Solved screen keeps freezing while gaming

April 4, 2013 at 14:39:52
Specs: Windows XP
Hi Guys,

i can see this has been asked before but none of the answers seem to cover my current problem,as stated above my screen keeps freezing while gaming... im running AMD 7850 gpu with windows 7 64bit i5 quad core mb and have a 600w psu plus 16gig of ram. I can play World Of Warcraft with setting on ultra with out any problems but i have just started playing Crysis3 and this is where the dramas have started. I did check on "canirunit.com" before i bought the game and it said my PC was fine to play it on normal setting which is what im doing... i get through about 15 or 20 mins of game play before it freezes and i have to do a hard reset, i use GPU tweak to monitor the card and it never seems to get too hot or be getting over worked.

Please help :)


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April 8, 2013 at 08:59:53
That player is a great thing, isn't it?

I can only guess there's a problem with your CPU cooler. Either it's dust clogged & not working efficiently, or it's not mounted properly. Is there any chance that it was somehow bumped or knocked loose? What type of heatsink do you have? Did you use a thermal pad or thermal paste when mounting it? If you used paste, it must be applied correctly. The Core i5 uses the "vertical line method".

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/app...



#1
April 4, 2013 at 15:19:34
Why did you list XP in your specs if you're running Win7 x64?

"have a 600w psu"

Make/model/model number?

"it never seems to get too hot"

Please post the CPU temp & GPU temp, at idle & under load.


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#2
April 4, 2013 at 15:40:17
sorry i didn't realize until after i posted that it said xp.. i have tried to change it :)


600W Corsair CP-9020012-NA GS600 ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS Bronze Certified

at idle gpu temp is 31c under load 59c and i havent actually checked cpu sorry


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#3
April 4, 2013 at 20:59:13
OK, PSU is a good one, GPU temp is OK. Check the CPU temp in the BIOS.

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#4
April 6, 2013 at 05:19:36
ok, so Ive ran a few load tests on my CPU with MSI Kombuster and a CPU load tester called realtemp i found and had some alarming returns... under about 80% load most of the 4 cores got above 100c one even reached 105c.... not sure how this affects my gaming or my pc for that matter but your input would be fantastic...

idle temp is about 45c at 5% load...


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#5
April 7, 2013 at 09:43:32
The cpu temps seem way off when under testing, who installed your cpu heatsink ?
and download speedfan and check the temps when ur in Crysis 3 make sure to check them before any freezing happens..

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#6
April 7, 2013 at 14:08:45
Fan speed in bios is around 1500 rpm as soon as I start the pc and CPU temp was 54c.... I am going to put some more thermal paste on the heat sink today to see if that helps... CPU had risen to 61c and rpm to 1700 in the two mins I've had bios open...

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#7
April 7, 2013 at 15:58:07
pc under load
exhibit A, this is temp reading under load for less then 1 minute

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#8
April 8, 2013 at 08:59:53
✔ Best Answer
That player is a great thing, isn't it?

I can only guess there's a problem with your CPU cooler. Either it's dust clogged & not working efficiently, or it's not mounted properly. Is there any chance that it was somehow bumped or knocked loose? What type of heatsink do you have? Did you use a thermal pad or thermal paste when mounting it? If you used paste, it must be applied correctly. The Core i5 uses the "vertical line method".

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/app...


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#9
April 8, 2013 at 13:59:16
Yeah I love that player! Very handy little tool.

Well at this stage it seems it was the thermal paste, I wiped it off and reapplied some new stuff with silver in it and it looks to have done the trick :D I noticed when I took the CPU fan off that the thermal paste on the heatsink had just about disolved!! Dr google told me that excess high temps will do that over time, hence why it felt like it got progressively worse. Happily played Crysis3 for about 2hrs last night with temp getting no higher then about 67c. (WIN)
Thanks heaps for all your help guys!!


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