Computer Freezing?

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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  1. 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
    Moto
  2. 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?
  3. 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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    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:pci\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
  5. 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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