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Game freezes with loud screeching

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April 13, 2007 at 19:17:02
Specs: xp pro, Pentium D 3.4ghz, 2gb PC

Ok, the deal is, during a game of Battle field 2 or 2142, my pc locks and a loop of loud screeching comes from the speakers. i have tried new driver, for both sound and video with no luck, also tried different video cards, on-board sound with no luck as well. started with a 430w power supply, i have moved up to a BFG 650w and there seems to be some improvment in the amount the machine locks, but still has yet to fix the issue. Can play 2 hours and then locks, reboot and play an hour and locks, and after rebooting, it locks sooner and sooner.

Any ideas?

Specs: Pentium D 3.4Ghz, 2Gbs PC 5300, Asus P5WD2 mother board, Audigy 2 Sound, nvidia 6800 GT video


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#1
April 14, 2007 at 03:24:00

sounds like ur wideo card is overheating. or is clocked too high. try out atitool to check temps and clocks. see how high the temperature can go if you leave the 'carpet cube' running for a few minutes. and get back with the results. the 6800s were heat monsters.

Core 2 Duo e4300 1.8GHz@ 3GHz
MSI P6N SLI nforce650i Mb
2GB OCZ RAM DDR2 800@667
2x250GB HDD in RAID 0
2xDVD-RW
Foxconn 8800GTS 320mb 625/1900
ATI TV 550pro
FSP 700W PSU


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#2
April 14, 2007 at 10:12:45

that ATI tool doesn't work, just gives me the Send or not to send error report

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#3
April 14, 2007 at 11:36:21

which version are you using?

Core 2 Duo e4300 1.8GHz@ 3GHz
MSI P6N SLI nforce650i Mb
2GB OCZ RAM DDR2 800@667
2x250GB HDD in RAID 0
2xDVD-RW
Foxconn 8800GTS 320mb 625/1900
ATI TV 550pro
FSP 700W PSU


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#4
April 14, 2007 at 13:50:12

i had the exact same problem, cept with xfx 7600gt. i had clocked mine, so i set it back to default, and no results. i got fed up so i sold it to someone else.

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#5
April 14, 2007 at 16:52:27

the ati tool 0.27b1


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#6
April 14, 2007 at 16:54:28

i turned down the Core clock freaquency from default 350 to 300 and will see how that goes. im getting a 7900 soon, so maybe that will help the issue

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#7
April 14, 2007 at 20:14:00

u should use atitool 0.26. its the latest stable version and works better with windows xp and nvidia cards.

Core 2 Duo e4300 1.8GHz@ 3GHz
MSI P6N SLI nforce650i Mb
2GB OCZ RAM DDR2 800@667
2x250GB HDD in RAID 0
2xDVD-RW
Foxconn 8800GTS 320mb 625/1900
ATI TV 550pro
FSP 700W PSU


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#8
April 15, 2007 at 05:47:29

after running the ati tools, the temp gets up to 104ÂșC an the clocks are 391.00 Mhz.
for the core and the mem. is 570.75 Mhz

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#9
April 15, 2007 at 11:17:04

I had the exact same problem as you. I tried everything, but nothing worked. Then I figured that I'd update my motherboard's BIOS and guess what... it did the trick! Make sure your BIOS is fully updated by checking your mobo's website.

I wish my lawn was emo so it would cut itself.


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#10
April 15, 2007 at 11:20:12

tried the BIOS update, and no change

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#11
April 15, 2007 at 21:01:24

jesus. 104C??! thats crazy....u should cool that baby down. i know the 6800s ran hot but thats excessive. that kinda temps could start damaging the chip. it probably is overheating.

Core 2 Duo e4300 1.8GHz@ 3GHz
MSI P6N SLI nforce650i Mb
2GB OCZ RAM DDR2 800@667
2x250GB HDD in RAID 0
2xDVD-RW
Foxconn 8800GTS 320mb 625/1900
ATI TV 550pro
FSP 700W PSU


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#12
April 16, 2007 at 10:33:02

but then why with a different video card, would it still give the same issue?


Specs: Pentium D 3.4Ghz, 2Gbs PC 5300, Asus P5WD2 mother board, Audigy 2 Sound, nvidia 6800 GT video. 2 DVDRW 2 250Gig SATA HDs



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#13
April 16, 2007 at 14:23:04

what is the other video card you tried?

Core 2 Duo e4300 1.8GHz@ 3GHz
MSI P6N SLI nforce650i Mb
2GB OCZ RAM DDR2 800@667
2x250GB HDD in RAID 0
2xDVD-RW
Foxconn 8800GTS 320mb 625/1900
ATI TV 550pro
FSP 700W PSU


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#14
April 16, 2007 at 15:59:53

nvidia 7300, wasnt the best, just went out and got a card to test with.

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#15
April 17, 2007 at 00:44:13

im surpirsed u could play battlefield at all with the 7300.ur 6800gt would rock that. does your case have sufficient cooling and airflow? still think the bugger is overheating.

Core 2 Duo e4300 1.8GHz@ 3GHz
MSI P6N SLI nforce650i Mb
2GB OCZ RAM DDR2 800@667
2x250GB HDD in RAID 0
2xDVD-RW
Foxconn 8800GTS 320mb 625/1900
ATI TV 550pro
FSP 700W PSU


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