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Windows crack / Freeze playing COD 4


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dpham

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I build a PC for gamer and here is what I have:

Motherboard: Asus P5B – SE
CPU: Duo Core E6850
Ram: 4 GB
Graphic Card: XFX 8800GT then Radeo X1650
Power Supply: 680 W then 550 W
Running Windows XP
Test Game Call of Duty 2 and Call of Duty 4

First, when I use the XFX 8800, the PC seems to be alright at first. Then I install game and play it (testing both games), the PC becomes every unstable; Crash / Reboot itself and if I turn OFF the Automatic Reboot, the windows crash with blue screen and I have the message as IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL … Then I start having this problem even without playing game… (I install the game to my laptop and playing just fine without any problem for both games)

I swap the graphic card to Radeo X1650 and also the Power Supply Unit. Reinstall the windows and just the games… I can be able to play COD 2 without any windows disturbed. However, when I play COD 4, the game Crash and Freeze… and also the PC reboot itself. I did not turn of the auto reboot this time.

I have been doing research and people are talking about OVERCLOCKING and SPEED UP the Fan… I am not familiar with this subject so I am wonder if anyone can help me on this problem:

1. Have any one seen a similar problem and find out the solution?
2. Should I overclocking and Speed up the Fan? I am not sure how hot is too hot for the CPU and Graphic Card. And will it give my PC even more unstable?
3. How do I test my Asus P5B SE if my Mother board having any defect problem?

Edited by dpham, 07 January 2008 - 03:46 PM.

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wannabe1

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Hello dpham...

Try running on 2 gigs of RAM. If you can, run with modules installed only in the colored slots. Unless you have a 64 bit operating system installed, 4 gigs of RAM can cause stability problems such as you describe.

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Hello dpham...

Try running on 2 gigs of RAM. If you can, run with modules installed only in the colored slots. Unless you have a 64 bit operating system installed, 4 gigs of RAM can cause stability problems such as you describe.

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I reduce to 2 GB and and test to other game... and still having problem...

My main question should be How to fix the crash / reboot problem when I play games. I test some old game like COD 2 and new game like Crysis and COD 4... I install the game on my laptop and it is working fine...

Please help.
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