Computer crashing/hanging when playing games and watching videos.

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Calbeb

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Since I purchased my computer two years ago, I've been having problems with the occasional crash when playing games. Over the past couple of months, the problem has been getting a lot worse, and my computer will crash/hang constantly when playing anything, including WOW, Rome: Total War, and Civilization IV. In addition to that, watching videos online, as well as on Windows Media Player also can result in crashes. I've even experienced full hangs when opening Microsoft Word or burning a DVD.

I've done a full MEMTEST and it found no errors. In addition to that, I believe my video and sound drivers are fully updated, and I've even tried plugging in a new graphic's card with no success. I have also cleaned out the dust from the inside of my computer. When I first experienced this problem, I formatted my computer and reinstalled everything, which also did not help solve my problem.

I have a
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU
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2GB of Ram
Video Card: Radeon X800 XT
Sound: SoundMAX Intergrated Digital HD Audio

Thanks for any help that you can give me.
 

Calbeb

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Okay I downloaded CPUID, and this is what it showed after two hours of gaming.


During this time I did not experience a crash, but I still am having occasional hard-locks. When it happens, I tend to crash without a bluescreen, the monitor shuts off, and the sound repeats the last half a second loudly until I turn off or restart my computer.
 
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Temps are high but not high enough to make it crash, Sounds like it is time for a new motherboard.
 
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I get similiar problem too when my Asrock N68-S motherboard, happens mostly when the PCI port is in use, like when i have my TV card plugged in, sometimes i hear a high pitched sound when playing games for a few seconds, still havn't solved it but just might be your mother board since i have changed a tested all my hardware with exception of the motherboard itself.
 
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