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Game freezing while gaming. Help please!!

October 25, 2010 at 05:40:05
Specs: Windows XP
The other day while playing League of Legends my game froze. The screen froze on a still shot of what i was seeing at the time and there were red and green pixels outlining some objects on the screen. The music in the game also was messed up. It sounded like a cd skipping and replaying the same 2 seconds of music. When this happened i couldnt force quit or anything and had to manually restart the computer.

Ever since this happening for the first time it goes on after i start playing a game. I can play for about 30 seconds and then this happens. Only while gaming though. I have Nvidia control panel on my computer so i know that my Bios and Graphics card is updated with the newest drivers. Also no new parts have been added lately nor have i had drivers updated in the last month or so.

One other odd thing i have noticed is that while gaming i dont hear my GPU fan kick into higher speeds anymore. Its still running but never at a higher speed as the card temp goes up. At idle speeds the card temp is around 60c and i can never get a game to run long enough without freezing to check the temp of the card once im gaming.

Im wondering if there are any tests i can run on the ram to make sure it is still running correctly. Or on the GPU without buying another card the seeing if that works.

Any help is greatly appreciated~~

Vista 32bit
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Dual-Core Processor, 3.16 GHz
4gigs ddr2 6400
Geforce Nvidia 9800GT

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October 25, 2010 at 08:29:48
i know someone who has same specs. 60c idle isn't good (48 to 50c). Open gpu z then open a game, start to play and pause or minimize the game a check gpu temp with gpu z, gpu temp should not exceed 105c. Sometimes reinstalling v-card driver helps.

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October 25, 2010 at 09:18:26
Yea i never thought of that.. i could have a driver problem and that could be why the cards fan isnt automatically working. So ill try reinstalling them. I also think ill try setting the fan speed to 80% and gaming for a bit. If it takes longer to freeze it's most likely a bad card. If i dont freeze at all then i have a problem with my automatic fan speed.

I didnt think to check these two things earlier because i didnt think a gpu could heat up that fast since i get a freeze very quickly after i get into a LoL game. And on warcraft i have just about enough time to kill a couple enemies before freezing. Apparently from searching around on google i found that they can heat up that fast.

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