i try playing a game my computer keeps freezing like after 7 minutes ...games like company of heroes and Age of empires 3 ..and fear ...i tried buying a new video card but still the same prob ...Here are the specs

CPU - AMD 2.8 ghz FX 57 single core
RAM - 1ghz
MOBO - ASUS A8N32 - SLI -DELIXE
VIDEO CARD - ATI X1950XTX
POWER SUPPLY - 500 watts
 

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Hi All,

I really don't know where exactly to classify my problem, so I guess I will just put it in this thread for the meantime.

These are my current specs:

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium
E8500 C2D 3.16GHz
Maximus II Formula
Powercolor HD5970
Sound Blaster X-Fi (not sure on the exact model - it came with the Maximus II)
2 x 4GB Corsair Dominator 1066 DDR2
3 x 500GB Seagate Barracuda 32MB Cache
HX1000 Coolermaster 1000W PSU

I am currently experiencing quite a puzzling problem with my system which is only occurring now after 2 years of gaming. To properly describe it - whenever I play certain games on Steam the screen freezes at the loading screen with no other way of recovering other than doing a hard reboot. A sample of these would be R.U.S.E., Plants vs. Zombies, and King's Bounty. I tried to play games without using Steam such as Starcraft 2, and the same thing happens. The other puzzling thing is, I tried Civ 5, but this did not make the system hang, but when I tried to play it, it leads to slowdowns after a brief period of time. To be honest, I haven't tried it with any other games, but the fact that this is happening with these particular games (when it shouldn't) is most alarming. Currently though, as long as I don't run any games and only surf, use YM, play movies and music

Before I go further - these are the remedies which I have attempted to do to possibly come to a conclusion as to what is the problem:

I used to run my system with Vista 64-bit H... Read more

Answer:Freezing when playing games

Set your Steam offline mode, see if this is some Steam issue.

Is PSU sufficient for your rig?

Memtest.org can test your memory overnight.

Sorry if this is banal to ask, but did you apply Driver Sweeper-Guru3D when reinstalling the Catalyst versions?

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So I bought a new motherboard because i accidentally fried my old one. On my old motherboard games ran perfectly with no crashing or freezing, with this new motherboard games only last seconds to minutes before my computer locks up with the sound buzzing and requires a hard restart. My GPU temp is at 62 while playing games, graphics drivers are up to date. I have no idea what could be causing this, please help.

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I am a pretty intense gamer and have recently been having some problems with gaming. Up untill this week, I have been playing with an ATI Radeon X700 pro. I decided that it was time for an upgrade and I went with the NVIDIA 8800GTS 320bit Graphics Card. With this came a new 500 watt power supply, compares to my old 350 watt. When I started gaming with this new set up I have been freezing in the middle of games. My whole computer locks up, I cant move my mouse, minimize or do anything. I'm forced to restart the computer. I play games such as Battlefield 2, WoW, Call of Duty, and Age of Empires 3. I play a wide variety of games and have never once ran into this problem untill I installed my new card and PSU. At first I thought it may have been over heating but I messed with my fan speeds and the temp of the card idles at around 57-60 degrees C which is pretty basic for a card like this. I dont know if maybe I got a bad video card or what but any help is appreciated.

And if you want to know my other specs:
200gb Hard Drive
2gigs of ram
AMD Athlon 3500 processor

Thanks in advance
 

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Hello, im having problem with system freezes while playing games. (League of legends atm).

No BSOD appears, the system just freezes, sometimes with sound repeating. This happens at least once a day.

System Specs
Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64
Intel Core2 Extreme Q6850 @ 3.00 GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 580
6 GB RAM

Answer:Freezing while playing games.

perfmon shows your nForce networking controller as being disabled. Is this deliberate? If so, why?

FYI - you had at least 2 BSOD's (the memory dumps were uploaded with the reports that you submitted). They occurred on 29 and 30 July. It appears that the one from 30 July was a Driver Verifier enabled bug check - what settings did you use for Driver Verifier?

Both memory dumps are Driver Verifier enabled. Please turn off Driver Verifier (it's supposed to cause BSOD's) by selecting "Delete existing settings" in the program, clicking on Finish, and rebooting the system.

Although the networking device is disabled, the drivers are loaded and are from 2008. I'd suggest enabling the device and updating the drivers. Looking at the systeminfo results, it may be that there are 2 nForce networking devices on the mobo - and only one is disabled.

Send-loop.exe (email Marketing software) is causing errors. Not much else is evident. Have you checked for video card overheating?

BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\FUBAR\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\073011-10545-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17592.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
Debug session time: Fri Jul 29 18:18:46.219 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:04:37.842
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!VerifierBugCheckIfAppropriate+3c )
DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION (c4)
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xc4_115
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VERIFIER_ENABLED_VISTA_MINIDUMP
PROCESS_NAME: System
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Ma frnd has a pentium 4 2.4 ghz, 64mb intel video card. WHILE PLAYING GAMES, da game unexpectedly freezes havin to restart . WHAT TO DO????????????????

Answer:windows xp sp2 freezing while playing games

With that video card, I would suggest making sure it meets the specs required by the games. That is a very old card.

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Hey guys I have been getting alot of BSOD while when I play Games (10-15 to even 1hour 30mins in)I have updated my 2 GTX 760's and have updated the drivers in my MOBO same with Audio the BSOD reports areSYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION0x0000003b00000000`c0000005fffff802`f00c7c6fffffd000`23c3af5000000000`00000000Caused by driver ntoskrnl.exeAll of my crashes/BSOD/Freezes are all coming out with the same cause "Caused by driver ntoskrnl.exe"Any help would be greatly appreciated (Brand new IbuyPowerPC)The zipped folder has my DMP file in it
http://1drv.ms/1s6qGOZ

Answer:BSOD/Freezing while playing games :(

Welcome,
Have you looked at this possible solution?
 
http://windowstechies.com/-/en/dexe/?t=1&k=ntoskrnl.exe&m=e&u=&c=53623802430&gclid=CJmjrrLpm8ECFeRj7Aod1BUAHw
 
Keep us posted
 
Dick

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Hi. I just recently bought the z570 i7 with the Intel integrated graphics. My problem is that whenever I go to play any game it will freeze. Sometimes its 30 minutes in, sometimes its an hour in. Then I have to go to the task manager and close the game and open it back up. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem?

Answer:Freezing while playing games z570

hi Frankyminion,
 
Welcome to the forum. :-)
 
No long ago a friend of mine had the exact same issues that you had on the same system. So i advised him to contact Lenovo support and the support guided him to make a few adjustments and from there it was rectified. They mentioned to him it had to do with advanced performance settings for processor energy management. So i believe that would be the case for yours too.
 
I highly recommend that you contact the support first and i think they should be able to rectify the issue for you.
 
Do let me know how it goes.
 
regards

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This is what happened over the last few weeks. btw, theres nothing wrong with my hardware or anything. its been running fine..if slow..for that last 4 years.

1. I tried to download firefox 3 RC 3. when it was done installing, there were 3 firefox shortcuts on my desktop. one of them worked, the other 2 didnt. i downloaded and installed firefox 2 again, but the same problem occured. this time, when i ran firefox, it said firefox had encountered a problem.

2. after this happened, my explorer bar went bonkers and i got a message saying explorer.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. i clicked more info, and it said it had to do something with the user32.dll.

3. While i was playing a game, my computer froze after ~15 minutes. I mean my computer completely froze. no alt-tabbing, no mouse movement.

4. i tried to play another game, and my computer also froze.

5. i did system restore, my explorer bar was ok, but firefox wasnt downloaded. (this is the day firefox 3 came out) i downloaded firefox, ran it. in the middle of browsing, my explorer bar encountered yet another problem.

now im running a panda scan, but im positive my computer doesnt hav any virus/malware. *sigh*

i can provide more info if needed.

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Hey guys I have been getting alot of BSOD while when I play Games (10-15 to even 1hour 30mins in)
I have updated my 2 GTX 760's and have updated the drivers in my MOBO same with Audio the BSOD reports are

SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
0x0000003b
00000000`c0000005
fffff802`f00c7c6f
ffffd000`23c3af50
00000000`00000000
Caused by driver ntoskrnl.exe

All of my crashes/BSOD/Freezes are all coming out with the same cause "Caused by driver ntoskrnl.exe"

Any help would be greatly appreciated (Brand new IbuyPowerPC)

The zipped folder has my DMP file in it
 

Answer:BSOD/Freezing while playing games :(

It is a video driver issue...
 

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ive just bought my computer brand new its had a few problems so far but easy enough to fix but now that its actually up and running when i try to play games my computer just freezes i think its overheating but when i used my hardware monitor spftware i got with my AMD Atholon 64 +3000 and it says my MB usually about 28 C and my CPU is between 25-28 C when i play games it just freezes after about 5 or 10 minutes sometimes i even get about half an hour but i minimized it and checked the hardware monitor and it said my CPU rose to only 31-35 C and my MB rose to 30 C what could be the problem all the fans work perfectly i have a Fan in my Powersupply on on rear panel and on on front panel and on on my CPU and graphics card.

Could anyway help me please?
 

Answer:Computer freezing when playing games

You could try testing your memory. Sometimes bad memory can cause issues.
Here's a memory testing program.
http://hcidesign.com/memtest/

Also, an underpowered/cheaply made power supply can also cause problems. Do you know what psu you have (brand/model/specs)?
 

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I am a pretty intense gamer and have recently been having some problems with gaming. Up untill this week, I have been playing with an ATI Radeon X700 pro. I decided that it was time for an upgrade and I went with the NVIDIA 8800GTS 320bit Graphics Card. With this came a new 500 watt power supply, compared to my old 350 watt. When I started gaming with this new set up I have been freezing in the middle of games. My whole computer locks up, I cant move my mouse, minimize or do anything. I'm forced to restart the computer. I play games such as Battlefield 2, WoW, Call of Duty, and Age of Empires 3. I play a wide variety of games and have never once ran into this problem untill I installed my new card and PSU. At first I thought it may have been over heating but I messed with my fan speeds and the temp of the card idles at around 57-60 degrees C which is pretty basic for a card like this. I dont know if maybe I got a bad video card or what but any help is appreciated.

And if you want to know my other specs:
200gb Hard Drive
2gigs of ram
AMD Athlon 3500 processor
The PSU is an Antec Basiq and the the amps are 18A

Thanks in advance
 

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Hello! As the title says whenever I'm playing a game it'll randomly freeze for a couple seconds and buzz/loop the current sound through my speakers. Sometimes it won't recover and I'll have to shut off my computer manually. Sometimes after a long freeze it will say Display driver crashed but recovered, I've tried updating my drivers multiple times but nothing. I'm honestly not that computer savy, I've cleaned my computer multiple times and clean started it. Works for a bit but then right back at it. It could be that my graphics card isn't strong enough for the games I play? Doubtful but I'm not sure, especially since I turn down all the graphics. It usually only occurs if I'm playing a game and have a tab open or something. Also did a computer info scan that I'll attach. Thank you for your time! Truly do appreciate any help you guys can give me.

Answer:Freezing/Buzzing when playing games

Hi Quickur & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

Sorry for the delayed response. Sometimes we do get overwhelmed ^_^. Patience is appreciated.

I have analyzed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

Code:
5: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)
The DPC watchdog detected a prolonged run time at an IRQL of DISPATCH_LEVEL
or above.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, A single DPC or ISR exceeded its time allotment. The offending
component can usually be identified with a stack trace.
Arg2: 0000000000000501, The DPC time count (in ticks).
Arg3: 0000000000000500, The DPC time allotment (in ticks).
Arg4: 0000000000000000

Debugging Details:
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DPC_TIMEOUT_TYPE: SINGLE_DPC_TIMEOUT_EXCEEDED

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x133

PROCESS_NAME: System

CURRENT_IRQL: d

ANALYSIS_VERSION: 6.3.9600.16384 (debuggers(dbg).130821-1623) amd64fre

DPC_STACK_BASE: FFFFF8800318BFB0

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff8007cc4deab to fffff8007cace540

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Hey TSG, I have a problem with my computer when playing games. In some of the newer, higher demanding games, mainly Mass Effect 2, Sims 3, Modern Warfare 2, and occasionally Team Fortress 2, my computer freezes, the monitor goes black and shows no input, the sound loops, everything is unresponsive. This occurs for about 5 seconds straight until it either restarts itself, or I have to press the reset button.

Possible causes:
1. I heard from a number of other threads that it could be from over heating. I've monitored my temperatures while ingame, and the only real problem was that Core 0 was about 60 degree C. Also, sometimes this freezing happens after 5 minutes of turning on the PC and playing a game in the morning.

2. Also from another thread I read it could be from a low performance PSU, which then I relised I had the computer's default one. But I bought a new $100 PSU, which should be more than capable of handling this.

3. This is a personal theory of mine, but I have two wall sockets running my PC system and other devices. But for each of these two plugs, I have a power board plugged in to allow more devices to run, such as my printer and speakers. My computer shares the wallsocket with my monitor, speakers and internet power plug, while the other powerboard powers my printer, homephone and wireless mouse. Maybe there isn't enough power getting to the computer?

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Answer:Crashing/Freezing while playing Games

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My computer freezes after how many minutes of playing RF.. can some1 help me??
I got a 7300GT NVIDIA video card..
 

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Hello, hoping someone here can help me. Last sunday all my games started freezing almost as soon as I start playing them, that saturday and before everything was fine. A friend of mine told me to download motherboard monitor to see if maybe something was overheating. I downloaded that, and it said sensor one was reading something at 127C, I have no clue what sensor one is, but if anything was that hot inside I dont think my computer would be working at all. I have gone into bios, said my processor is at 42C, I got gpu-v and my video card is at about 65c, I started one game in windowed mode and it went up to about 75C, once I got out of the game it quickly went back down to about 65 or 64C. All of my fans are working, my power supply is a 450W. I cant figure this out at all. Im going to include my dxdiag that I just did too. Im not sure just what all is important in this so going to include it all. Oh and I also updated to the latest video card drivers last sunday too.
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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/26/2008, 15:59:53
Machine name: THOR
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp.080413-2111)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
Memory: 1534MB RAM
Page File: 1196MB used, 3221MB available
Windows Dir: D:\WINDOWS
Dire... Read more

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Well to start things off, I got my computer custom built at cyberpower despite reading some pretty negative reviews about them. Fresh out of the box, the computer began freezing within 20 mins of playing any game. I sent it back and they replaced the CPU and that seemed to do the trick.
It's now been over a year later and the freezing has begun again. I was playing World of Warships earlier today when all of sudden my computer froze and I had to do a hard reboot. However, windows was not starting up. My monitor kept losing video. Even running in safe mode, it eventually lost video or froze within 10 mins. I tried rebooting about 5 times with no luck and sometimes when it crashed it looked like the bios screen was coming up as it said Gigabyte on the top of the screen but then it would lose video.
So I initially thought either my motherboard or cpu were fried. I waited about an hour to try to start it up again and this time it worked. The idle temps were normal and everything seemed fine. Then I waited a little bit and tried to play world of warships again. 10 mins in, I checked the CPU temp and it was close to 60C but about 20 mins later another freeze. I didn't get a chance to look at the temp. However, this time it rebooted fine and did not crash or lose video like before.

Now here I am, trying to find any help on the internet. The 1 year warranty is up so i'm on my own.
Here are my specs:
CPU- AMD FX-9590 4.7ghz
GPU- AMD R9 280x 3GB HIS ICQ Edition
OS- ... Read more

Answer:Computer freezing while playing games?

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Based purely on your explanation so far, the first thing I would be looking at is the Graphics Card (GPU) and cabling, not the motherboard or CPU. You say your CPU was at 60C, what are you using to check that? 60C isn't that bad if it is under load. What are the temps for the GPU like?

Firstly, I assume nothing is overclocked?
Is Windows fully patched and up to date?
Are all your drivers fully patched and up to date?

Some simple first line checks:
1) Double check all your cables and connectors from the PC to monitor are connected properly and securely. Remove and reinsert as necessary.

Your PSU doesn't appear to be a particularly good one, a very quick Google gets me info on an 850w model which only comes with a 2 year warranty, not a good sign. A good quality unit will have a minimum of 5 years warranty and the PSU is an area you really shouldn't go cheap on especially in a gaming machine. Unfortunately a lot of builds to do cheap to bring costs down.

Please download and install Speccy (its free). Run the program then following the instructions below (think they are right) to publish a report to the web, this will give us a lot of information about your system.

1.In Speccy, click File, and then click Publish Snapshot.
2.In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed.
3.Speccy publishes the profile and displays a second Publish Snapshot. You can open the URL in your default browser, copy it to the clipboar... Read more

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Hello. I am new to the forums here and I'm not very tech savvy so please bear with me. I encountered a problem about a week ago. The problem was that my computer kept freezing whenever I played any kind of game (such as WoT). When I opened up the application, in around the first 10 seconds, my computer would freeze prior to opening the game application. What the screen would look like is a very pshychodelic screen of a little distorted colors of red and blue along with the colors of the screen. During that freeze, my mouse wouldn't move, as well as ctrl-alt-dlt so I would have to turn it off by holding on to the start button. I turn on my computer again and there would be a bunch of small green, vertical dots in the loading screen like something from the matrix but not that many dots. I hit f1 to start (my computer has a lot of problems ) and I go to the screen where it asks me if I would like to go to safe mode or normal mode. On that screen, the screen is more of a checkered red and black with different, random patterns. I go to normal mode and enter the loading screen where my windows 7 moving icon starts up. On that screen, there are a bunch of vertical green lines on the screen. The computer, however, does not load up in that stage and either freezes in a black screen slumber or just restarts.

Now this would happen to my computer now. It was quite different a month ago.

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Answer:Computer keeps freezing when playing games

What are your full computer specs!
 

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My computer freezes up on me when i am playing games, both online and offline. I have tried many things to solve the problem but can't seem to fix it. I have a custom pc with a zotac nforce 620i motherboard, nvidia geforce 9500gt 512 mb graphics card, 2 gigs of ram, and dual Intel Pentium E2180 processors at 2GHz each. I have updated all drivers, maxed out the fan on the graphics card, checked for cpu usage and ram space and everything has worked out. I dont know if there is anymore information needed for someone to help me, but if there is just let me know and i'll try to get it. I would really appreciate any help with this problem. Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Computer Freezing when playing games

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I don't know why this is happening (obviously), but my computer is constantly freezing anytime I play graphics intensive games. Recently, anywhere between 5 minutes and 3 hours in Guild Wars 2 is causing my computer to fully lock up causing me to have to power it down. I've checked my temperatures for my GPU and the highest it got was about 56~57C. I did a Memtest and that also came up clean. Lastly I tried prime 95 to see if my CPU was overheating, but it was not. Ran at about 57-63C depending on which core(or cpu? I'm not that tech savvy, sorry).

Here are my basic specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti, 2047 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1430806 MB, Free - 558652 MB;
Motherboard: XFX, XFX nForce 790i Ultra 3-Way SLI
Antivirus: None
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System Information
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Time of this report: 8/30/2012, 02:40:06
Machine name: DANIJEL-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.120503-2030)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: XFX79U
System Model: XFX nForce 790i Ultra 3-Way SLI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
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my computer gets bluescreen randomly when playing. it happens in almost every game, even games like TES: oblivion crashes. many games like GTAsan andreas just freezes and stays that way for infinte time or until I shut down the computer. the computer can handle games like skyrim without lagging at all. but instead this happens. I think it be my computer overheating or something.

any help for me?
 

Answer:BSOD and freezing while playing games

Here is a simple test to determine if it is indeed a heat issue. Open your side panel and remove it. Place a small fan and on low setting have it blow into your system. Now play the games that cause your issue. What are the results?

Also, if there is dust build up then clean the dust out using a can of condensed air. Spray the air in burst no closer than 6 inches. DO NOT TURN THE CAN OVER. Keep it upright. Clean your cpu and especially your video card fan.

* Keep us updated.
 

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Ma pc has pentium 4 2.4 ghz, 64mb intel video card. WHILE PLAYING GAMES, da game unexpectedly freezes havin to restart. My pc wasn't freezing 4-6 days ago.it started freezing 2-3 days before......WHAT TO DO????????????????????????

 

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Hi, I'm having a problem with my laptop where it will freeze, giving me a screen of fuzzy blocks of colour. This has only happened when I'm playing games, and will almost always happen 10-60 mins after starting a game.
When it freezes I can still move the cursor (represented by its own fuzzy block) and the audio continues for a few seconds then I get a buzzing. If I try alt+tab or ctrl+alt+dlt I can't move the cursor any more either.

The laptop doesn't feel like its overheating, it often gets a lot hotter than it is at these points. I have tried running it just off AC as I've been having some problems with my battery recently that I thought were connected but the same happened.

Any ideas?

dxdiag

Code:
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System Information
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Time of this report: 6/10/2013, 23:20:20
Machine name: TOM-LAPTOP
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Studio 1558
BIOS: Ver 1.00 BIOS A08 PARTTBLr
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3956MB RAM
Page File: 1882MB used, 6028MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
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Answer:Screen Freezing/Crashing while playing games

Even though you do not suspect and over heating issue. Clean out all air vents with a can of air. Also go to the manufacture of the laptop Dell go to Support/Drivers locate the model number studio 1558 Make sure you select Windows 7 64bit. Download any updated video drivers available, install them then reboot. Also try temporarly disabling your anti virus while playing games also end tasking any unneeded tasks or programs while playing. These can use up RAM which can also slow down your game and Windows.
Also go to Start type in Msconfig click the Startup tap and uncheck non essential Microsoft items also do not uncheck any anti virus items. Click ok, then reboot.

A lot of startup and running programs in the back ground can slow down your system. Do a disk cleanup. Also try defraging your hard drive.

Try these let us know.

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So the backstory:

I played 7 Days to Die last weekend and had an odd freeze where everything locked up and the monitor suddenly looked like this:

https://i.imgur.com/C9c5BGS.jpg

I figured maybe it was an issue of graphics card drivers needing to be updated so the next day I went ahead and updated my drivers. Later that day 7 Days to Die crashed again, the same way. Then later World of Warcraft did. At that point I figured something must be pretty wrong, as I'd been playing WoW on and off for weeks and never had any problems.

I tried dusting out the case, worrying that it was a heat issue. Eventually during one of the restarts/freezes I got to the point where the tower would boot up but the monitor stayed in Power Saver mode. After flashing the BIOS and removing the graphics card, I was able to get back into Windows. I figured maybe my graphics card was on its way out, but it couldn't hurt to format the SSD I keep Windows on and start clean before I put a new card in. So I did that, but held off on putting the card in right away as it took forever to get all the Windows Updates handled, and eventually I ended up installing Windows 10 as there were so many problems with Windows 7.

Fast forward to now where I still haven't installed a new graphics card, as when I tried to test my system out by running some games (Rocket League, which completely freezes up on the title screen; Beseige, which plays fine but within 5-10 minutes causes a BSOD of System_Service_Exception) it di... Read more

Answer:BSOD and freezing while playing video games

Hi Jaffo,

Welcome to the 10forums

Please free up space on the F partition until there is at least 15% free space. Windows needs 10-15% free space (15 to be on the safe side) so the user won't be annoyed by the background stuff Windows performs.

Please make sure the SSD firmware is up to date.

If all above do not improve the situationl, please let me know and I'll suggest a next step

If you are using a program like Ccleaner please stop using it while troubleshooting.
This because programs like Ccleaner remove dump files that are needed to troubleshoot.
Or configure Ccleaner to not remove dump files:

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So the backstory:

I played 7 Days to Die last weekend and had an odd freeze where everything locked up and the monitor suddenly looked like this:

http://i.imgur.com/C9c5BGS.jpg

I figured maybe it was an issue of graphics card drivers needing to be updated so the next day I went ahead and updated my drivers. Later that day 7 Days to Die crashed again, the same way. Then later World of Warcraft did. At that point I figured something must be pretty wrong, as I'd been playing WoW on and off for weeks and never had any problems.

I tried dusting out the case, worrying that it was a heat issue. Eventually during one of the restarts/freezes I got to the point where the tower would boot up but the monitor stayed in Power Saver mode. After flashing the BIOS and removing the graphics card, I was able to get back into Windows. I figured maybe my graphics card was on its way out, but it couldn't hurt to format the SSD I keep Windows on and start clean before I put a new card in. So I did that, but held off on putting the card in right away as it took forever to get all the Windows Updates handled, and eventually I ended up installing Windows 10 as there were so many problems with Windows 7.

Fast forward to now where I still haven't installed a new graphics card, as when I tried to test my system out by running some games (Rocket League, which completely freezes up on the title screen; Beseige, which plays fine but within 5-10 minutes causes a BSOD of System_Service_Exception) it did... Read more

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So I have almost a brand new pc if you can tell I got it a 3 months ago.
So from the begging I was experiencing pc freezing while playing or editing only , so check the temperature and found out my cpu was overheating gose over 90c easly, so I bought water-cooler and temp stays below 70 on max load so I thought should be okay now. But no
Still was freezing now mostly when playing sometimes during editing too. But when you play you have about an hour time more or less. And it's freezes completely ,nothing works after (ctrl alt delete , caps look light not changing when pressing , Windows key ) , but I noticed gpu and and all fans still working on full load after screen freezes.
So I checked temps of gpu is around 70c motherboard keeps up to 50c.
Maybe some people had similar experience and can suggest what can be wrong? Thanks
Edit : today I played pc froze again, restarted it and nothing happened black screen only pc fans spinning monitor showing no signal I restarted again and it worked windows load up.

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Okay at first I thought this was an overheating problem, now I'm convinced it's the motherboard. This was mentioned in the thread about spontaneous rebooting but I figured it warranted its own thread. My computer (XP 1600+, ASUS A7A266 board) has a habit of freezing up, with the sound looping, after a while of playing games. it used to do it whenever i was doing anything that generates much heat, like watching videos, playing games, or even burning CDs. The CPU was in the high 60s C when this was happening. I went out and bought some thermal paste and the CPU temp dropped by 10 C. Problem solved, right? Nope! Now, when I'm playing a game (GTA3 specifically), the same thing happens. It happens only when I have the side of the case on so it's a couple degrees hotter than with it off - up to 54 C or so, which is well under what the computer idled at before I put the thermal paste on! The CPU's now sitting at 52 C.

So, can anyone verify that this is a motherboard issue? Thanks!
 

Answer:Freezing when playing games - mobo issue??

Try running Hot CPU Tester & if that doesn't give you any problems try a memtest ( if this version of memtest doesn't work for you, try the old one -> LINK ).
 

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Hey all,

First, this is my first post on this forum, I found this forum when looking for a solution on my problems with the laptop.

The laptop is a Dell xps L10701X (nearly one year old)
The specs are:

CPU = i7
GPU= nvidea 445M (3gb, non shared ram)
HDD = 2x 500gb
Ram = 12 gb DDR3 1333
OS = windows 7 64 bit ultimate (clean install just 2 hours ago)

2 out of 3 times i boot, the computer just freezes on booting, always happens during the windows logo.
When it boots it just takes a game or a video to totally freeze the notebook, the screen turns black when that happens.

Yesterday I have someone from Dell to replace my mainboard, but that didn't fix the problem.

Any help would be greatly apriciated.

Jory
 

Answer:Laptop keeps freezing when playing games/videos

"OS = windows 7 64 bit ultimate (clean install just 2 hours ago)"...

Did you download and install all the Windows 7 updates after re-installing Windows including service pack 1. Run Windows Update until no more updates are found
 

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I do not know what exactly causes it but after playing certain games the screen remains black (without a mouse cursor) and the only solution at first appeared to be to reboot the system. So this truly seemed to be a black screen of death. Sadly there is no log file for this (despite a critical error message in the Event viewer stating that the OS was restarted unexpectedly..... which comes as little surprise considering I had to reboot the PC manually to get the screen back). Sadly there are no entries of the explorer.exe crashing (or freezing) itself so I'm absolutely in the dark regarding what causes it.
I had similar issues under Windows 8.1 where the explorer.exe (the executable for the file explorer) was to blame as well. As a matter of fact this is a reason why I switched to Windows 10 as I had hoped it would solve the issue (after I had scanned the system files while still using Win 8.1. and having been informed that some system files were corrupted). Sadly switching to Windows 10 did not fix this. I even did a clean install after first upgrading (i.e. formatting the hard drive and then installing the OS) so at least at that point there can't have been any corrupted system files there (and I've also done a scan in the meantime which came up with no file integrity issues).
I have meanwhile discovered that manually disconnecting the display from the graphics card and then re-attaching it gives me the mouse cursor back which in turn enables me to re-enable explorer.exe... Read more

Answer:Win 10 Pro (PC): Explorer.exe keeps crashing / freezing while playing games.

updated with a hopefully more helpful informational post at the bottom of this thread

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My computer randomly freezes and I don't know what to do. It has only ever seemed to freeze whilst playing games. I don't know what to do.

I have acquired the event log for it which is:

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Task 63

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2013-06-11T14:43:14.688416200Z

EventRecordID 56518

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 8

Channel System

Computer Jared

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18


- EventData

BugcheckCode 0
BugcheckParameter1 0x0
BugcheckParameter2 0x0
BugcheckParameter3 0x0
BugcheckParameter4 0x0
SleepInProgress false
PowerButtonTimestamp 0

The only one before this was an hour before:

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client
[ Guid] {1C95126E-7EEA-49A9-A3FE-A378B03DDB4D}

EventID 1014

Version 0

Level 3

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x4000000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2013-06-11T13:01:43.378055600Z

EventRecordID 56432

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 1332
[ ThreadID] 3628

Channel System

Computer Jared

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-20
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Answer:My computer is freezing randomly. But only when I'm playing games.

Freezing under games is most likely due to the increased load put on your processor. If your system is overclocked (fairly likely if it is custom-built) then voltages/settings in the bios need to be appropriately adjusted within safe limits to maintain the overclock. If it is not overclocked than the problem could be due to overheating as a result of inadequate cooling. At the very least get the dust bunnies off the inside of your PC and fan filters. Try temporarily running the games with the computer side panel removed, if this helps then inadequate internal airflow is most probably the culprit. These suggestions are oversimplifications but should get you started.

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Hello,

I'm hoping someone can help shed some light on my issue, as I'm stumped at this point.

Beginning on October 22nd, my computer began locking up when playing games. The problem first occured in Minecraft and now affects all other games on my laptop. All games worked with highest settings and no issues prior to October 22nd. My laptop is not overheating, the hard drive is roughly 70% full and I'm not maxing CPU or RAM prior to crashes.

When the computer crashes, either the monitor will go black, leaving only a pixelated thin bar at the top (full lock out, manual restart), OR the image on the screen will freeze (full lock out, manual restart), OR the computer will completely shut off. Furthermore, after hard resetting the computer, I'll have to wait a minute or so or the computer won't turn back on.

Again, this issue began on October 22nd and I have not had any issues prior. No installations or updates took place immediately prior to this problem and no issues have occured outside of gameplay.

Here are some of the steps I have done so far:

Updated display/gfx drivers
Updated Direct X
Un/installed Java (minecraft)
Tried running on single core
Updated sound drivers
Cleaned all ports, fans and intakes with computer duster
Ran two full virus/spyware scans (only 2 cookies removed)
Defragged, deleted unused programs, cleared Win, IE and temp files, registry clean up twice using two separate programs, optimized disks, ran diagnostic reports, and... Read more

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Hello! I've recently (and for the first time) built a gaming computer. For some reason, however, when playing recent and hardware-intensive games like Dead Island Riptide and Witcher 2, I get through about 5 minutes of gameplay before I start hearing a strange buzzing/stuttering noise through my earphones - accompanied by the screen freezing, making it hard to alt-tab or bring up the task manager. If I leave it in this state for too long, then the computer will bluescreen and restart, with some error along the lines of DRIVER_OVERRUN_STACK_BUFFER.

It's very strange, especially since I do not get this error on other games like Mount & Blade: Warband and even Red Orchestra 2 is fine (which is one that I think would cause problems, being quite hardware intensive itself).

Does anybody know what this error from the BSOD means, and perhaps how I may fix this error? One other thing it may be is that when swapping my GPU, i dropped it in quite a cringe-worthy fashion (if you can imagine) - so it might be this.

I'll post my specs here if this helps:

CPU: Intel i7 4770
Mobo: Gigabyte z87-D3HP
PSU: Corsair hx750
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16gb (2x8)
GPU: GTX 660 Ti

For those of you out there thinking of posting "google is your friend!111one LELELE" - I have googled the problem! In fact I've searched for a significant amount of time for an answer, but the solution seems largely dependent on the individual's system and specifications, rather than ha... Read more

Answer:Freezing and weird noise when playing games

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First of all, im sorry for my english. Still learning....

After 1 year of using integrated GC from my i5 4570 i decided to buy extrernal GPU. I did it 3 days ago, I bought R9 270. And i have some problems with random freezes when playing games. Only hard reset solving problem. There is no problems in deskop, i dont have BSOD too, so i do know where to check the logs of this event, only freezing in games. Thoese works fine (good fps), temps are ok, doesnt metter where game is instaled, in my HDD or SSD... I dont think thats colud be AC either. Its Deus G1 500W. Everything is cool until this random freezers. Its very annoying. Please give me some adviece.

And i have the up to date drivers for GPU, Catalys 14.6. ;/

Answer:Random freezing only when playing games, no BSOD

Patriota2 first of all, don't worry about the language, I thought you did very well. In your post you said you bought an external R9 270, did you mean an Internal? Also, you would not have any problem on the Desktop as the card is not under any strain at all. Is it only one game you are having problems with, or all games?

Please follow these instructions and post the results in your next post. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions also

Please fill out your System Specs


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Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in every post and keep us from hunting for them. We ask that you fill them out in as much detail as possible including Desktop or Laptop, Model number if it is an OEM computer and all components with the Manufacturer and Model number if possible.

If you will go to your last post and click the 'System Specs' in the bottom left of the post, you will find a link to update your system specs. Please fill those out in as much detail as possible. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post to see mine. If you do not know what your components are, this will help you accomplish this task. System Info - See Your System Specs
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So, my computer freezes when I am playing games, not all of them.
For example in NFS MW, Ice Age 2, Ice Age 3 after 1 minute of playing the screen freezes, I hear the sound skipping then I have to restart, sometimes freezes in menu. In FIFA 09, Extreme Trucker 2 it doesn't freeze, I have the latest driver for my video card, my video card is a Sapphire HD 2600 Pro 512 MB, BUS 128, AGP.
I ran Fur Mark for 6 minutes, the temperatures were 58-61 (not passed this value), i've seen no artifacts, so I guess the video card is not broken.
GPU's temp in idle is 38-40.
GPU's software info:

Code:
Driver Packaging Version 8.892-110914m-125036E-ATI
Catalyst Version 11.9
Provider ATI Technologies Inc.
2D Driver Version 8.01.01.1186
2D Driver File Path /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/Class/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000
Direct3D Version 7.14.10.0860
OpenGL Version 6.14.10.11079
Catalyst Control Center Version 2011.0908.1355.23115
My computer is kinda old, but I never had this problem.

Answer:Freezing while playing games, Sapphire HD 2600 Pro

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Hello All,

I have built my own PC and I've been facing random freezing with buzzing sound issue while playing almost all games (Battlefield 3, Assassins Creed II and Revelation, CoD - MW 3, and Black Ops, Batman Arkham City and recently Saints Row 3) this freezing issue is really random and can happen anytime during gameplay.
I've updated all drivers (graphics, sound, BIOS etc). One thing to note is some of these games work without freezing for hours when I set Affinity to two CPUs but when I start playing Saints Row 3 with Affinity set to 2 CPUs the games becomes very slow and if I increase CPUs then it freezes after few minutes. I've tried to reseat the heatsink with thermal paste added two cabinate fans one blowing out and one in but this has not solved my problem.
I ran HWiNFO64 tool and saved log file of various readings while playing Saints Row 3 when freezing issue happened and I do not see any heating problem.

I would really appreciate any help to solve this issue.

following is my PC specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8170 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 307199 MB, Free - 207903 MB; D: Total - 215517 MB, Free - 135097 MB; F: Total - 220159 MB, Free - 147193 MB; G: Total - 210886 MB, Free - 210790 MB;... Read more

Answer:PC Freezing with buzzing noise while playing games

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my computer keeps on freezing whilst i play games online and i have to restart it manual cause i cant get back to the desktop ctrl alt delete doesnt work can anyone help me shed some light on the problem much appreciated thanks
 

Answer:Comp keeps freezing whilst playing games

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Hi,

I'm having a problem where whenever I play online games such as World of Warcraft or Lord of the Rings Online, my entire computer will freeze after a few hours. I was able to deal with this, but recently a new patch was release for World of Warcraft and now my computer can only run the game for less than a minute after logging in before it freezes. The computer completely freezes but you can hear everything in the system still running (such as fans and lights). I have no idea what the problem is. I tried updating my BIOS drivers today (hopefully i did that correctly) as well as my video drivers. I also did a memory test and everything was fine.

These are my specs:
P5VDC-MX Asus motherboard
Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 256mb (agp 8x)
1 gig of ddr2
Pentium D 820
Rosewill AP-500x 450W PSU
Stock cooling on everything

The only thing that I can think of is to replace the video card... which i can see being the problem because i took it from a previous system that had most of its components fried when the memory was placed in the wrong way. The computer runs perfect when its not running high-graphics games, never freezing and running much faster than my dell.

Is there anything else that could be the problem that i should check out before i invest in an 80$ XFX Geforce 7600 GS?

Thanks in advance,
Steven
 

Answer:Computer freezing when playing high-end games

Sounds like the video card is overheating.
 

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My Radeon freezing while playing games often turning my monitor off and repeat the last sound that was made

My specs are

Processor AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor, 3600 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)

Motherboard: GA-m68mt-s2

8Gigs of ddr3

Psu: 550W ACE Power Supply

Graphics: HD RADEON 5450 1 GIG


Help would be appreciated ty =)

Answer:HD RADEON 5450 Freezing issue while playing games

freezing is a form of crash.

Go to the Crash and BSOD forum section. Post their following their instructions:
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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I have an Nvidia GTS 250, with the most current drivers (342.01 Windows 10 x64bit)
It freezes up at random times while playing games (Mainly CSGO)
I have tried Using DDU to uninstall my drivers and reinstalling them manually off the Nvidia Website.
Ran CoreTemp with no spike in temp.. (Stays between 20-35 C)
Running a clean install of the drivers and not touching the settings one bit.

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I've recently been running into random screen freezing and frame rate loss issues when playing games that I can normally, run perfectly well.
I'll be playing, say, Skyrim for example, and I'm getting silky smooth 60fps with the occasional stutter here and there, and then suddenly, out of nowhere, I get bad fps drop and then my screen freezes and twitches strangely for around 15-30 seconds, then to return to normal for the next minute or so, only to happen again.
This has also happened in these games: Dark Souls 1, War Thunder, FalloutNV, and STALKER SoC.
My hardware can certainly handle all of these games, here are my specs:
ASUS G20AJ
GPU:GTX 750ti
CPU: [email protected]
RAM:8GB
I've troubleshooted for malware, heat issues, mod issues, but nothing.
Now, a disclaimer, I am still relatively new to the ins and outs of what can go wrong with a computer and its many components, and what the problems that are shown through my gameplay are indicative of in many circumstances, including this one. So, if you believe you could help me with my issue, I would very much appreciate it
 

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Bought my Y560 2 years ago , and I am a gamer but for the past 2 years my computer never froze or just shut down in middle of a game.Now when I play specifically Dota 2 which I always play, after 50 minutes in the game my screen freezes or sometimes it just shuts down completely .If it freezes I have to manually press the power button to turn it off ... Really frustrating . I know I have to clean the dust from the fans but I just don't dare too. I need some advice please.

Answer:Lenovo Y560 overheating and then freezing while playing games.

up.

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when i play games for a couple of hours my computer either freezes or gets a blue screen.... one of the blue screens that i remember it said BAD_POOL_CALLER there was another one where it said trying to overwrite memory and there was a few where it didnt say anything it just said turning off windows to prevent any damage no name or anything... can anyone help cause this is getting annoying

Answer:Computer Keeps Freezing Or Blue Screen After Playing Games For A While

Please go to 'How To Use the Event Viewer" and follow the instruction. Post the 4 most recent error messages for each category.

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I'm at my wits end. A few months ago I started having issues where my computer would freeze hard, mouse frozen, Ctrl-Alt-Del does nothing and the sound playing the last second of sound in extreme slow-mo that loops after about 10 seconds. Nothing can be done beside hard power off and restart.

This only happens when I am watching a video or playing a game. I just got a brand new GeForce GT 440 to test if that was the issue, and it still locks up.

Some quirks I've found. YouTube is usually okay. Demo movies in Steam, or on PCGamer.com or often in video ads cause the lock up.

If ITunes is open it locks up almost instantly and basically every single time I try to watch the weather for whotv.com.

In games it can run for a long time or a short time, it can be a graphic intensive game, or not. It can run for 10 hours straight on Skyrim on max settings, then I load Dungeon Keeper from GOG.com and locks up in 60 seconds. And vice versa for that matter.

I am starting to think it has something to do with sound. But I am unsure how to test this without shutting the sound off completely and forever (which is not something I want to do) or shelling out money for a sound card (which is not something I want to do).

I have wiped and reinstalled Windows 7 64 bit twice. Still same issues. I don't think it is a software issue, but possibly a driver issue.

Here is DXDIAG info to start with:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Dell Inspiron 560
Default System Bios
Intel Core ... Read more

Answer:System Freezing When Watching Video or Playing Games

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:evil: Hi everyone I have a windows 2000 notebook and whenever I try and play a good game like MU online the screen just freezes! Ive tried ctrl-alt-del but nothing works!!!! I press the off button for 5 seconds then it goes off and then I turn it on again and play the game and 2 minutes after the game has started the screen just freezes dead cold. Can someone tell me how to fix this thing?
 

Answer:Screen freezing wilst playing good games!

First thing you have to do is update your profile and tell us about your computer.

Second thing is to be sure you have all the latest drivers in your computer. Do you have the newest bios for your motherboard? Motherboard drivers? Video card drivers?
 

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My computer kept freezing when i watch video in fullscreen or playing games
I tried to go to safe mode but my monitor show no signal at the monitor screen
I tried uninstall the graphic card then suddenly my monitor screen show no signal

I reformatted the com but it still doesn't work
When i using the recovery disc the monitor show no signals but i still can do a full system recovery by using my imagination as the screen show no signals

Sometimes a message will pop up says kernel driver error

Im using windows 7 Home Premium , my graphic card is GT220
Here are my computer Specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire M5800
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3072MB RAM [please help me]

Answer:[HELP]Computer keep freezing while watching videos and playing games.

Can you see the POST screen / BIOS prior to loading Windows? Or is there no signal at all?



If you can see POST / BIOS but lose signal as Windows loads - then that's interesting, as the recovery/safe mode uses the generic VGA driver.


The fact that the PC kept freezing coupled with the loss of signal suggests that either the card, or power supply may be faulty.

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Recently I am noticing that I get temporary freezing when playing video games such as Left4Dead 2 and MW2. This freezing only happens about every 20-30 min and I can easily fix it by ctrl+alt+del then going back into the game. I checked the temp of my GPU and its only at 36 C. Cpu is low as well. What could be causing this? All my specs of my computer are listed under my system. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

Answer:Temporary freezing when playing video games, any ideas?

Hello Ryan, i recently discovered the same problem, but i found out that its dx problem, that is it windows 7, i looked up on microsoft website and downloaded directx 11 installed it and it was fixed. i dont know what it could be for you but i think try that first.
Oh i had forgotten, there is a missing file in win7 dx, call d3d_xx70.dll i can't remember it well thats why i used xx.

Cheers
 

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Hello,



I Have Bought a dv6-1211 ax on october 20,2009. My laptop starts hibernating on its own sometimes. It hibernates in a blank screen. The blank screen lasts for 30sec. I tried and disabled hibernate then it shut down in a blank screen instead. I've run a virus scan nothing. My computer's configuration is 4GB Ram DDR2, 2.2 GHZ AMD Athlon X2,320GB Hard Disk Space, 1 GB Ati Radeon Graphic Card. My laptop came with Windows Vista Home Premium. I bought Windows 7 Ultimate and installed it. Right now I am Running Windows 7 Ultimate. This Problem has occured. Now it has gotten Worse. My Fan sometimes doesn't run also fully when my cpu is quite hot. I've flashed my Bios Setup from F14 to F17. I've seen there's no fan control speed option only Turn Fan on or Off.



My Main problem is the freezing. While I'm playing games of any sort on battery there is no problem of hanging. While i'm playing a game and charging the computer hangs for 2sec and during the hanging the cpu shuts down the sound comes click and my computer is off. I've tried updating the drivers. I've seen device manager no problem. updated Windows.If someone can help please i'd be extremely grateful.

Someone said it works fine on battery cause of the invertor changing DC to AC. And that my heatsink or fan is malfunctioning.

THE MAIN PROBLEM IS MY SCREEN FREEZING WHILE CHARGING AND PLAYING GAMES.

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I've recently been running into random screen freezing and frame rate loss issues when playing games that I can normally, run perfectly well.
I'll be playing, say, Skyrim for example, and I'm getting silky smooth 60fps with the occasional stutter here and there, and then suddenly, out of nowhere, I get bad fps drop and then my screen freezes and twitches strangely for around 15-30 seconds, then to return to normal for the next minute or so, only to happen again.
This has also happened in these games: Dark Souls 1, War Thunder, FalloutNV, and STALKER SoC.
My hardware can certainly handle all of these games, here are my specs:
ASUS G20AJ
GPU:GTX 750ti
CPU: [email protected]
RAM:8GB
I've troubleshooted for malware, heat issues, mod issues, but nothing.
Now, a disclaimer, I am still relatively new to the ins and outs of what can go wrong with a computer and its many components, and what the problems that are shown through my gameplay are indicative of in many circumstances, including this one. So, if you believe you could help me with my issue, I would very much appreciate it
 

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Recently I am noticing that I get temporary freezing when playing video games such as Left4Dead 2 and MW2. This freezing only happens about every 20-30 min and I can easily fix it by ctrl+alt+del then going back into the game. I checked the temp of my GPU and its only at 36 C. Cpu is low as well. What could be causing this? All my specs of my computer are listed below. Thanks in advance for your help.

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R (F13C BIOS)|
|CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 GO @ 3.40GHz w/ Zalman CNPS9700 NT | GPU: EVGA 8800GT 512MB @ 700, 1025 w/ AC Accelero S1 |
|PSU: OCZ GameXStream 700W | RAM: 8GB G.SKILL DDR2 800 @ 1066, 4-4-4-12| HDD: Seagate 7200.10 320GB & 7200.11 1TB |
| SPU: Creative X-FI Platinum Fatal1ty Pro PCI-E | x2 Samsung 245BW 24" |
| Windows 7 Ultimate x64 |

Answer:Temporary freezing when playing video games. any ideas?

What is your agp Accelerated Graphics Port set to? If it is set higher than the game you are playing it could cause this. Say it is runing at x8 you could try changing the AGP speed in BIOS to x4 (save settings before exiting BIOS)

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Hello

This problem started a year ago with my old configuration, it started just once a day or just once a week... after a few months it was every day at least 3 or 4 times.
it mainly occured while i was watching a movie or playing a game, doesnt matter what game or what movie i was watching, ive tried to replace the RAM memory, run memory tests basicly everything i could do, even asked some local IT guys i knew, they didnt know what caused it... after a while i became really frustrated about it and i decided to upgrade my computer to my current configuration. after i upgraded my computer the problem was gone... till now! * i didn't bought a new HDD*
a few days ago Battlefield 3 was released, and after a few days of playing it the problem came back, while in game my computer crashed again randomly..! the game freezes, the only sound you hear is the last mili second of what sound it was playing in-game.

my current config:

OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CPU Intel i7 950 Motherboard Asus Sabertooth x58 Memory 6GB DDR3 - 1333 (PC3 - 10666) ValueRAM Graphics Card(s) Asus GTX560 TI DirectCUII TOP Sound Card - Monitor(s) Displays Asus 21" Screen Resolution 1920x1080Hard Drives WD 640 GB 7200RPM PSU Coolermaster 1000W Case Thermaltake Cooling Standaard + Case cooling Keyboard Logitech G15
Mouse Razor ??
Internet Speed 120MB up and Down (Fiber)

Answer:Freezing / BSOD when watching or playing movie or games!

Hi.

You have the stop-0x124 error.

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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So I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 , 10 was for free so why not. It was okay for weeks and i went on a holiday for 3 weeks. When i came back and plugged my PC back in it started to crash to BSOD or it just totally shuts off and restarts. I am also having these freezing problems which force me to manually turn off my PC ( which i know isn't the best for the PC) . Most of the time the crashing happens when Im playing games like Fallout 4,Dead by Daylight. I didn't notice any problems when being in a program like Photoshop CC . I tried programs that find system problems , scanned my hard disk and Ram too , no problems there , tried changing my power supply if its getting enough power . No fixes.

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Hey everyone, I've had a pretty long running problem with my computer, and how it likes to freeze when I play games. First off, I have:

CPU: Athlon 64 X2 3800+
GPU: GeForce 8800 GTS 320
RAM: 2gb Corsair
PSU: OCZ StealthXStream 600watts
Mobo:Asus A8N5X
OS: Windows XP Professional

Now the issue is that when I play games (be it dawn of war, world of warcraft, age of empires 3, supreme commander and most recently, bioshock) the computer will randomly freeze the image on the screen, and the sound will lock up, making a very annoying and very short loop of whatever the sound was when it froze. I'm unable to do ctrl-alt-delete or anything like that, so I need to push the reset button to restart the computer.

So first I thought it was my PSU, I upgraded from an APEVIA ATX-AS520W to my current OCZ one. That diddn't work.

Then I read that ram could be the culprit, I have a 1gb stick, and two 512 sticks, all the same speed. (PC3200) So I tried with just the 1gb and a 512, then just the 1gb alone.. and then the 512s alone.. still freezing. Then I switched the slots, and noticed that the one closest to the CPU was pretty dusty. That didn't matter, it still froze.

Then just this morning I tried to change my cooling pattern, thinking it's an overheating issue. I have three fans not including my PSU. (2 80mm and 1 120mm) I changed the airflow so the fan on the side of the case and the one on the top blow air out, and the PSU and the rear fan (120mm) blow in. I a... Read more

Answer:Computer freezing while playing games... driving me nuts

This probably goes without saying since you didn't mention it, but are all your drivers are updated? Nonupdated sound card or integrated sound drivers can cause all sorts of glitches from my experiences. I believe I had this sort of problem a few years back and it ended up having to do with Dirxct X 8 or 9.
 

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Hello sevenforums Community,
since about month im getting Bluescreens, which never happened before in 4 years.
It usually get the when i watch streams on twitch (which didnt happen since 1 week on my account though) or currently while playing League of Legends.
But they dont come every game, so i can for example play 4 games in a row and nothing happens or i get 3 one them in one game. Also they can come at any game time. It is kind of random to me how they appear.
The last two days I got about 7 so i really need help from u guys.
In the last two weeks i always got this message (STOP : 0x00007A (0xFFFF6FC50023598,0xFFFFFFFFC000000E,0x000000002A991880,0xFFFFF8A0046B30BE) ) without a sound and the pc didnt instantly reboot.
But the last days the Blackscreen stayed like 4 second so i couldnt see the error message on it, so i dont know if the error changed but there was this buzzing sound.

I really appreciate help (and sorry for my english skills ^^)

Answer:BSOD while playing videos or playing games (LoL) Error STOP : 0x00007A

Code:
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1)
An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
BugCheck D1, {44, 2, 0, fffff8800406a8c1}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrx.sys
Probably caused by : athrx.sys ( athrx+5c8c1 )
Do you have the Atheros Network Adapter installed on your PC? If so, please update it and let us know.
The other dmp file wasn't too helpful - not sure if it was my windbg or if it was just corrupted.

Also can you run chkdsk?
Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

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So I recently opened my CPU because it was lagging and I thought maybe a little clean up might do the trick. So I softly brushed the drivers inside the CPU to get some dust off. However, when I turned on my PC, it seems that whenever I watch videos or play games, a loud crackling sound comes out from my speakers. I don't know what is causing this.

I have tried disabling my drivers (sound and display) but to no avail. However, if I mute the volume on my sound driver, the sound disappears. Which lead me to the conclusion that it might be a conflict of sound and display.

Since the problem only occured when I opened my CPU and cleaned it, it might also be a wiring problem or something.

Can someone help me on this?

Answer:Crackling sound in speakers when video playing/playing games/anything with graphics

Have you tried a different set of speakers? Make sure the speakers are all the way plugged into the jack.

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So basically I've had this problem for a while now but it has always been fairly uncommon. Recently though it has become much more common and there are a few games in particular which will always have this issue occur. I've searched around an seen some posts saying that it may be GPU overheating so I monitored the temperature on it and found that in the various freezes it never rose above 60degrees. I also ran memtest a while back which came up with no problems so I'm really not sure what the problem is. Is it possible that my PSU does not provide enough power maybe? Any help appreciated.
Here is my DxDiag as well:

System Information
Time of this report: 6/20/2014, 18:39:13
Machine name: ELLIOT-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: XPS 8300
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/17/11 11:18:49 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4078MB RAM
Page File: 3093MB used, 5061MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Dire... Read more

Answer:PC Freezing and buzzing sound coming from speakers when playing games

Checking minimum system power requirement it shows you need a 500 Watt PSU, Link.

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hi, i sometimes experience crashes when i watch Youtube videos. the screen turns black for awhile, then a message pops up (shown below).



that is one of the two problems i have. the second problem is when i'm playing a game (Heroes of Newerth) and my computer just freezes.

this all started after i used the program Driver Genius Professional to update my drivers. me being the dumbass that i am, did not create a backup before updating. after the update it fixed some of the sound issues i had with games, but also started causing crashes when i watched Youtube videos. this was about a month ago and as time passed it got worse and worse. it started causing my computer to freeze whenever i played games. after i restart my computer from a crash sometimes it starts up to a black screen and just sits there until i restart agan.

i've attached a .txt file with the information from dxdiag. i'm quite a "noob" when it comes to computers so if i have missed anything please let me know.


thanks.

Answer:Freezing/Crashes when playing games and watching Youtube videos.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by silvermirror


hi, i sometimes experience crashes when i watch Youtube videos. the screen turns black for awhile, then a message pops up (shown below).



that is one of the two problems i have. the second problem is when i'm playing a game (Heroes of Newerth) and my computer just freezes.

this all started after i used the program Driver Genius Professional to update my drivers. me being the dumbass that i am, did not create a backup before updating. after the update it fixed some of the sound issues i had with games, but also started causing crashes when i watched Youtube videos. this was about a month ago and as time passed it got worse and worse. it started causing my computer to freeze whenever i played games. after i restart my computer from a crash sometimes it starts up to a black screen and just sits there until i restart agan.

i've attached a .txt file with the information from dxdiag. i'm quite a "noob" when it comes to computers so if i have missed anything please let me know.


thanks.


Hello there!

Try this post and follow the steps
STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

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A couple of days ago my pc started to behave weird. It would turn off when I'm playing games. But the weird thing is that the blue light on my pc would not go off, only my monitor would. But I could hear that the tower was making no noise at all. I thought it would be overheating so I oponed my case and cleaned it (it was really dusty). After I cleaned it it worked fine again but the next day I got a weird buzz and at the same time my game stutters/freezes. This happens every few seconds and then stops for maybe 10 minutes and then repeats it self by stuttering/freezing for like 10 minutes again. It's really annoying but I can't rule out overheating because I downloaded HwMonitor and it said that my Geforce GT 320 gets to like 104 degrees while playing games. I cleaned it but I just can't get it to lower. I know the graphics card isn't good but I can't upgrade due to the size of my case.

If anybody knows how I can fix my problem please comment.

Answer:Buzz sound and freezing when playing games or watching videos

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

If it's a constant buzzing sound or a ticking sound I would go with something like a wire brushing against a fan, or possibly a dead hard drive which makes like a grinding squealing noise. It could also be the CPU fan, if it's a really cheap fan and the blade is spun while the fan is not on the motor can burn out. This will usually either stop the fan from moving at all or it will still spin a little and make a grinding hum.

All of these aren't good, like if you were to keep watching YouTube, freeze, reboot, YouTube, freeze, whatever part that isn't liking this WILL die completely eventually. If it's the hard drive, your files may be at stake, or if it's the CPU fan you may need a whole new computer, so this is why I'm letting you know. So I would stop watching videos if you don't have to.

First, update the drivers for your graphic card. Download the latest drivers for the card and Driver sweeper. Uninstall the old drivers, run driver sweeper. It will clean the leftovers of the old driver. Install the latest driver.

Keep the case open and see if the temps goes down. Are you saying 104 C? if yes, you might fry the card.

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Hello,

I am having a bizarre problem that I can't seem to narrow down. While playing video games (Black Desert Online) on one monitor and having YouTube or twitch.tv up on another monitor my computer will eventually freeze and require power cycling. No BSOD no errors in event viewer after the fact directly related to the freeze. It can definitely be traced down to youtube or twitch with the game playing however. I have updated Adobe Flash and it didn't seem to change anything. I normally run Chrome so I tried IE (gross) last night and had the same issue, so it doesn't seem to be browser specific.

My video card is running at a cool 50-65 degrees so it doesn't appear to be an overheating issue. I have even tweaked my fan profiles to be a bit more aggressive for cooling. I have tried many different driver configurations and the same issue occurs. Yes, I do overclock my video card, but have rolled it back to default for the purposes of troubleshooting, even with it rolled back to default the same issue occurs. It doesn't seem to have an exact timing as well, sometimes it can be up for hours with youtube or twitch, sometimes it will only take an hour or so before it hard freezes. I have broken out my best Google-Fu but still come up empty. My power settings are all set to not hibernate, not sleep. I am running on a clean install of Windows 10 as well.

Some suggestions that I have rolled across are PSU related, I am running a 700w corsair that is only about 2 years old and wit... Read more

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I recently built a computer for someone, with relevant specs as follows:

Gigabyte SKT-1155 PA65-UD3-B3
Intel 2500K
Komputerbay 1333Mhz PC3 10600 / PC3 10666 8-8-8-24 1.5v 8 GB KIT
ASUS GTX 560

Ever since I delivered it to him, it's been either freezing (often with popping from his headphones) indefinitely or producing BSODs. These can be as often as a couple of times a day.

Generally the crashes occur when he is gaming or watching Youtube videos, but sometimes they also occur upon restarting the computer immediately after a crash.

Since we both have little time on our hands, it's become a game of trying to troubleshoot the computer remotely, thus far with limited success. I've tried replacing the memory as I thought this might have been the issue, but that didn't help.

I would be immensely grateful if somebody could have a look at the contents of his MiniDump folder, as having tried to interpret them myself I haven't got very far.

Thanks

Answer:Freezing or BSOD when playing games or watching flash videos

  
Quote: Originally Posted by und


I recently built a computer for someone, with relevant specs as follows:

Gigabyte SKT-1155 PA65-UD3-B3
Intel 2500K
Komputerbay 1333Mhz PC3 10600 / PC3 10666 8-8-8-24 1.5v 8 GB KIT
ASUS GTX 560

Ever since I delivered it to him, it's been either freezing (often with popping from his headphones) indefinitely or producing BSODs. These can be as often as a couple of times a day.

Generally the crashes occur when he is gaming or watching Youtube videos, but sometimes they also occur upon restarting the computer immediately after a crash.

Since we both have little time on our hands, it's become a game of trying to troubleshoot the computer remotely, thus far with limited success. I've tried replacing the memory as I thought this might have been the issue, but that didn't help.

I would be immensely grateful if somebody could have a look at the contents of his MiniDump folder, as having tried to interpret them myself I haven't got very far.

Thanks


Several of these were related to your Macaffee.

I would remove and replace with Microsot Security essentials at least to test.
ALSO, AND IMPORTANT

Please remove any CD visualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%.

They use a driver, found in your dmp, called sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs.

Use this SPTD uninstaller DuplexSecure - Downloads DuplexSecure - FAQ

when you're done you can use this Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DV... Read more

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Everyone,

I've read the preview post on how to clean virii/trojans, and I have been unable to fix this. I even downloaded Norton Anti Virus 2005 (for $90) and it also found onthing other than some small cookie trackers (NO TROJANS!!!??). I've since removed Norton (it made my computer incredibly slow).

Every few minutes (very sporadic) my mouse will freeze in windows for a few seconds. Note, the computer itself does not freeze (read about my gaming example below). It will repeat this every 5-10 minutes only for a few seconds.

In games, my ping has increased dramatically. Instead of pinging 30, I'm now 70-100 (fluctuating). Another server I ping 80 at, I ping 110-140 (fluctuating). I never fluctuated before. As well, if I'm playing an FPS, the same mouse freezing will occur, but my character will point straight UP or straight DOWN at the same time it is frozen. Also, I believe hte freezing is causing some key combinations to be pressed, because my computer likes to "beep" if too many keys are pressed ato nce, and while playing an FPS the computer will beep now every few minutes (when the mouse is frozen), AND it wil switch weapons on me! For example, 9 is my railgun, and if I'm holding another weapon - when the mouse freezes for a few seconds (NOTE the computer is not freezing, I sitll see other peopel rnning around and stuff), it SWITCHES to my railgun automatically.

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Answer:Computer freezing every few minutes. Interesting finding when playing games....

What OS are we talking about?

Have you installed anything lately? Upgrades, patches, cheats for your game? Have you tried shutting down items that are running using Task Manager to see if it helps?

Do you have any spyware blocking programs running (like SpySweeper or SpywareGuard)?
 

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The title speaks for itself, i have dump files listed below, and i would really like to fix this problem. Thank you in advance.

Answer:BSOD playing some games/recently playing FIFA World

Welcome.


Code:
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Debug session time: Wed Jun 25 18:40:06.502 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:09.767
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8007fe08f8, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD
PROCESS_NAME: System
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Debug session time: Sun Jun 22 03:33:23.804 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:06.240
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8007be55d8, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD
PROCESS_NAME: System
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Debug session time: Wed Jun 18 15:45:19.162 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:07.333
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8007b727c8, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD
PROCESS_NAME: System
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress. You can read more on this error an... Read more

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Hi. Thank you for your time and expertise
For a while now I've had mostly BSOD 0x00000124 appearing on my screen when watching online videos(except YouTube) or whenever I played PC games on maximum video settings.
I decided to re-install Windows, assuming that software is the problem. Though after that not only did the BSOD stay, but also my computer started freezing randomly(on start-up, while installing updates, browsing the internet).
Also I installed Zorin OS 6. After a few minutes of browsing the internet(using Chrome) it also froze.
I tried running MemTest86+(using a CD) but after about 10 min. the computer screen shuts down on its own.
What should I do?

Answer:(Playing online video, 3D games)BSOD 0x00000124, random freezing

Please post back the following information:

Windows Updates and Activation

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When  playing online games on Facebook, my girlfriends week old Inspiron 23" 5348 freezes up (cursor doesn't show, no response from keyboard.) She ends up having to manually shutting it down.
When restarting the Dell Backup and Recovery screen comes on, asking if she wants to restore to factory settings or do a quick restore.
This has happened 3 times in three days, each time quick restore was chosen. There are no problems until she plays games again.
Has anyone else ran into this problem or have an idea on how to fix it?

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 Lately my laptop has been freezing randomly when playing games or watching videos. It will have a short 2 second burst of lag (it will sound like a transformer robot) then go back to normal. These are fairly common. I recently updated the driver but im not sure if the freezing occured before that. So should i downgrade? I ran this program, i disabled cpu throttling but that didnt work. So update bios? What should i do? 

Answer:Idea pad Z575 Random freezing only when watching videos and playing games HELP!!

It could be the drivers. These drivers are realllly out dated. Lenovo needs to keep the amd drivers updated this is rediculous. Why should we buy their products when they barley even support them??? Could a lenovo rep please comment?

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Hello All

I have an HP Pavilion p7-1254 (at least started as that, had some stuff upgraded, explained below), AMD A6-3620 2.2Ghz Quad Core with AAHD2-HL board; save you the time of looking it up if needed. What happens is the system with will just freeze. Occasionally the audio that was playing with stutter infinitely like a skipping CD. Rarely I notice the system will stutter once or twice before totally freezing, happens in a couple seconds. But mostly, it just stops. When it freezes, the only option is to hard reboot.

I have had this problem for quite some time, probably about a year or two. At first I really didn't notice any consistency in the crashes, seems totally random. Some times it would freeze while browsing any random page, be it videos, forums, ad ridden or ad free. Any browser as well; Chrome, Firefox, IE. It also crashes when playing some games although not other games that have higher requirements; e.g. Guaranteed to crash, probably within 10 mins, if I play '8-bit Boy' on Steam (about as low res as implied) but I can go on 4 and 5 hour binges on Elder Scrolls Online or Skyrim with no crashes. I have recently noticed that YouTube videos (any video) is a guaranteed crash within a 20-30 seconds.

I have tried everything I have been able to find to do, to try and fix this issue; but none have worked. So far the hardware parts that have been replaced with new components are the RAM (now 2x4GB GEIL Enhanced Corsa PC3-12800), HDD (now 2TB WD Cavi... Read more

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Hello guys. So here is my issue i dont really know how to specific it further then this still hope it will help.

I have been getting BSOD for a while now and it's getting to the point i cant do a single thing on the computer. I did the config for dumps and so on and ended up with this RAR file with all the info i assume. I mostly get the bluescreen when i try to watch anime etc on googlechrome. It never works it's a matter of seconds before the BSOD comes. But when watching it on other browsers like opera it works just fine "mostly" even there it bluescreens from time to time. And then there is when it's most fatal, Playing onlinegames. Whenever I play online games like World of warcraft, League of Legends, Heroes of Neweart etc etc etc i risk getting bluescreens. It differs very much from game to game how often the bluescreens appear and it seems to not be preformance related since sometimes i play constantly for hours when maxing out games and pushing the computer to it's limits when it comes to frames. And still the bluescreen lies in dorment waiting for a more suitable interrupt for me. From the looks of it the bluescreen is related mostly to my operatingsystem more then commponents after i looked at the dumpfiles via "Bluescreenviewer".

I'm pretty clueless when it comes to this and i hope you guys can help me with this. also this is my first post so I maybe did this typical "bad thread", Still i hope this will get me atleast closer to... Read more

Answer:BSOD When playing games and playing flash player.

Hello Simon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, and post back with the needed information. One of our BSOD experts should be by afterwards to further help.

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Hi Guys,

I have issues with my desktop. I randomly get the bsod (kernel data inpage error). I thought it started after I installes the new ATI drivers. So I tried older drivers but without any result. After that I thought it was an issues with Win 7 64bit. So I installed 32bit. But still I get the bsdod.

can you please help?

Win 7 32 bit
oem original
hardware about two years old.
I have a new installed os.The old one started giving trouble after 2 years.

Answer:BSOD randomly after playing games or playing movies )

SP1 isn't installed, please do the following:





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Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1
1. Visit the PC manufacturer's website and update ALL drivers. DO NOT use Windows Update or the "Update drivers" function of Device Manager.
2. Check Device Manager for any unknown/disabled devices - if there are unknown/disabled devices, fix them with the latest drivers from the device manufacturer's website (not the PC Manufacturer)
3. Visit Windows Update and get all updates (may take repeated visits)
4. Visit Windows Update and get Service Pack 1 (usually under Important Updates). Read these notes for installing SP1: Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center
5. Visit Windows Update and get any other available updates. May take repeated visits, but keep it up until you get several "Windows is updated" results.
If you're having difficulties with installing a Service Pack, please use the SURTool from this link: What is the System Update Readiness Tool?
Also, check out this troubleshooting link from Microsoft: Troubleshoot problems installing Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

I have had limited success in installing updates/Service Packs when using a "clean boot". I suspect that I'm just bypassing the problem - and that it can come back to bite me in the butt later on.


You have an 802.11n USB Wi... Read more

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Hello All

I have an HP Pavilion p7-1254 (at least started as that, had some stuff upgraded, explained below), AMD A6-3620 2.2Ghz Quad Core with AAHD2-HL board; save you the time of looking it up if needed. What happens is the system with will just freeze. Occasionally the audio that was playing with stutter infinitely like a skipping CD. Rarely I notice the system will stutter once or twice before totally freezing, happens in a couple seconds. But mostly, it just stops. When it freezes, the only option is to hard reboot.

I have had this problem for quite some time, probably about a year or two. At first I really didn't notice any consistency in the crashes, seems totally random. Some times it would freeze while browsing any random page, be it videos, forums, ad ridden or ad free. Any browser as well; Chrome, Firefox, IE. It also crashes when playing some games although not other games that have higher requirements; e.g. Guaranteed to crash, probably within 10 mins, if I play '8-bit Boy' on Steam (about as low res as implied) but I can go on 4 and 5 hour binges on Elder Scrolls Online or Skyrim with no crashes. I have recently noticed that YouTube videos (any video) is a guaranteed crash within a 20-30 seconds.

I have tried everything I have been able to find to do, to try and fix this issue; but none have worked. So far the hardware parts that have been replaced with new components are the RAM (now 2x4GB GEIL Enhanced Corsa PC3-12800), HDD (now 2TB WD Cavi... Read more

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I've been having this issue for nearly a year now (probably around 9 months). It started after my little sister made me get a virus by her trying to download something onto my laptop. I've since taken it to a reputable computer shop as well as followed instructions from other computer wizs and I think it's no longer there. Issue is, my computer has kind of developed another problem after that. It freezes on it's own sometimes, when I pick it up or even when it's on a desk and immobile. It would also freeze when I play a game sometimes, loud buzzing sound as the game continues in loops I believe. I had BSOD problems earlier this year that was solved (Apparently. I haven't gotten any in about 4-5 months) when I had Windows 7 but this issue still persists.

When it would freeze and I manually turn off my computer and turn it back on, the laptop would sometimes say no wifi could be detected. At all. Not mine, not my neighbors, nothing. I've never really taken it out of the house so I don't know if it'd act the same elsewhere. I would then shut it down and take out the battery for 30 seconds before putting it back in. Sometimes the wifi would work then or I'd go connect it to my Internet Modem and the wifi would start working over there too.

So I'm not sure what's causing this problem. It's not overheating as I had it cleaned less than 4 months ago by a professional. I've had this laptop for two years and I really wanted it to last me at least 4 because I'll be going into an ani... Read more

Answer:Computer Freezes when playing games and when not playing games

Hi ... Welcome to Ten forums ... If I'm correct you did upgrade your laptop to windows 10 and are activated, if so ? I would recommend you do a clean installation of windows 10

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Hello all,

I've been having a few problems with my laptop since I bought it. The problem mainly occurs when I'm playing a game (usually xcom: enemy unknown or deus ex HR at the moment) but has occurred when I'm browsing the internet (albeit far less often). The BSODs appear to be random but I'm using a blue tooth mouse and have noticed the BSOD will usually happened if I'm using it. I've also noticed that my laptop screen with black out for a split second on games that are quite graphics intensive for my system.

Its been frustrating me a lot so I reinstalled and fully updated windows 7. The GPU drivers are all up to date also.

I've attached the SF file that is required and would greatly appreciate any help.

Thanks for your time

Answer:BSOD whilst playing various games. Also happens when not playing games

Welcome to the Forum.

Just to make a note, you are having lot of different codes:

Code:
BugCheck 4E, {9a, 1c2cb0, 3, 0}
BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff800030c5e4e}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033f55b0, fffff8800e164e00, 0}
BugCheck A, {5a31618, 2, 1, fffff800030e80d8}
BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e11993}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033db5b0, fffff8800b079f40, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e78993}
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800144b039, fffff880037473d8, fffff88003746c30}
BugCheck 19, {3, fffffa8011ca7f40, fffffa8011ca7fb0, fffffa8011ca7f40}
Free up the start up:
Startup Programs - Change
Your antivirus is the only thing that's really needed there.

Run a system file check and disk check on your Hard drives:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check

Trend Micro can be a cause of BSOD's. Uninstall for testing purpose.
Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver - 2007 version has BSOD issues in Win7
Western Digital SCSI Arcitecture Model (SAM) WDM driver [br] 2008 driver version has known BSOD issues in Windows

Uninstall the above software using the free version of Revo Uninstaller. While uninstalling a software, opt for advance uninstall. This allows you to remove and delete registry left over of a stubborn program. Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

Use Microsoft Security Essentials & t... Read more

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Hello guys, my new PC had BSOD when playing games or playing music with window media player,
can somebody help me out? Thanks a lot

System Specs has been updated.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 3076

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8007C307C8
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

debug-meteor5210-xxxx.zip

Answer:BSOD when playing games or playing music

Hello and welcome meteor mate I know I can dig them out of the debug stuff but some system specs are needed mate for starters
System Info - See Your System Specs

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My ideapad Y700-15ISK has been freezing while playing games for about 3 months now. It will be completely fine with no stuttering or lag during game play but seemingly at random it the keyboard will start not recognizing inputs and I will be forced to shut it off using the power button as during full screen games you can only exit them with the keyboard. The strange thing is that the game will still recognize mouse input as I can move it to make my character look around and the game runs fine as normal. This has happened with 3 games so far with varying degrees of severity and just recently my PC crashed while watching a video and wasn't able to reboot until I turned it off and on again. I am not to experienced with laptops but I suspect there could be a problem with the graphics card as I have noticed minor graphical blips during videos. I have contacted Lenovo support on mobile but they have come back with the solution of doing a factory reset 2 times so far. Its always nice to get a second opinion especially now with the crash that recently happend. Thank you for reading.

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I need some help, for some reason some of my videos/movies in the MKV format the video image would lag or completely freeze for seconds at time, its really annoying and ruins any movie I'm trying to watch at the time. It doesn't seem to happen to all the MKV format files I have, some files playback very smoothly and others I constantly experience video freezing/lagging. The player I use is VLC 0.9.9, I experienced similar problems with MKV format files on my older dell computer, but everything is much faster on my current computer, I didn't think I would experience this problem again. can anyone tell me where there can be a problem causing the video lags?my old dell computer:2002 dell dimension 4500windows xp home edition sp2Intel Pentium 4 single core 1.993 ghz512 mb pc2100nvidia geforce fx5500 256 mb APG4x with some overclocking done with rivatuner.my new computer:2009 custom builtwindows vista home premium 64 bit Intel i7 920 2.67ghz quad core with htMSI x58 platinum motherboardG.Skill 6GB (3x2GB) triple channel DDR3 1333EVGA nvidia GTS250 superclocked edition

Answer:Video freezing/lagging when playing MKV files

You can try some MKV players including VLC, Windows Media Player, etc. Or you can compress your large MKV in 1080p to a smaller file size. It may solve the video lags.

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Answer:BSOD While playing games .. please help!!! .Dump files attached

Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION (109)
This bugcheck is generated when the kernel detects that critical kernel code or
data have been corrupted. There are generally three causes for a corruption:
1) A driver has inadvertently or deliberately modified critical kernel code
or data. See Patching Policy for x64-Based Systems
2) A developer attempted to set a normal kernel breakpoint using a kernel
debugger that was not attached when the system was booted. Normal breakpoints,
"bp", can only be set if the debugger is attached at boot time. Hardware
breakpoints, "ba", can be set at any time.
3) A hardware corruption occurred, e.g. failing RAM holding kernel code or data.
Your crash dumps are not showing any finite probable cause.

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If memtest comes free from errors, enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the... Read more

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I've Been Getting BSOD While Playing games at random points. Like Ill go one whole day without Crashing but then the next day ill crash about 3 times. I have a Very Very High-End Custom Bluit Computer. You can see the specs in my profile.






Quote:
OS
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

CPU
AMD Phenom II X6 1090t @4GHZ

Motherboard
ASUS Crosshair IV

Memory
8GB 1333mhz DDR3 G.Skill

Graphics Card(s)
2x ATI Radeon HD 6950 2GB

Sound Card
N/A

Monitor(s) Displays
3 Asus VW226T 22" Screens

Screen Resolution
5040 x 1050

Hard Drives
1 TB Western Digital Black

PSU
850Watt Thermaltake Blackwidow

Case
HAF 932

Cooling
Thermaltake Frio

Keyboard
Apple Keyboard

Mouse
Razor Naga


I've Also Attached The Windows_NT6_BSOD Files

If anyone could point out whats going on i would be soo thankful! I've been searching online for similar solutions but no luck

EDIT: I did a System Diagnostic Report, and here are the Results. I will Attach them!

Answer:BSOD When Playing Games. I Attached NT6 Files For Viewing

8 different suggested causes, all of which point towards your Kaspersky
I do notice Kaspersky which is a frequent cause of BSOD's. I would remove and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials at least to test.

http://support.kaspersky.com/downloa...vremover10.zip

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

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while playing games, mainly skyrim in steam i get random bsod. somtimes after 5 mins somtimes after days? it is random. screen locks and sound goes crazy then bsod. i restart and then ok? just updated nvidia to latest drivers 1hr ago no bsod as of yet. but it was a very random bsod.

evga 790i ultra
e8600 @ 4.00 (has been running fine for months at this overclock, no change at default setting still bsod)
gtx570 sli (gigabyte)
corsair ddr3 4gig (checked with memtest, 7 passes ok)
coolermaster 1000w gold (just updated from corsair hx750 as i thought it was psu related)
ozc ssd 60g (os)
wd green 1tb (steam games)

cpu. gpu. all water cooled.. cpu max temp prime95 55c.. gpu max stress test 45-55c
2x120mm radiator for cpu and 2x120mm radiator for gpu's 5x noctua fans 1x delta 120mm intake.. all on fan controller. heat is not and issue.

Answer:random bsod while playing games need help interprating dump files

These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (c0000005) probably your DirectX

Also of note:: Related to RTCore64.sys MSI Afterburner from Micro-Star Int'l Co. Ltd. Yours is from 2005 and should be removed (best) or updated to a win 7 compliant version.
.
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

* If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

* If you have raid update its Driver.

Memtest.





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*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.



RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Driver verifier






Quote:
Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verif... Read more

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Hello I just finished building my own computer. There haven't been any issues besides this and it's been really getting on my nerves. I've tried many things from memory diagnostic to defragmenting my HDD to chkdsk /r. I've updated all my drivers through TweakBit and it seemed to help until the most recent crash which was caused by an "uncorrectable hardware error". This could've been caused by me overclocking my CPU but the overclock was within reasonable distance.

I've been pulling my hair out trying to fix this issue but I've had no luck. I attached all the crash dumps since yesterday, hopefully you guys will be able to find something. Thank you.

Answer:Frequent BSOD during downloads, verifying files, and playing games

You are running an ASUS Product ID (PID) on an MSI board.
This makes your installation counterfeit.
Troubleshooting a counterfeit installation is useless as it is not known what has been modified to your system.
A counterfeit installation contains heavily modified code which causes the system to behave in unexpected ways.
For this reason, analyzing counterfeit systems is unreliable and most analysts won't try it.

Code:
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: Mohammed
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00173 <-- ASUS PID on MSI board
Original Install Date: 12/10/2015, 9:11:13 PM
System Boot Time: 12/12/2015, 2:58:36 PM
I recommend to install a genuine copy of Windows.
If, after you have installed a genuine copy of Windows, you still get BSOD's we'll be happy to assist you.

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System build 11 months ago
Windows 7 Pro x64 Full Retail
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 (AM3)
16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
AMD Radeon HD 6950
250GB M4-CT256M4SSD2 ATA Device (SATA-SSD) (OS)
1954GB SAMSUNG SAMSUNG HD204UI ATA Device (SATA)
1954GB SAMSUNG SAMSUNG HD204UI ATA Device (SATA)

I get BSOD sometimes when playing Battlefield 3, sometimes I dont get it. I also get BSOD when transferring large files from external hard drives or from my internal network. I dont know why?

Answer:BSOD @random transferring large files or playing BF3 and other games

Before going any further you need to fix this

Asacpi.sys

The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.





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Please visit this link: Asus tek computer inc. -support- drivers and download p7p55d le

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P5K-VM

Scroll down to the utilities category, then scroll down to the "atk0110 driver for windowsxp/vista/windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).

Download and install it.

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers to check and make sure that the asacpi.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (not before).

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Hey,
when I play games My PC crashes to BSOD But no restart just the Blue screen with kind of ahhhhh sound but when restarted the pc works fine I've updated all my driver got all games patches and made sure my PC can run them with no problem here is my SPEC and dump files

Motherboard
Manufacturer FOXCONN
Model Inferno Katana GTI

CPU

CPU Name Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz
CPU Code Name Lynnfield

RAM

Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 4096 MBytes

PCI

Video Adapter AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
Video Processor ATI display adapter (0x6739)

HDD

Manufacturer Western Digital
Model WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1
Size 1000.2 GB

OS
windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Full retail)
Updated to the latest microsoft update

Age of hardware 2 months
age of OS 2 month

health report and jcgriff2 report are in attachment
TEST Results

1. Memtest86 - Run for 7-8 passes ( ran for 9 passes no problems )
2. Prime95 - Run all three tests for 3-4 hours each or until fail (crashed PC WITH BSOD )
3. Hard drive scan using SeaTools ( first test pass second test failled)

Answer:BSOD When Playing games-(tryied every thing online-Dump files included

Please upload a full jcgriff2 report
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Please run these tests and report back the results
1. Memtest86 - Run for 7-8 passes - RAM - Test with Memtest86+
2. Prime95 - Run all three tests for 3-4 hours each or until fail - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html
3. Hard drive scan usings SeaTools - SeaTools for Windows | Seagate - Both long and short tests

BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:

Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Debug session time: Sat May 28 12:04:56.983 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 7:15:22.014
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiSwapContext+7a )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9F
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x9F_4_nt!KiSwapContext+7a
BiosReleaseDate = 08/31/2009
SystemManufacturer = FOXCONN
SystemProductName = Inferno Katana GTI
CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz"
MaxSpeed: 2800
CurrentSpeed: 2806
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Debug session time: Sun May 15 10:05:16.548 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 2 days 0:04:08.533
Probably caused by : memory_corruption
ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc000000e - A device which does not exist was specified.
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7a_c000000e
PROCESS_NAME: BlackOps.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_MEMORY_CORRUPTION_LARGE_4096
BiosReleaseDate = 08/31/2009
SystemManufacturer = FOXCONN
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I just updated and rebuilt my PC and have reinstalled Win 7 64 bit and am constantly getting a BSOD while using the PC. Specifically while downloading/installing/playing games. I have also had the error occur just while surfing the internet.
From the program Blue Screen Viewer it seems to be caused by ntoskrnl.exe+7f1c0 and/or ntoskrnl.exe+7e769
I can not find any solution to fix this issue, I have updated drivers, I have ran the Microsoft memory checker, , I have changed out my memory, tried 2 other video cards, tried two different wireless network cards, now on wired connection, I even changed motherboards, got the errors on both SSD and HDD. The only things I haven't changed out is the PS and CPU, since I am using the PC to write this I am ruling out the CPU as the issue.

I have used Memtest86 and prime95 to test the memory and CPU, nothing is coming back with errors or issues. I did run driver verifier and got two .dmp files for some specific files but not sure what to do with those now. They are included in the attachement

It seems to be software/driver issue but I can not figure it out.

Any help would be great, thanks!

Answer:BSOD downloading games/playing games/using internet 0x00000007F

Welcome
Your reports are not definitive and educated guess says that this is the cause of your problem
What is the asushwio.sys file?
Make a system restore point and then uninstall the associated software or update driver.

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Last summer I was downstairs on my pc connected to an ethernet to the router. Internet was great no problems really.. I have a twin brother who is upstairs and he used wireless he lagged alot and he only had problems if I was on my computer and that went on for a while. I have a grandfather who sat infront of me while I was on my pc and I couldnt do it so I moved upstairs but I didnt have a wireless pci adapter for my pc I had a wifi adapter which you plug in the wall to wirelessy connect to the router downstairs and I just put my pc's ethernet into the wireless adapter. I used that for a little bit until I couldnt take the high ping I was getting in game servers forcing me to just move my pc in the corner of my room and I havent been on it since. I have been playing ps4 using a wireless connect to the router downstairs. I have connection problems off and on but not every day. I today just got back on my pc and I am expieriencing constant lag and disconnection from games and discord. My router is the NightHawk AC1700 ,my Adapter is a tplink adapter. What can I do to increase my internet speeds I just dont want so much lag and horrible ping when I play my pc games with my friends.. and a reminder my router is downstairs with the modem.
 

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A friend of mine is having bsod issues when playing certain games, example:

Rainbox six siege,
Battlefield One (BETA)
and a few others.

Wondering if anyone can give us a clue as to the cause.

Windows Format is done, but to no avail, memtest has been run, and disk checked.

Answer:BSOD when playing games intensive games 0x00000124

Edit: sorry about the bump.

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