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5200fx and games

Discussion in 'Games' started by LeoBloom., Jul 14, 2007.

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  1. LeoBloom.

    LeoBloom. Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I know this is a crappy card and I don't play much on this computer but for the past 3 months or so, something weird happens that did not happen before. Basically, any game I play (Halo, Hitman, Splinter Cell) freezes for about 7 seconds with sound disappearing at the last 3 or 2 seconds of the 7 and then the game unfreezes. Scenario: I am running with shooting coming around me, the frame freezes but the bg music keeps playing and shooting seems like its prerecorded and repeating (not realtime) and then all sound stops for 2 seconds. I unfreeze and everything seems normal. What could be causing this?

    5200fx
    Pentium 4 2.8Ghz
    512 MB Ram
    Dell
     
  2. RT

    RT

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    Hi leo,
    First thing I would do is clean up the machine, since you said this has been 3 months running...:
    CleanUp! will do alot of regular maintenance easily.

    Next I'd be sure your AV prog is up to date, and you've run a spyware/malware killer like AdAware, or an equivilant.

    Stop any background programs you don't need, other than the game.
     
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    If your video disappears when it does that, that means the video card is toast. I had the exact one and it did what you described.
     
  4. LeoBloom.

    LeoBloom. Thread Starter

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    No the video does not disappear, its just that the frame freezes on the screen.
     
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