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Computer freezes and sound continues

by Camo6612 / December 3, 2012 10:02 AM PST

So lately (ever since I installed Assassin's Creed 3 and Aliens vs Preadator) my computer during any form of gaming has been freezing with the sound continuing. It becomes completely unresponsive and results to a manual power off. One thing I have noticed is that sometimes skype will continue to run and I can stay in conversation with someone whilst it is frozen but sometimes it will not.

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Can't read that. I get this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 10:07 AM PST

"You are not logged in or you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:"

If you want to share something, try photobucket or such.

The usual issue is either an incomplete install of Windows, heat, drivers or a game bug.

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Here is a better link
by Camo6612 / December 3, 2012 10:15 AM PST
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I spy an old video card.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 10:18 AM PST
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And a rather famous one. Research 8600 defective on google. I'd try replacing the heatsink compound on that but it's sad to read you leading off with what it can't be. I find when I state such, I eat my words.

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Type of card
by Camo6612 / December 3, 2012 10:26 AM PST

What card would be the best to buy? I would prefer a reasonably priced one that can play your standard game

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I like this list.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 10:52 AM PST
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