Computer Random Freezing

Whenever I play games like WoW or SC2 I get these random freezes which last for about 30 seconds it seems like it happens mainly when there's graphic acceleration or a lot is going on. My computer has also been running about since I got Windows 7 about 6 months ago. If Anyone could tell me what could be the problem that would be great heres my dxdiag.
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  1. Arikado said:
    Whenever I play games like WoW or SC2 I get these random freezes which last for about 30 seconds it seems like it happens mainly when there's graphic acceleration or a lot is going on. My computer has also been running about since I got Windows 7 about 6 months ago. If Anyone could tell me what could be the problem that would be great heres my dxdiag.

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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 8/17/2010, 09:31:40
    Machine name: NEKO-PC
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
    System Model: Dell DXP051
    BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A07
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
    Memory: 3072MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 3070MB RAM
    Page File: 886MB used, 5252MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
    DxDiag Previously: Crashed in system information (stage 3) & Direct3D (stage 3) & DirectSound (stage 3) & DirectInput (stage 1) & DirectShow (stage 1). Re-running DxDiag with "dontskip" command line parameter or choosing not to bypass information gathering when prompted might result in DxDiag successfully obtaining this information

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    DxDiag Notes
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    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Input Tab:

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    DirectX Debug Levels
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    Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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    Display Devices
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    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 9400 GT
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0641&SUBSYS_0562196E&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 2286 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 1007 MB
    Shared Memory: 1279 MB
    Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
    Monitor Model: DELL E196FP
    Monitor Id: DELA015
    Native Mode: 1280 x 1024(p) (60.020Hz)
    Output Type: HD15
    Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
    Driver File Version: 8.17.0012.5896 (English)
    Driver Version: 8.17.12.5896
    DDI Version:
    Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 7/9/2010 18:37:00, 9818728 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp:
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4501-11CF-D66D-6E251FC2C535}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x0641
    SubSys ID: 0x0562196E
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Driver Strong Name: oem12.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTx86.6.1:Section003:8.17.12.5896:pci\ven_10de&dev_0641
    Rank Of Driver: 00E62001
    Video Accel:
    Deinterlace Caps: n/a
    D3D9 Overlay: Supported
    DXVA-HD: Supported
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Not Available
    AGP Status: Enabled

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    Sound Devices
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    Description: Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)
    Default Sound Playback: No
    Default Voice Playback: No
    Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7680&SUBSYS_102801A7&REV_1032
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 65535
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
    Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: n/a
    Date and Size: 7/13/2009 19:51:47, 304128 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: Microsoft
    HW Accel Level: Basic
    Cap Flags: 0x0
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

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    Sound Capture Devices
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    DirectInput Devices
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    Poll w/ Interrupt: No

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    USB Devices
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    Gameport Devices
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    PS/2 Devices
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    EVR Power Information
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    Current Setting: {5C67A112-A4C9-483F-B4A7-1D473BECAFDC} (Quality)
    Quality Flags: 2576
    Enabled:
    Force throttling
    Allow half deinterlace
    Allow scaling
    Decode Power Usage: 100
    Balanced Flags: 1424
    Enabled:
    Force throttling
    Allow batching
    Force half deinterlace
    Force scaling
    Decode Power Usage: 50
    PowerFlags: 1424
    Enabled:
    Force throttling
    Allow batching
    Force half deinterlace
    Force scaling
    Decode Power Usage: 0
  2. You're graphic card isn't very powerful. It is possible it couldn't support the settings the game is running on.
  3. It even did it on WC3 sometimes so i'm pretty sure it's not the graphics card, I think it's either the processor or hard drive or something else
  4. Please someone help me out.. my whole computer has been running slower ever since I upgraded to windows 7
  5. Like Campolar said "Your graphic card may not be enough."..
    You should have at least an 8800-9600 or better plus you might not have enough power in your psu....:)
  6. Is there any way I can test and see if this is true? I bought a new power supply about a year ago before I had windows 7 because the other one died and I bought that video card about a year ago because my other one died as well...
  7. Arikado said:
    Is there any way I can test and see if this is true? I bought a new power supply about a year ago before I had windows 7 because the other one died and I bought that video card about a year ago because my other one died as well...


    Did you install additional hardware? They take PSU power too.

    And it is very possible that it will be a problem from your graphic card. As you say it only happens when you play games, it could be the GPU heating up or simply not be able to run the game.

    Your computer speed depend on other factors too. Windows 7 might work slow if you have less ram, low hdd space, or the like.
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