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a4edu

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My friends pc is freezing when he play games. Any ideas.
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What games is he playing? How fast is his computer?
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amd 3200+ 1mb mem 1gb ram geforce 5600xt 256mb.

Games like half life 2 and cod. This has only started recently and there has been no changes to his pc
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When you say it crashes...does it flatline, screen freezes and makes this horrible loud pitchnoise, or does it shut off, black screen complete reboot? I could tell you what's the problem if you can specify which crash :tazz:
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The screen goes black and reboots.
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a complete reboot is often - often -- associated with hardware, especially memory problems (whereas a crash to desktop or lock up is more often associated with drivers).

With 1gb of ram, remove a stick of ram and see if the error repeats. If so, remove the other stick and replace the removed ram.

See if it repeats.
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