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Need help, computer games freezing!

By papalou7 · 4 replies
Feb 3, 2010
  1. Whenever i run full screen games my computer freezes about 2 or 3 minutes into it, ive updated my Nvidia drivers but doesnt work.

    heres some info if it helps find an answer

    Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.090803-2339)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    System Model: GA-MA69G-S3H
    BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
    Memory: 2046MB RAM
    Page File: 1246MB used, 3081MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

    Windows: Microsoft Windows VISTA 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
    Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005
    Memory (RAM): 2046 MB
    CPU Info: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+
    CPU Speed: 1002.6 MHz
    Sound card: Speakers (High Definition Audio
    Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS | NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver
    Monitors: 1
    Screen Resolution: 1280 X 1024 - 16 bit
    Network: Network Present
    Network Adapters: Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
    CD / DVD Drives: D: ATAPI DVD D DH16D2P
    COM Ports: NOT Present
    LPT Ports: LPT1
    Mouse: 5 Button Wheel Mouse Present
    Hard Disks: C: 232.9GB
    Hard Disks - Free: C: 170.0GB
    USB Controllers: 6 host controllers.
    Firewire (1394): Not Detected
    PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
    Manufacturer: Award Software International, Inc.
    Product Make: GA-MA69G-S3H

    Motherboard:Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-MA69G-S3H

    Also please give answers in non technical speak im a bit of a newb
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 880   +20

    the 7600 GS is somewhat getting old, have you tried cleaning the dust out of the video card
  3. fluffykitten

    fluffykitten TS Rookie Posts: 99

    7600 gs is getting old but it should handle most games i would say with remaining specs of machine. you have been running the same os, no clean installs since you had the system. like the above poster said, not a bad idea to dust off the boards, video card to start off.

    whats been different, you install anything, any changes in the last few days since it started happening. I run the 7600 and I keep up with most all games still.
  4. fluffykitten

    fluffykitten TS Rookie Posts: 99

    You get the feeling it sucks in these forums now... wtf do all these people do, 200 people viewing a section of a forum and you are thinking sure I will post, should get answered for sure... right!
  5. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    That is because your system is unstable. Most likely either your GPU or your CPU

    DON'T OC and put defaults in BIOS and see what happens. thx let us know..
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