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Hey i am new to this site but i need help. My computer frezzes when i play a game and after a bit my sound will just go out no explenation and notice and i have to do a hard boot.

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It sounds like you have overheating problems. Check for good air flow. You can also test by taking off the side panel. Make sure to have good ventalation in the area of the comp.
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LOL i am not computer illeterate i am takeing a computer repair class. Ventalation is not the problem i have a raidmax gaming case http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductde ... 148&DEPA=1 which has 7 fans and i have 2 on my HDD so theat the weird thing i just do not know. any other advice thanks.

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Check to see if your cpu or graphics card is overheating. Get proper cooling if so.
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Mav06,
Can you provide a little more information?
After how long?
What happens when you use just the internet?
I have reinstalled windows
I have formatted my hard drive
What changed from it was working fine and now it's not?
Anything overclocked?
How old is the computer?
When I play any game or just one?
And as to 7 or 20 fans, if the item is overclocked, it won't matter how many fans.
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Its pretty much random when it frezze.
It never freezes when just using App and using the internet
I reinstalled Win XP Pro (fresh Copy) still haveing problems
I did format my HDD in NTFS Format
Nothing changed that i know about
Nothing is overclocked
Can't really tell you how old the computer is i have built it in the last year and a half
it does it on every game even Empire Earth which has very low system Requirments. (COD, WC3, UT 2004, HALO, Empire Earth, Battle Field 1942)
It would matter how many fans it has by keeping the system cool and keeping it stable and not frying the cpu.
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What is your Graphics card (inc RAM), how much system RAM do you have and what is your CPU ?
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Do you also have the most up to date drivers for your video card?



I still have to disagree agout the fans. No matter how many you have you can only cool it to the temperature of the room. If the item is producing a large amount heat, no amount of PASSIVE colling will resolve the issue. Active cooling must then be implemented. Peltier cooler ie water cooling etc.
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MY graphics card is a Geforece FX 5600 Ultra 128mb and i have 768 ram which i want to get another GIG
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Yes i do have the most upto date drivers and the fans will keep it cool to room tempeture. Right now my cpu it about 78F and case temp it about 75F.
how much is water cooling? and could this be becuase of a virus i have norton and adaware and spybot and have run many other prg to find any but no such luck.
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Do you have another graphics card you could swap into your PC ?

Or try disabling your card completely and running a game to see what happens.

I`m not sure its a heat problem to be honest. There should be a large collection of transistors [ http://www.ixbt.com/video2/images/gffx- ... n-back.jpg <--- The square collection in the center surrounded by dark red in this pic ], it should be hot to touch but not so much that it burns you.

Give it a quick feel and see if it is to hot.

Try this whilst the computer is idle and under load of a game.

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Hey Lefty, if you want crappy passive cooling check this link out ....
http://www.deltatronic.de/int/cpu_cooling.html
They do a GPU version aswell :P
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Thanks Enigma, but I'm OK with my cooling solution. As for the heat issue I agree that's not it.

A failing video card would be my first swap out.

One other thing is that Abit Mobo's have been overheating due to problems with the manufacturing process. Who makes your motherboard?
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thats the weird thing i my video crads fan was going out on it so i sent it in and i got a new one and it is still doing the same thing could it be the motherboard
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What is the make and model of your motherboard?
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its a asus p4s800 revision 1.11
i am about ot get a p4p800 e deluxe what do you think of that board
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Well I'm not made of money, but when I buy computer stuff I try to buy at least better than average. I have a P4p800 from Asus. I love the hell out of it, IMHO.
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i just played MOA (medal of Honor) and my graphics were weird. it was having a hard distingguishing objects. say there is a wooden box on the floor well you would c the box but it would kinda glitch and you would c the ground on the other side of the box were you should c the box. it was as if you were looking though the box. it also did it many other ocasions.

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