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Why does my PC restart or freeze constantly and what can i do?

By Cavalier
Sep 23, 2005
  1. My homebuilt pc is constantly freezing and restarting on its own when i play games, notably Ragnarok Online ... i recently installed drivers for the Video and Audio and it was working fine but i get home from work and it started freezing and the like all over again. I dont know what to do now... and i dont know why its like this all of a sudden this has been going on for a while now

    AMD Athlon 1.8Ghz (reads as 1.15, used to read as 1.5Ghz)
    120 Gb Maxtor HD
    Integrated Audio and Video by SiS
    384 MB SDRAM
    Windows XP Home Edition
     
  2. gibbocool

    gibbocool TS Rookie Posts: 17

    It might be too hot. Try to cool it down with a big fan and open the case.
     
  3. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

    What model MoBo?
    With onboard sound/video you may need to look into
    fresh bios.
    Other than that, try a roll back on the drivers you installed.
    I don't trust "system restore" so maybe uninstalling the new drivers,
    reboot, then install the previous drivers.
    G'Luck
     
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