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freezing computer

Discussion in 'Games' started by burchfield02, Aug 12, 2017.

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  1. burchfield02

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    So recently i've been having some computer freezes when trying to play any game I have and also just simply browsing the web but this takes way longer to get the freeze, at first it would freeze and the speakers would make a screeching noise, I took apart the case and saw I had my fans ran wrong so I changed them to the right direction so now I still get the freeze but no screeching noise, I can play a game longer since I changed the fans but still getting a freeze, I took the computer to bestbuy and they ran their full stress test on it and said it passed with no problem. I thought maybe overheating? Any suggestions on what I should do?

    Specs:Gpu nvidia geforce gtx 970
    cpu amd fx(tx) 6300 six core
    psu corsair cx 850m
    motherboard GA-78LMT-S2P
    ram 8 gb @ 1333mhz
    CORSAIR - Hydro Series 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler
     

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    Did this come on gradually or all at once? Do you have one 8 GB RAM stick or 2 4GB sticks? If you have 2 try removing one of them and see if there is an improvement. If not then put the first one back in and try the other. RAM can often cause this issue. If that doesn't help or you just have one stick we can try something else. Also, what is the approx age of this rig. It has similar specs to mine which is 3 years old.
     
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    burchfield02:

    Because you use that computer for gaming, you should've installed an AMD processor with more "horsepower".
    Maxing out its Gigabyte motherboard with 16 GB of DDR3-1333 RAM may be helpful.

    You didn't say which Windows version is running in it.
    We also don't know how well you maintain it and what's installed and running in it, so that may be part of the issue.

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