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World Of Warcraft Freezing


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#1 steam07

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 03:31 PM

hi play a lot of WoW and lately i have started to have some problems u see when i am playing WoW for a long time such as maybe about 2-4 hours it just frezzes the screen just freezes i can move the cursor and everything and when i try to alt+ctrl+del nothing seems to happen but when i move the cursor around it will change to the normal windows cursor but only in a little area of the sreen when i move it out of the area it goes back to the WoW cursor does someone kno what the problem is my rig is :
xp 64 bit
4 gb ram
evga 8800gt
q6700 @ 2.66 ghz
780i nvidia mobo
i made this rig so it is not a ready built one i am suspecting the problem is grphics card overheating cuz the normal temp on idle is i think 40 to 50 degrees celsius but there is the northbrige fan right on top of graphics card which might be blowing hot air on it other games i have played on this comp is bioshock and WoW thats it since it is a new comp which i got just like 2 or 3 weeks ago please need help??

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#2 Sterling14

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 05:33 PM

Do you know what the temperature of the card is while you're playing after an hour or two?
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 09:27 PM

no do u know how to figure it out??

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 08:17 AM

A program such as rivatuner should be able to tell you the temperature of your GPU. http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=163 . Open rivatuner up and start playing your game. After maybe an hour or so, minimize the game and look at the GPU's temperature in rivatuner.
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 09:33 AM

When you are not playing WOW, but using your computer for a prolonged period (say surfing the net or using a WP) does the same kind of thing happen? If not, I would suspect it is not your video card overheating, but maybe a memory leak, especially if you turn off your computer, then restart, and can play the game normally.
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 10:58 AM

yea i can play the game normally after a restart but it freezes after sometime and the time period of the game freezing is like 5-20 minutes after the restart which is way faster than the first frezze also i can't answer the question about surfing the web and everything because this is a gaming computer and i don't spend much time surfing the web with it also how do i check temperature with rivatuner

Edited by steam07, 27 July 2008 - 11:05 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2008 - 06:01 PM

hi all just figured out how to find the temperature of my graphics card using rivatuner it idles at 63-64 degrees clesius also the ambient temperature is 50-54 degrees celsuis

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 10:22 PM

How many watts is your power supply? (I am assuming you have the latest drivers installed for your brand)
It seems that the temperatures are within acceptable limits:

"Video card temperatures typically range from 40C to 80C. Most high end video cards such as the 78xx, 79xx, 88xx series typically display temperatures 50-70C idle and up to 80C-90C at load. The heatsink and fan assemblies attached to the video cards are specifically designed to reduce temperatures as much as possible.
http://www.evga.com/support/KnowledgeBase/Default.asp
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 11:11 AM

powersupply is 800 watts i know its an overkill but it was nice and cheap and i plan to upgrade this comp also i checked the temp of the gpu and it was at 68-70 clesius after like 2-3 hours of wow but the gpu shouldn't overheat should it because world of warcraft is pretty old and it can handle it without a sweat

Edited by steam07, 29 July 2008 - 01:47 PM.


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Posted 30 July 2008 - 08:12 AM

This may also be a ram problem. You should run memtest overnight, and see if it brings up any errors. http://memtest86.com/ .
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 04:09 PM

ok...........




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