Games cause my computer to freeze

By rand0mstuf
Sep 23, 2009
  1. I only encounter this problem when i am playing a game.. usually it is when the game just starts up, after a save, or loading a new level/area. I am usually able to alt tab and quit the program.

    I have screenshots of what happens during a freeze but I cannot post them at the moment (this is my first post)

    Here are my specs
    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name REIDFAY-9532C40
    System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    System Model EP45-UD3R
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 GenuineIntel ~3166 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F6, 1/13/2009
    SMBIOS Version 2.4
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
    User Name REIDFAY-9532C40\reid
    Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
    Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 2.45 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
    Page File Space 5.09 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

    if you have any idea why this is happening please let me know, it only happens for games and EVERY game.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Are you running on-board video or a add-in video card?
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