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linkinpark

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#1 15 years ago

[COLOR=black]For a few months now I have been unable to play Battlefield 2 online without my pc freezing. I thought it was just Battlefield 2 as there has been lots of report on forums about it being full of bugs. Now I have had the same problem with Call of Duty UO which can only mean that there is a problem with my pc and not the game. Could someone please help me as this is becoming rather annoying? [/COLOR][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]My pc specs are:[/COLOR][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]AMD Athlon 64 3500+ socket 939[/COLOR][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [COLOR=black]NVIDIA Geforce 6800GT PCI-E (latest driver 84.21)[/COLOR][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Gigabyte[/COLOR][COLOR=black] [/COLOR][COLOR=black]GA[/COLOR][COLOR=black]-K8NXP SLi mobo (latest bios update F11)[/COLOR][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Western Digital 250GB SATA2 HDD[/COLOR][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Tagan 480W PSU[/COLOR][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Windows XP SP2[/COLOR][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Realtek AC97 onboard sound[/COLOR][COLOR=black][/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Could this be a virus, spyware or new driver and updates needed for software and hardware?[/COLOR][COLOR=black][/COLOR]




Agentlaidlaw

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#2 15 years ago

Are you running a firewall or a router? These 2 things can make you not play games online.




linkinpark

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#3 15 years ago

Yes, I have a firewall and a router. The games used to work last year after I got my pc in March but it was roughly october / november that I noitce the problems.




Chris

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#4 15 years ago

Any recent config (hardware/software) changed?




linkinpark

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#5 15 years ago

I recently got a new HDD for xmas. That's about it.




Suckyshot

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#6 15 years ago

Hmmm, I've heard that the new nVidia drivers are a little flaky; maybe try rolling them back?

Go to device manager, under display devices you should see your video card. Right click it, and go to drivers, where you should see a button that says "roll back drivers." See if this fixes your problem




Marine Sniper15

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#7 15 years ago

Try defragmenting your hard drive. Sometimes doing that can clear some junk files and then it might not freeze up.




xephus

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#8 15 years ago
Marine Sniper15Try defragmenting your hard drive. Sometimes doing that can clear some junk files and then it might not freeze up.

Please NEVER defrag your HD if you have a problem - This can ONLY create more probs... Run scandisk to check/fix files/drive first. Once you get a clean scan, then run a defrag tool.

Download a few drivers and try them. Remember to use a driver cleaner of some sort to remove ALL previous gfx drivers. You may want to try updating chipset and sound drivers in case of conflicts.

Also try: right click desktop, click properties, settings, advanced, troubleshoot and put the 'hardware acceleration' slider down one notch.

And, run virus/spyware etc checks, just in case. Has your ISP got a status page? Check in case of known routing/gateway issues.




linkinpark

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#9 15 years ago

[COLOR=black]Thanks for your help guys, I’ll give them a go ASAP. [/COLOR]