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System freezes when playing America's Army etc.

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#1 Xantalen


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Posted 02 July 2005 - 07:25 PM

Ok I have Windows XP Media Edition 512MB RAM, nVIDIA Ge Force FX 5200, and my problem is that for some reason whenever I play a game with good graphics like America's Army or Battlefield 2 it freezes up after a while. Sometimes I'm able to play for 3 hours and sometimes I can only play for 5min. But for some reason it wasn't always like this. When I first started playing games like America's Army, I didn't have any problems aside from occasional lag. But after a few weeks the freezing thing started. At first I thought it might stop after a while but it didn't. Then I tried defraggin but that didn't help. I finally gave up with that game and deleted it. A few weeks later I started to play the Battlefield 2 demo. I thought that it wouldn't freeze but it did. I began to think it was because of viruses. I did a few scans and got rid of em all. But it keeps happening. Can someone tell me a way to make it stop without spending any money?? I'm so sick of it and I need to find a solution.

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 08:07 PM

How many programs do you have running in the background?

Press ctrl/alt/del - click on "task manager" and shut off anything but critical windows programs, your anti-virus program, and your firewall. It would probably be a good idea to create a second account for yourself just for gaming that has no unnecessary programs starting up and is a user account - not an administrator.

How much ram and what size processor do you have?

If you think you were infected at one time it might be a good idea to download and install Hijack This as per the directions given you in the following link, and post the log as directed.

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