View Full Version : game locks up

09-23-2008, 02:48 PM
i am having trouble with a unknown hardware thing, i think its either graphics / sound card or CPU, my computer will lock up for 30-40 seconds then unfreeze, only happens when playing games that require high graphics (i have tried turning the graphics down aswell), reccomend what i should do, i have tried updating drivers for them and that didnt fix it

09-23-2008, 02:53 PM
Whats your computer specs?
What games do it?

09-23-2008, 03:33 PM
gimme a few days, ill have to find out the computer specs (my bro made it for me) im about to just say fuck this computer and get an alienware 1

09-23-2008, 04:18 PM
I wouldn't dump out the cash on a new pc. Just post your specs here so we can see what all you have. Its easy to get to, From the desktop go to start then my computer, right side"view system information" that will tell us your OS. CPU and speed. And RAM. Then for Graphics look down bottom right by the clock and see if theres a small red icon that says ATI Or a green one for Nvidia.

Either way i have a FPS config that i can send you that will set everything just right. Hell i put it on Rags old rig with a AGP card and a single core Pent cpu. And it was a huge Improvement.

09-23-2008, 04:19 PM
Alienware: over priced

If you want a gaming rig build your own. =P

09-23-2008, 07:16 PM
If you dont wanna build yourself just go like cyberpowerpc, or like buyxg or some other place. There cheaper than alienware. If you want some godly ass comp, go digitalstorm and buy the benchmark crusher for like 10g's haha

09-23-2008, 07:39 PM
Microsoft Windows XP

Intel(R)Core(TM)2 CPU
6400 @ 2.13GHz
2.14 Ghz, 3.00 GB of RAM

Graphics card - GeForce 7900 GS

09-23-2008, 08:07 PM
Add me to steam friends

The penatration

And here some vent info if you have that

hostname: bismuth@typefrag.com
port: # 35894

09-25-2008, 01:17 PM
how old is your computer?

09-25-2008, 02:15 PM
3 years old

09-25-2008, 07:20 PM
when was the last time you cleaned inside of your computer?

09-26-2008, 12:45 PM
i know its not a cleaning problem cause when i did clean it nothing changed,
my bro cleaned it last at the start of august

09-27-2008, 01:16 PM
defrag your hard drive if you havent recently (or ever).
go download ccleaner. it cleans out temp files and other useless junk that'll bog ur computer down, especially playing games.

also, if you havent recently, scan for viruses, spyware, and other malware. Some types will sometimes decrease the performance of your machine...

try all that stuff and get back to me if you are still having problems...

09-27-2008, 02:29 PM
www.filehippo.com for CCleaner and AVG. There a MUST have

09-27-2008, 04:18 PM
ive had this computer for 3 years, all 3 years it has done this, personally i think it is a computer part causing the problem but hopefully this will fix it, ill reply again when i finish doing it