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Computer Freezing While Playing Games

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July 22, 2011 9:10:43 PM

Hi guys, my computer lately has been freezing continuously while playing games. When it freezes, all sound cuts out and I can't move my mouse or anything. I have a feeling it may be an issue with my graphics card, since I just replaced about every other part in my computer (Motherboard, processor, memory, PSU, and case. However, when I was playing a game and the computer froze, I put my hand on the back of my graphics GPU and it did not feel overheated. Any ideas on what the problem may be?

Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 LE B3 Revision
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit
CPU Cooler: Intel Stock
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 5770
Power Supply: Corsair TX750
Primary Hard Drive: Western Digital 500GB HDD
Secondary Hard Drive: Western Digital 1TB HDD
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922
Other Parts: D-Link DWA-552 XtremeN Network Card

Games involved in crashes:

Age of Conan: Unleashed
Combat Arms

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August 8, 2011 6:59:42 PM

Frisbee_68 said:
Hi guys, my computer lately has been freezing continuously while playing games. When it freezes, all sound cuts out and I can't move my mouse or anything. I have a feeling it may be an issue with my graphics card, since I just replaced about every other part in my computer (Motherboard, processor, memory, PSU, and case. However, when I was playing a game and the computer froze, I put my hand on the back of my graphics GPU and it did not feel overheated. Any ideas on what the problem may be?

Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 LE B3 Revision
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit
CPU Cooler: Intel Stock
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 5770
Power Supply: Corsair TX750
Primary Hard Drive: Western Digital 500GB HDD
Secondary Hard Drive: Western Digital 1TB HDD
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922
Other Parts: D-Link DWA-552 XtremeN Network Card

Games involved in crashes:

Age of Conan: Unleashed
Combat Arms

underclock u r graphics card!!!!!!....it solved my problem!!!!!!........even i had the same problem n fixed it by underclocking the graphics card
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August 8, 2011 8:41:48 PM

I'll try that out and see if it fixes my problem. Thanks for the reply :) 
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August 8, 2011 8:53:08 PM

Start by making sure all your temperatures are within safe ranges. GPU-Z can log a file that you can read after gaming so you can check gpu as well as the card's vrm temperature. Also try realtemp to rule out cpu over heating, it has a log file option as well.

Is this a new issue or has it been doing this since you built it? I'll be willing to bet it's how your ram is setup.
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August 12, 2011 6:35:24 PM

It is a continuing issue that happened on my old setup as well. This is why I suspect my graphics card since it is one of the only 2 pieces of my computer I didnt replace
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August 12, 2011 9:15:16 PM

New power supply or the same one from the last build? Did you bring any hard drives over from the last build or are they new as well?
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August 13, 2011 12:41:49 AM

Did you build a new windows system when you moved or did you move your old windows system over intact? If this is a software problem and you kept the same windows system disk that would fit the symptoms.
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August 13, 2011 2:30:05 AM

I did a full format after replacing the parts.
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August 13, 2011 6:59:25 AM

also, underclocking did not help
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August 21, 2011 8:48:49 AM

Cygnus x-1 said:
New power supply or the same one from the last build? Did you bring any hard drives over from the last build or are they new as well?



I got a new power supply (corsair TX750), however I kept the same WD 500GB HDD from my old build. I also used a 1TB HDD from another computer in my new build, and am using completely as virtual memory (950GB pagefile.sys).
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