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#1 Peregrina

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 06:37 AM

I use an Asus G73JH with a Intel Core i7 740QM and 6GBs of RAM and my computer will frequently become unresponsive. It usually happens when playing games. When it does first whatever game I'm playing will freeze and become unresponsive but other programs will still work somewhat, I play in windowmized mode, like Chrome will still let me open tabs and minimize it but won't actually do anything like load a page but my cursor will never freeze. Then, the rest of my programs will become unresponsive. Ctr+Alt+Del doesn't much, although I always attempt it just to see everything I was trying to do happen all at once a minute or two later. It's never completely stopped and has always returned back to normal without fail after a minute or two. The computer doesn't ever feel hot to the touch because of the huge fans on the back pumping out all the hot air. The only part that feels slightly warm is where the video card is located, although I'm not surprised since I'm playing a game. Any ideas what it could be?
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:23 AM

Is there any information, warning ... or such, in event viewer?

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:28 AM

Open task manager to the processes tab, sort on the cpu column with highest usage at the top (double-click on the word "cpu" at the top) and leave task manager open. Next time the system hangs look and see if any process is pegged at or near 100% and let us know.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 03:07 PM

Seems you're running a game that your video card isn't able to handle. Maybe try reducing the video settings in the game you're playing. If that doesn't work, head to your video card manufacturer's website and see if there are any updates available for the card you're using, or you could always go out and purchase another video card.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:02 PM

Is there any information, warning ... or such, in event viewer?

Nope

Open task manager to the processes tab, sort on the cpu column with highest usage at the top (double-click on the word "cpu" at the top) and leave task manager open. Next time the system hangs look and see if any process is pegged at or near 100% and let us know.

I'm be sure to watch for that and repost afterward

Seems you're running a game that your video card isn't able to handle. Maybe try reducing the video settings in the game you're playing. If that doesn't work, head to your video card manufacturer's website and see if there are any updates available for the card you're using, or you could always go out and purchase another video card.

I just recently updated my video card driver about a week ago and I have a radeon 5870, it's well above the recommended requirements for all the games I play. Sorry, should of had that it my OP.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:45 PM

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:59 PM

that is a huge memory leak in wow. do you run any addons?

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:26 AM

that is a huge memory leak in wow. do you run any addons?


I Do. I had this many on my older computer and never really had a problem, and that only had 4GBs of RAM.

Atlasloot Enhanced
Deadly Boss Mods
Auctioneer
Bartender 4
Bloodhound
Gearscore (Playerscore)
Recount
Omen

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:36 AM

98 processes running??? :woot: Try reducing those that are running in the background and not needed to start automatically.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:15 PM

and ditch the addons




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