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computer lock up = Freezing !?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by timothye, Feb 16, 2005.

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  1. timothye

    timothye Thread Starter

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    hey all . ok here is the story . i bought a computer for my father , everything is fine , not a monster machine but will get the job dont .
    xp sp 2 , AMD 2400+ @2.0, 640DDR @266, 80 gig maxtor HD ,nVidia Geforce 5700 128DDR .
    now it has all updates from MS , DirectX9.0c, the latest drivers from nVidia , actually everything has been updated.
    no spyware , we have run all the tests for viruses ect..now he installed "call of duty " first person shooter game .when he plays everything ( he says ) is fine ,after 10 minutes of game play the game freezes , now he doesnt have sound , but the picture of the game is still visible but motionless=froozen, its not a heat issue , i had him run MBM and its ok in that respect , computer case is spotless ( no dust build up of shite inside ) we reinstalled drivers for the Graphics card, and used a driver removal tool before installing the new drivers . reinstalled directX 9.0c ,and reinstalled the game . used registry cleaner , but no probs there .no new system hardware ,no system changes of any kind .adn nothing running ( processes in the background ) system tray has panda antiVirus software and the volume icon ..funny thing is i had call of duty installed on that machine while i was visiting last summer ( just after i bought it for him ) and it worked flawlessly .Now he installs it and it freezes up the system .. any thoughts on what / we can try next ?
    cheers
     
  2. 42gary

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    could your cpu be overheating? install something like pc alert or another temp monitoring prog.
     
  3. timothye

    timothye Thread Starter

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    i tried that alread , but thanks for the input ;)
     
  4. Arkady

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    That sounds a lot like the problem I've been having, see "New System Overheating" thread, but with Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow.

    Try checking the voltages as it could be a power supply issue.
     
  5. 42gary

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    copy and paste your conflicts/sharing stats from the sys. information in here
     
  6. timothye

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    ill do that when i can , at the moment my father isnt available , im just trying to get a head start on the problem..
    thanks for your help m8.
    Cheers !!
     
  7. inferlogic

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    Your windows XP may have errors in the system files, have you tried doing a Windows XP repair from bootup using your XP cd?
     
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