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Old 03-10-2007, 06:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey,

I've had a problem recently where my computer will completely lock up playing certain games and it also locks out any sounds that were going aswell, it will either go back to normal then lock up again later, or restarts my computer altogether, i've tried using newer and older drivers for my graphics card with no different results.

Appreciate any help, thanks.
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specs would be nice...
but to me sounds like faulty RAM. try downloading the Microsoft memory test here: http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp and create a bootable floppy or cd from it and let it run on system boot, and let it run for like 1-2hrs. if it shows any errors then time for new RAM!i!i
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My specs are AMD 3200+ 64bit, 1024mb kingston PC3200 ram, K-8 Trinton Mobo, Geforce 6600 GT.

the probly is, it will only occur in certain games, are sound codecs known to cause such an issue? or any codec for that matter.
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are sound codecs known to cause such an issue? or any codec for that matter.
No not really but if u configure the codec going beyond ur system limit they might cause some errors . what codec are u using?
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It could be that the video card is overheating...
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Hmm, that reminds me, if i rightclick video files my screen goes black for a split second, maybe it is my GPU overheating, thanks.
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What kind of temps are u getting with ur card?
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im not too sure, should i check in BIOS or does nvidia drivers support a way to check? i just dont want to download anything big for a small check
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oh nvm, found a program i had.. GPU is running 54 Celcius, 45 ambient temp. Is this a bad thing or normal?
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Try checking the temperature in a game. Your temps for idle isn't bad, though.
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