Gaming PC Windows 7 doesn't like games

July 16, 2011 at 07:21:06
Specs: Windows 7 64-bit, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz
Do I need more RAM? The computer seems to run alright now[My last problem seems to have been caused by some new virus, according to a friend of mine, it wiped the OS off of my hard drive] but when I try to start up a game that has good graphics [Half-Life 2 or better] or one that plays online, it freezes up. It seems to me that it's a RAM issue, but I'm not sure.

On a [Possibly] related note, sometimes I know the computer's going to freeze because on the startup when it brings up the XFX Play Hard screen, there are many thin, horizontal green lines going down the screen, they look like dashes, almost like morse code. When that happens the PC freezes before it even finishes booting up, but it doesn't happen too often any more.

When it freezes due to a game, it locks up right where it is and doesn't BSOD. It kind of sounds like the old NES games when they'd freeze up, locking on a single note and the screen kind of going haywire. The closest I can come to describing it is it sounds like "Ehhhhhh".

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July 16, 2011 at 09:21:10
If the specs under your name are correct, you have a decent CPU & plenty of RAM. But we don't know which motherboard you have or more importantly, which video card. And if you don't have a good gaming video it wouldn't matter if you had 16GB RAM.

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July 16, 2011 at 10:42:50
Sorry, it's an NVidia 9800GT graphics card, er... How would I check what kind of motherboard I have?

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July 17, 2011 at 01:47:05
If it matters I had Windows XP 32 bit previously, and was unable to format my hard drive due to whenenver I try to boot from the Windows 7 [64 bit] DVD-rom, my computer crashes before I'm able to do anything.

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July 17, 2011 at 06:09:03
it wipe the OS off out of my drive
Virus can damage important system files but can't wipe the os(virus need os to survive). Try to reinstall video card drive from nVidia website.
If the damage is big u have to install windows from scratch.

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