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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2006

    Default all games freeze...

    I am currently haveing big problems on all games. All games freeze anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours of playtime they freeze i have tried drivers from 78.01 to 91.47. I dont know what to do

    Computer specs:

    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    System Model: AWRDACPI
    BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
    Memory: 2046MB RAM
    Page File: 307MB used, 3630MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 7800 GT
    Display Memory: 256.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
    Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
    Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.9137 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 7/26/2006 14:00:00, 4494720 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: No

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Ontario, Canada

    Default Re: all games freeze...

    Well, if you are running 2.5GHz then you are overclocking. Obviously, your overclock is not stable. You need to list all your system specs and speeds/timings.
    GIgabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
    AMD FX8120 @ 4GHz
    Patriot 1866MHz EL series 2X4GB DDR3
    Powercolour HD 6970 2GB w/XFX 8800GT 512MB Hybrid PhysX
    Creative X-FI titanium HD w/Technics class A 300W amp and tower speakers
    PC P&C 500W PSU
    2TB Seagate
    Coolermaster 690II w/Corsair H100 tucked under the hood

  3. #3

    Default Re: all games freeze...

    As casecutter said your cpu is overclocked. A default x2 3800 runs at 2.0ghz. Any one who has overclocked theirs to 2.5ghz needs to have a aftermarket cooler to make it run stable. However there might be another problem. I had a similar problem on my other computer with freezing and crashes, i tried everything i could think of but in the end all i had to do was switch the slots that the RAM was in. If you have two sticks try putting them in the other two slots on your motherboard. Dont know if that'll help but it worked for me when nothing else would.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2006

    Default Re: all games freeze...

    problem solved.... lol switched the ram around and cleaned out the inside of the computer a little wasnt to dusty since its still fairly new but switching the ram gave me 0 errors in memtest and no game has frozen for 5 or so hours of testing lol

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    British Columbia, Canada

    Default Re: all games freeze...

    Good show, do you have a DFI motherboard by chance? They seem to be picky about the position of the RAM alot more than others.
    My Current Rigs:
    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120(2.6GHz@1.45v), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG 7900GT@592/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
    3DMark01:25379, 3DMark03:19746
    3DMark05:9294, 3DMark06:5340

    Raidmax Cobra, Fortron PN-400W, ASUS A8N-E(nF4 Ultra), X2 3800 w/AMD heatpipe cooler, 2x 512MB Crucial Balistix, ATI X300, WD 250GB IDE, Samsung 16x DVD/RW

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