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Jesse27

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#1 13 years ago

My computer has been fine for a while. I have an Intel Pentium 4 that is overclocked from 2.4 GHz to 2.70. It works fine, then all of a sudden it starts crashing on me in games like Call of Duty: United Offensive and Battlefield 1942. It will freeze then I hear the sound skip and it makes the same noise over and over. I've run Kaspersky anti-virus and it got rid of the viruses. System Specifications: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz, over-clocked to 2.7 Ghz ATI Radeon 9800 128MB 1 Maxtor 80 GB hard drive 1 Seagate 80 GB hard drive PCI 6-channel sound card 2 case fans Linksys wireless internet card BCT CD-RW 52x32x52 Please help. Mack




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#2 13 years ago

You may have installed something recently that has messed up your video card drivers or it may be a more serious problem. go to www.ati.com and get the latest drivers and if you have a firewall on, it may be freezing because it does not know to let it through. You may have to manually allow some programs through on firewalls.Other then that, check your case and listen to see if anything is really loud, if it is, check if it is screwed in totally. Also try getting as many of the latest drivers as you can and doing a windows update. If it is just in some games it shouldnt be a windows problem.




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#3 13 years ago
Mack1988 System Specifications: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz, over-clocked to 2.7 Ghz 2 case fans

Anyone else see anything wrong with this picture??? :uhoh:

2.7ghz is a little high for a 2.4 ghz. Since it is a P4, I doubt you've cooked it, but I would recommend clocking it down to about 2.6ghz, then 2.3ghz, and see if the problems dissapear.

Tone it down a little, then tone it down untill it becomes stable. You are probably pushing that processor beyond its stable limits (don't know...). If you overclock something too much, even if it runs cool, it will not be stable at all.

Two case fans are not enough to keep a P4 cool, while running under a full load, and overclocked.

How many RPMs do the get up to? How many RPMs is your Processor fan running?

I would recommend checking your processor temp, with a program such as Speedfan, or Motherboard Monitor.




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#4 13 years ago

Monster_user

Two case fans are not enough to keep a P4 cool, while running under a full load, and overclocked.

exactly what i was going to bring up.

fans man, FANS! i have like 5 case fans not including power supply, video card cooler, and CPU fan.... my computer still gets a tad too warm even now. i havent overclocked or anything.

this week i am buying better fans anyway.. just to be safe.

but definately check your BIOS after using your computer for 20 or so minutes and see what the CPU and other temps are. it could be over heats.

one other thing you could do is go into Control Panel -> Admin Tools - Event Viewer and see if there are any errors recorded.