Computer Crashes During games (Different Guy :P)

By biscuitboy
Jun 21, 2006
  1. Hi guys.

    I am having some real problems with my system...

    It has recently started freezing during games, it crashes the whole system and I cant do anything but hard restart. I first thought it was a sound driver problem as sometimes it looped a sound, but have changed the drivers to no avail.

    It seems to affect CS source and Hitman blood money alot, and usually after 5-10 mins.

    I have installed:

    The latest Direct X,
    Sound drivers (realtek audio drivers)
    Videocard drivers
    Chipset drivers

    My specs are:

    DFI lanparty SLIDR
    1024mb OCZ platinum pc 4200 (Ram is replacement ram from OCZ as first lot was poo.)
    Athlon 64 3200+
    650w Modular PSU
    2x 80gb WD Sata raid Hd's

    Running XP Sp2,

    I have no problems in windows, or any other program just games.
    I have underclocked the Videocard, processer and memory to see if it is strain or overheating but I still get problems.

    Thanks In advance!

  2. eazy_duz_em

    eazy_duz_em TS Rookie Posts: 102

    Those freezings are caused due to overheating of some components(CPU,Chipset,GPU)
    check the temperature via Bios for exact temperatures or SpeedFan/Everest in windows for tests in full load.
    Fix the problem by making enough airflow in the case(more case fans>the bigger the better :p,change the cpu cooleror the GPU cooler look for the chipset temperature.
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