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Computer Freezes while gaming

Hello Guys,Ladys,

So for like 3 years now or more my computer has been freezing while i play games. This problem occurs randomly sometimes i dont have it for weeks then i have it a lot on a day.

So when the freeze happens i still can talk with people by skype and they hear me still but after a while i cant talk any more and need to restart the computer.The only thing i did change in my setup is a new GPU and the SSD but i did run a lot of tests on them and dont see any problems.

I did switch my OS to my normal HDD to check if it was my SSD else it would just freeze the games not the whole system but sadly it did not work but my ESO is installed on the HDD maybe it may be the HHD but the test are passing it

Mijn Systeem:
Desktop: Cooler Master HAF932
HD 7870 Sapphire
Voeding:Sharkoon 500WPM(IS a new one)
CPU: Core™ i7-860
CPU Koeler:Mugen 2 Rev.B SCMG-2100
DVD: SH-S223C
SSD:Corsair SSD 2.5", 120GB, SATA600, Force GT
mobo: P55 Extreme
HDD: HD642JJ
RAM: 4 GB DDR3-1333 Kit (4096 MB) ICIF53J0

Ok, i have been running a lot of tests on the following parts:

GPU( Benchmarks ect) Heaven
CPU( System stress test
RAM(Seperate tested)
HDD(HD TUne)
SSD

I hope that you guys can help me.
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  1. Best answer
    In this post, I am going to help you figure out the reasons that could cause your computer to freeze and help you to fix the computer freeze problem. The reasons can be specified as following aspects.

    Hardware & Software Related problem

    When you are trying to figure out the problem why your computer freezes when you are playing games, the first thing that you should check is the game requirements. If the game requires at least 4 GB of RAM to run the game, while you have only 2 GB of RAM, certainly, you come across the annoying experience. Generally speaking, if your computer meets the minimum RAM requirements,

    Besides the RAM, you should also check the processor, graphic card and software requirements. You should upgrade your computer to required standard to make sure that freezing doesn't occur again. If your computer’s processor isn’t strong enough to hold up game resources, the computer may freeze up.

    What's more, the software and hardware incompatibility could also cause the problem of computer freezing. If your game is conflicting with your hardware, your computer also freezes when you are playing game, such as the sound card and the video card. Before you purchase a game, you should check carefully whether your computer is completely supporting the game.

    Virus Problem

    After consider the equipment issue, you should also check whether your computer is clean enough to play a game. As we all know that virus infection can keep processes running in the background that may cause a freeze during the game play. And the game file may get corrupted with the appearance of the virus infection on the computer. On the regard of virus infection which cause the computer freeze, you should take the latest updated anti-virus program to clean your computer for smooth game experience.

    Poor Computer Performance

    When you computer is full of corrupted registry entries or junk files, you may experience computer freeze all the same. It's necessary for you to clean and optimize your computer to better support the game playing. Manually handling of the registry entries or system files may cause potential problem on your computer, we highly encourage you take Cloud System Booster to optimize your computer for better game experience.

    Process running in background

    If you have too many programs running in the background when playing games, you are probably experiencing the problem of computer freezing because the process running in the background may eat up the working memory of the computer. We would like suggest you disable the process besides the ones that are absolutely necessary such as anti-virus program from running in the background.


    Game Bugs

    If you have checked all above mentioned possible reason, but you are still experiencing the same problem of computer freezing when playing games, the reason can be regarded as the game bugs. Due to such circumstance, we suggest you visit the game official site to check out whether there's anybody who experience the same problem as you. If yes, you have only to wait the game publisher to release software patch to correct the game bugs.
  2. danielmoore2276 said:
    In this post, I am going to help you figure out the reasons that could cause your computer to freeze and help you to fix the computer freeze problem. The reasons can be specified as following aspects.

    Hardware & Software Related problem

    When you are trying to figure out the problem why your computer freezes when you are playing games, the first thing that you should check is the game requirements. If the game requires at least 4 GB of RAM to run the game, while you have only 2 GB of RAM, certainly, you come across the annoying experience. Generally speaking, if your computer meets the minimum RAM requirements,

    Besides the RAM, you should also check the processor, graphic card and software requirements. You should upgrade your computer to required standard to make sure that freezing doesn't occur again. If your computer’s processor isn’t strong enough to hold up game resources, the computer may freeze up.

    What's more, the software and hardware incompatibility could also cause the problem of computer freezing. If your game is conflicting with your hardware, your computer also freezes when you are playing game, such as the sound card and the video card. Before you purchase a game, you should check carefully whether your computer is completely supporting the game.

    Virus Problem

    After consider the equipment issue, you should also check whether your computer is clean enough to play a game. As we all know that virus infection can keep processes running in the background that may cause a freeze during the game play. And the game file may get corrupted with the appearance of the virus infection on the computer. On the regard of virus infection which cause the computer freeze, you should take the latest updated anti-virus program to clean your computer for smooth game experience.

    Poor Computer Performance

    When you computer is full of corrupted registry entries or junk files, you may experience computer freeze all the same. It's necessary for you to clean and optimize your computer to better support the game playing. Manually handling of the registry entries or system files may cause potential problem on your computer, we highly encourage you take Cloud System Booster to optimize your computer for better game experience.

    Process running in background

    If you have too many programs running in the background when playing games, you are probably experiencing the problem of computer freezing because the process running in the background may eat up the working memory of the computer. We would like suggest you disable the process besides the ones that are absolutely necessary such as anti-virus program from running in the background.


    Game Bugs

    If you have checked all above mentioned possible reason, but you are still experiencing the same problem of computer freezing when playing games, the reason can be regarded as the game bugs. Due to such circumstance, we suggest you visit the game official site to check out whether there's anybody who experience the same problem as you. If yes, you have only to wait the game publisher to release software patch to correct the game bugs.


    Oke, i have reïnstalled my computer a few times but the problem did still occur so i dont think it might be registery or virus related. And i have checked the system requirements for each game and for the only game bf4 was the recommend 8 ram memory. My pc even crashes at WoW and LoL so yea it's so weird and it might not be game bugs else i would not have it by every game i play and i dont dont have a lot at the background open i already tried that :(

    I hope that you can give me some more advice
  3. You should get coretemp, then play a game for 10 minutes and then see what your max temp was on your CPU. Do that and post how high your temp was. This is so we can rule out power problems.

    It could be a video card issue or memory. It could also be your motherboard. It also depends how long these issues have been occurring. If this just started happening, and you didn't change out any hardware or install new software, than it's definitely a hardware issue.

    Anyway, once you installed coretemp (google this), post results here and i have a look for you and give you some suggestions if it is a power problem.
  4. danielmoore2276 said:
    You should get coretemp, then play a game for 10 minutes and then see what your max temp was on your CPU. Do that and post how high your temp was. This is so we can rule out power problems.

    It could be a video card issue or memory. It could also be your motherboard. It also depends how long these issues have been occurring. If this just started happening, and you didn't change out any hardware or install new software, than it's definitely a hardware issue.

    Anyway, once you installed coretemp (google this), post results here and i have a look for you and give you some suggestions if it is a power problem.


    My temps where around 50 idle 30 while playing bf4, in these past 3 years since it started occuring i only did get a new video card and a SSD and i did test my RAM memory a lot and i have not seen any errors but one time memtest did restart out of himself i was at work so maybe i can try it again. I did check my motherboard for consendators broken ones but it looks good still.
  5. Those are pretty good temperatures actually. I would worry about temperatures over 70 and panic when temperatures rise above 80. Everything under these temperatures is perfectly fine.

    So i think were looking at a hardware problem.

    So here i have added some options that you could try, and hopefully this time we either fix the problem or we find what the problem is.

    RAM: To find out if it’s specific to hardware, download Memtest86+ ISO Image and burn it to a disk. Then boot from the disk and run Memory Diagnostic for 8 to 9 passes. It’s must be allowed to run up to 8 or 9 passes, to find out if it’s RAM that is causing the problem. Even a single error means there is something wrong with either RAM or DIMM slot. So you have to run MemTest with individual slots with individual RAM. Check the Motherboard manual and see that the voltage and timings are set correctly in the BIOS. Also check and ensure that the RAM is compatible with the board.


    Hard drive: Next we have to test the Hard Drive condition. Find out the manufacturer of your Hard Drive and go to manufactures website. Most of the manufacture will have their own diagnostic tools. So run a complete diagnostic and check the stability of the Hard Drive. If you find a lot of bad sectors or error immediately start backing up your data. Then run chkdsk to see if that corrects the problem. If not, then if it is covered by warranty, send for RMA.

    BIOS: Sometime changing the settings in BIOS, like Overclocking the RAM or processor and cause instability for the system. In such cases, reset the BIOS to default settings or reset it by removing CMOS for a minute and put it back. Make sure the BIOS firmware is up to date.

    Graphic Card: Sometime a GPU can cause system instability. Maybe overheating or incorrect clock settings are the main causes. In such cases, there are a lot of stress test software, which you could run to check the stability of your GPU like FurMark etc. Also a bad driver can also cause problems, so it might be a good idea to reinstall the drivers. Also when you Overclock your GPU - check the manual

    Let me know what you find out from these tests.
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