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Long lasting hardware lag when playing games

By Eqarus
Oct 17, 2011
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  1. Hey all,

    I recently rebuilt my computer, and often when I play video games, (anything from Minecraft to League of Legends to Age of Conan), my computer will stop responding for 30 seconds to 3 minutes. This freeze happens probably once per hour, but I've seen it go as often as every 5 minutes, or as rarely as only once in 4 hours.
    Below are my computers specs:

    Intel i7 2600k (3.4 gHz)
    Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3
    2x4gb Kingston HyperX (1333mHz)
    ATI Radeon HD 4870
    Integrated - Using Realtek Audio Drivers
    ABS Majesty 1100W Single Rail
    Operating System
    Windows 7 (x64)

    Here are some of my thoughts:
    I don't think that this is network lag. I have over 10 computers running off of my network and this is the only one that I experience any issues with.
    It could be a driver issue, however I have re installed many of them, updated them, tried different versions, etc.
    I've kept a close eye on my temperatures, and I don't think it is that - My CPU runs at 40 degrees Celsius at it's hottest, and my GPU rarely exceeds 60 degrees.

    More details on the freezes
    My computer doesn't stop 100%, it slows down to a crawl. I keep music playing in the background, and when the freeze occurs, it'll buzz out maybe half a second of music throughout the duration of the crash (you can hear a super slow change in pitch, etc).
    The freeze also seems to happen more often when more intensive applications and games are running. E.g: In the middle of an AoC siege with mumble and itunes running in the background.
    The freezes have been there ever since I built this computer - I have also re installed windows 7.

    Please feel free to ask if any more information is needed.

    Thank you,
    Benjamin Baril
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,231   +234

    Well Ben,
    Sounds like a power supply issue... Can you sub in another for test purposes?
  3. Eqarus

    Eqarus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've tried subbing in a 650W corsair, and a 850W Thermaltake toughpower, and my computer still lags up every once in a while. I also just ran CCleaner and cleaned out my registry, as well as temp files just to be safe.
    Any more ideas?

    Thank you,
    Benjamin-F Baril

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