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Computer stuck in power saving mode after gaming for a bit

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cowchin12, Dec 8, 2013.

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  1. cowchin12

    cowchin12 Thread Starter

    Dec 8, 2013
    The problem is after 10-60 minutes of gaming or a long time idling, my computer freezes. The monitor goes in to power save mode and won't wake up, so the only way to stop it is to forcibly shut it down. Whatever sound was playing skips, like if someone said "ahhhhh", it would loop "a-a-a-a-a-a" until i shut it off. The only things I have done was to check temperatures with speedfan, and clean out all the dust in my computer. The temperatures seem fine, and cleaning the dust out changed nothing. If anyone wants more info, I will post it. My computer is a little more than two years old. Heres some more basic info:

    System Information
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Alienware
    System Model: Aurora-R3
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/25/11 09:41:30 Ver: 04.06.04
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
    Memory: 8192MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 8174MB RAM
    Page File: 3121MB used, 13225MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
  2. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    Could be hardware, software, or drivers.

    Check Windows Event Viewer and see if Windows is logging any errors.
  3. Tanis


    May 29, 2006
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    What graphics card are you using?
    Is the system still in its fully default configuration, i.e. all hardware exactly as it came out the factory or have you changed / upgraded anything?
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