freezing problem in all games

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by cabmustang, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. cabmustang

    cabmustang Guest

    i am unable to play any game because after about 5 secs after it starts my computer freezes. i have recently bought a new motherboard and processor. and that is when it started happening. i was able to play games fine with my pentium 3 and old mobo (although didn't try new games such as warcraft 3). i have tried formatting and starting from a clean slate and that didn't work.

    my system specs are as follows:

    pentium 4 1.6 GHZ
    DFI mobo
    geforce 2/ 32mb ram
    300watt powersupply (don't know if that would matter)
    493mb s/d ram
    my cpu is running at about 108 degrees fairegnheit

    any help would be very much appreciated
     
  2. cabmustang

    cabmustang Guest

    anyone?
     
  3. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    before you lose it I suggest you to get a better fan.take your PC near an AC.let it cools it. and see what happens
     
  4. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Ok well you need all the newest drivers for everything thats a given .... sounds like vid drivers more than anything else what version are you using .... its not over heating thats for sure ..
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

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    42C= 107 F ... thats not hot at all
     
  6. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    It could be his vidcard overheating. Just check that your fan is still spinning on your card. Any o/c on your gfx card?
     
  7. Shamus MacNoob

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    if there is no fan open the case and put your hand near the card it will be warm but not hot ... not all cards have a fan too bad they should....
     
  8. cabmustang

    cabmustang Guest

    ok, i felt the card. the fan is spinning, and it is a bit warm. i have not overclocked my card, and my vidcard drivers are the original ones. but i have updated my vidcard drivers b4 which didn't help.
     
  9. Shamus MacNoob

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    Do you have xp pro or home? ..... another thing go to control panel /administrative tools/event viewer are there any errors either in application or system ? might be able to see something there ..... a long shot have you stripped it down ie take out sound card , or modem , or anything else and tried it with just the vid card, another idea is switch the ram around try it with one stick first and add sticks as you go, I know its alot of things but all part of trouble shooting ..... I would strip it down and gowith just the harddrive , vid card , and one stick of ram and work my way back checking after every new component
     
  10. RobbieSan

    RobbieSan Guest

    you could run DXdiag and post the results here for us to have a look.. start > run > dxdiag > save results to file > copy and paste results here..

    naturally you want to have a look at drivers.. aside from vid, sound etc you may want to try different mobo drivers since they can have an adverse affect.. if drivers do not solve the issue you may have a bad piece of h/w (mobo, cpu, ram)..
     
  11. cabmustang

    cabmustang Guest

    ok heres the results on the diag.
     
  12. PHiSHnz

    PHiSHnz Guest

    how many watts is ur psu?
    many people i know have had this prob?
    they have small psu's and it can't handle all the power needed....
    use mbm5 to see what the +5v is like? i think that's it.. anyway
    below 4.8 in windows = bad
     
  13. cabmustang

    cabmustang Guest

    i'm not sure how to read mobo monitor. it's very confusing to me. but my power supply is 300 watt
     
  14. PHiSHnz

    PHiSHnz Guest

    hrm.. should be fine then i guess... sorry i really don't know.. and you're sure it's not a hardware thing?
    tried testing the ram for errors?
     
  15. cabmustang

    cabmustang Guest

    havent tested it, but windows runs fine, and the right amount of memory is recognized so i don't know.
     
  16. RobbieSan

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    ---------------
    Display Devices
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    Card name: NVidia Riva TNT2
    Manufacturer: NVidia
    Chip type: NV5
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device ID: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0028&SUBSYS_888810B0&REV_15
    Display Memory: 32.0 MB
    Current Mode: 800 x 600 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Default Monitor
    Monitor Max Res:
    Driver Name: nv4.dll
    Driver Version: 5.00.2160.0327 (English)
    DDI Version: Unknown
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 12/7/1999 08:43:38, 530192 bytes
    Driver Certified: Yes
    VDD:
    Mini VDD: nv4.sys
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Test Result:
    D3D Test Result:


    -------------
    Sound Devices
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    Description: SB Live! Wave Device
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0002&SUBSYS_80271102&REV_08
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: emu10k1.sys
    Driver Version: 5.00.2152.0001 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Certified: Yes
    Date and Size: 10/15/1999 06:35:04, 214848 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: Microsoft
    HW Accel Level: Standard
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result:



    both your video and sound drivers are very old.. I highly recommend you update both of them to something more current..
     
  17. Gus K

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    Well for what it's worth, I always see newer power supplies labeled as 'P4 ready'. Maybe you should buy a new brand name, appropriated labeled one locally (so you could return it if needed). Seems like all the newer stuff demands a good PS.
     
  18. cabmustang

    cabmustang Guest

    i have updated my video drivers, and am now trying to update my mobo drivers. can anyone tell me which is the driver at this site?

    http://sj.dfi.com.tw/frame.asp
     
  19. RobbieSan

    RobbieSan Guest

    dude, what is teh exact model of motherboard you have?