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Computer keeps freezing during games

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June 8, 2011 3:27:50 PM

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!
a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2011 3:42:18 PM

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!
June 8, 2011 3:52:53 PM

I would if I knew how to do that :-D

EDIT: and thanks for the quick reply!
Related resources
a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2011 3:57:52 PM

Heh, sorry; my bad there.

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

That thing rocks for telling you things about your computer.

Cheers!
a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2011 4:23:55 PM

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.
June 14, 2011 10:40:41 AM

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
_GPE
_L11
_L00
_L03
_L0B
_L0D
_L05
_L15
_PR_
C000
_PCT
_PSS
_PPC
_PSD
C001
_PCT
_PSS
_PPC
_PSD
C002
C003
_SB_
PWRB
_HID
_STA
PCI0
_HID
_CID
_ADR
_UID
_BBN
PCIA
_REG
MBIO
_HID
_UID
_CRS
NATA
_S3D
_STA
LDT3
[ ]
UCFG
_CRS
PICM
APIC
_PRT
HUB0
_ADR
_STA
PICM
APIC
_PRT
_PRW
SAT1
_ADR
PRI0
_ADR
SPTM
_GTM
_STM
MAST
_ADR
_GTF
SEC0
_ADR
SSTM
_GTM
_STM
MAST
_ADR
_GTF
DRMP
SAT2
_ADR
PRI0
_ADR
SPTM
_GTM
_STM
MAST
_ADR
_GTF
SEC0
_ADR
SSTM
_GTM
_STM
MAST
_ADR
_GTF
DRMP
IDE0
_ADR
A090
[ ]
ID20
[ ]
IDTS
IDTP
ID22
UMSS
UMSP
IDEP
IDES
GTM_
U2T_
T2U_
T2D_
STM_
GTF_
PRI0
_ADR
_GTM
_STM
MAST
_ADR
_GTF
SLAV
_ADR
_GTF
SEC0
_ADR
_GTM
_STM
MAST
_ADR
_GTF
SLAV
_ADR
_GTF
DRMP
IGPU
_ADR
GPUR
XVR0
_ADR
PCV0
_PSW
_PRW
XVR1
_ADR
PCV1
_PSW
_PRW
XVR2
_ADR
PCV2
_PSW
_PRW
SMB0
_ADR
SMCF
[ ]
SMPM
SMT1
SMT2
SMCA
[ ]
SB1_
SB2_
SMBB
LEG0
_ADR
PIO0
HPF0
SYSR
_HID
_UID
_CRS
PIC_
_HID
_CRS
DMA1
_HID
_CRS
TMR_
_HID
ATT5
ATT6
_CRS
HPET
_HID
ATT3
ATT4
_STA
_CRS
RTC_
_HID
ATT0
ATT1
_CRS
SPKR
_HID
_CRS
COPR
_HID
_CRS
FDC0
_HID
_STA
_DIS
_CRS
_PRS
_SRS
UAR1
_HID
_UID
_STA
_DIS
_CRS
_PRS
_SRS
_PRW
UAR2
_HID
_UID
_STA
_DIS
_CRS
_PRS
_SRS
LPT1
_HID
_STA
_DIS
_CRS
_PRS
_SRS
ECP1
_HID
_STA
_DIS
_CRS
_PRS
_SRS
KBCT
[ ]
P060
[ ]
P064
PS2M
_HID
_STA
_CRS
PS2K
_HID
_STA
_CRS
PSMR
_HID
_UID
_STA
_CRS
PIRQ
LPIO
_INI
USB0
_ADR
_S1D
_S3D
_PRW
USB2
_ADR
P020
[ ]
U0WK
_PSW
_S1D
_S3D
_PRW
AZAD
_ADR
_PRW
MMAC
_ADR
_PRW
NVRB
_HID
NVRD
[ ]
R_ST
[ ]
R_P0
R_S0
R_S1
FNVR
_DIS
_STA
_CRS
BUFA
BUFB
IRQV
CRS_
SRS_
CRSA
SRSA
LNK1
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LNK2
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LNK3
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LNK4
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LNK5
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LNK6
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LNK7
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LNK8
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LIGP
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LP2P
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LUBA
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LMAC
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LAZA
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LPMU
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LSMB
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LUB2
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LIDE
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LSID
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
LFID
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
BUF1
BUF2
BUF3
BUF4
BUFF
BUFH
BUFI
IRZ1
APC1
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
APC2
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
APC3
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
APC4
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
APC5
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
APC6
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
APC7
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
APC8
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
AIGP
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
APCF
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
APCH
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
APMU
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
AAZA
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
APCS
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
APCL
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
APCM
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
APCZ
_HID
_UID
_STA
_PRS
_DIS
_CRS
_SRS
APSI
_HID
_UID
_STA
_DIS
_PRS
_CRS
_SRS
APSJ
_HID
_UID
_STA
_DIS
_PRS
_CRS
_SRS
EXPL
_HID
_UID
_CRS
SXTM
[ ]
SMEM
MEM_
_HID
_CRS
_SI_
_MSG
_SST
_TZ_
_REV
_OS_
_OSI
_GL_
_S0_
_S3_
_S4_
_S5_
DEBG
[ ]
DBG1
KBC_
[ ]
KCMD
KBCD
[ ]
KDAT
AWYM
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
AWYE
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
EXTM
[ ]
ROM1
RMS1
ROM2
RMS2
ROM3
RMS3
AMEM
PM1S
[ ]
[ ]
PBTS
[ ]
RTCS
[ ]
PEWS
WAKS
PM1E
[ ]
[ ]
PEWK
[ ]
APA4
[ ]
[ ]
LCTM
LCNM
ELCR
[ ]
ELC1
ELC2
STUS
[ ]
G_ST
GPS0
[ ]
GS00
GS01
GS02
GS03
SMIC
[ ]
SCP_
OSFX
OSFL
STRC
INFO
[ ]
KBDI
RTCW
PS2F
IRFL
DISE
SSHU
PICF
_PIC
SID4
SLG0
SLG1
SLG2
SLG3
SLG4
SLG5
SLG6
SLG7
SLG8
SLG9
SLGA
SID5
SSM0
SSM1
SSM2
SSM3
SSM4
SUA0
SUB0
SX__
SFLG
SID0
SID1
SID2
SID3
_PTS
_WAK
AWY_
_HID
_STA
SMOD
[ ]
IGUB
IGUL
[ ]
PEV0
[ ]
[ ]
XPE0
[ ]
RQD0
PES0
PEP0
[ ]
PEV1
[ ]
[ ]
XPE1
[ ]
RQD1
PES1
PEP1
[ ]
PEV2
[ ]
[ ]
XPE2
[ ]
RQD2
PES2
PEP2
[ ]
SMEN
[ ]
[ ]
SMIO
[ ]
[ ]
HPTF
[ ]
SCPP
[ ]
SMIP
OSTP
WIN1
[ ]
INDP
DATP
GPIO
[ ]
GO01
GO02
GO03
GO04
GO05
[ ]
[ ]
CFG_
[ ]
LDN_
[ ]
IDHI
IDLO
POWC
[ ]
ACTR
[ ]
IOAH
IOAL
IO2H
IO2L
[ ]
INTR
[ ]
INT1
[ ]
DMCH
[ ]
GP40
[ ]
OPT1
OPT2
OPT3
OPT4
ENFG
EXFG
GSRG
SSRG
[ ]
INTA
INTB
INTC
INTD
PCEA
PCEB
PCEC
PCED
SCII
TCOI
INTF
INTQ
INTU
INTS
IS0P
ITID
INTG
INTH
INTJ
INTK
INTL
IGPI
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June 22, 2011 7:22:35 AM

Please help me someone. I'm trying to play CoD4: MW and it's becoming unplayable due to the frequent and long freezing
June 22, 2011 8:22:27 AM

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.
June 22, 2011 8:47:23 AM

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.
a b U Graphics card
June 22, 2011 3:02:32 PM

"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!
June 22, 2011 3:06:05 PM

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
a b U Graphics card
June 22, 2011 3:42:17 PM

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-p...

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!
June 22, 2011 4:08:32 PM

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.
a b U Graphics card
June 22, 2011 6:10:50 PM

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!
June 23, 2011 7:07:35 AM

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?
a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2011 3:03:56 PM

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!
June 23, 2011 3:08:49 PM

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?
a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2011 3:28:08 PM

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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