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Games freeze after 5 mins of gameplay

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December 18, 2012 12:19:17 PM

Well, the title sums it all up. Whenever I play ANY game, from Assassins creed 3, sleeping dogs, Sniper V2, to Age of empires 3 and worms, after 5 mins of gameplay, the game freezes, and I have to close it by using the task manager. My system specs are:
Intel core i5 processor
VGA:ATI 5770 HD Series
4 GB ram
PSU: XFX 550W
MSI Mother board
December 18, 2012 1:05:25 PM

Check the temps when you are playing. Both CPU and GPU.
December 18, 2012 1:44:32 PM

I used speedfan. The HD0 temperature spiked up to 60 degrees !! Other than that, everything else was normal
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December 18, 2012 1:56:35 PM

Well that might be your issue. HDD's aren't meant to get anywhere near that hot.
December 18, 2012 2:01:42 PM

I'm unaware of how to treat HDD overheating problems, any suggestions please ??
December 18, 2012 8:19:01 PM

A front fan blowing over it. Just more fans in general
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