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July 6, 2013 2:52:58 PM

I'm not sure if I'm at the right address here, but I'll ask anyway
I recently built a gaming pc, and (this has happened with two games) when I play games it freezes my pc, and I have to reboot it.
With one game, Grid 2, it freezes it randomly after about 5 minutes.
With another, Cube World, it doesn't freeze unless I am Skyping with someone.
The pc freezes and the screen is still on the game, I can't do anything, CTRL ALT DEL doesn't work either, I have to turn it off by holding the off-button.
My specs are very good:
I've got a GTX 680, i7 3770k, 8G ram, and it's just weird that it freezes... also, it uses 1000 Watt, and I'm in a fairly hot room, so it could be overheating.
Another weird thing is that whenever my PC freezes, and my tv is on, the cable television freezes too...
I don't know what other details I could give you... please help me!

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July 6, 2013 9:35:44 PM

If I had to guess, I'd say you're having power draw issues in that room. It's probably not related to the PC if your cable freezes at the same time. Move your computer to another part of the house, preferably a room where there is nothing else plugged in, and play for a while in there.
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July 7, 2013 4:02:43 AM

Neospiral said:
If I had to guess, I'd say you're having power draw issues in that room. It's probably not related to the PC if your cable freezes at the same time. Move your computer to another part of the house, preferably a room where there is nothing else plugged in, and play for a while in there.


alright, I'll unplug everything else in this room and see if it still happens... I don't have another room to try it in, because all of the rooms are occupied. :p 
I'll fill you in later
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July 7, 2013 4:31:41 AM

Neospiral said:
If I had to guess, I'd say you're having power draw issues in that room. It's probably not related to the PC if your cable freezes at the same time. Move your computer to another part of the house, preferably a room where there is nothing else plugged in, and play for a while in there.


It didn't work, it still froze my pc :S
It's so weird because this has happened to 2 games so far, and 2 other games just worked fine... And they were also pretty big, Dishonored for example, I could play on the highest resolution without a problem, 120 fps...
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July 7, 2013 8:45:55 AM

What sort of cable do you have? The most bizarre part of this puzzle is the cable tv freezing when your computer does. Is your internet and cable on the same line? Do you use a set top box with the cable? Are you playing games online when the freezes happen?

Grid 2 and Cube world are the only games it freezes with? Though it's rare, occasionally games are written so poorly that they hog resources to a point where it chokes up the system resulting in a crash... but if you're in W7 or higher you should still be able to get to task mgr and close the program.

Unfortunately troubleshooting this type of problem can result in a lot of uninstalling/reinstalling of most of your system to narrow down the problem, and that's not even accounting for things like potential malware or minor hardware defects. Also, what PSU are you using?
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July 7, 2013 9:05:55 AM

Neospiral said:
What sort of cable do you have? The most bizarre part of this puzzle is the cable tv freezing when your computer does. Is your internet and cable on the same line? Do you use a set top box with the cable? Are you playing games online when the freezes happen?

Grid 2 and Cube world are the only games it freezes with? Though it's rare, occasionally games are written so poorly that they hog resources to a point where it chokes up the system resulting in a crash... but if you're in W7 or higher you should still be able to get to task mgr and close the program.

Unfortunately troubleshooting this type of problem can result in a lot of uninstalling/reinstalling of most of your system to narrow down the problem, and that's not even accounting for things like potential malware or minor hardware defects. Also, what PSU are you using?


Today I borrowed a game from a friend to try it out with, Tomb Raider, and it froze after about 5 minutes of gameplay.

I've got a double wall socket with multi sockets in both of them. In one I've got 6 cables, including my cable television and router.
in the other one are my pc and monitor.
I turned the other one off to see if it'd still happen, and it did.
It can't be a broken socket, because that wouldn't effect the cable tv since it's in the other socket.
I'll give you my exact specs here:
Cooler master silent pro M II 1000W ATX
Asus P8Z77-V
Intel Core I7 3770
Corsair DDR3 8GB
Asus GTX680

also I've got windows home premium 64
the rest doesn't really matter... :p 
hope that's useful information
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