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Question: lenovo fan control while playing games

Hello everyone.

I have a Lenovo Z50 and it often overheats when I play games.
I have been searching the web for a solution and tried several fan speed control programs but it didn't seem to work with my laptop.
Can you help me out?
Greets

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Answer: lenovo fan control while playing games

You've started three threads for the same issue. Please do not start more than one for any given problem.

Closing duplicate.

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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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So recently this started happening.I have my Lenovo g50-30 for about 4 months now and it never happened before.When i started playing it was working fine no problems i turned off the pc went to sleep and next day this happened.I started playing and after 5 minutes of gameplay my screen turned black and my pc just turned off.I thought it was caused by overheating but when i checked the temperatures they seemed pretty normal.This happens every single time i try to play any game which i have on my laptop i even tried reinstalling Windows but sadly it did not work.The Laptop itself does not have a cooling fan which i do not understand.Any advices are very appreciated and i would like to get this thing resolved.I am not really handy with laptops so i can not really think of anything to do.

Answer:Lenovo G50-30 shuts down while playing games

Hi Glassbrain,
 
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with auto shutdown in your Lenovo G50-30 laptop.
 
Try to upgrade the graphic driver and check for the issue.
 
Click here for the graphic driver for windows 7 if the system has Intel graphics card.
 
Click here for the graphic driver for windows 8.1 if the system has Intel graphics card.
 
Click here for the graphic driver for windows 7 if the system has Nvidia graphics card.
 
Click here for the graphic driver for windows 8.1 if the system has Nvidia graphics card.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if the issue persists.
 
Best regards,         
                                                                            
Ashwin. S





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While playing games like warframe and blacklight retribution my laptop just turns off,This problem has occured recently,I used to play games in this and I guess my laptop's configuration supports these games.What could be the cause of the issue ? 

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i used to shut down my laptop but it is not properly shutting down the screen goes off but the power light,battery light is still on and fan is also running i have this problem after playing games somtimes i have a clean shut down and somtimes no.this is my second post related to this problem kindly those who knows give me a solution pls..

Answer:Lenovo 510 don't shut down properly after playing games

Hi Jungae,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Try Turning OFF the Fast start up
 
Regards
Solid Cruver
 
 
 





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When I don't play the temp is around 55. I try to play CoD Black Ops 2 and the CPU temp grows in an instant and I can't play the **bleep** game. The only moment I could really play the game was when I used it outside, its winter, so the laptop was really cool. A cooling pad wont help with more then 10 degrees but it really is not enough. I've seen many people have problems with this processor i3 2348. GPU is 635m nvidia. It's so frustrating for a laptop to seem to be so good but actually be quite weak fro its price. The specs mean nothing if you can't use them. Since I don't think I can fix it I would like to know what kind of different processor I could update to.

Answer:Lenovo G580 overheating while playing games.

hi robjacks,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
You can try setting the maximum Processor state to 99% This can Prevent your system from triggering Turbo boost, which I believe is one factor of your system over heating and throttling down.
Follow this guide on how to get to the settings.
http://www.tautvidas.com/blog/2011/04/disabling-intel-turbo-boost/
 
 
For your CPU upgrade.
You can refer to your system's Maintenance Manual where your can also find this list
 
CPU/PROCESSOR 102500435 INTEL I3-3120M 2.5G L1 3M 2CPGA CPUCPU/PROCESSOR 102500228 INTEL I3-2370M 2.4G J1 3M 2CPGA CPUCPU/PROCESSOR 102500301 INTEL I5-3210M 2.5G L1 3M 2CPGA CPUCPU/PROCESSOR 102500290 INTEL I7-3612QM 2.1G E1 6M 4CPGA CPUCPU/PROCESSOR 102500290 INTEL I7-3612QM 2.1G E1 6M 4CPGA CPUCPU/PROCESSOR 102500295 INTEL I7-3520M 2.9G L1 4M 2CPGA CPUCPU/PROCESSOR 102500486 INTEL I5-3230M 2.6G 3M 2CPGA CPU
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!





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hello,I bought my lenovo Z510 one year ago,and now when i want to play games like Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 or i use some software using Nvidia graphic card,after 30 minutes (less or more) it suddenly turns off and when i turn it on again it shows "Limited power support" message.please help me on this issue.thank you

Answer:lenovo Z510 turns off while playing games

Can you please check your bios version?(windows+r > msinfo32 > enter)

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Hi I have a serious problem and need some help. I have a Lenovo ideapad y560. It was working great until last days. It started to shut down suddenly while playing games like call of duty 5 or fifa 11. Interestingly, while the battery in and ac adapter is NOT plugged in there is no shutting down or power off, everyting is perfect. However, While I plugged in(whether the battery is removed or not), in any case, pc suddenly shuts down in 5 minutes. I have formatted my notebook but nothing has changed. I have not updated Bios, I do not know the version but it must be the first version. I tried to use it only with plugging with the adapter and removing the battery but it did not work as well. As I said, while the battery is in and ac adapter is Not plugged in, it works fine but when I plugged in it just shuts down suddenly in 5 or 7 minutes. The problem can be associated with the ac adapter, I do not know..Any ideas? Should I send the notebook to the Lenovo technical service?

Answer:Lenovo Y560 suddenly shuts down while playing games

you may need to clean the fan and/or try to update/reinstall graphic card drivers.also, please, check the bios version that you have:( press windows + r, type "msinfo32" then enter )as i know, the latest one is 71.

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Answer:Lenovo Y700 hang/Freeze when playing games

Seems like this is a windows file and the reasons could be as wide as corrupt registry entry to a corrupt windows installation.
 
Usually to check for windows errors, click on start then open CMD with admin rights
Type scannow /f
See if any error pop up
 
Since its a new laptop, you can try to Reset the PC to factory settings and install softwares carefully. Its possible the some software corrupted this file.
To Reset the PC (Note - This will delete all personal data) -
1) Shutdown laptop.
2) Press One key recovery button
3) Select (Advanced options) Troubleshoot > Reset this PC
 

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My Lenovo Z560 keeps shuting down if I play games like candy crush on it for some time. When I try to switch it on immediately it switched off again. It behaves normally again after ten fifteen minutes? Is is due to overheating because candy crush is not such a resource consuming game? PLEASE HELP

Answer:Lenovo Z560 keeps shutting down after playing facebook games.

Hi Riki123me,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your Z560 Turning OFF when playing games, I suggest you to check the compatibility of the game once before playing it. Please let me know the compatibility report:
 

Game Compatibility check 

Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Every time I load up a game I can always hear a static noise through my headset. Can anyone help me solve this problem? It is a brand new gaming computer.

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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.

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Every time I load up a game I can always hear a static noise through my headset. Can anyone help me solve this problem? It is a brand new gaming computer.

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Every time I load up a game I can always hear a static noise through my headset. Can anyone help me solve this problem? It is a brand new gaming computer.

Answer:Help! Lenovo Y700 Static noise when playing games ...

Hi there, Baracka        -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
I might also suggest checking with headphones to see if the sound operates normally with headphones.  If not, then it is likely the driver, or the audio chip (but more likely the drivers).
 
If it works fine with headphones, but not speakers, then maybe there is a pinched wire shorting out the speakers.
In that case, I would contact service - they should be able to fix it and would be able to identify what the problem turned out to be.  If it is just one or two random cases, then perhaps exchange makes sense.  
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
 
Regards,
 
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I bought my Lenovo y580 with windows 8 and the recent IT fair. Supposedly this machine can play starcraft 2 on high with around 60 fps due to the Nvidia GTX660 However whenever I tried to play starcraft the moment I set the graphics to high the gme cashes and causes the entire computer to become unresponsive. I have also faced a similar problem with games like dota 2. I have already tried updating the NVdia drivers and setting the games to run on the Nvdia GPU. Can someone please give a solution cos I really put quite a it of money into it and its not working as I want it to. Being my first Lenovo product this is really a let down. Please assist ASAP.Thank you

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hello friends I have Lenovo z570 the issue is when I am playing music or game its stopping for while after few min start again I need help regarding this issue thanks













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Answer:lenovo z570 stoping while listening music aur playing games

hi larikrohail,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Your system might be experiencing Freezing lagging issue.
Sometimes it is caused by a background program that's using too much process.
You can isolate this by performing a clean boot.
 
I would suggest disabling the antivirus first and check if it going to improve. Some times a monthly or weekly Virus scan of the PC can cause slowness or freezing.
 
Best Regards,
Solid Cruver





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My Lenovo Ideapad Z710 (Windows 10) works just fine most of the time, but when I try to play games, first some individual pixels and as time goes on the entire screen starts flickering until it?s almost impossible to play. If I turn off my graphics card, a NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M , it worked fine again. Now first of all, it would be nice to know whether anyone knows what the cause of this first problem is and how to fix it, as I would like to be able to use my regular graphics card when playing (enables me to play on a higher resolution). Added to that, I?ve now noticed that on other games, there is a flickering, without the pixel flickering first, no matter whether or not I deactivate my graphics card. Anyone have an idea where this problem could stem from?

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When I first had this problem it would only freeze once a day. Now it happens everytime I try to play a game. I have seen some other posts on this forum to try to fix my problem but I still haven't found a fix. I have reinstalled windows, moved some games to my ssd, updated BIOS, updated graphics card drivers / downgrade drivers, etc and the problem continues to happpen. This it what actually happens: Im like 1 min into the game and then all of a sudden the whole laptop freezes and the audio from the game keeps on repeating. The laptop doesn't let me alt + tab, alt + F4, the mouse and keyboard doesn't work at all, I'm forced to do a force shut down. This problem only happens when I'm using the AMD grahics. If I play a game on the intel graphics it won't freeze but the game is barley even playable.I really want this problem fixed!  Please help me.

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Answer:Why does my Lenovo Ideapad Y510P lag (whilst playing games), when it's not plugged in?

I'm not an expert, but as far as I know if the power cable is not plugged in then you cannot use the SLI, so only one card is working. But I may be wrong, correct me this case.

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Hello, I have been experiencing a very frustrating issue with my new Ideapad Y510 which I had purchased just a few days ago.  Minutes into playing games, my screen would suddenly turn black and my system would restart.  I have been conducting extensive research into this problem and notice that many others experience the same. As far as I know, all of my drivers are updated. Please look into this problem.  Unfortunately, I am very close to sending this PC for a refund.   Daniel.

Answer:Brand new Lenovo Ideapad Y510 crashing while playing games

Hi Daniel,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your new Y510 Laptop is restarting while playing games. Please let me know if the system is restarting because of increase in CPU/GPU temperature increase also would suggest you to check using the Laptop on a Flat Surface to make good air ventilation and check if there is any Dust/Foreign particles stuck in the air vents. Please let me know the findings.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar





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Hi Guys.I bought a lenovo Y560 a month ago just to play games as i m a gaming freak.The problem is that my Pc shuts down in 10 seconds on playing games like Fifa 11 and crysis2 etc.I contacted the Lenovo Service Center and they said i haid problems with my Motherboard so they replaced it but still the problem persists.Now when i finally lost hope regarding this so i tried to get a solution here.I have these specs.Core i5 2.67Ghz4 GB of RAM750 GB of HDD1 GB ATI Mobility Radeon 5730 Series.The old Bios Version was 62 and after flashing was 71The new Bios version is 56.Also I would like to tell that this problem is going like Hell on my PC .I cant even play a single game requiring Discrete Graphics.I have already done BIOS flashing and updating of my Graphics driver but nothing happened .Also I have got replaced my Motherboard but no changes.I tried the Furmark Stress Test and my PC shutted down in 11 seconds.Guys i m not in a situation to buy a new laptop so please help me fix this.And for Lenovo who are reading this please tell me if your service agents do realise about customer satisfaction or not.My problem stayed still even after motherboard replacements.Please for the name of Lenovo which i Used to trust is being destroyed so admins do reply me with an accurate and perfect solution please i beg you.Thanks.

Answer:Lenovo Y560 Gets Shut Down In 10 Seconds While Playing Games Like Crysis2 ,Fifa 11,Prototype etc

Man chill dont panici would lyk you to check the following points1-do make sure you are keeping laptop on solid surface and not blocking the airflow2-use a software like hardware id to check the temperatures and post the result but first check the first point is followed first3-are you using chilling pad ?Hope it helpedhope to see temp specs soonP.S. Dont keep laptop in bed and then play

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I have lenovo y410p. While I was playing dota2, it has message alert "display driver stopped responding nvidia" this game will shut down and also in csgo game. How to solve this problems.

Answer:Lenovo Y410p display driver stopped responding nvidia while playing games

Hi God,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing.
 
Firstly, which operating system is running on your laptop?
 
This error occurs when Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) feature detects that the graphics card (GPU) does not respond within a period of time and reinitializes it with the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM).
 
Reasons could be:
 

The display driver is outdated, missing, corrupted or broken.
Your video card is very old and there isn't a fully compatible video driver for your Windows OS.
There are too many programs running at the same time in the background, which causes conflicts.
It takes more time than permitted for GPU to display graphics to your monitor.

Please refer to the below link for better understanding.
Click here
 
Hope this helps. Let us know how you get on.
 
Regards,
Shashi Kumar
 
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Since you have to hunt around different Lenovo sites (and other sites) to find out about these softwares, I decided to make a post to get feedback from actual Yoga owners on how these programs interact, what they do, which ones are prerequisite, and which ones are unnecessary. Please don't take this as a blanket answer. This is just what I have found. It might be right - it might be wrong. I'm looking for others to post their experiences as well. Lenovo System Interface Foundation Driver - Necessary prerequisite (missing driver in device manager without it). It allows the Lenovo Utility and Lenovo Companion to work. Lenovo Yoga Mode Control - Necessary if you want to use your yoga to seemlessly change between all the different modes (laptop, tablet, tent, stand). This software is responsible for autorotating and putting Windows into tablet mode. Lenovo Utility - Recommended(?) This one I'm not too sure on. I remember that I was missing some function that I wanted but I can't remember what it was now. Maybe battery cycle count and health? Lenovo Companion - I don't have this one installed and don't think it's necessary but would like someone else to shed some light here.

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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

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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 everybody,
 
So I just bought a Lenovo Ideapad U430 Touch. It is an amazing ultrabook, but it seems like it is missing some of the promised goods in this video:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBfDyvz7fmY
 
I am refering to Lenovo Mind Control and Lenovo Voice Control. Mind Control is not supported for most programs and for those which are supported, it is not as smooth as the video. For instance, I cannot wave down to scroll in PowerPoints, all I can do is to wave back and forth (right and left). It does not even work in the picture gallary.
 
As for the Voice Control, I cannot find any indication that it is available on my system.
 
I know they are probably useless anyway, but at least they should be installed on my system. Any ideas on where to find these programs or how to access them?
 
 
Best regards
 
Moderator note: fixed link - I think.

Answer:Lenovo Mind Control and Lenovo Voice Control

Mohammad1 wrote:
Hello everybody,
 
So I just bought a Lenovo Ideapad U430 Touch. It is an amazing ultrabook, but it seems like it is missing some of the promised goods in this video:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBfDyvz7fmY
 
I am refering to Lenovo Mind Control and Lenovo Voice Control. Mind Control is not supported for most programs and for those which are supported, it is not as smooth as the video. For instance, I cannot wave down to scroll in PowerPoints, all I can do is to wave back and forth (right and left). It does not even work in the picture gallary.
 
As for the Voice Control, I cannot find any indication that it is available on my system.
 
I know they are probably useless anyway, but at least they should be installed on my system. Any ideas on where to find these programs or how to access them?
 
 
Best regards
 
Moderator note: fixed link - I think.

Fix the link please.

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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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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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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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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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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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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:





Quote:
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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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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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.

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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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Hello, first time poster looking for help as I can't diagnose my issue after trying numerous things. Currently when I play a game the BSOD happens randomly, I can go a whole day without it, or it can happen frequently. It happens the most when I close or exit a game, then it'll kick to a blue screen.

I really appreciate what you guys do and I hope I followed all the instructions right on how to post my logs and stuff, here's the attachment and some basic system specs:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
I have reinstalled to this computer numerous times.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad q9550 @ 2.83 ghz

GPU: Radeon HD 5770

Mem: 4 Gigs of Memory

Motherboard: p5n32-e sli nforce 680i chipset

Answer:BSOD Playing various games, closing games, no overheating.

Before we can even begin to find the underlying cause you need to update the following drivers. Especially asacpi.sys. Yours is from 2005


Code:
ASACPI.sys 3/27/2005 10:30:36 PM
Lycosa.sys 1/18/2008 4:51:42 AM
nvm62x64.sys 10/17/2008 5:01:06 PM
netr28x.sys 2/25/2009 11:02:09 PM
How To Find Drivers:




Quote:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.


- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
Driver Reference Table

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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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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!
 

Answer:Freezing while playing games and playing AVI files

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Hello, I have connected an external HD to learn Windows Server 2016. But the display is too bright. The control keys are not helping. Any solution or driver or changes need to be done in the Server 2016 environment? Thank you

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Those software are not on the oficial drivers webpage of lenovo.comI did a window 8 clean install on my Yoga 13 and those are the only two software I havent found yet can any one help me













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Lenovo Motion Control and Lenovo tranisition Softwares for Yoga 13

They're not available on the website; nor are some of the other included utilities. I posted a similar topic a couple of weeks ago, and it was merged with a topic that had other people asking the same question, but there's been no response from Lenovo. The moral of the story right now is... Don't do a clean install of Windows.

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It doesn't happen often but sometimes it freezes for a second while loading a certain game which works fine on another day and gives BSOD. Sometimes it happens after I've loaded the game and am in the moment of playing. My hardware is more than enough for the games I run and I even run them on low-mid even though I can manage high settings. The games I usually run are CS:GO, League of Legends and Modern Warfare 3 [rarely play; received 1 BSOD while loading it]

I've uploaded my dump files.

Thank you.

Answer:BSOD playing video games / loading video games [MEMORY_MANAGEMENT]

Hi miqballin.

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

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1A, {41201, fffff6800001aca8, 8080000019905825, fffffa8003e5ded0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+136f2 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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According to Carrona.org, STOP 0x0000001A: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
Usual causes: Device driver, memory, kernel

So what you are to do here is

► Enable Driver Verifier.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

► Test the RAM modules.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Run it for at least eight passes. Preferably overnight.

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.

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I want to control the same game in two windows with the Up arrow or with the space bar is it possible?
 

Answer:Can i control two games with the same key?

I think this could be possible. AutoHotKey is a program that should be able to do this. You'll need to write a script that does what you want though. I'm sure you can modify an existing script or find an exact script online. I've never personally used the program, so I'm not familiar with writing scripts for it.
 

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Hey,
My computers changes its volume by holding the FN key and then numbers 3 or 4, which i really hate. For some reason when im playing a game and i try to change the volume it will lag and ill press it and then 2 minutes later it will finally change volumes. Ive tried this on different games and they all do the same thing, however when im watching videos or something it works fine. Is there a program that lets you change your volume with hotkeys or something? This would REALLY help me out a lot.

-Thanks

Answer:Volume Control During Games?

try this...
Sound Volume Hotkeys - Control sound volume using system-wide hotkeys.

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Hi,

I am new to motion controls and tech gadgets.
If someone wanted to play console games that are ported to PC using motion controller, could they play it?

Amazing Spider Man is available both for PS3 and PC. Now, if someone wanted to play the game on PC, using PSMove connected with PC, could they play it?
 

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How good is the TV for displaying PC game graphics? I have an Xbox and Alba TV and the picture/graphics are brilliant. I presume this is what the TV out feature of the grahics card is used for? Would you also overcome the problem with high response rates of some TFTs?Just imagine those big Rome Total War battles on a large TV screen :-)

Answer:Playing PC games on TV

I would probly think they were very blury.Probly crud graphics just as they would be on a PS2.I really cannot sit and play a PS2 because of the graphics its really slow and jerky,and the game programmers try to use a trail technique to fade out the all the bumps,of course it hardly works and gives the screen a cloudy affect.Xbox graphics on a tele are not bad,but everything is out of proportion,and sound doesn't go in time with the picture.You can indeed plug a S-Video cable from your TV-out port to your tele and see the screen as normal,but like i said it will probly be blury.I prefer classical CRT's to TFT because they have a more colourfull picture,although to be honest the TFT's give a crisper picture."Just imagine those big Rome Total War battles on a large TV screen :-)"Just imagine those big Rome Total War battles on a Digital projector,huh? ;-)

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Question: playing games

Ever since I had windows 10, a game that I often play on windows 7 has stopped working so I am unable to use this game on windows 7.
I can understand Microsoft wanting to get people to move over to windows 10 but it is really unnecessary to stop things working on windows 7 just to get people to give up windows 7. We have paid good money to get windows 7 in the first place and support
doesn't end until 2020.
I even had to reinstall win 7 a couple of times to get it to work but to no avail. The most recent reinstall of windows 7 enabled me to play the game I wanted to play. The last time I was able to play this game was this morning. Then this afternoon I got
round to catching up with all the updates for win 7 - guess what happened, the game stopped working. So it's obvious one of the updates stops the program from working.
I'd appreciate having this update withdrawn and a replacement put in place so we can continue to use win 7. Either that or post some instructions on how we can restore the program to work.
Thank you.

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Insurgency for me... I'm kinda addicted.

Answer:What Games are you playing right now?

Mad Max and GTA V/Online mostly.

Waiting for the Hearts of Stone DLC to drop for Witcher 3 before I jump into that game. Might try some Batman Arkham Knight soon now that it's been patched up a bit.

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Question: playing games

i have i3 processor and have 2gb ram and window 7 ultimate operating system but without external graphics card.can anyone suggest what are the games i can install and play

Answer:playing games

You must have integrated graphics. It would help to know details about that. The answer is likely to be simple games only.

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I have an Old Dos Game that I was able to find in bin format and was trying to figure out how to play it on Windows 10. I was trying to figure out DosBox but maybe it's just me but it's too complicated.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks

Answer:Playing Old Dos Games

With DOSBox things are rather basic since I can easily run some old 8bit dos games on the 64bit Windows 10 as well as previously seen on the 64bit Windows 7. With a basic entry to mount the game's program folder on a virtual drive you then simply type the name of the main executable to see it run.

One classic title was the 8bit Duke Nukem where the first entry was "mount c: c:\duke nukem 1" where the custom folder had to be created for the old game since that didn't have any installer. Once mounted I simply typed in "dn1" being the "dn1.exe" file for starting the game up. The game loads right up!

A PC World article on DOSBos makes for a good read along with the Wiki and other sources since this is an easy one to learn how to use. The PC World article can be looked over at: How to Use DOSBox to Play Classic Games | PCWorld

The dosbox.com wiki is seen at: Basic Setup and Installation of DosBox

And then there's the How-To-Geek site for another guide. How To Use DOSBox To Run DOS Games and Old Apps

With a newer game that is more involved like the Duke 3D sequel with a Dos/9x capable installer you would need a different type of emulator since DOXBox is intended mainly for the stand alone type games that simply unpacked into a folder from a cd collection if not bought back then on a floppy disk. A lot of those old titles are now if found totally free to download since they were long ago discontinued since at this late date who would still b... Read more

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Question: Playing Games

I have recently had a serious operation and am confined to the house for at least another eight weeks.As I have quite a few PC games is it possible to play them through my television set it is a modern set with all the right sockets I believe.I could play them using my wifes laptop and I have a external DVD/CD drive.If it is possible what do I need and what is the procedure.

Answer:Playing Games

This may help; click here

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Question: IE 7 Playing Games

Hi there,
I have a problem with browsing web pages. If i go to a search engine and do a search, a list of sites come up and i choose a link that may interest me. My problem is that when i click on a link, it takes me to another site that i didn't want. I then click back, click on the original link, and then i go to that link. I suspect it could be a Virus/Malware/Trojan problem but thought i would post here 1st thinking it could be something in my advanced settings for IE 7. I have IE7 on because i had problems with IE8 (not related to this problem).
Have been into IE tools and reset all default options, have also run scans with AVG, SpyBot, MalwareBytes, and CCleaner, as well as Reg cleaner. All say everything is fine, thus why i have posted here first.
All help appreciated and thx in advance.
Stoo

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Hi,I have upgraded my packard bell to a compaq system. the packard Bell has a number of older games on it which are getting old, but my kids still like to play them (such as The Sims). They still want to play them but I want to keep the Compaq for newer games and not load on the older ones, to save it from clogging up. Is there a way I can run the Packard Bell standalone and access the files / games on it through the compaq. For example leave the sims disc in tray 1 of Packard Bell and then put an icon on compaq desktop to play it? Also could I install MS word and excel on the packard Bell and then access them through the compaq, to save installing them on two pc's???Packard Bell is running Media Centre and the compaq is running pro.Any Comments appreciated.Thanks :)

Answer:Playing games through a different PC

This could be achieved in theory by using a wireless network setup and sharing the optical drives on your old machine... however as far as I am aware, you will not be able to run office without installation to your new machine. In order to setup your network, you would need to purchase a wireless router and set this up on your new machine... file and print sharing should be enabled and you would be able to access files that you choose from both machines. I am not sure how well the games will run but a wired connection with a hub would be your other option.

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I have an Old Dos Game that I was able to find in bin format and was trying to figure out how to play it on Windows 10. I was trying to figure out DosBox but maybe it's just me but it's too complicated.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks

Answer:Playing Old Dos Games

With DOSBox things are rather basic since I can easily run some old 8bit dos games on the 64bit Windows 10 as well as previously seen on the 64bit Windows 7. With a basic entry to mount the game's program folder on a virtual drive you then simply type the name of the main executable to see it run.

One classic title was the 8bit Duke Nukem where the first entry was "mount c: c:\duke nukem 1" where the custom folder had to be created for the old game since that didn't have any installer. Once mounted I simply typed in "dn1" being the "dn1.exe" file for starting the game up. The game loads right up!

A PC World article on DOSBos makes for a good read along with the Wiki and other sources since this is an easy one to learn how to use. The PC World article can be looked over at: How to Use DOSBox to Play Classic Games | PCWorld

The dosbox.com wiki is seen at: Basic Setup and Installation of DosBox

And then there's the How-To-Geek site for another guide. How To Use DOSBox To Run DOS Games and Old Apps

With a newer game that is more involved like the Duke 3D sequel with a Dos/9x capable installer you would need a different type of emulator since DOXBox is intended mainly for the stand alone type games that simply unpacked into a folder from a cd collection if not bought back then on a floppy disk. A lot of those old titles are now if found totally free to download since they were long ago discontinued since at this late date who would still b... Read more

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I want to play some Grim Fandango on my Windows 2K professional, does anyone know of a program (other than DOSBOX) that can do that?
 

Answer:Playing Win 95/98 games in 2K?

Have you tried running it in Compatibility mode.

Go to Start -> Run, and enter:

regsvr32 %systemroot%\apppatch\slayerui.dll

This should add a compatibility option tab.
 

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Have been given a number of old games ie

grim fandango
alone in the dark 2 and 3
LBA 1 and 2
time commando
full throttle
and a number of lucas arts classics

I have looked at dosbox and after i download it I get lost trying to figure it out. So I thought I would buy a PC from ebay to play them.
Unfortunately most dont seem to know if the above games will play on the systems they have for sale ????.

One fellow said he would make one for me for $100.00 if I gave him the specs. So can somebody give the the best specs to play the above games

I think to start off win 95 or win 98 / pentium 4 / 32 MB video card and about 2 GB ram I dont know what else I need. Can anybody help out.

thanks
 

Answer:pc for playing old games

If I were you, I would build a basic home system with Windows Pro. You have the advantage of playing older games and a more advanced system. Though it may cost more, you may find Windows 95, 98 even ME, to be way too ancient. Unless you have grown up with those operating systems all of your life I'd understand.
 

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when i play neopets games and win it will not let me send score init says shockwave movie has errors that cause this problem is there anything i can do it plays alright on internet explorer thank you for the help
Rose

Answer:playing games

Hello, Rose. I searched for your problem, and found a topic with a user having almost exactly the same problem, even for the same game. Here is a link to that topic

http://forums.techguy.org/games/1364...en-trying.html

The user claims they uninstalled then reinstalled Shockwave, and it fixed the problem. But...

You may wish to check this link FIRST http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/ to see if your Shockwave player is working and or up to date. IF yours is working, you will see the animation on the page, if not, it will ask you to install the Shockwave plugin. I clicked it myself, and it says that I need to install the missing plugin (Shockwave).

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Hi, im new here, i felt this was the place to post my problem.

When ever i am in the middle of playing a game, all of a sudden the screen goes black for a few seconds and then when the display does come back up, i get this animated fuzzy screen with the game still running. the only way to get it back to normal is to Alt+Tab out of the game and maximize it again. But after a minute or so it comes back again. this happens to most of my games.

I have the very latest Nvidia drivers and still i get the problem.
I know it might be something to do with my graphics card... maybe adjust some settings... i have tried changing the refresh rates.. but didnt work.

Can someone help me? I have uploaded a video if you dont get what i mean.

http://rapidshare.de/files/31180122/CIMG0529.mpg.html

my system spec:

Amd AthlonXP 2500+
768mb RAM
GeForce4 Ti4200 64mb
120GB harddisk
Win XP SP2

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Help Playing Games (please Help)

cpu and ram should be good for most games, the gpu is a litle low on memory with 64mb.. what games do you play?
 

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Hey there,

I can't remember the command line in the Properites section of a game icon. It would allow you to redirect the game to a different directory, rather than using from the CD-ROM. Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanx!!!
 

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I am trying to install a disk with super nes and nes games on it, but when I try to play snes games it says incorrect command line parameters. It does allow me to play nes games with my wingman game pad but not snes ones. Can anyone help me out
 

Answer:Playing games on PC

I'm assuming your using an emulator to run the games? What emulator are you using? The problem might be specific to the emulator, and its a bit hard to help unless we know more details. Try to post as much information about the problem as possible, and we will try to help.
 

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when i play rise of nations first the games starts getting slower then theres black and green colors fluttering in the background then it freezes and i have no other choice but to restart and when i play battle field 2 theres just fluttering colors in the background and its pretty slow i don't know how to fix this i hope some one can help me

My SPEC ARE:
AMD athlon x2 4600
1x 512 mb of ram
GeForce 7900 gs with the latest drivers
1x 500 gb hard drive
msi k9n4 sli motherboard
500 wat thermaltake power supply

p.s.
also when starting the computer up the screens aren't aligned
 

Answer:Help In Playing Games

that sounds like an obvious graphics card issue, could possibly be defective or theres a driver conflict or some other conflict with your monitor, quickly try re-installing your video drivers. If that doesn't solve anything try contacting the manufacturer.
 

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Does anyone else's phone get EXTREMELY hot when playing games? I play Chaos & Order, and usually end up playing like 5 minutes at a time because my 920 gets HOT... Like I-can't-even-touch-it HOT! But anyway, my real question is: Does that problem persist on these new Quad Core phones? (1520,930) I am thinking of upgrading to the McLaren in November so any info on that is greatly appreciated! Viva La WP! ?

Answer:920 Getting HOT while playing games!

If you play games on a mobile . YES they do heat up because your processor is running at its MAX. I can not hold my ipad when I play games like infinity blade 2. Or asphalt 8, subway surfers on my lumia 920.

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The computer in question has XP home edition on it. It used to play games "Battlefield 1942, Age of Empire and Myst to name a few. Now the game freeze shortly after the games starts. Done 2 installs in 4 days of Xp one with direct x 8.1 which game require and one with 9 both installs with latest drivers to the best of my knowledge, and the pc locks up when games are played the rest of the time everything seems to work fine. These games used to play but will not run right at the moment. this problem has existed for several months now so I don't think it's related to sp2 release. Can anyone
point me in the right direction?
 

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Is there any way to play a 95/98 compatable game on XP? (Balders Gate 2 specifically)
 

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i have recently purchaced F.E.A.R. & rainbow 6 lockdown.i have a 2.4gig pc with 120 hard drive,1g of memory & nvidia 9550 graphics card with the latest graphics driver.even with the lowest settings,these games stutter & struggle to play on my machine.do i need a new graphics card & has anyone else had this problem with the latast games

Answer:playing new games

I have a Amd 64 40002GB of RAM6600GT 128mb pci-eASUS A8N-SLI motherboardand it struggles with F.E.A.RThe processor and RAM are top class but the graphics card is whats holding me back. If i bought a 7800gtx i could max the game out but at the minute im not prepared to do that. I can run F.E.A.R with everything on medium but when i turn it to high it gets jumpy.My advice buy as good a card as you can afford. Im currently bidding on a second 6600gt on ebay and if i win i will run them in SLI

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Please help.I would like to play my games without having to use the cd/dvd each time.Is this possible and if so how (I have heard something about making an image).

Answer:Playing games without CD

Yes, make an image with your burning software then mount it on deamon tools click here and then you can play your games without the disks or you could get a NO DVD or NO CD Crack which do the same ( let you play without disks ) and its easier.Mark

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Question: Playing ps2 games

Hello all,

Can somebody help me please, i have downloaded a game, and was wondering how i can play it on my ps2. It is a ps2 game out run coast to coast. I tried burning it with nero burner on to a dvd and that didnt work?? do i have to do something with my ps2??

Can some body please please please help as i am a out run die hard fan............
many thanx......
 

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We do not help with pirated games.
 

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Hello . What I need is a little advice...

I noticed that the computer was running slow so I clicked on my computer and went into performance and saw that only 37% resources were free. I called Dell and they made me go into msconfig and had me UNCHECK many many items so that all the icons that were in the system tray are now gone. No big deaL but we have noticed that some of the games that I downloaded from the web no longer work!. Like a game called Snood. I downloaded it again but to no avail. It says you have to have Direct X version 7 to play the game but upon searching my files I have version 8. Do I download their version and overwrite the newer version with the older one??? Will this screw anything up??? What to do. I can tell you that now when I right click on my computer and look into the performance tab there is now 83% resources FREE. Wow. But what do I do with the games that no longer work. What could be the reason that they no longer work? I even RECHECKED all the boxes that they had me recheck just to see if they would work and they still do not work??? What could have happened. I even did a system restore to the day before the unchecking of the startup items and still they did not work. Once again what do you suggest I do and how do I correct it.? thanks. Once again everything seems OK and even faster but these few games like "HOUSE of THE DEAD" and SNOOD which were downloaded from the web no longer work. Everything else is fine.
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Answer:games not playing

hmm, tried downloaded latest version of DX? Just let it overwrite anything that may be there. Just a thought....
 

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Been playing some Assassin's Creed Origins...

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Looks great seek

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games not playing
Hello . What I need is a little advice...

I noticed that the computer was running slow so I clicked on my computer and went into performance and saw that only 37% resources were free. I called Dell and they made me go into msconfig and had me UNCHECK many many items so that all the icons that were in the system tray are now gone. No big deaL but we have noticed that some of the games that I downloaded from the web no longer work!. Like a game called Snood. I downloaded it again but to no avail. It says you have to have Direct X version 7 to play the game but upon searching my files I have version 8. Do I download their version and overwrite the newer version with the older one??? Will this screw anything up??? What to do. I can tell you that now when I right click on my computer and look into the performance tab there is now 83% resources FREE. Wow. But what do I do with the games that no longer work. What could be the reason that they no longer work? I even RECHECKED all the boxes that they had me recheck just to see if they would work and they still do not work??? What could have happened. I even did a system restore to the day before the unchecking of the startup items and still they did not work. Once again what do you suggest I do and how do I correct it.? thanks. Once again everything seems OK and even faster but these few games like "HOUSE of THE DEAD" and SNOOD which were downloaded from the web no longer work. Everything else is fine.
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Hiya

Is this the version that you have of SNOOD:

http://www.snood.org/

It looks like a Demo, so maybe the timer has run out. Did it have a 30 day expire date?

Do you have anything left in the startup? Lets have a look:

Go to Run and type MSINFO32
On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.

Also, go here and download AddAware http://tomcoyote.com/lsindex.html

Download and run, ensuring that Deep Registry scan is enabled. Remove all except any references to Web3000 or new.net. If you're unsure, copy/paste the list here.

Also, whilst you're there, download and install RefUpdate to get the latest updates. Just click Connect.

Installing Direct7 over 8 won't do any good. In fact, not sure if it'll let you.

Also, where did you get HOUSE of THE DEAD from?

Regards

eddie
 

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Jane's "WWII Fighters" does not function properly in WinME. Electronic Arts tells me that many of their games will not detect WIN2000 as an optimized operating system and therefore may not install properly. Anybody got a solution? Thank You.
 

Answer:Playing games in ME or ME playing games?

I installed Combat Flight Simulator 2 on windows ME and works just fine.
 

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First off I am new to all this
I have win xp home, and would like to play old games (such as Full Throttle)

I have tried the win xp compatability mode with no success.

Have downloaded scummvm and dos box but I simply dont understand how to use them.

I looked at vm ware which allows multiple systems such as 95 and 98 but I dont see how that works because of the more powerfull system I have (which I assume would be too powerfull for the old games) ie 1 gig ram 128 vid card athlon 3000+

I tried to buy a win 98 PC but it seems harder than I imagined.

One person was reluctant to sell me a reconditioned xp when I asked him to uninstall xp and put in win 98.

I am rather puzzled I thought it would be simple to play old games but apparently not so

I would appreciate any help to enable me to play these old classics. Such as what system I would need, Or help re VMSCUMM or DOS BOX

Thank You for your advice

Jean Bloom
 

Answer:would appreciate help playing old games

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hello,my computer bugs me for some time now and i just cant figure out why..while I'm playing games at my computer (almost every game) my CPU usage is rising up to 90-100% because of the system idle process.now, i know its normal, but its happening only while I'm playing and its driving me crazy!!(cant play games smoothly at all).is there a way to solve it? plz plz plz thank you so much.yoni.

Answer:cpu is at 90-100% while playing games.

Thank you johnw, don't want to be to optimic but I think the problem solved, the ONLY thing I changed was the power settings ( to the highst mode ) . Could it be it? I mean, is that logical?

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well i say games, ive only had a pc capable of playing decent games for a few days, so i downloaded a demo of doom 3 and i just wondered why my fans dont speed up whilst playing? it just seems to stay the same as when its not under load? is this because doom3 isnt "taxing" my system therefore nothing gets so hot to require fans speeding up?

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The only fan that is going to speed up is the cpu fan in most cases and You probably don't need it to speed up and that is why it isn't. Check your temps with speedfan or eversthome or I like people to use the software that comes will almost all boards. (then you are 100% sure the readings are accurate) What board do you have.?

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hey i am getting bad fps while i am playing games. can someone help me. the specs of my computer are:

160Gb harddrive
amd athlon 64 2X dual core prossecor 6400+ 3.20GHz
nividia geforce 8400 GS 256MB
2GB RAM
550W power supply

i also have windows vista on the computer
 

Answer:i am getting fps while playing games

Your 8400gs may be part of the problem you MIGHT want to upgrade that. The other problem you might be having is Windows vista is trying to run Windows Aero while you are playing those games. If you can tell us what version of vista you have... like home basic, home premium, Vista ultimate or business. Your processor is plenty fast. I can run vista on the Model under yours perfectly with 4gb ram. You may want to upgrade your RAM after a while because 2 GB might not be sufficient to multitask (well) in vista.
Try going for a 512 MB Video card. Try this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130380 or if its not in your budget try this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102719
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My specs
AMD ATHLON 64 X2 6000+
7950 GT 512 MB (i think this is a KO edition)
4GB DDR2 800 or pc6400
Internal 250gb SATA
internal 80gb SATA
internal 60gbX2 IDE
External 500GB USB
External 160gb USB
External X-fi 5.1 surround with optical
550W PSU
 

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Question: playing games..

sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

Is it normal for my cpu usage to be 100% while playing a game?

Answer:playing games..

I would say so. The way most new games do frame managament (time-based), it uses all resources available.

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Hi i need some advice i have got a Time Computer with AMD Athlon (tm) XP 1800+ 1.54 GHz 224 MB of Ram with a Pro savage grphics card i have not got a lot of money to spend but need to up date my Graphics card as a lot of the games will not play any help thanks.

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click here any help?

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Hi,Just a quick question regarding playing PC games.I have been given an old PC game "Alien v Predator" and it wont play on my machine!I have Windows XP and the game specifies Windows 95/98.Does this mean my system is too good to play this game?

Answer:playing PC games

Some old stuff won't work on XP. You could try right clicking the .exe file that is the game; select properties; then compatibility. In this you will see options to run in "Windows 95" mode or whatever.I've never tried this myself, but have a go...it may work!Skeletal

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I have an Old Dos Game that I was able to find in bin format and was trying to figure out how to play it on Windows 10. I was trying to figure out DosBox but maybe it's just me but it's too complicated.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks

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With DOSBox things are rather basic since I can easily run some old 8bit dos games on the 64bit Windows 10 as well as previously seen on the 64bit Windows 7. With a basic entry to mount the game's program folder on a virtual drive you then simply type the name of the main executable to see it run.

One classic title was the 8bit Duke Nukem where the first entry was "mount c: c:\duke nukem 1" where the custom folder had to be created for the old game since that didn't have any installer. Once mounted I simply typed in "dn1" being the "dn1.exe" file for starting the game up. The game loads right up!

A PC World article on DOSBos makes for a good read along with the Wiki and other sources since this is an easy one to learn how to use. The PC World article can be looked over at: How to Use DOSBox to Play Classic Games | PCWorld

The dosbox.com wiki is seen at: Basic Setup and Installation of DosBox

And then there's the How-To-Geek site for another guide. How To Use DOSBox To Run DOS Games and Old Apps

With a newer game that is more involved like the Duke 3D sequel with a Dos/9x capable installer you would need a different type of emulator since DOXBox is intended mainly for the stand alone type games that simply unpacked into a folder from a cd collection if not bought back then on a floppy disk. A lot of those old titles are now if found totally free to download since they were long ago discontinued since at this late date who would still b... Read more

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BECAUSE I WANT PLAYING NARUTOSHIPPUDEN ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 3 IN PC naruto is the best i want playing form 14 years old ilike very much naruto shippuden

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Hi Guys, Went onto my usual games website and was told that I needed Flash Player...that was the addon in IE that I disabled...see other message!Installed Flash and Shockwave and it still demands Flash Player. Also why does Adobe Reader stop me from closing because it's still reading PDF files. Slow reader?I don't know. If it's not the PC...it's the lap top.CheersMoll

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Over the years I've collected some games that I've never gotten around to playing or feel like playing again, but it appears that XP is not as friendly with some of them. I know there is a compatibility mode selection in XP. Would I select that for the installation exe, or the exe that actually runs the game, or maybe both? Is there a checklist of things to try before resorting to using an imulator?? Thanks!
 

Answer:Playing old games on XP

Ya, you could try compat mode but very few DOS games, if any, worked for me in XP, I can't recall. DOSBox and DroptoDOS are good. Easy to install and use.
 

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Insurgency for me... I'm kinda addicted.

Answer:What Games are you playing right now?

Mad Max and GTA V/Online mostly.

Waiting for the Hearts of Stone DLC to drop for Witcher 3 before I jump into that game. Might try some Batman Arkham Knight soon now that it's been patched up a bit.

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