Freezing in games - Im going mad!!
i have this re-occuring problem with my PC.I can use my PC for hours on IE and desktop with no problems but every time i play a game after about 10 mins of play my pc freezes and the only way out is a hard reset of computer.
I have searched the forums for weeks now to no avail.
At first i thought it may be a RAM problem and as i was due a upgrade to some quality stuff i bought some (2x 512MB TwinX XMS Corsair) unfortunately this did not do the trick.
Next i thought it could be a heating problem so i bought an extra fan for case and bought an Aero 7+ for CPU and a Arctic VGA Silencer cooler Rev 3 for Radeon 9700 Pro card i have. Got CPU temp down to 32C and case to 32C too. Again the games freeze after 15 mins or so. So cooling aint my problem.
Next was the PSU, upgraded from 350W to 550W, still problem is there!
I have altered memory timings, increased bios aperture from 128MB to 256MB, increased voltage supplied to RAM and GPU, ran AdAware and Bazooka with latest updates, tried just one stick of RAM in each slot, Formatted several times. Set bios to basic settings, cleared CMOS. And guess what, the games still freeze after playing for a while.
Just recently after installing GPU Cooler and Aero 7+ i have been able to play for half hour or so?? Weird!!
Please if anyone has any ideas i will be happy to try them.
XP Pro with Mc Affee Antivirus installed and SP1
2100+ AMD (~1743Mhz) with Aero 7+ Cooler
MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR mobo
1 GB RAM (2x 512MB TwinX XMS Corsair)
Radeon 9700 Pro with Arctic VGA Silencer Cooler