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Unexplained system freezing


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#1 Twilight Phoenix

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 10:44 PM

Lately I've been experiencing these system lock-ups whenever I play any graphical game on my desktop. They're completely random but when they strike everything freezes up, any audio repeats endlessly, and it requires a hard reboot. I've tried updating drivers to their latest versions for my video card but I've seen no change to this fact. This problem only started a few weeks ago, and never before have I encountered anything like it.

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#2 smurfgod

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:13 AM

Won't guarantee it to work, but its worth a shot and will only help your computer. Run disk cleanup utility and defrag the harddrive. I use http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/download for defragging because its 100x faster and more effective than microsofts built in version.
Besides that you should crack open the case and clean the computer, there's an excellent tutorial on here somewhere but I'm on the wrong computer to link it to you :thumbsup:

#3 Twilight Phoenix

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:15 AM

Looks like cleaning the CPU fan fixed the problem. So far no more lock ups and my temp is now back down in the 50's to low 60's.




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