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Games and videos make computer freeze

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Philip-b, Feb 19, 2014.

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  1. Philip-b

    Philip-b Thread Starter

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    Hello. I recently formatted my computer since the harddrives started to fill up quite good. And I thought it would be nice to have a fresh install again.
    But now I kinda regret it...

    I'm gonna give you as much info as I can here, so the post might get a bit long.

    Here are my system specs directly from dxdiag:

    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.8GHz
    Memory: 8192MB RAM
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
    Complete DxDiag uploaded.

    So I put in my windows 7 installation disk and restarted the computer. Then I completely cleaned the harddrives and istalled it. But after I had installed several updates from Windows Update and installing drivers I went on to youtube to watch a few videos.
    But a few minutes in the computer completely froze until it recovered again after about 30 seconds.

    I decided to look in the Task Manager to see the Processor usage, and every time it freezes all the cores spike up to 100%.

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    Sorry for it being in Swedish, but you can compare it to your own if you need to.

    So these are the things I have done to try and fix it:
    1. Defragment all the harddrives
    2. Use a cmd command called "sfc /scannow" to scan for errors
    3. Use the installation disks repair tool
    4. Right click on the video and stop hardware acceleration(maybe poorly translated, I use chrome)
    5. Go into windows safe-mode with internet. Worked perfectly there.
    6. Run benchmark tests to see possible hardware problems.

    Still the same. And at this time I noticed that the same thing happens when I start games since my first game was finally done on the computer.

    So I keep trying to fix it and I read it might be the wireless card that can cause the problem. So reading that I remember the computer studder at times when I went from cable to wireless before I formatted the computer. So that might help you solve it :grin:

    Now hopefully it isn't a hardware failure. But I also tried a program that monitor the temperature on your hardware. And my SSD got an error saying it was at 128 degrees celsius. But then I read that, that can be a standard value when it can't read the temperature properly...


    I've been trying to fix this for 2 days now so I think I got everything now in this thread.
    I guess it was about time to ask experts on a tech forum. And yes I have googled it alot and found alot of fourm posts, but none of them worked/was my exact problem.

    Oh yeah! I just remembered now that it froze once today when just opening a regular program. Weird...

    Thank you in advance!
     

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  2. lunarlander

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    Did you finish getting all Windows Updates? If not, finish doing that.

    Go to Control Panel > Device Manager and find your video driver. Right click and do update. See if anything gets updated.

    Test running your videos can program again.
     
  3. Philip-b

    Philip-b Thread Starter

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    Yeah I did all possible updates I could think of. So shouldn't be that.
     
  4. lunarlander

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    Go to Task Manager > Processes tab. Click on the CPU column header. That should sort the programs list by CPU usage. Click the header again to reverse the sort order. See if you can pinpoint which program is causing the spike.
     
  5. Philip-b

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    Yeah I was in there, but nothing was using much. But I remembered I got a license for windows 8, so I installed it. Haven't had the problem so far. I guess it was a problem with the windows 7 I had... If it ever start again I guess I come back here.

    But thank you for your time! :)
     
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