Brand new CyberPower PC, runs most other games pretty decently, but..

When I play Minecraft, I can go for a good five minutes before the game completely freezes and then thaws for about 1/2 a second before freezing again. I've searched for a while and found that somebody else had this problem, and apparently some people thought some components were overheating.

I've downloaded HWMonitor free, but it doesn't show me anything and I've searched EVERYWHERE with any keywords I could think of and not a single tutorial or walkthrough on how to use it was found.

http://i.imgur.com/FYKYH.png

This is what the program looks like for me, and nobody has managed to tell me how to use it.

Is my computer blocking any usage statistics from being fed to the program? Is Cyberpower incompatible with HWMonitor (not likely, I've looked that up too)? I just don't get it.
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  1. Any other games freezing? Try and eliminate if it is the game or the PC that seems to be stuttering...

    Run Furmark, Haven- or any 3D benchmark software and see if it also freezes/stutters.

    If it is overheating, these apps WILL strain the CPU, GPU and PSU and create heat within a few minutes.


    I also suggest to use CPU-Z to get your thermal IC chip make/model and then google a compatible software package that will work to get the thermal readings in windows...
  2. No, Minecraft is the only game that freezes, so it can't be the PC.

    I tried a complete reinstall of the game, it didn't work, it still froze after 5-7 minutes of play.

    A lot of people are having this problem with newly built PCs, and I'd love to find out the solution.

    I can try to post my specs if someone can tell me the most efficient way to find them, the System Tools one seems kind of mismatched and confusing.
  3. Goldenblood said:
    No, Minecraft is the only game that freezes, so it can't be the PC.

    I tried a complete reinstall of the game, it didn't work, it still froze after 5-7 minutes of play.

    A lot of people are having this problem with newly built PCs, and I'd love to find out the solution.

    I can try to post my specs if someone can tell me the most efficient way to find them, the System Tools one seems kind of mismatched and confusing.


    Yes, hit the windows key and 'r' together and type "dxdiag"
    you can get basic info with this tool preinstalled with windows ^^.

    Please post...
  4. My specs are:
    Windows 7 Home Premuim 64-bit
    Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
    Memory: 8192MB RAM
    Graphics Chip: NVIDIA GeForce GT620
    DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Approx Total Memory: 4050MB
    Monitor: "Generic PnP Monitor", 1920x1080 (32 bit)
  5. Nice PC.looks fine :D

    Did you run a benchmark ?

    Here is a some common problem fixes for minecraft
    http://laughcraft.forumotion.net/t1-is-your-minecraft-crashing-freezing-minecraft-repair-guide
    :whistle:
  6. Thanks for finding those common problem fixes and sticky with this for so long, I'm trying the method that allows Minecraft more memory but I'm not sure what to do with the Anything.bat file, just leave it on the desktop?

    Also, no, I haven't run a benchmark, I'm relatively new to computing and so I don't quite know which programs are best for that sort of thing.
  7. This: http://i.imgur.com/O6h9N.png is what HWMonitor says when Minecraft starts to freeze, is anything out of place?

    It was running smoothly for about 4 minutes then it just froze completely and because unresponsive (but there was no "shut down program" popup)
  8. Quote:
    Thanks for finding those common problem fixes and sticky with this for so long, I'm trying the method that allows Minecraft more memory but I'm not sure what to do with the Anything.bat file, just leave it on the desktop?


    Yes, I quickly looked at the fixes again and the anything.bat is what you should run to start Minecraft, all it does basically is start minecraft with a few parameters enabling more allowed memory.

    Quote:
    Also, no, I haven't run a benchmark, I'm relatively new to computing and so I don't quite know which programs are best for that sort of thing.


    Benchmarking software is a great great way to demonstarte what your computer is capable of. Cinebench, 3DMark 20xx, Heaven DX 11 is some of the popular ones. Have a go...
  9. Goldenblood said:
    This: http://i.imgur.com/O6h9N.png is what HWMonitor says when Minecraft starts to freeze, is anything out of place?

    It was running smoothly for about 4 minutes then it just froze completely and because unresponsive (but there was no "shut down program" popup)



    sorry but I cannot access the image, my ISP blocks certain websites.

    Could you type it? (if you want) :hello:
  10. nothing out of the ordinary on the HWmon, temps are all ok.

    I would say that the GPU is not a gaming gpu, stepping up to a 640/650/660 would be much much better and not too expensive.
  11. Well, I don't really know what to do, I feel like I've just wasted a lot of everyone's time on this all because I want to play one game.

    I'm doing some research on the best graphics card for 1920x1080p resolution, so once I get a new card (probably a few months) and it still doesn't work, I'll come back.

    I've tried practically everything I can think of and it has to be a hardware issue, so upgrading might be a solution.

    Thanks anyways, sorry for wasting your time!
  12. Goldenblood said:
    Well, I don't really know what to do, I feel like I've just wasted a lot of everyone's time on this all because I want to play one game.

    I'm doing some research on the best graphics card for 1920x1080p resolution, so once I get a new card (probably a few months) and it still doesn't work, I'll come back.

    I've tried practically everything I can think of and it has to be a hardware issue, so upgrading might be a solution.

    Thanks anyways, sorry for wasting your time!


    Please do not feel like you have been wasting our time, you haven't. You've helped us understand your problem which is more than some do.

    Can you try running minecraft off your igpu, i.e. connect it to the motherboard video outputs and not the card video outputs? or is that what you are already doing?

    The reason that I mentioned the gpu weakness is that I thought you wanted more than just minecraft. The GPU built into your processor is not much weaker than the one they charged you for, which to my mind is something they should have told you about.
  13. I'd be more then happy to try to run it like that, but I have no idea how. Would you mind explaining just a bit? Sorry, I'm not too good with computer hardware, at all.

    Thanks for the info about the GPU, I'll definitely have to take that in mind next time I buy something as major as this. (Hopefully next time I'll have the time to build one instead!)
  14. OK, on the back of your PC (assuming it is a standard tower-type case) there will be a vertical set of sockets and plugs (network/USB etc,) within this set will be ones appropriate for your monitor, either grey (DVI) or Blue (VGA). these are all powered from the motherboard.

    lower down the case will be a horizontal set of plugs (probably the same as the grey ones) for providing video from the card.

    Which is it plugged into at the moment?
  15. The only plugs I have in right now are Ethernet, DVI, Power supply, and audio jack.
  16. but where is the dvi plugged in? horizontal set or vertical set?
  17. Horizontal
  18. have you got the lucid software installed, if you have turn it off.

    What drivers are you using for the nvidia card?
  19. The driver is the most recent one available for GeForce 620, I believe.

    No clue what lucid is.
  20. lucid, is a bit of software that (laymans version) helps the GPU by using the iGPU/Processor, it can cause some games to stop working,BF3 for instance.

    Start menu search lucid should find it if it is installed.
  21. 13thmonkey said:
    lucid, is a bit of software that (laymans version) helps the GPU by using the iGPU/Processor, it can cause some games to stop working,BF3 for instance.

    Start menu search lucid should find it if it is installed.


    No, sadly, it's not installed.. guess there's no easy answer, is there? :sarcastic:
  22. try running it from the vertical dvi port
  23. The vertical port wouldn't work, but I do have two DVI ports on the horizontal as well. Neither helped though; I think the problem is not with the computer, but with Minecraft. The game runs smoothly until I start rendering too much stuff, then it lags and freezes to oblivion.

    I played on a flat world for a while and didn't have a problem, but then I switched to a normal world with tons of things to render and after a while it just failed.

    I think I won't be playing Minecraft for a while. Thanks for the help, but I'm not sure what else can be done at this point.
  24. no reason it should not work, sorry I can't help more
  25. Just BTW...^^
    Goldenblood said:
    The vertical port wouldn't work, but I do have two DVI ports on the horizontal as well.


    This will not always work as some motherboards automatically disable the onboard(vertical) gfx if a PCI express (horizontal) card is plugged in.
  26. blakwidowrsa said:
    Just BTW...^^


    This will not always work as some motherboards automatically disable the onboard(vertical) gfx if a PCI express (horizontal) card is plugged in.


    I know, based on an assessment of his level of expertise at this time (no offence intended OP) enabling the igpu in bios, potentially installing drivers might be at the edge, especially as other games work ok.
  27. OP try updating java from the sun site, it could be something like a memory leak in the version you are using, that would explain why it is only minecraft.
  28. blakwidowrsa said:
    Just BTW...^^

    This will not always work as some motherboards automatically disable the onboard(vertical) gfx if a PCI express (horizontal) card is plugged in.


    Okay, thanks. But if I unplugged from the horizontal port, why is the vertical one still locked?

    13thmonkey said:
    OP try updating java from the sun site, it could be something like a memory leak in the version you are using, that would explain why it is only minecraft.


    That could explain it, it does tell me to upgrade to 64-bit java, but I've always ignored this (on previous computers it says the same thing but still runs fine).
  29. It would be locked in Bios, as you have a discrete gpu often you would disable the integrated gpu and therefore the vertical sockets would not work.

    no idea why java might be an issue now, but well worth trying.
  30. Is your AV set to "On-Access"? What your describing sounds like either: high CPU usage or high HDD usage.
  31. Its odd that other games are ok, just not minecraft, and yes minecraft could have some different AV requirements that other games might not trigger, but after 5-10mins? this is an odd one IMO
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