Game freezes. what do I do

By vector9 ยท 12 replies
Oct 20, 2006
  1. Hi evry 1 Im new here and I was wondering if you guys could help me.
    I seem to be having similar problems as mr.chowder. my drivers are up to date I got direct x 9.0c and almost everything

    My problem is, every time I play a game (any game) it freezes after about 10 minutes of game play. Also my computer shuts off at random times when i'm not even playing a game.
    In my bios menu it reads my vcore is set too high, put on automatic. problem is it's already on automatic

    I have a radeon 9700pro with updated drivers
    768 mb of memory
    p4 2.53 processor
    windows xp home edition service pack2

    model- dr-300atx power supply by deer.
    im not sure but im thinkin its 300w cause of the model type. also on the supply it reads EXACTLY " total power 160W"

    plz help
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Exactly what ram have you got and what speed it it all???
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    On the other thread, you said that Speedfan reported weird temperatures. Maybe it doesn't support your mobo.

    Check Everest Home, and if it doesn't work, download Everest Ultimate.
  4. vector9

    vector9 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    here are the results from everest.

    motherboard 34c=93f
    cpu 40c=104f
    AUX 96c=205f
    maxtor(DVD drive) 38c=99f

    cooling fans
    cpu 2557rpm

    voltage values
    cpu core 1.57
    +3.3v 3.25
    +5v 5.05
    +12v 11.37

    I didnt know RAM had a speed. how do I check this.

    these temperature doesnt look good is this normal
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Open Everest, select motherboard, and again, select motherboard. In "Memory Bus" properties, tell us the "Real clock" speed.

    BTW, that AUX temp is too high. It's probably a video card temperature. What video card do you have?

    NFSFAN TS Rookie Posts: 245

    OK, this might be a noob question, but here it goes. What is AUX. I know it stands for Auxillary, but what exactly is it. Also referring to your problem vector9, your +12v rail is pretty low 11.37. It should be between 11.90-12.30v. Also 160W is not enough for your system's configuration. You need like 350watts for your system to be stable.
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    AUX can be sometimes the GPU Environment temperature. I'm not too sure, but it should be a video-related temp ;) (Please someone correct me if I'm wrong :) )

    And BTW, I didn't notice that your +12V rail was so low. That might indicate an underpowered PSU.
  8. vector9

    vector9 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    High Temps

    wow! I got some stats back. check this out.

    I ran the ATI tool and pushed CPU max to see when it crashes.

    1st coloumb= cpu max crash
    2nd coloumb= Idle system
    3rd coloumb= Stats when intense game crashed

    CPU fan.....2596....2519......2558

    Real clock=133mhz(qdr)

    I got these temp readings from Everest.
    These temps are extremely high (I think)
    either my fan is not working properly or my cpu and aux are working way too hard.

    Im running a radeon 9700pro
    look at my first post for my pc stats

    BTW evry time I indent and save my post the words get bunched up. So I put those dots there to make it easier to read instead of bunching up.
  9. vector9

    vector9 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I fixed my proble. My games no longer stops.
    My dad figured out the problem.
    He put in a 400w PSU
    and removed some bad memory. It was defected or somthing.
    Now my computer works like a charm.
    Thanks evry1 I look foward to helping you guys out to the best of my knowledge while learning too.
  10. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    I'm glad that you fixed your problem mate :D

    Regards :wave:
  11. vector9

    vector9 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Blue Screen Of Death, Help plz

    Well this sucks. I never thought this would happen to me. I got the infamous blue screen of death.
    what happens is, when I play a game the screen turn blue, no writing on it or nothing. Everytime this happens I have to reboot my computer.

    Im running winXP home edition
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`ve merged your new thread into this one. That`s because it`s essentially the same problem.

    Overheating/faulty psu/faulty or mismatched ram can all cause your problem.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions for testing your ram etc.

    Regards Howard :)
  13. vector9

    vector9 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Blue screen still

    Im still getting this blue screen but with words now. codes that are similar to this 0xcf8349583
    My memory is being dumped
    I get errors that say memmorry read error
    and somthing that definitly caught my eye. an error reading ati2dvag error

    will it never end.

    if anyone has helpfull advice, plz post

    thanks in advance
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