games freezing for a moment..

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    MaDsK1LLz New Member

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    does anyone know why that when i play call of duty.....every now and then, like 20 minutes apart, the screen will lock up but i still hear the sound repeating over and over again. about 5 seconds later, it kicks back in and starts working. i just bought star wars battlefront and it does this sometimes and it's annoying as hell. i cant alt+tab out of star wars for some reason so its pretty much just frozen until i reset.
     
  2. The Bastard

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    http://www.driverheaven.net/cleaner/

    Use this utility and clean out the old sound drivers and reinstall. It may be a conflict with your system. It's not a sure fix, but has been effective for me in the past.
     
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    aite..ill try it thanks!
     
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    damn, ive tried reinstalling video drivers, sound drivers, and motherboard drivers. anyone know what might be wrong/?? could it be something with the raid controller? i remember a while back, a game would freeze and when i restarted the computer, it couldnt detect my hard drives...the only way i could fix it was opening my computer, removing the cables and putting them back on........ :confused:
     
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    I've had this problem too... Make sure you don't have programs that do things at set intervals... like E-mail checking. that can mess you up.
     
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    hm....maybe ill try that too...im gonna go home and kill all processes other than the main ones and try running the game...i have a feeling it will do it again though cuz i have a feeling it might be that raid controller..
     
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    still doing it..anyone know wats wrong?
     
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    When my videocard fan stopped working I experienced similar problems. Have you checked to make sure nothing is overheating?
     
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    hmm...ill try checking that too...
     
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    what's your computer's specs?
     
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    um..
    asus sk8n nforce 3 mobo
    amd athlon fx-51
    4x corsair 512mb ddr pc3200 registered ecc
    2x western digital 250gb sata 7200rpm
    plextor plexwriter 52x
    plextor 8xdvd+r/w
    sound blaster audigy 2 zs platinum pro

    only thing i think it could be is something with the raid
     
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    Update drivers.That should hel[p
     
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    all sound drivers, processor driver, motherboard, video r up to date....it's only doing it for star wars battlefront...no other game is doing it
     

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