Computer freezes during game p4 3.0 radeon 9700

By Legoflamb
May 10, 2010
  1. My friend just bought a new computer because his old one died it's:

    P4 3.0ghz HT
    Foxconn mobo (I'm not sure which exactly)
    Radeon 9700
    Crucial 512mb ram
    Edit: He's on windows xp home as well

    Now the computer was on basically all day yesterday while I updated windows and installed a load of programs for him but when I put pro evolution soccer 6 on you can only get part way through a match before it freezes.

    It doesn't crash - just freezes. I've had it before where my graphics card was overheating and when playing a game it would turn the computer off completely or restart it - this is just freezing.

    I've reinstalled the game and it's still doing it. Just on the off chance I re downloaded direct x but have not had a chance to install it as I had to come home last night.

    Any ideas what's doing this?

    I suppose I should install some other games to see if it is a graphics issue, any other ideas?

    Thanks in advance guys!
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,961   +69

    One thing that stands out is that the system only has 512 megs of RAM. Gaming with XP works best with 2 gigs.
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