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Limey08

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Hey geeks to go, I have been having a freezing issue whilst playing video games lately, mainly Skyrim. After around 5 to 10 mins, the game freezes on me and I have to Ctrl + Alt + Del out of the game. I was wondering if this is just a software issue, or something related to previous issues I have had in the past ( http://www.vgaforum....e-driver-issues )

I have already updated my graphics drivers, so I know that it shouldn't be that. I have been reading on here for a little bit and decided it would be a good way to save your time by posting my speed fan ratings. I really appreciate the help!





Specs:


ASRock 890GX PRO3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

SAPPHIRE 100282XTREME Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Windows 7 ultimate x64

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Hi Limey08 and :)
Download then run HWMonitor and post a screenshot of the results please http://www.cpuid.com.../hwmonitor.html
How many internal fans do you have?
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I have 4 case fans, one big 200 mm on top. my case is http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129079

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Some readings are absent,
Download and install Free Everest Home Edition http://www.filehippo...d_everest_home/
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.
Click the + by computer, click on Sensor. Get a screenshot and post it so your temps and voltages can be checked.


DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"
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Alright, here we go
--------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

    Version                                           EVEREST v2.20.405
    Homepage                                          http://www.lavalys.com/
    Report Type                                       Quick Report
    Computer                                          CAMERON-PC
    Generator                                         Cameron
    Operating System                                  Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition 6.1.7600
    Date                                              2011-11-16
    Time                                              16:23


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Computer:
      Operating System                                  Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
      OS Service Pack                                   -
      DirectX                                           4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
      Computer Name                                     CAMERON-PC
      User Name                                         Cameron

    Motherboard:
      CPU Type                                          2x , 3233 MHz
      Motherboard Name                                  Unknown
      Motherboard Chipset                               Unknown
      System Memory                                     8187 MB
      BIOS Type                                         Unknown
      Communication Port                                Communications Port (COM1)

    Display:
      Video Adapter                                     ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
      Video Adapter                                     ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
      Video Adapter                                     ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
      Monitor                                           Generic PnP Monitor [NoDB]  (AALMTF050367)

    Multimedia:
      Audio Adapter                                     High Definition Audio Controller [NoDB]
      Audio Adapter                                     High Definition Audio Controller [NoDB]

    Storage:
      IDE Controller                                    Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
      IDE Controller                                    Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
      Disk Drive                                        SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device  (931 GB, IDE)
      Disk Drive                                        SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device  (931 GB, IDE)
      Disk Drive                                        ST31500341AS ATA Device  (1397 GB, IDE)
      Optical Drive                                     ATAPI iHAS324   B ATA Device
      Optical Drive                                     DTSoftBusCd00
      Optical Drive                                     DTSoftBusCd01
      SMART Hard Disks Status                           OK

    Partitions:
      C: (NTFS)                                         953766 MB (832587 MB free)
      E: (NTFS)                                         953866 MB (942561 MB free)
      F: (NTFS)                                         1430796 MB (248119 MB free)
      Total Size                                        3260.2 GB (1975.8 GB free)

    Input:
      Keyboard                                          HID Keyboard Device
      Keyboard                                          HID Keyboard Device
      Mouse                                             Microsoft USB Wireless Mouse (IntelliPoint)

    Network:
      Network Adapter                                   Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20)  (192.168.1.149)
      Network Adapter                                   Hamachi Network Interface  (5.212.170.238)

    Peripherals:
      Printer                                           \\MEDIA-CENTER-PC\Canon MP150 Series Printer
      Printer                                           \\MEDIA-CENTER-PC\Canon MP250 series Printer
      Printer                                           Fax
      Printer                                           Microsoft XPS Document Writer
      USB1 Controller                                   Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller [NoDB]
      USB1 Controller                                   Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller [NoDB]
      USB1 Controller                                   Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller [NoDB]
      USB1 Controller                                   Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller [NoDB]
      USB1 Controller                                   Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller [NoDB]
      USB2 Controller                                   Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller [NoDB]
      USB2 Controller                                   Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller [NoDB]
      USB2 Controller                                   Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller [NoDB]
      USB Device                                        Microsoft Hardware USB Mouse
      USB Device                                        Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Detection Driver (USB)
      USB Device                                        USB Composite Device
      USB Device                                        USB Input Device
      USB Device                                        USB Input Device
      USB Device                                        USB Input Device
      USB Device                                        USB Input Device

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Edited by Limey08, 16 November 2011 - 08:29 PM.

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I think that I have pinned it down to being a Video Card memory issue, because I ran this "mod" I found for skyrim called "Large Address Aware" and I was able to play the game without freezing for about 1 1/2 hours. Now that I re-booted my pc, the game is freezing again regardless of running LAA. The reason I don't think that it would be a regular D-RAM problem is because I have ran multiple memtest 86+ tests on my ram in the past and it came through with no errors. If anyone could provide me with some insight on this issue, I would be very grateful.
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Hi Limey08, sorry for the delay getting back to you.
Try stress testing your card http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/
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I have stress tested with furmak many times before, and everything seemed to go smooth.
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Couple of things for you to do now then;

Please Run the PCPitstop.com OverDrive Full Tests

Here's how:

You must use your Internet Explorer for this procedure. (doesn't work so well in Firefox or others). If your machine is running Vista or Windows 7, you must Select IE to “Run as Administrator”. After completing PCPitstop OverDrive you can close your IE browser and re-open it Normally so that you are no longer running as administrator.

Go to: http://www.pcpitstop.com
Click on "Free Computer Check-up" listed below PC Pitstop OverDrive
In the User Login - Click on "Sign up FREE!"
You'll need to submit a valid email address and create your own password, then click - Create Account(button)

Now enter your email address and password to Log in, Select - Scan this system Now!(button)
You will then be asked to download an ActiveX component and allow it to install.
It is safe and does not compromise your privacy.
Follow the on-screen prompts to install the ActiveX and to allow the Full Tests to be run on your machine.

The Full Tests take about 2 1/2 - 3 minutes on most machines.
When complete, a Results - Summary - Recommended Fixes will be displayed.

Please post the URL internet address, from your Results, back here into this Topic Thread so that we can review the configuration and present performance levels of your machine.

Note: During the graphics 2D and graphics 3D testing, your screen will display some rapidly moving objects.
If you are sensitive to visual flashing, it may cause dizziness. Therefore, look away from the screen during that portion of the testing.

After reviewing the results we will be more informed and may be able to provide better recommendations for you to work towards improving your machine's performance.

While PCPitstop does offer a variety of Paid Products, the PCPitstop OverDrive testing is FREE. Please ignore the references to Paid Products. We prefer to provide manual solution instructions that you can apply directly to your machine.

Thanks to rshaffer61 for the PCPitstop instructions :)

Then;

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.

Thanks to Broni for the instructions :yes:
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