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Consistent Crash while gaming

post #1 of 6
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Hi, A noob question:

I keep getting a freeze while gaming under Vista 64-bit with 4 gigs of RAM. The game just freezes and there is a high-pitched sqeal from the speakers. It happens under any game, but more specifically under TF2.

My temps are not too bad except for my NB:
GPU's: 55c/70c
CPU: ~32c idle/40c load
NB: 40c idle/70c load

Im using driver 175.16. I heard with 4 gigs of RAM would have better stability if I increased the voltage of my NB. However, on my motherboard, after it crashes, I have to Reset the CMOS to boot up. This makes overclocking tedious. Therefore, I have everything at stock ATM.

I have been ignoring the crashes for a long time, but now I am getting pretty annoyed.

I do not see anything that puts up a red flag, does anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you
post #2 of 6
I used to get this same problem, it was a poor overclock setting. Have you OCed your cpu or graphics card?
EDIT: Just read that your running stock. Are you still getting the same issue?
post #3 of 6
sometimes stock is a little bit too much imo.. try lowering the memory clocks a tad and see if that works
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post #4 of 6
I had similar problems. The problem was my UPS. so check out all your power.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930K EVGA Z79 Dark Asus HD7850 samsung 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Team XS3 SSD Got one Noctua u140 Have one too. Win7 for now 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer p234w Mechanical Today its a Fractal Fractal Arc XL 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
1 or 2 of them Cherry Some speekers Logitech 800 bluetooth/RF headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
xeon 1230 v3 Asrock Z87e itx powercolor r9 290 Changes like socks 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
m500 ssd no! ah, soon Vista Home Prem 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
no keycool LED Rosewill 500w passive Bitpenix phenom 
MouseMouse Pad
no tesoro 
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Well, the RAM is actually running slower than the stock speed (1066MHz) at 800 MHz.

Is the problem that the RAM is running too low?
post #6 of 6
Does it still crash at stock settings?
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