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Old 02-14-2007, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Random freezing while gaming..

Hey there, I am having a very annoying problem.. The problem is my computer will randomly freeze when i'm gaming.. I will be playing Battlefield 2, and it will freeze, forcing me to shut down.

This completely random, and it happened a lot a little while ago, and I installed the latest nVidia drivers, it stopped for a bit, but it's happening again..

I have a Dell XPS 410 system.. Thanks in advance.
Here are my system specs (cut out of a dxdiag report) --
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System Information
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Time of this report: 2/14/2007, 10:50:59
Machine name: D680NCC1
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp.050622-1524)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell DXP061
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 2.0.5
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 383MB used, 2071MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 7300 LE
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_01D1&SUBSYS_04051028&REV_A1
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.9371 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 10/22/2006 12:22:00, 4527488 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 10/22/2006 12:22:00, 3994624 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4291-11CF-0357-0F2400C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x01D1
SubSys ID: 0x04051028
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV9_B ModeWMV9_A
Deinterlace Caps: {212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run
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Old 02-15-2007, 12:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How are you connecting? Wired or wireless? Wireless is notorious for lag when gaming.
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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@ Penfold
This isn't internet lag, its computer lag. Completely different, but both equally annoying.

@ Ephexx793
Here are a few things you can troubleshoot to help me out:

a) Play another game. Are you having the same problems with random freezing?

b) Make sure your game is fully updated.

c) Right-click My Computer, go to Properties, click the Hardware tab, and then click on "Device Manager". Click on the "+" sign beside "Display adapters". Your video card should pop up. Right-click on it and hit "Properties". Click on the Drivers tab and then at the bottom, click "Uninstal". You'll be asked to restart. Do so. When your computer reboots, it will be using a basic driver, and things may look awkward - that's OK. Reinstall the video driver you just downloaded. When everything is settled, try playing your game again to see if it still freezes.

d) Reinstall the game. 9 times out of 10 I've seen this option fix game problems. If the Uninstaller has an option to "Repair", do that instead, although you should still need the CD.

e) If all else fails, head to the BF2 forums and go hunting for similar problems your comrades are having. There may be a very specific fix that the BF2 devs have conjured up for your video card, or even your overall computer specs. I've fixed many problems this way, too. A little research can go a long way.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, the reason i posted here was because EA makes this game, and, well.. I think I've said enough..

EA's forums suck a nut when it comes to technical support, me being a techie myself, they are completely helpless when it comes to fixing a game error.

I will try reinstalling and reinstalling my driver, this time i'll use Driver Cleaner too..

Thanks for the help so far.

and BTW, I am wireless, and I know this isn't an internet issue, and I also do know wireless sucks for gaming
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