Game freezing issue

By fnugen
Jan 30, 2006
  1. I thought my old 9800pro was maybe the culprit at first.....maybe was getting hot. I have an aftermarket fan on it already.........opened the case and blew air on it with a fan.....still freezing. Sims 2 and COD2.......afraid to try every other game.....lots there. So today I buy an ATI X800XL AIW (AGP) thinking cooling issues would be gone and games would run top notch. Welllll.......COD2 looks phenominal, BUT it STILL freezes. I have nothing OC in any fashion, bios or software.......I did have my ram set at 1.5-3-3-6 from 2.5-4-4-8 but since set it back to stock. I have 3 case fans so I am thinking heat is not an issue. I've run Aquamark to see if it will freeze it, nope. Dxdiag shows all normal. I updated my mobo chipsets and made sure my dx was fully up to date........and have ONLY the 6.1 drivers back on the system now to see if there was an issue with the TV software......nope. Keeps freezing. Any ideas ?? Oh yeah, with the ram set lower, the PC still booted normally and everything ran......just figured I'd go back to normal and see. Mobo is gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939.........OCZ ram 1g running dual channel, AMD64 3500+ cpu.
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Sniff sniff.... I smell a rotten PSU..... ;)

    Have you tried running something like "speedfan" to see how your voltages are hanging on?

    What make is your PSU, and how many amps on the 12v?
  3. fnugen

    fnugen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 104

    It's a Powerlink (unheard of apparently) rated at 500w. I have speedfan, but I am super electrically challenged. I can plug stuff in, but know nothing else of electrics or how to read them. Can you tell me what to look for ?
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Sure, no problem. Here are the two things we need to know:

    1. First we need to know how many amps your PSU is dishing out on the 12v rail. It is easy to find out. Open up your case, and find your power supply. It is usually at the very back of your case, and at the very top. There will be a big sticker on it that tells you how many amps it is producing.

    PSU is on the top left:

    On that sticker is usually a chart. Look for where it says +12v and tell us how many amps it has listed.

    2. Run speedfan, and look for the part where it is listing things like 12v, 5v, 3.3v and tell us what numbers are beside those values. For example for 12v maybe it shows 11.74v, under 5v maybe it shows 4.95 etc.
  5. fnugen

    fnugen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 104

    I can't get into the machine tonight.........late and bed for work has passed by, my bad. I have tried to attach a screen cap of speedfan and the ratings. Hopefully it works.
  6. fnugen

    fnugen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 104

    crap, didn't work told me upload error...........but file shows in my attachments "folder".
  7. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Is it less than 100Kb and one of these file types:
    bmp doc gif jpe jpeg jpg pdf png psd txt zip?

    If you can't figure it out, you may have to just do it the old fashioned way and type it in manually.

    But first things first. Get yourself some sleep. :haha:
  8. fnugen

    fnugen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 104

    yes and yes.............jpg and 66k. THAT stuff I know about. hehe, ok...will find out more tomorrow night with luck. thanks I should add this has started within the last couple of weeks. The game may go for 10mins........or 2mins. Doesn't seem to be any pattern. The vid card is the only thing changed in the last while and it was after the first few freezes.
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