Computer freeze - have shut down then restart... Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: August 16, 2006 2:05 PM in Systems Share Lefousteph August 15, 2006 7:36:02 PM In the last 2 month, my PC freeze with a screen glitch (lines with snow) while i'm playing my game (BF2) - it sometimes freeze on the desctop with the screen ok or with Civ 4. i cannot reset; only way is to shut it down then restart. then it can work properly for awhile before it happens again. When i start my PC, the bios sometimes give me this message: 'Overclocking failed! F1 to change setting or F2 to continue' I tested my memory and it pass all the test. Here is my rig: Intel P4 3Ghz HT Asus P4C800E-Deluxe ATI X800XL 256Mb AGP 2x 512MB DDR400 dual channel 300 watts power supply P.S.: i tried changing my graphic card; still having same problem. I also cleaned the eatsink of my CPU about 2 days ago (didn't freeze since, but it's a bit soon to say it is solved). PLEASE HELP!!! More about : computer freeze shut restart Mondoman August 16, 2006 2:38:38 AM See if you can cause the problem to recur by running Prime95 in "Torture Test" mode. That should cause the CPU to max its current draw, etc. Lefousteph August 16, 2006 2:05:06 PM No i don't overclock. since i cleaned my heatsink everything works fine ( seems u where right about overheat...) i pumped up the graphic in BF2 to stress my rig, and everything runs smoothly...but again, il wait about a week before saying it's ok. what's that thing you say? that test? what it does?? Thanks guys!!! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumPC wont boot after restart but boot normaly if i choose shut down ForumComputer won't shut down or restart ForumComputer shut down ; freezes at BIOS screen ForumMonitor shut down and computer freezes. ForumModern Warfare 2 game crash causes computer to shut down ForumComputer Shut Down , CPU Overheating? ForumPC freezes, shuts down , restarts or BSODs under certain circumstances ForumComputer "freezes," requiring forced restart . ForumWindows 7 hangs at Shut Down screen ForumMy computer will not shut down instead it will restart ForumAfter using amd overclocking software computer shut down and wont restart ForumComputer shuts down then restarts when playing Forum"Failure to display security and shut down options" (Windows 7, 64bit) ForumPlease help asap, can't shut down/restart /open barely anything! ForumMy computer won"t shut down on a restart .... ForumPCI compatibility question Forumwill a computer fit into overhead on an airplane? ForumChecking new computer on airplane safe? ForumBuilding gaming computer, need help ForumMajor Computer Prob. Please Help. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !