Computer freezes/stutters every 10 seconds while gaming

By foolofsoul
Apr 18, 2008
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  1. Hello everyone, my computer keeps freezing when i play games about every 10 seconds for about a sec then goes back to playing smoothly. it happened on gears of war and FEAR. when i close the games it still stutters on my desktop. i got a new hard drive and added more ram (ram is compatible) about 2 weeks ago. the problem started happening about 3 to 4 days ago. its not a virus and i reinstalled xp bout a month ago.

    Here are my specs:
    AMD athlon 2.4 ghz
    2 gig 333mhz memory
    500 gb hdd (new)
    30 gb hdd
    nvidia 8800 GTS 320MB
    500 watt power supply

    i think i might have something to do with the heat but im not sure. in opinions would be great. thanks
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,043   +84 Staff Member

    Why not run with your instincts and monitor your system's temperatures? It's not like it requires much effort.
  3. foolofsoul

    foolofsoul Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Gotcha thanks
  4. Maligui

    Maligui Newcomer, in training

    May have a solution

    I've had this problem in the past. It may be motherboard related.

    I've talked to several techies about this issue, and all of them said the same thing. It's the Memory Controller on the mother board. The only option is to replace the motherboard.

    Another option is to run a memory check. See if all the memory is firing and stable. Since the frequencies of hardware these days is such a high frequency, there's a change that it will vary outside the motherboards compliance.

    Good luck, and cross your fingers that it's just the memory!
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

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