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Computer Games freezing up (think its a computer problem)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Seymour Buttz, Jun 4, 2006.

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  1. Seymour Buttz

    Seymour Buttz Thread Starter

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    Ok this is my first time on this site and i have little understanding of the computer but let me try to explain the problem as well as i can.

    Ok most of my games are freezing up during gameplay such as Everquest freezes up for no reason or same for Guild Wars. I think its something wrong with my computer (but no sure the problem) or it might be something wrong with the graphic card. I can telll the difference between lag of a game and the game just freezing up for no apparent reason.

    If you need me to say what kind of computer i have or what graphic card i currently have, please say so.

    If there is a program that i need to download to help fix this problem, i trust you guys seeing as you know more than i do.

    Can you guys please help me out?
     
  2. Seymour Buttz

    Seymour Buttz Thread Starter

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    Also the non online games are messing up or not being able to be played at all.

    I also cant run a program while i am playing a online game such as TS (Team Speak) and Everquest at the same time without the game freezing up more frequently.

    I hope that those will also help on how to help me fix my computer
     
  3. Seymour Buttz

    Seymour Buttz Thread Starter

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    Come on guys,This is a problem that is really making me mad with the game freezing up.

    At first it was only doing it a few times but sometimes it started to do it every couple mins.

    Can you guys please help me?
     
  4. Rich-M

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    You need to tell us your hardware as this could be heat, inadequate psu, virus or spyware and actually a few other things. And be abit more patient, this is Sunday!
     
  5. crjdriver

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    Some things to check.

    1 Check your temps in the bios when it freezes [you need to restart anyway just enter the bios and check temps.

    2 Download and run memtest there can be no errors.

    3 List your exact specs ie make and model of mb, make and wattage of power supply, type of video card, etc.

    4 Restart the system in safe mode and run an app that will stress the system; I like to use prime95. If it runs prime95 ok in safe mode, that points at a software / driver issue. If it freezes in safe mode, that points at a hardware problem.
     
  6. Seymour Buttz

    Seymour Buttz Thread Starter

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    Just to list my hardware. I have a Windows XP Compaq Intel Pentium 4 Cpu 1700 MHz, 1.70 GHz, 1.00 GB of Ram

    what is check temp in the bios? sorry i dont know how to do that :(
     
  7. crjdriver

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    When you restart, you should have the option to enter the bios or setup. For a compaq I think it is F10; check your manual. In the bios you should be able to check temps; again check your manual.
     
  8. Rich-M

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    While that could be heat, on that age Compaq I would more likely bet on dying hard drive.
     
  9. Seymour Buttz

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    Yeah before i posted here someone told me to first take apart my computer and clean it out first with a air compressor or a can of air (whatever its called).

    Ill try that route first then ill check for heat, the reason i am i because i dont know the last time the thing was cleaned out.

    Do you think that is the better route then check the temp?
     
  10. Rich-M

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    Yes that's a good place to start
     
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