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hey guys I am a really avid gamer it seem like every other time i start a game my computer freezes up, sound start looping and it just restarts this has become very annoying, also im running xp sp2.

do you guys have any suggestions or ideas to what i could do to resolve this?

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1. Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows key, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")

2. Download, and install SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
Post your computer temperatures:

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hmm ok just by looking at the temperature readings i can see that a fan isn't even running...

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also i have
-AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+
-and i have 1 Gb of RAM
-hard drive
size-114 Gb
free space-22 Gb

could the fan in my video card have burnt up?
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We won't know, until you open the case. SpeedFan is not always easy to read.
Temps are OK. That 127C is most likely missing sensor.
It's always a good idea to look inside once in a while, give it a shot of compressed air (with computer off, of course), and see (with computer on), if fans are running.
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ok i check inside the case and all the fans are running... but i remembered that my CPU was over clocked so i set it back to default settings, ill see if the problem continues.

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Edited by zralward, 02 January 2009 - 08:51 PM.

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Let us know...
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ya it still keeps happening but not nearly as much as before... i only happened twice this week as before were it would crash 4-5 times a day...
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