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#1 Kennyg74

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:42 AM

Hi I have windows xp (sp3) just formatted and updated with the latest drivers/software etc.

The issue I have ( and the reason I formatted) is that when I play a game which is well within the specs the computer crashes as in completely freezes after about 10-15 mins of game play.

I removed all external devices etc but that didnt help.

Thanks

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#2 caperjac

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:31 AM

tower or laptop. did you remove all internal dust

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:41 AM

I would also reccommend running a hard drive diagnostic from your drive's manufacturer.

Hard Drive Diagnostic Tools

Let me know the results.
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:53 AM

1) One particular game or any game?

2) Look in Device Manager - any yellow or red symbols?

3) You say the system "crashes and completely freezes". Which is it? EXACTLY what happens?

#5 Kennyg74

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:54 AM

It's a desktop, I've ran a number of hard drive and video test, all came back ok.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:57 AM

It's a desktop, I've ran a number of hard drive and video test, all came back ok.

I'll take another look tonight and rerun the tests as I've not ran them since reinstalling windows.

Nothing in the device manager, it's multiple games.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:59 AM

Only games?

Try a video memory stress test. http://majorgeeks.com/Video_Memory_Stress_Test__d5896.html

I see you have ran some, but just to be sure.

Also a RAM test, http://memtest.org

If it's persisting beyond a format that worries me.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:03 PM

When it freezes do you still get a response when pressing the NumLock key (Does the light switch on/off)?
Can you switch to the Task Manager? (Ctrl-Alt-Del) If so what is the system doing?
Are there timeout warnings/errors in the application/system log? (eventvwr.msc)
Is this a problem you only see with this application or is it random?
If it is the application and the application uses DirectX install the latest recommended version.
Also check for the latest gfx drivers at the manufacturers homepage.




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