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PC Lockup

Right now I'm playing 4 major games. CoD4, WoW, Crysis and some UT3.

In UT3, Crysis, and WoW my PC will randomly lockup after a while. When I disable my sound card this stops happening.

For some reason CoD4 never tends to lockup and this is what leads me to believe that nothing is overheating.

I have tried resetting the BIOS to the default settings.

I'm getting really frustrated with this because i've been trying to fix this for a week now. I'm on the verge of GeekSquad.

The system is brand new.

Here are the system specs:

NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT Superclocked (
Intel Core 2 Quad Q600 2.40ghz
Corsair 520w PSU
Creative Soundblaster Audigy SE
4GB G-Skill RAM (tested w/ memtest86 v 1.70)
Intel motherboard
ATX Mid Tower case 2 fans
Windows XP Pro SP2

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In reply to: PC Lockup

According to SpeedFan my video card is running at high temperatures (60c)

Is that the problem? If so how do I get this thing properly cooled?

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My kid's machine did the same.

In reply to: PC Lockup

It was also an Intel board. After I updated the BIOS and motherboard chipset drivers, the audio and video drivers then ran DXSETUP it's finally stable.

As the Windows installer, builder and maintainer did you do all this?


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In reply to: My kid's machine did the same.

Where can I find the updated chipsets?

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I used

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I can't be more specific since your supplied links are dead and no make/model board was supplied.


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not enough info...

In reply to: PC Lockup

if there are 2 80mm fans, (rear and side). That is not enough to accommodate your vid card and proc. the 8800 puts out quite a lot of heat. i would say that's your issue. It doesn't sound driver related to me. Though, you can use nvidia ntune to max out the fan on your video card to help. you need better cooling.

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