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Computer Crash/studder/hiccup Issues


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#1 KARABATSOS

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:26 PM

Hey guys--hope I am posting this in the right spot...
Anyway, let me get right to it: I just built myself a pretty awesome new system (about 2 weeks ago) and it seems to be giving me some rather awkward issues as of a week ago. I fixed most of the major crashes that were occuring but now they seems to be mostly limited to gaming. Whenever I play a game, it locks up and or studders a bit--sometimes it will come out of it, more often than not it just locks up for good and I have to do a manual restart. In the last few days I have updated all of my hardware and all the games that I am running, held my breath...then been let down. I built this thing specifcally for gaming so the fact that it has prohibited me from doing just that is quite irritating. Any help I can get at this point would be great. My next step is Geek Squad...I would like to stay away from that step if at all possible. :thumbsup:

Here are the guts of my machine (the really important stuff):

- Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
- Corsair Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
- GIGABYTE GA-EP45C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
- Apevia Warlock Power ATX-WA750W 750W
- MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
- Windows XP 2002 SP3

I am sure that I have managed to leave something out that is necessary to diagnosing the problem so let me know if anything else is needed.

By the way, just thought about this, I don't have a sound card--I thought the one on the motherboard would be fine. Could this in ANY way be a contributing factor? I'm not sure it would be, but it's worth a shot.

Edited by KARABATSOS, 21 September 2008 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 22 September 2008 - 06:17 PM

Sound card I don't see as being a contributing factor. With all that unused horsepower playing games with a quad core processor whatever the sound card would possibly need is minuscule. It will only effect sound quality. What game are you attempting to play and at what settings?

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#3 KARABATSOS

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 11:19 PM

I have tried 3 games so far: Crysis, at default setting, Spore at default as well, and Starcraft, which, belive it or not has crashed a handful of times despite its low needs.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 01:57 AM

Hi there,
Mind check for the temperature of your graphic card?
Overheat issue might have contribute to the reason of crash.
Do you have any temperature monitoring software for your graphic card?
better to have one and make sure that it ois not an overheating issue.
By the way, please check your casing for smooth air flow too.

Thanks

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 06:59 PM

Hey guys,

Thanks for all the help. I figured out the problem about a week ago... one of the memory was not placed into the ddr2 slot correctly. Sigh. Just a bit embarassing. Oh well. It's fixed now. Thanks again.

- KARABATSOS




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