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Mysterious freezing

as the title suggests, my computer has been freezing lately for reasons unknown

this only happens while running a particular game, although not all the time, and not always after the same amount of time

I'm running what used to be an Emachines t6212 with XP sp3, on which I added the following:
AMD athlon x2 4200
Evga Geforce 7600 GS
2gb RAM (4x 512mb sticks)
WD Raptor HDD (as well as the original drive)
Mad Dog surepower 430 watt psu

I've already opened the case and cleaned everything out, as well as reinstalled the game

With 0% CPU usage and the case open, speedfan reads the CPU in the high 30 degree area and the GPU, HDD's and remote 1 and 2 between the mid 50's and low 60's

any suggestions?

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Good post but one question.

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What is that game?

Or put another way, if the machine does everything else but this game, couldn't this point to a flaw in the game's code?

As to the power supply, it seems a bit on the low side for a full box. What can you remove?

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valid concerns

In reply to: Good post but one question.

the game in question is battlefield 2, which is old enough that any coding issues should have been fixed by now, right?

in regards to the power supply, I guess I could remove the second HDD, but that's about it. I also hadn't been having problems before, even though i haven't changed my hardware for a while

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Just links.

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Strangely helpful

In reply to: Just links.

well it appears that my settings were conflicting with something, as were those of the poster in that forum

I changed what one of the posts said to and it seems to have solved the problem, but we'll see in the days to come

thank you all for your help!

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