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#1 F4R7TZ

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 02:58 PM

I have been issuing freeze problems since 4-5 mounths very annoying and im glad to have found a website that i hope can help. Anyway i have 3 EA games all work fine till it freezers :thumbsup: i found out that it is not just games though it also freezers when i go online occasionally (online games,video clips) and the odd time it would just lock up whenrunning a programme. I have tryed a lot of stuff like up dating my driver for y graphics card (ATI 9550).However my computer was custom made so i have an usus motherboard A7V880 and a ATI radeon 9550 (like i said).I have updated my ati no difference.not my asus though.will i need to update that as well. I have also tryed the simple methods like disk defragment,disk clean-up,disk,error.also i have searched for spyware,adware,trojan,viruses etc in certian locations and even used safe mode and searched for viruses. I do not need any more memory as i contacted my manufacturing company and they siad i still have a good amount left. I have the latest directx 9.0c.Which comes with the game anyway and it still crashes can anybody tell me what to do there are some games i really want especially in the coming future but it is pointless me buying them if they keep freezing.If people have seen my other problem that is in the windows XP forum. about 'gr33n.exe.' could it be related to that in anyway?

Thanks a lot (and to some again) F4R7TZ. :flowers:

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 03:12 PM

How much RAM do you have (your video RAM looks fine)?
Have you killed unnecessary programs running in the background when you play these games?
Which games are freezing?
gr33n.exe is added by a worm:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/g....exe-10807.html

Regards,
John

Edited by jgweed, 24 October 2005 - 03:15 PM.

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#3 F4R7TZ

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 03:04 AM

i have 512 Ram but my computer is not slow at all and as i was told i dont need any more :thumbsup:
The game is sims 2 with the 2 expansion packs. but i also have lord of the rings battle for middle earth but that freezers with in a couple of minutes when playing especially online..
I dont think i have killed any background programmes but yet again im not sure what you mean.

Edited by F4R7TZ, 25 October 2005 - 05:53 AM.


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Posted 25 October 2005 - 11:10 AM

Might be hardware issues. Have a go with Everest and see what it says on the Sensor part. Might list your hardware while your at it.
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Posted 25 October 2005 - 12:33 PM

so does this everest fix my issues or tell me what is happening to my computer and why it is crashing? :thumbsup:
My 'gr33n' problem has been sorted out now i need to get this problem sorted out i will download that everest thing i hope it works :flowers:

Edit:I have installed everest but im not sure what to do with it :trumpet:

Edited by F4R7TZ, 26 October 2005 - 07:49 AM.


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Posted 27 October 2005 - 03:23 PM

In Everest, click Computer, then Sensor, and post the information from there here to the forum.
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 02:57 AM

Field Value
Sensor Properties
Sensor Type ITE IT8712F (ISA 290h)
Motherboard Name Asus A7V600 / A7V880 / A7V8X-X / K8N / SK8N

Temperatures
Motherboard 32 C (90 F)
CPU 46 C (115 F)
WDC WD800JB-22JJA0 39 C (102 F)

Cooling Fans
CPU 2789 RPM

Voltage Values
CPU Core 1.65 V
+3.3 V 3.31 V
+5 V 4.97 V
+12 V 12.10 V
VBAT Battery 3.20 V
Debug Info F 79 FF FF
Debug Info T 46 32 255
Debug Info V 67 FF CF B9 BD FF FF (F7)

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 05:55 AM

Temps and voltages all look within reason.

You mentioned your motherboard and graphics card already, so you could list the rest of your specs: CPU, power supply, hard-drives, soundcard, OS.

You should be able to find what you don't know in Everest under Computer/Summary.

Here is an article about running The Sims 2, and what hardware you need for what (Taken from Izzy's Sims 2 topic).
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 07:47 AM

Here is my CPU:
Field Value
CPU Properties
CPU Type Unknown, 1833 MHz (11 x 167) 2600+
CPU Alias Thoroughbred-B
CPU Stepping B0
Instruction Set x86, MMX, 3DNow!, SSE
L1 Code Cache 64 KB
L1 Data Cache 64 KB
L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info
Package Type 453 Pin PGA
Package Size 4.95 cm x 4.95 cm
Transistors 37.6 million
Process Technology 6Mi, 0.13 um, CMOS, Cu
Die Size 84 mm2

CPU Utilization
CPU #1 0 %

I have found my power magement (not supply):
Field Value
Power Management Properties
Current Power Source AC Line
Battery Status No Battery
Full Battery Lifetime Unknown
Remaining Battery Lifetime Unknown

here is my primary sound driver:
Field Value
DirectSound Device Properties
Device Description Primary Sound Driver
Driver Module
Primary Buffers 1
Min / Max Secondary Buffers Sample Rate 100 / 48000 Hz
Primary Buffers Sound Formats 8-bit, 16-bit, Mono, Stereo
Secondary Buffers Sound Formats 8-bit, 16-bit, Mono, Stereo
Total / Free Sound Buffers 33 / 32
Total / Free Static Sound Buffers 33 / 32
Total / Free Streaming Sound Buffers 33 / 32
Total / Free 3D Sound Buffers 33 / 32
Total / Free 3D Static Sound Buffers 33 / 32
Total / Free 3D Streaming Sound Buffers 33 / 32

DirectSound Device Features
Certified Driver Yes
Emulated Device No
Precise Sample Rate Supported
DirectSound3D Supported
Creative EAX 1.0 Supported
Creative EAX 2.0 Supported
Creative EAX 3.0 Not Supported

Here are my logical drives:
Drive Drive Type File System Total Size Used Space Free Space % Free Volume Serial
A: Removable Disk
C: Local Disk NTFS 76308 MB 13690 MB 62617 MB 82 % 4C93-9BD5
D: Optical Drive
Phisical drive:
Partition Partition Type Drive Start Offset Partition Length
#1 (Active) NTFS C: 0 MB 76308 MB

Optical drives:
Field Value
Optical Drive Properties
Device Description SONY DVD RW DW-D22A
Manufacturer Sony
Device Type DVD+RW/DVD-RW
Interface ATAPI

Writing Speeds
DVD+R9 Dual Layer 2.4x
DVD+R 16x
DVD+RW 4x
DVD-R 8x
DVD-RW 4x
CD-R 48x
CD-RW 24x

Reading Speeds
DVD-ROM 16x
CD-ROM 48x

Device Manufacturer
Company Name Sony Electronics Inc.
Product Information http://www.sonyburners.com/products/index.php
Firmware Download http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/firmware.htm
Is there anything elese you need to know?
Also it is not just my games it is other programmes.
Thanks F4R7TZ

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 03:01 PM

Did you try Johns recommendation to turn off background processes? It is possible you've got a conflict somewhere.

You can also try to run Sims 2 without sound and in window mode to see if it helps. Do it by going to your Sims 2 shortcut, right-click it and select properties. In the end of the Target line add a space and then "-w -nosound" without the quotes.

What was your OS again?
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Posted 29 October 2005 - 10:09 PM

make sure that you close any uncessary taskbar items. What I mean by that is close any you are not using.
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Posted 30 October 2005 - 01:30 AM

SIMS2, etc., seems to have, from what I have read in other posts here, a lot of performance problems; I have not seen any real answer. I can suggest some things to do that MIGHT help.
1. Completely uninstall the game and expansion packs. The defrag your computer, and reinstall the game in sequential order. Be sure you also reinstall any updates/patches that have been provided. Defrag at the end of the process.
2. Check to make sure you have installed the latest video card drivers offered by the manufacturer.
3. You can close any unneeded programs on your task bar, but there may be other snippets running that are not shown there (Firefox or Office quick launches come to mind). Note: if you have Spybot loaded on your hard drive, it has a startup application manager in its Tools section that you can use to prevent applications running in the background. If you have a question about killing something, refer to BC's Startup Database which will tell you whether you need it or not. This will improve computer performance for many tasks in additon to gaming.
4. Most games have video and audio options. Start these on the lowest settings ("best performance"), and see if reducing the graphics demand will make a difference. If it does, you can experiment by increasing the settings bit by bit until you begin to crash.
5. If there are user forums on the SIMS2 site, it might repay reading some of the threads that discuss game performance.
6. Reboot your computer before playing.
Hope this will help some,
Regards,
John

Edited by jgweed, 30 October 2005 - 01:39 AM.

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 02:02 PM

jgweed i have tryed that in the past when i contacted my computer manufatory and i tryed steeings and trying different rvolutions in the game and still no improvement :thumbsup:
What would you recomend me doing now? Thanks




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