Screen freezes up during gameplay

By nosebleedXD
Mar 13, 2009
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  1. every time when i play games, randomly my screen would freeze and go funky colours

    its usually from 1 hours and more and then it just dies on me

    then i would need to restart my comp

    is it a video card issue? cpu? ram?

    cause i've overclocked before and stuff untill i realised i did something wrong

    now i set it back at stock speeds and still same results except fewer of these freezes
  2. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 256

  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    What your video card is doing is called artifacting. In can be a sign that it is dying or it can be caused by a heat issue. Make sure your video card fan is working properly and your system as a whole has good air flow.

    When one games it puts a load on the system especially the video card and thus produces more heat. Overclocking will definitely do this. Try opening your side panel and let a small fan blow into your system. Do you get the artifacting when you do so?
  4. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 256

    i actually have a pci slot fan thats blowing towards it atm
  5. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 256

    hey guys, i recently got a driver upate for my vid card

    then i thought the problem went away cause the screen freezing never happened anymore

    but now i just got a blue screen, i will get an update to see if i get more blue screens or not
  6. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 256

    blue screen ftl =[ did i fry my ram
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,390   +205

    You also might have a failing power supply.
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    What mailpup said plus attach your five latest minidump files. You can Zip five together.
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