Hi forum! I'm new to this forum. I am searching desperately for a solution to my problem and this forum just seems great for most of my computer problems. Had windows 8.1 for almost a month things working well, then hell broke loose... My pc wasn't handling games, no more. It started when i installed an old game Castlevania Lords of Shadow(1). I couldn't get more than 15 minutes of gameplay, then PC will freeze image was still on screen, no sound and it was not responsive to ctrl-alt-del / alt-tab / or alt-F4. After that all games began to freeze, some more often than others, manual restart was required every time. It got so damn worse that every boot shown startup repair, which never repaired anything, and windows 8 was barely logging in. PC was unusable!
What i did notice , in the early freezes my pc would freeze when graphics card cooler was going crazy. I was sing expertool to monitor and set cooler speed proportional to GPU temperature. Uninstalled expertool , GPU cooler wasn't going that crazy i managed to get more than 30 minutes of gameplay but still freeze at some point. Also tried compatibility mode, and run as administrator and all things to make an old version windows game run on windows 8, none worked.
Freezing became like a virus, PC began to freeze also when idling when no programs were running.
When i saw that at lower cooler speed i get more time playing i thought maybe it was the PSU. So i changed it, with my old PSU. Windows 8 booted in seconds with the new(old) PSU no idling freeze, but gameplay max 5 minutes. I know that my old PSU is good, because i use i on my very ancient pc. Now i am back to my old windows 7 fully updated all drivers installed (like in windows 8) no random freezes just game freeze.
I am confused if this is a hardware problem or software problem. I don't know what am i doing wrong. I was also looking forward to the next version of windows, but since windows 8 failed me, i don't know if windows is good for my build, of if my build is good for windows???
My pc configuration:
Motherboard : ashrock m3a770de
processor : DualCore AMD Athlon II X2 250, 2929 MHz (15 x 195)
4 gb ram ddr3
HDD : TOSHIBA DT01ACA050 (465 GB)
Video Card: Nvidia gtx 650 1gb
PSU :Delux DLP-34A Model: ATX-600W P4 V2.3 (the old psu i am using now is a 450 W PSU)
and 3 coolers that are disconnected right now as i think my 450W psu won't be able to manage those.
Thank you in advande for any help!
The freeze is now a little bit different, pc feezes , theres a wierd loud sound in my speakers continuous loud sound till i restart it and screen is black, first freezes were no sound, image still on screen, and coolers went crazy.
Edited by Dragonflow, 07 November 2014 - 01:30 PM.