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Old 01-28-2006, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For the last year (since I started playing PC games) my computer freezes up alot. The last image is displayed on the monitor but is totally unresponsive to anything else. I have to hold the power button for eight seconds to shut it off then reboot. I talked to a guy in my gaming clan and he said my video card might be overheating.

I just wanted to run it by you guys to see what you think.

My PC:

Dell Dimension 4600

2.4 P4 Northwood

EVGA 6600GT 128 MB

512MB Dell RAM/512 MB Kingston Value RAM
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Old 01-28-2006, 11:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes it could be overheating

or spyware can cause a similiar problem too

just do virus and spyware scans on a weekly basis

and try to use the programs online to check the temps of your cpu and gpu
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and try to use the programs online to check the temps of your cpu and gpu
Could you recommend one and thanks for the response.
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Everest, google it and get it from majorgeeks. It's free and will tell you the temperature of your cpu. For the graphics card yours have a build in one, you can see it in the nvidia forceward drivers by right clicking on background>properties>settings>advanced> your gfx card>temperature.
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