Weird freezing

By gnarkill
Mar 22, 2009
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  1. hey so i got this new computer a few weeks ago, the specs are:

    1tb memory
    4gigs ram
    nvidia 9800gt
    AMD 5400 dual processors

    Now, I play counter-strike 1.6, and every 4-5 mins the game will just completely freeze for at least 2-3 mins, and I have no idea why. I have turned that afinity for hl.exe to 1 processor and it still has the same problem while I have also ran the AMD optimizer off the site that is supposed to help with games. It is not my internet because it happens on my college and also at my home. Any ideas would be extremely appreciated.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,108   +21

    Does this only occur when playing games and have you tried upgrading your drivers?
  3. gnarkill

    gnarkill Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 24

    yea only during games and i have all drivers updated for everything.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,108   +21

    Check your system temperatures, air flow and if all fans are working.. It could be a heat issue.
  5. gnarkill

    gnarkill Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 24

    how would one go about checking temperatures?
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,108   +21

    Everest Home Edition. Though it is no longer supported many people still use it and it is free and safe.

    Also, when you updated your video drivers did you unistall the old ones first and then install the new ones or did you write over the old ones?
  7. gnarkill

    gnarkill Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 24

    ran in safe mode, driver sweeper, then installed the new ones.
  8. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 Newcomer, in training Posts: 563

    Hi gnarkill

    I am still running my Dual Core 3800+ on my system. When I had initially purchased it, Counter Strike 1.6 would freeze for a few seconds and then speed up drastically (about 3-4 times game speed), almost as though it was catching up with real-time. You say you're on an AMD 5400 dual and I can't help but wonder if the problem has been accentuated.

    I downloaded a setup called AMDCPU ver 9.1.0.429 (is about 4.56 meg). I have no idea where I got it from to be honest but it fixed the problem I had on CS 1.6. I doubt that the same version would help you out if you could find it but maybe you'll be able to find a suitable version for your processor.

    Hope this helps

    Spyder_1386 :)
  9. gnarkill

    gnarkill Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Cpu 30 °c (86 °f)
    gpu 37 °c (99 °f)
    wdc wd5000aaks-00a7b2 42 °c (108 °f)
    wdc wd5000aakb-00h8a0 43 °c (109 °f)
  10. gnarkill

    gnarkill Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 24

    I've heard of a fix like that but can't find it, think harddddddddddddddd where you might of at least downloaded it from? Thanks for the reply man :D
  11. gnarkill

    gnarkill Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 24

  12. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 Newcomer, in training Posts: 563

    nope that's not it .... you could send me your e-mail address in a private message and i could mail you the setup file that I use.

    Spyder_1386 :)
  13. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 Newcomer, in training Posts: 563

     
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