Computer keeps freezing during games

Hi folks,

I've been having this problem for a while and it seems to come and go - at the moment, it's here and annoying me.

For all intents and purposes, my computer runs fine. That is however except when playing games, particularly new-ish ones (ie demanding higher performance). The two that I've played most recently are 'Mass Effect 2', and 'Battlefield: Bad Company 2'. during both, especially during action scenes but it does happen at other times as well, the computer will freeze (often the sound continues) for a few seconds, then continue, then freeze for a few seconds, then continue.

It's never a full-on system freeze requiring a reboot. I've also recently unistalled the graphics card audio drivers, done disk de-frags etc but they haven't done anything. My specs are:

- AMD 6000+ (dual 3.2Ghz) CPU
- 650W Thermaltake QFan PSU
- XFX 5770 1GB RAM Graphics
- Gigabyte M61-PM-S2 Motherboard
- 8GB DDR2 800 RAM (recently replaced)
- 160GB SATA WD Black main HDD
- 1.5TB SATA WD Green games HDD
- 250GB IDE WD backup HDD

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
17 answers Last reply
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  1. At a first glance, I'd say the video card is overheating.

    Could you check temperatures of the whole system and post them back?

    Cheers!
  2. I would if I knew how to do that :-D

    EDIT: and thanks for the quick reply!
  3. Heh, sorry; my bad there.

    http://everest.en.softonic.com/

    That thing rocks for telling you things about your computer.

    Cheers!
  4. CPUID HW Monitor works great too.

    You can keep it open while running the game and it will recored the min and max temperatures reached at any point. cpu, video card, gpu, hdd's etc.

    Oh and it's free. Everest is a trial and gives you annoying messges telling you to upgrade.
  5. Hi guys, I hafrom CPUID HW monitor. It is as follows:

    CPUID HWMonitor Report
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Binaries
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    HWMonitor version 1.1.7.0

    Monitoring
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Mainboard Model M61PM-S2 (0x00000203 - 0x00A6C04A)

    LPCIO
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    LPCIO Vendor ITE
    LPCIO Model IT8716
    LPCIO Vendor ID 0x90
    LPCIO Chip ID 0x8716
    LPCIO Revision ID 0x0
    Config Mode I/O address 0x2E
    Config Mode LDN 0x4
    Config Mode registers
    00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    20 87 16 00 01 1A 00 40 00 80 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    30 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    50 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    60 02 90 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    70 00 02 00 00 04 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Register space LPC, base address = 0x0290


    Hardware Monitors
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Hardware monitor ITE IT87
    Voltage 0 1.38 Volts [0x56] (CPU VCORE)
    Voltage 1 1.90 Volts [0x77] (VIN1)
    Voltage 2 3.28 Volts [0xCD] (+3.3V)
    Voltage 3 5.48 Volts [0xCC] (+5V)
    Voltage 4 11.90 Volts [0xBA] (+12V)
    Voltage 5 -12.61 Volts [0xC5] (-12V)
    Voltage 6 -4.67 Volts [0x49] (-5V)
    Voltage 7 5.51 Volts [0xCD] (+5V VCCH)
    Voltage 8 2.91 Volts [0xB6] (VBAT)
    Temperature 0 55°C (131°F) [0x37] (TMPIN0)
    Temperature 1 60°C (140°F) [0x3C] (TMPIN1)
    Temperature 2 57°C (134°F) [0x39] (TMPIN2)
    Fan 0 3293 RPM [0xCD] (FANIN0)
    Fan 1 1170 RPM [0x241] (FANIN1)
    Fan PWM 0 0 pc [0x0] (FANPWM0)
    Fan PWM 1 99 pc [0x7F] (FANPWM1)
    Fan PWM 2 0 pc [0x0] (FANPWM2)
    Register space LPC, base address = 0x0290

    00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
    00 13 10 00 00 FF FF 00 37 FF 87 28 09 07 CD 41 00
    10 FF FF FF 31 D7 FE 7F C2 00 02 00 FF FF FF FF FF
    20 56 77 CD CC BA C5 49 CD B6 37 3C 39 97 08 08 08
    30 FF 00 FF 00 FF 00 FF 00 FF 00 FF 00 FF 00 FF 00
    40 7F 7F 7F 7F 7F 7F 00 0D 2D FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
    50 FF 1C 7F 7F 7F 50 EE EE 90 EE 04 12 60 00 00 00
    60 FF 14 00 27 90 03 FF FF 7F 7F 7F 00 00 7F FF FF
    70 FF 14 00 20 90 03 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
    80 00 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF 00 00 FF CA 02 00 99 99
    90 7F 7F 7F 00 00 7F FF FF 7F 7F 7F 00 00 7F FF FF
    A0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
    B0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
    C0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
    D0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
    E0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
    F0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF

    Hardware monitor AMD ADL
    Voltage 0 1.20 Volts [0x4B0] (VIN0)
    Temperature 0 64°C (147°F) [0x40] (TMPIN0)


    Processors
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Number of processors 1
    Number of threads 2

    APICs
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Processor 0
    -- Core 0
    -- Thread 0 0
    -- Core 1
    -- Thread 0 1

    Processors Information
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Processor 1 ID = 0
    Number of cores 2 (max 2)
    Number of threads 2 (max 2)
    Name AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
    Codename Windsor
    Specification AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
    Package Socket AM2 (940)
    CPUID F.3.3
    Extended CPUID F.43
    Brand ID 4
    Core Stepping JH-F3
    Technology 90 nm
    Core Speed 3013.8 MHz
    Multiplier x FSB 15.0 x 200.9 MHz
    HT Link speed 1004.6 MHz
    Stock frequency 3000 MHz
    Instructions sets MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64, AMD-V
    L1 Data cache 2 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L1 Instruction cache 2 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L2 cache 2 x 1024 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    FID/VID Control yes
    Max FID 15.0x
    Max VID 1.400 V
    P-State FID 0x2 - VID 0x12 (5.0x - 1.100 V)
    P-State FID 0xA - VID 0x10 (9.0x - 1.150 V)
    P-State FID 0xC - VID 0x10 (10.0x - 1.150 V)
    P-State FID 0xE - VID 0x10 (11.0x - 1.150 V)
    P-State FID 0x10 - VID 0x0E (12.0x - 1.200 V)
    P-State FID 0x12 - VID 0x0C (13.0x - 1.250 V)
    P-State FID 0x14 - VID 0x0A (14.0x - 1.300 V)
    P-State FID 0x16 - VID 0x08 (15.0x - 1.350 V)

    K8 Thermal sensor yes
    K8 Revision ID 5.3
    Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 0
    Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 1
    Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 2
    Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 3


    Thread dumps
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    CPU Thread 0
    APIC ID 0
    Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 0, Thread ID 0
    Type 02002008h
    Max CPUID level 00000001h
    Max CPUID ext. level 80000018h
    Cache descriptor Level 1, I, 64 KB, 1 thread(s)
    Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 64 KB, 1 thread(s)
    Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 1 MB, 1 thread(s)

    CPUID
    0x00000000 0x00000001 0x68747541 0x444D4163 0x69746E65
    0x00000001 0x00040F33 0x00020800 0x00002001 0x178BFBFF
    0x80000000 0x80000018 0x68747541 0x444D4163 0x69746E65
    0x80000001 0x00040F33 0x000009A3 0x0000001F 0xEBD3FBFF
    0x80000002 0x20444D41 0x6C687441 0x74286E6F 0x3620296D
    0x80000003 0x32582034 0x61754420 0x6F43206C 0x50206572
    0x80000004 0x65636F72 0x726F7373 0x30303620 0x00002B30
    0x80000005 0xFF08FF08 0xFF20FF20 0x40020140 0x40020140
    0x80000006 0x00000000 0x42004200 0x04008140 0x00000000
    0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x0000003F
    0x80000008 0x00003028 0x00000000 0x00000001 0x00000000
    0x80000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x8000000A 0x00000001 0x00000040 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x8000000B 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x8000000C 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x8000000D 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x8000000E 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x8000000F 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000010 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000011 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000012 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000013 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000014 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000015 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000016 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000017 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000018 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

    MSR 0x0000001B 0x00000000 0xFEE00900
    MSR 0xC0010114 0x00000000 0x00000018
    MSR 0xC001001E 0x00000000 0x00000053
    MSR 0xC0010015 0x00000000 0x02000040
    MSR 0xC0010042 0x31061208 0x06160216
    MSR 0xC0010041 0x00000001 0x00000816

    CPU Thread 1
    APIC ID 1
    Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 1, Thread ID 0
    Type 02002008h
    Max CPUID level 00000001h
    Max CPUID ext. level 80000018h
    Cache descriptor Level 1, I, 64 KB, 1 thread(s)
    Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 64 KB, 1 thread(s)
    Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 1 MB, 1 thread(s)

    CPUID
    0x00000000 0x00000001 0x68747541 0x444D4163 0x69746E65
    0x00000001 0x00040F33 0x01020800 0x00002001 0x178BFBFF
    0x80000000 0x80000018 0x68747541 0x444D4163 0x69746E65
    0x80000001 0x00040F33 0x000009A3 0x0000001F 0xEBD3FBFF
    0x80000002 0x20444D41 0x6C687441 0x74286E6F 0x3620296D
    0x80000003 0x32582034 0x61754420 0x6F43206C 0x50206572
    0x80000004 0x65636F72 0x726F7373 0x30303620 0x00002B30
    0x80000005 0xFF08FF08 0xFF20FF20 0x40020140 0x40020140
    0x80000006 0x00000000 0x42004200 0x04008140 0x00000000
    0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x0000003F
    0x80000008 0x00003028 0x00000000 0x00000001 0x00000000
    0x80000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x8000000A 0x00000001 0x00000040 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x8000000B 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x8000000C 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x8000000D 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x8000000E 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x8000000F 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000010 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000011 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000012 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000013 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000014 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000015 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000016 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000017 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
    0x80000018 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

    MSR 0x0000001B 0x00000000 0xFEE00800
    MSR 0xC0010114 0x00000000 0x00000018
    MSR 0xC001001E 0x00000000 0x00000053
    MSR 0xC0010015 0x00000000 0x02000040
    MSR 0xC0010042 0x31061208 0x06160216
    MSR 0xC0010041 0x00000001 0x00000816


    Storage
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    USB Device Microsoft Hardware USB Mouse, class=0x00, subclass=0x00, vendor=0x045E, product=0x0084
    USB Device Generic USB Hub, class=0x09, subclass=0x00, vendor=0x058F, product=0x9254
    USB Device USB Composite Device, class=0xEF, subclass=0x02, vendor=0x18EC, product=0x3288
    USB Device USB Mass Storage Device, class=0x00, subclass=0x00, vendor=0x0951, product=0x1624

    Graphic APIs
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    API ATI I/O
    API ADL SDK

    Display Adapters
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Display adapter 0
    Name Radeon HD 5770
    Codename RV840
    Technology 40 nm
    GPU ref clock 27000
    PCI device bus 2 (0x2), device 0 (0x0), function 0 (0x0)
    Vendor ID 0x1002 (0x1682)
    Model ID 0x68B8 (0x2991)


    ACPI
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ACPI Tree
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    _UID
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    NATA
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    _STA
    LDT3
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    UCFG
    _CRS
    PICM
    APIC
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    HUB0
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    _STA
    PICM
    APIC
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    _PRW
    SAT1
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    PRI0
    _ADR
    SPTM
    _GTM
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    _GTF
    SEC0
    _ADR
    SSTM
    _GTM
    _STM
    MAST
    _ADR
    _GTF
    DRMP
    SAT2
    _ADR
    PRI0
    _ADR
    SPTM
    _GTM
    _STM
    MAST
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    SEC0
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    _STM
    MAST
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    _GTF
    DRMP
    IDE0
    _ADR
    A090
    [ ]
    ID20
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    ID22
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    UMSP
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    IDES
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    SLAV
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    DRMP
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    _PRW
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    SMCF
    [ ]
    SMPM
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    SMCA
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    SB1_
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    P064
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    _DIS
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    _SRS
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    BUF3
    BUF4
    BUFF
    BUFH
    BUFI
    IRZ1
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    _HID
    _UID
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    _PRS
    _DIS
    _CRS
    _SRS
    APCL
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    APCM
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    APCZ
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    EXPL
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    SXTM
    [ ]
    SMEM
    MEM_
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    _SI_
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    [ ]
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    AWYM
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    [ ]
    [ ]
    AWYE
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    [ ]
    EXTM
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    RMS1
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    RMS2
    ROM3
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    AMEM
    PM1S
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  6. Please help me someone. I'm trying to play CoD4: MW and it's becoming unplayable due to the frequent and long freezing
  7. did you do any internal cleaning? i learned the hard way ... this happened to me after i first cleaned my computer and took off the cpu heatsink put it back on without thermal paste and it froze every time i put a game to start.
  8. No. Well yes, but not to that extent. I occasionally dust inside the computer, it builds up quickly, but I've never removed the CPU and then put it back on.
  9. "Temperature 0 64°C (147°F) [0x40] (TMPIN0)"

    That line... Your CPU is running quite hot I'd say. The old Athlon64 X2 didn't like temps above 60°c (that's a 90nm part you have) on my system at least, so I'd say yours is running a lil' too hot.

    Can you buy a new HSF (heat sink fan) for your CPU? Something like this? If it's too expensive, then get a cheaper one if you can. Cheap ones might not come with thermal paste (decent one), so be aware.

    Cheers!
  10. I don't know if it's related, but the computer has an odd startup proceedure as well. Basically it's like the computer tries to turn itself on (often engaging the DVD drive) about 5 or 6 times before booting normally.

    Hence I'm wondering if I should try and fix this computer, or just throw in the towel and but a new CPU, motherboard, and RAM...

    EDIT: I mean, as an alternative to buying a new CPU cooler
  11. Well, you CPU is kinda old and doesn't OC a lot... If you have the money to do so, then upgrade IMO.

    Any AM3 system with an Athlon II X3/4 will be a very huge upgrade from your current rig. And, now that I think about it, you might only need to upgrade the CPU, since your MoBo is AM2 based, that will save you RAM and MoBo.

    Here's the CPU support for your MoBo: http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=2438

    According to that, your biggest CPU upgrade can be a Athlon II X3 440 or a Athlon II X4 635. Now, you'll be working with HT1.0 instead of 3.0, but will save you a lot of money.

    Cheers!
  12. Thanks for the advice Yuka :-). The only reason I say about upgrading the motherboard as well is because my current board only has one PCI-E x16 slot. When I eventually upgrade my graphics, I'll just add another 5770, so I'll need to upgrade the motherboard to one that supports crossfire at some point anyway.
  13. If that's your idea, then it's a good one.

    Just make sure to buy the 5770 before they "EOL" it (terminate it's production cycle). Unless you're thinking about getting a used one down the road.

    Cheers!
  14. One other thing. The startup issue I was mentioning has only occurred since I installed the 5770. Any idea why it might be doing that?
  15. According to this:

    Temperature 0 55°C (131°F) [0x37] (TMPIN0)
    Temperature 1 60°C (140°F) [0x3C] (TMPIN1)
    Temperature 2 57°C (134°F) [0x39] (TMPIN2)

    Your whole inside of the case is running quite hot... How's the airflow? Got any extra fans to help blow out the hot air? Got any cables laying around covering the intakes or exhausts of the case? (I was tempted to make a car joke, but oh well...)

    Cheers!
  16. I do have an extra fan at the front, and it's in a Coolermaster Elite tower, but that's all I've added. Actually on that, I did take the front fan out and put it back in. Stupid question, but which way should the air be flowing from the fan in the front of the case? Should it be sucking air into the case, or blowing air out?
  17. Depends... If you only have 1 fan, then it should be blowing out the hot air from the inside.

    You could try getting a second one to force airflow inside the case: one blows the air into the case and the other takes it out. I usually make the front fan put the air in (so the HDDs are cooled as well) and the back (and or superior) fan takes the hot air out.

    I have a CM HAF 932, so it's quite cool inside, but you DO notice the hot air coming out from the top fan.

    Fans shouldn't be expensive ($12USD at most?) so getting an additional wouldn't hurt. But don't forget about the air flow.

    Diagram:


    Cheers!

    EDIT: Added image :P

    That's an extreme case, with a bottom fan as well, lol. Google on the images search "cm sniper airflow" and you'll find very useful material.
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