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July 31, 2011 6:50:34 AM

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Hi, I just built my first computer and I'm having some gaming issues. I tried to play a non-graphic intense game like maplestory, just to test out if my computer could handle the game, but it couldn't. The screen froze unexpectedly with the sounds freezing/looping over and over, which isn't a coincident, because it happened 2 times as of now. I'm really wondering what is bottlenecking my system to be so unstable and is really disappointed on my new computer.

Here are my specs:
CPU: Sandy Bridge 2500K [new]
Mobo: MSI P67A GD 53 (B3) [new]
GPU: Gigabyte SOC GeForce GTX560 Ti [new]
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw Series 4GB DDR3 1600 [new]
HDD: WDC WD5000AAKS-00V1 500GB [used 1 years]
PSU: Corsair 650TX PSU [new]
OS: Vista 64bit [used 2 years]
Monitor Resolution: 1600 x 900 resolution [HP 2009] [Used 2 years]

Side note: When I ran the passmark's performanceTest 7, I got 2138 overall. Not sure if those numbers are good or bad
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a c 281 4 Gaming
July 31, 2011 8:08:27 AM

It is not a bottleneck! Your system has a great CPU matched with a good GPU. Do you have the latest drivers and all game patches for the game?
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July 31, 2011 8:30:26 AM

I did get the latest driver for my GPU on the main website and updated the rest from the cd that followed the motherboard. Let me double check with the drivers, but is there any program that lets you see all drivers you have and the ones you need to update?
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July 31, 2011 8:48:50 AM

If your GPU drivers are up to date then you should be fine. Many freezes can as well be ram related so running memtest would not be a bad idea http://www.memtest86.com/download.html
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July 31, 2011 4:06:53 PM

magician0091 said:
Background
Hi, I just built my first computer and I'm having some gaming issues. I tried to play a non-graphic intense game like maplestory, just to test out if my computer could handle the game, but it couldn't. The screen froze unexpectedly with the sounds freezing/looping over and over, which isn't a coincident, because it happened 2 times as of now. I'm really wondering what is bottlenecking my system to be so unstable and is really disappointed on my new computer.

Here are my specs:
CPU: Sandy Bridge 2500K [new]
Mobo: MSI P67A GD 53 (B3) [new]
GPU: Gigabyte SOC GeForce GTX560 Ti [new]
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw Series 4GB DDR3 1600 [new]
HDD: WDC WD5000AAKS-00V1 500GB [used 1 years]
PSU: Corsair 650TX PSU [new]
OS: Vista 64bit [used 2 years]
Monitor Resolution: 1600 x 900 resolution [HP 2009] [Used 2 years]

Side note: When I ran the passmark's performanceTest 7, I got 2138 overall. Not sure if those numbers are good or bad


Sounds like you don't have your ram configured properly. There is no bottleneck and a gaming computer can handle a "non-graphic intense game".
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July 31, 2011 7:38:10 PM

I ran the memtest and got this error:
"MemTest has detected that your computer cannot accurately store data in RAM"

How do I fix this?
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a c 281 4 Gaming
July 31, 2011 10:26:04 PM

Go into your UEFI and configure your ram manually to their specs. If you have two sticks of ram it is possible that one of them is bad test separately.
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July 31, 2011 10:33:20 PM

I opened my computer and reinstalled the ram properly. I saw that the ram was placed in dimm 4 and 3 slot, so I moved one to dimm1. Then I ran the memory diagnostic tool and saw no errors. I re-ran the memtest and got no error over 103%. I'll try the game again and let you know if it crashes or not
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July 31, 2011 10:52:36 PM

Yep, the game isn't crashing so far. I guess it was the ram. Thanks for the advice :) 
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July 31, 2011 10:52:49 PM

Best answer selected by magician0091.
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July 31, 2011 11:53:23 PM

I was just playing lol and was amazed at the 116FPS. Everything was fine, but at like 12 mins after I started a game, the computer froze again. Any help?
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August 1, 2011 8:32:11 AM

I still think it could be your ram run memtest individually on each stick a few passes.
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