Games Freezing

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ducks123

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I recently reinstalled winxp pro and have been experiencing several problems. Every game that I have on my system will freeze up after a few minutes of playing. After a moment or two it will revert back to normal play, but this process will continue. I have updated all my drivers including the video drivers, mobo, sound card, and windows. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the latest drivers as well as older ones and the problem persists. Could it be my card is running hot? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ Socket 939 (SanDiego)
DFI LP UT NF4 Ultra-D NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard
eVGA GeForce 7800 GT CO / 256MB GDDR3 / PCI Express
OCZ EL Dual Channel 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Platinum Memory
 
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List the games your playing....Do you play these games online or just single player? When it freezes does it ever result in you having to restart your PC?
 

ducks123

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Well right now just Counter Strike: Source and FarCry. I noticed it started on CS:S so I installed FarCry to see if it might just be the steam engine but it wasn't. Both games experience the same freezing. It doesn't however result in me having to restart my entire system. The games return to normal play after probably 20 to 20 seconds of a frozen screen and repeating sounds.
 
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Try uninstalling the games and reinstalling. Something else you can try to see if it helps is turning down your hardware acceleration on your sound card. That seems to work ok with 64 bit systems and older games..But you can d/l a program called speedfan. It will show your temps on your hardware..


http://www.majorgeeks.com/SpeedFan_d337.html
 
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