PC froze when playing JC2!!!!

So I dont know at which forum section I should ask this so I ask it here. So I was playing Just Cause 2 and I accidently hit my PC and it froze. This happens often when im on my PC, when I move around my chair and stuff I accidently hit it from time to time, when the PC is on but it never froze before, normally nothing happens and the PC keeps working like it should.. Can this be because something is loose in my PC? I vacumed it like a week ago and everything seemed normal inside the case, so can this be caused by something else??? I really wanna know the problem so I can prevent it from happening again.
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  1. You solved your own question. You hit it, it froze. Therefore, move your pc out of reach :-D

    Alternatively, and this is what i would do, you could open up your case again, dismantle it and reassemble. That way you can be absolutley sure every bit of hardware is connected correctly. There is obviously a loose connection somewhere if the freeze is instigated by hitting it.
  2. make sure all your cards are fitted well in their slots
  3. but can this 1 freeze like damage my PC :S ?
  4. Depends really. If you're using your PC now, i doubt it's damaged. But i wouldn't keep doing it to find out :-P

    But, by bumping your pc, obviously you increase the risk of dislodging a power recepticle etc. which could surge your hardware...but psu's are pretty good with surge protection.

    So to answer your question...it's a very vague yes. With an added, probably not.
  5. Could you have jarred it hard enough to cause your Hard Drive to missread and freeze while trying to access information. Just a thought. If so you probably didn't hurt anything, but I would move my computer to a safer place.
  6. rreeder said:
    Could you have jarred it hard enough to cause your Hard Drive to missread and freeze while trying to access information. Just a thought. If so you probably didn't hurt anything, but I would move my computer to a safer place.


    I didnt really hit it that hard. Not hard enough to screw up the HDD im sure. Well I guess it might be my GPU or Ram thats a lil loose maybe??? The CPU cant really move around that much cos theres like 10 screws holding it on the mobo. Can RAM cause this?
  7. hooray4boobies said:
    Depends really. If you're using your PC now, i doubt it's damaged. But i wouldn't keep doing it to find out :-P

    But, by bumping your pc, obviously you increase the risk of dislodging a power recepticle etc. which could surge your hardware...but psu's are pretty good with surge protection.

    So to answer your question...it's a very vague yes. With an added, probably not.


    so if its damaged how would I notice that? So far everything seems normal though and I used it for hours after the freezing now and I played 3 games. And Yeah so I guess its not damaged then :P
  8. Like i said, i seriously doubt it is. And if it is, it's so minor that you will probably never notice.

    i.e. a hard drive knock could've ended a write before it had time to complete and gave you a bad sector...you go to open a file in a few weeks and it won't open lol luckily you were playing a game and not doing work or something :-P
  9. hooray4boobies said:
    Like i said, i seriously doubt it is. And if it is, it's so minor that you will probably never notice.

    i.e. a hard drive knock could've ended a write before it had time to complete and gave you a bad sector...you go to open a file in a few weeks and it won't open lol luckily you were playing a game and not doing work or something :-P


    ok thanks alot for the help mate :) !
  10. ok this confuses me... I ran a JC2 benchmark and it only detected 4GBs of ram on my PC. I actually have 6gb :S. CPUz and PC wizard still detects 6GB of ram but I reinstalled both of those programs just in case they wouldnt update hardware changes automaticly. And they still detect 6GB of ram. But this still confuses me.. WHY do I only have 4GB of ram on the JC2 benchmark?!??!?
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