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My Compter Is Crashing


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#1 rberger3

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 04:05 PM

I have bought an HTPC computer and planned on running some older games on it as well. Well when ever i try pl;aying games after about 20 minutes the pc freezes and i can't move my mouse, ctrl-alt-delete, no BSOD, just can't do anything but a hard reset. I have an asus p5vd-mx mobo and just installed a a geoforce 7300gs card. It has the lastest drivers on it. It seems like something is overheated but i know nothing about pc's just a little about swapping stuff in and out. So after i restarted while playing a game it booted back up fine, i opened up my tv tuner software which i never have had problems with in the 3 weeks i'v owned it and it froze after about 2 minutes. The case has a little vfd display on the front and it seems to me i notice it freezes around 105.8, i am not sure what internally is happening but that;s usually when it freezes on me. any thoughts of howo i can check for problems or remedy the solution?

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 06:34 PM

it does sound like a driver problem, try to replace the drivers again, if you have the cd that came with the card it is SOMETIMES better to use these drivers than the brand new from the web

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 07:39 PM

WEll it started crashing with the original drivers that came with the cd, so someone suggested that I try to update them, and it's still crashing. I guess I could try rolling back the driver but not sure if it'll do anything.

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 07:48 PM

Try checking your Event Viewer (Start...Run...type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter) - specifically the System log (although the Application log may also contain significant events. Let us know the errors that happen closest to the lockups and we can work from there.
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 09:13 PM

Ok I've checked the event viewer and and the only things that show up are tcpip errors and dhcp warnings. Everthing else is just exclamation marked. LEt me know what else I can check.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:52 PM

I'd suggest opening up the case and checking the fans to see if they're running - especially the fans on the video card and the CPU. 105 isn't all that hot for a CPU (if that's what the display is showing). Do you know where the temperature sensor for the display is located? I notice that there's a nice cooler on the CPU - are you sure that there is thermal grease between it and the CPU?

Try playing the games (and using the TV tuner) in Safe Mode - if it doesn't seize up there, then it's almost definitely a driver issue. If it does, then it's most likely a hardware issue.

Do you have any way of monitoring the temps on the video card?
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:40 PM

105 thats Fahrenheit not Celsius right? 105C is 221 F and you could Fry an egg at that temperature and even more likely the GPU or CPU.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:41 PM

I will try playing the games in safe mode and see what happens.

The fan on the graphics card is working and all the other fans seem to be working. I will check that there is thermal grease on it.

I'll let you know the results tonight.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:39 PM

I can't play games or run the tv tuner program becuase it says it failed to initalize the vide card.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:50 AM

Try uninstalling the video driver and then installing one that's freshly downloaded from the manufacturer's website.

If that doesn't fix it, then try another video card to see if it displays the same symptoms.
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