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Why does my computer keep freezing up?

Last response: in Video Games
September 27, 2013 10:58:32 AM

Why is computer locking up and why is no report being generated and sent in to microsoft? Im using windows 8 and plays BF3, Crysis 2 etc. Game is not lasting very long b4 freezup. I use windows defender. Also, Realtek HD Audio sometimes causes problems, I have it disabled so headphones work.
System is AMD Phenom II 3.2 GHz, AMD Radeon 7970 graphics and 16 GB ram. 64 bit windows 8. To be honest I have been running on Windows 8 for about 6 months and have had a few problems but they had seemed to be fewer of late.
Any ideas,

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September 27, 2013 11:14:20 AM

turn off windows auto updates.
turn off auto driver updates.

uninstall amd hd hdmi audio from device manager. reboot.
September 27, 2013 1:57:32 PM

Done as suggested swifty. Thanks for the quick reply. It still locked up after a few minutes.
I also note that I am using a Razer headphone set recently and computer does not recognize it until I unplug and replug back in.
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September 27, 2013 2:02:25 PM

it has to be a driver issue. what sound drivers show up under sound in the control panel/sound drop down menu?........... and when you plug in the headphones, do you make sure any other driver is disabled or that particular driver is enabled?
September 27, 2013 3:19:59 PM

Volume Control Options shows 6 different sound devices-
1-5 Digital Display Audio (AMD High Definition Audio Device)
6-Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio Device)

It is showing the Razer headphones when I start up but if I unplug USB and plug back in then it shows them.

September 27, 2013 4:36:32 PM

get rid of the amd hd audio. try removing through device manager or add remove programs.
September 27, 2013 5:05:23 PM

i have removed all and am still having in game freeze and computer did not find headphones until I plugged them in again. Not sure what I've got going on

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September 27, 2013 8:49:13 PM

if you use Realtek keep them enabled.

then try