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Computer freezes randomly during gaming

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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    Computer freezes randomly during gaming


    Hi guys, i'm fairly new to this forum and i've been searching on how to fix this freezing problem. It's been happening for awhile now since windows 7 through to windows 8 and i'm not sure why but it usually happens when i play games even with lowest settings, whenever it freezes it makes me have to force shut down manually.

    System Specs :
    Windows 8 Pro With Media Centre
    4 GB DDR2 RAM
    Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8300
    ATI Radeon HD 4600
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    Last edited by soneyz; 05 Dec 2013 at 09:07.

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  2. #2


    When was the last time you cleaned the CPU heat sink could be a heat problem of not enough cooling.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    When was the last time you cleaned the CPU heat sink could be a heat problem of not enough cooling.
    i clean it on a monthly basis so yeah no improvements at all.
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    Windows 8 Pro x64 With Media Center/Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x86 >>Dual Boot<<


    plz tell in detail so we can help you.did u updated all u'r drivers ? & make sure u installed win 8 drivers in u'r pc & update directx & graphic card also
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  5. #5


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Have you checked your system's temperatures ? Check your PC / motherboard's site for any utilities to probe for those (other free utilities also exist, just google).
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Love View Post
    plz tell in detail so we can help you.did u updated all u'r drivers ? & make sure u installed win 8 drivers in u'r pc & update directx & graphic card also
    yeah, i've updated everything problem still persists
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyed View Post
    Have you checked your system's temperatures ? Check your PC / motherboard's site for any utilities to probe for those (other free utilities also exist, just google).
    i've just added the HWmonitor report.
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    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    When did you launch hwmonitor ? Were you stressing your PC or maybe while playing a game ?
    Hardware monitor ACPI
    Temperature 0 69C (156F) [0xD5E] (THRM)

    Hardware monitor ATI I/O
    Temperature 0 89C (192F) [0x59] (TMPIN0)

    Hardware monitor AMD ADL
    Voltage 0 1.15 Volts [0x47E] (VIN0)
    Temperature 0 91C
    Those temps are worrying. Anything past 80C is dangerous for your components. Especially if you weren't doing anything stressful.
    Keep in mind hwmonitor could report wrong or incorrect temps, you should try another sensing app, keep it in real time while doing launching various programs and see if the temps are still so high.
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyed View Post
    When did you launch hwmonitor ? Were you stressing your PC or maybe while playing a game ?
    Hardware monitor ACPI
    Temperature 0 69C (156F) [0xD5E] (THRM)

    Hardware monitor ATI I/O
    Temperature 0 89C (192F) [0x59] (TMPIN0)

    Hardware monitor AMD ADL
    Voltage 0 1.15 Volts [0x47E] (VIN0)
    Temperature 0 91C
    Those temps are worrying. Anything past 80C is dangerous for your components. Especially if you weren't doing anything stressful.
    Keep in mind hwmonitor could report wrong or incorrect temps, you should try another sensing app, keep it in real time while doing launching various programs and see if the temps are still so high.
    I'm not sure but everything seems be be over 80C, check my two new attatchments. i ran hwmonitor with Dota 2 low settings and while pc was on idle. i wonder if there are any cooling fans for socket 775 LGA.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Is your PC still under guaranty ? I would advise you to bring it to a store or a technician... Maybe one of the fans is dead or one of the components isn't working properly, anyway you should stop using it.
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