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Computer Freezing

Discussion in 'Games' started by stealthbr, Jan 22, 2012.

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  1. stealthbr

    stealthbr Thread Starter

    Jan 22, 2012
    Hello everyone. I am experiencing a problem where my computer freezes when I play a game. It doesn't BSOD, simply the image and the sound freezes. Five minutes after I connect to a Counter Strike: Source server or when a Modern Warfare 3 match starts, my computer freezes. This does not occur 100% of the time as I was able to play a session of Counter Strike: Source without this problem occurring. This problem has not occurred outside of gaming. However, this has happened a total of three times in less than two days. This is only happening after there was a power outage in my home. My computer is new and custom made, I will list the specs:

    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Professional Fatal1ty
    Power Supply: Corsair HX750
    Processor: Intel 2500k (no overclock)
    RAM: Mushkin 8GB DDR3 2133Mhz. (no overclock)
    Graphics Card: eVGA GTX 280 (no overclock) - Driver 285.62
    Sound Card: ASUS Xonar Essence STX
    Network Card: Bigfoot Killer 2100
    HDD 1: Samsung 320GB 7,200RPM
    HDD 2: Western Digital 250GB 7,200RPM
    DVD: HP dvd1260
    Case: Corsair 650D

    Here's a video of the problem occurring: Video
    Here are some images taken from my cell phone: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4

    Thanks for the help!
  2. shannon08


    Jul 30, 2008
  3. Tanis


    May 29, 2006
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    HI stealthbr and welcome to TSG.

    You say this started after a power surge, so one of the first things I would be looking at is the power supply (PSU). You have a decent make but they can all have problems so always worth checking. Also check your temperatures to ensure that nothing is overheating.

    I use HWMonitor for a check temps and voltage check, download and install it then run the program. Take a screenshot of it at idle then, leaving HWMonitor running, run a game for 5 mins or so then exit that and screenshot it again, post the two screenshots in a reply here. You can also check temps and voltages in the BIOS, which tends to be more accurate but you can not put the system under load while in the BIOS and under load is where there are more likely to be a problem if any exists.
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