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I assembled my rig in my signature in April. Everything has run fine up until now..
I load up a game which is not stressful at all to my computer, and itunes, firefox, etc.
I can go about 10 minutes of playing it, and my computer completely freezes up. The mouse cursor goes huge, like i'm on an 800x600 resolution, and the music locks up (i.e. playing the same note over and over extremely fast that the computer froze on)
I didn't really know where to post this, either here or gpu section (i don't THINK it would be my gpu, but who knows)
Thanks for any help ANYONE can provide.
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Unstable overclock? CPU overheating? I would at least try resetting cmos if you haven't already, do that and get back to us, and watch your temps
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Unstable overclock? CPU overheating? I would at least try resetting cmos if you haven't already, do that and get back to us, and watch your temps
I overclocked to 4.0, and decided to go back down to stock because I figured I didn't need it until the newer games came out anyway.
Also, I have absolutely no idea what cmos is, sorry, i'm lacking in terminology here
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Sounds to me like a graphics card issue. You say the resolution changes before the lockup. It sounds to me like the GPU is crashing.

Do you happen to have another GPU you could test with?
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Sounds to me like a graphics card issue. You say the resolution changes before the lockup. It sounds to me like the GPU is crashing.

Do you happen to have another GPU you could test with?
The resolution itself doesn't change, but the game freezes up, then I move the mouse and the mouse blows up and is super pixelated, that's when everything freezes and the music locks up as well.
Unfortunately, I do not have another gpu.
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Sounds GPU related to me as well. But odd that the game locks and stays same res but your mouse gets huge and pixilated.
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Originally Posted by TGTBATQ View Post
I overclocked to 4.0, and decided to go back down to stock because I figured I didn't need it until the newer games came out anyway.
Also, I have absolutely no idea what cmos is, sorry, i'm lacking in terminology here
cmos = bios. Resetting it may/may not fix the problem.

Also, do you have another video card by any chance? Since you said you were having resolution issues it could might be a dying video card. If you have an extra GPU then great, if not then at least try reinstalling the video card drivers because I've had my drivers go bad on me before on an older build.
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Does this happen on every game you try to play?
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Originally Posted by kyle7412 View Post
cmos = bios. Resetting it may/may not fix the problem.

Also, do you have another video card by any chance? Since you said you were having resolution issues it could might be a dying video card. If you have an extra GPU then great, if not then at least try reinstalling the video card drivers because I've had my drivers go bad on me before on an older build.
I'm using the newest ati drivers.
I'll see if I can get it to lock up again, and i'll take a picture with my phone and post it up so you guys can see what i'm talking about.
Also, how do I fully reset my bios?

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Does this happen on every game you try to play?
Not that i'm aware of, this only happened recently, i've been able to play the game fine ever since I put the pc together.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TGTBATQ View Post
I'm using the newest ati drivers.
I'll see if I can get it to lock up again, and i'll take a picture with my phone and post it up so you guys can see what i'm talking about.
Also, how do I fully reset my bios?



Not that i'm aware of, this only happened recently, i've been able to play the game fine ever since I put the pc together.
It honestly sounds like a GPU issue. But yeah, take a picture for us, that will help.

To fully reset CMOS:
  1. Shut down your computer
  2. Pull the power plug
  3. Hold the power button for 10-20 seconds to drain residual power
  4. Remove the CMOS battery (looks like a watch battery)
  5. Wait for about 5-10 minutes
  6. Plug power back in and turn it back on (without the battery in place)
  7. Go into BIOS, and make sure its all reset.
  8. Then, repeat steps 1-3
  9. Put battery back in
  10. Plug it back in, turn it on, go into BIOS, and change your settings back (I would leave the overclock off for now though)
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