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Computer Freezing while gaming, not overheating. No idea how to fix

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#1 total_war_gamer


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Posted 28 November 2016 - 09:10 PM

Hello, I am running on a decent system that should be able to handle the games I play. However, every time I try to play the more intense games the entire computer will freeze 5-20 minutes in. There is no sound and I have to hard reset every time. The graphics and fps are great before the crash, and I have no problems until after. The lower end games have no troubles. Also the temps are perfectly normal before the freezes. The GPU is no higher than 60 and the CPU is no higher than 40.
My specs are:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H
CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090t
Power Supply: Rosewill Glacier series 80 Plus Bronze 850W power supply
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC Gaming, ACX 2.0 Single fan, 6 gb
Memory: Kingston 128 GB SSD, WDC 600 GB

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#2 technonymous


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Posted 28 November 2016 - 11:04 PM

There are numerous things that can cause your system to hang.




Overclocking (cpu or gpu)


Drivers  (Motherboard chipset drivers, bios and GPU drivers)


Bad memory.


HD corruption/failure


PSU failure or other power related problems


Motherboard failure.

#3 total_war_gamer

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 11:38 PM

Well I know it's not overheating and I don't think it's the power supply either. Is there a way I can figure out if it's the hard drive or the motherboard? Thank you so much!

#4 Gorbulan


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 11:50 AM

let's try this:


First, download the latest Nvidia Drivers

Then, download this: Wagnard's Display Driver Uninstaller - this is a GPU driver cleaner, it will definitely remove your GPU drivers, unlike official uninstallers. Note: There are some deceptive ads on the forum page.


  • Run Wagnard's DDU - it may create a number of files in the same directory, like a .zip file, so you may have to run it in its own folder
  • Run the application, "DDU.exe" I believe is the name
  • Select the "best option", Safe Mode and Reboot
  • After the computer reboots to safe mode, run DDU if it does not open automatically
  • Choose the "best option", clean install and reboot I think it is called
  • After restarting install the AMD driver you downloaded first
  • Restart if prompted

#5 hamluis



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Posted 11 December 2016 - 11:33 AM

How to receive help diagnosing Blue Screens and Windows crashes - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic176011.html


Topic moved from Computer Gaming to Crashes/BSODs.



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