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Old 01-26-2006, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default Random game freezing?

Alright, so my computer has randomly been freezing when I play a game for like. 2 hours. It ahppens on Age of Empires 3 mostly, and it just happened in Freelancer. Now, I don't know what the problem is. But it seems it might somehow be aproblem with my soundcard, becuase when it does happen, It makes a really awful high pitched noise from my speakers. The game freezes, my whole computer freezes, and that never happens other than this. Its strange, really... Any help would be great!

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Old 01-26-2006, 03:19 PM   #2
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vid card and cpu temps?

And if ur mobo has integrated sound then take the sound card off and see if the freezing happens with the integrated one.
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:28 PM   #3
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I'll bet you it isn't your sound card at all. Have you overclocked your CPU or video card any? Check the temperatures on them like Mammikoura said. When I was having a few stability problems with my computer when overclocking, when playing Far Cry everything would freeze (no artifacts though) and the sound would repeat a split second segment over and over again, but I also use onboard sound (I really need to upgrade that ). So, just check your temperatures and voltages if you have overclocked, if you have then the voltages may be a little too low to keep it going that far since the power lines do fluctuate a bit. It could be just dropping too low after pumping that much power while playing games for that long.

Sorry, that's probably hard to understand no thanks to my not-so-excellent sentence construction there () but I hope it helps anyway.
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Old 01-26-2006, 04:59 PM   #4
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I have an MSI 6600 PCI-E 128mb card. Its OC'd a little bit. I dont know about the temps, I have np program to cheack that. I'll turn off the overclocking. Thanks a bunch!
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Old 01-26-2006, 05:45 PM   #5
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Get Coolbits 2.0 and RivaTuner. Both of them can be found at the Guru of 3D (I'm sure you're familiar with the site). RivaTuner can monitor your temperatures in a graph format while Coolbits only does it instantaneously, but Coolbits also has overclocking options while RivaTuner does not. I use both of these and they're great. I also use SpeedFan. Those three programs cover all of my monitoring/overclocking needs!

I also use CPU-Z but that doesn't really count, though it does show voltages.
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