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Lee_mcyde

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Help please if you can, im a little confused, recently when playing videos via windows media player or a game on my pc the system freezes! i am not sure why, i caan play music on the media player with no problems!
can anyone help?
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hello there,

maybe you freeze because of your computer specs

Please post these specs of your computer.

Processor
RAM
HD size
Graphics card.

I have a feeling its the graphics card for some odd reason. Is this onboard graphics?
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ok
im not sure how to find the prosessor out or ram out but its only a year old (not even that

video card is nivida GeForce Ti 4200 i installed it myself
and the hd is 160 gb

It did all work then when i moved house and didnt have the net for a while it started going wrong, i have got no32 and adaware
thanks for showing a intrest
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Hey no problem... Im here to help.

Do you know how much MB is in the video card?
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i really dont sorry for being so rubbish but i get confused with computers!
Do you think if I brought another card that would sort the problem out?

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ok download Everest Home Edition from this link

http://www.majorgeek...wnload4181.html

When you installed the program, click on the display tab and Click on windows Video. Than look at the video size.

Before we talk about buying a new video card, I wanna see how much MB is in your current one. also, what game are you trying to run?
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Oh also, what version of Java are you running.


Also, run Windows Update so you can get the latest fixes from microsoft.
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Freezing like that is usually caused by bad video hardware or out of date chipset dirvers. What is the exact model and manufacturer of your computer (or motherboard, if it was custom built)?
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hello guys

ok it is a pentium 4 prosser
the graphics card is a Nivida GeForce Ti 4200 (64mb)
the mother bored chipset is SiS 661FX
3D Accelerator is Nivida Geforce Ti 4200

Did i miss anything

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Well...it's not likely that anything being out of date is causing problems, but just to be sure...when was the last time you updated the nvidia display drivers? With nVidia drivers, being too up to date can cause issues.
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this week along with all other updates to try and fix the problem!!

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Grab VLC Player (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/) and run a movie with it. Let me know if the freeze continues.

You will also want to make sure that your AGP (GART) Driver is up to date. Updates can be found at www.sis.com/download
Due to the way their site is constructed, making exact links to the driver is difficult.
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Hello i have updated the drivers (or al least i think i have) It wanted to restart but didnt confirm anything.
I have got divx player and the videos stop and crash in that as well? and the games still dont load.
it goes like snowy half way through.
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