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August 15, 2010 6:03:31 PM

Since about the time I put two new gigs of ram in my computer and about the same time I got Windows 7 my comp when I play games randomly freezes for about 30 seconds and I think it's either the ram or the processor. I've done tests on my processor and was wondering if there is any way I could find out if it's my ram with a test?

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August 15, 2010 6:05:51 PM

Download memtest is one option,
or remove all but one stick of ram, see if you boot ok stick by stick, it should point out if ones bad or not
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August 15, 2010 6:07:55 PM

I believe the classical test would be Memtest86, chime in anyone if you have a better suggestion :)  Anyway, I would like to hear more about your other components e.g. PSU?
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August 15, 2010 6:45:20 PM

l'll post my dxdiag and someone on my forum told me that my processor doesn't work well with windows 7 is that true? I have a pentium D 2.8ghz. I also got windows 7 about a month after 2 additional gigs of ram and was wondering if anything in my dxdiag could not be working well with windows 7 32 bit.
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August 15, 2010 6:46:31 PM

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System Information
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Time of this report: 8/15/2010, 14:45:44
Machine name: NEKO-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell DXP051
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A07
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3070MB RAM
Page File: 2210MB used, 3928MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
DxDiag Previously: Crashed in system information (stage 3) & Direct3D (stage 3) & DirectSound (stage 3) & DirectInput (stage 1) & DirectShow (stage 1). Re-running DxDiag with "dontskip" command line parameter or choosing not to bypass information gathering when prompted might result in DxDiag successfully obtaining this information

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab:

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9400 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0641&SUBSYS_0562196E&REV_A1
Display Memory: 2286 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1007 MB
Shared Memory: 1279 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: DELL E196FP
Monitor Id: DELA015
Native Mode: 1280 x 1024(p) (60.020Hz)
Output Type: HD15
Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
Driver File Version: 8.17.0012.5896 (English)
Driver Version: 8.17.12.5896
DDI Version:
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 7/9/2010 18:37:00, 9818728 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4501-11CF-D66D-6E251FC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0641
SubSys ID: 0x0562196E
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Driver Strong Name: oem12.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTx86.6.1:Section003:8.17.12.5896:p ci\ven_10de&dev_0641
Rank Of Driver: 00E62001
Video Accel:
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
D3D9 Overlay: Supported
DXVA-HD: Supported
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Not Available
AGP Status: Enabled

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Sound Devices
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Description: Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7680&SUBSYS_102801A7&REV_1032
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 65535
Type: WDM
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 7/13/2009 19:51:47, 304128 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0x0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

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Sound Capture Devices
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DirectInput Devices
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Poll w/ Interrupt: No

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USB Devices
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Gameport Devices
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PS/2 Devices
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EVR Power Information
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Current Setting: {5C67A112-A4C9-483F-B4A7-1D473BECAFDC} (Quality)
Quality Flags: 2576
Enabled:
Force throttling
Allow half deinterlace
Allow scaling
Decode Power Usage: 100
Balanced Flags: 1424
Enabled:
Force throttling
Allow batching
Force half deinterlace
Force scaling
Decode Power Usage: 50
PowerFlags: 1424
Enabled:
Force throttling
Allow batching
Force half deinterlace
Force scaling
Decode Power Usage: 0
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August 15, 2010 6:57:53 PM

njure said:
I believe the classical test would be Memtest86, chime in anyone if you have a better suggestion :)  Anyway, I would like to hear more about your other components e.g. PSU?

My Computer has been using a lot of cpu usage and about 30%physical memory lately too I have no idea why..
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