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ascended
05-13-03, 09:51 PM
k....so here is my prob. whenever im on the internet, everything is fine and wonderful, but as soon as i play any cd-rom game, 10 minutes into the game it freezes and it stutters the last sound made in the game forever. i was just wondering if this has ever happened to anyone else before. i have a pentium 4, 1.6 ghz, win xp, 40 gig hard drive( only 8 gigs are used up) i have the latest antivirus scaners and anti trojan programs. any help is much appriciated. thanks guys for your help.

Hopeful
05-13-03, 10:59 PM
Originally posted by ascended
k....so here is my prob. whenever im on the internet, everything is fine and wonderful, but as soon as i play any cd-rom game, 10 minutes into the game it freezes and it stutters the last sound made in the game forever. i was just wondering if this has ever happened to anyone else before. i have a pentium 4, 1.6 ghz, win xp, 40 gig hard drive( only 8 gigs are used up) i have the latest antivirus scaners and anti trojan programs. any help is much appriciated. thanks guys for your help. well... it happened to my older machine... only more on music than games... BUT... lol... i'd ask how long its been since your last reformat and if you'd be willing to do it again... oh wait...


whats your operating system?

ascended
05-13-03, 11:17 PM
i have windows 2000. but it only happens when i play games. only :(

kieofwoo
05-14-03, 03:18 AM
can you tell us the rest of your spec?

eg. what sound card?

Did you do anything to your setup just before the problems appeared or has it always been like that?

EvilAjax
05-14-03, 04:25 AM
I HATE THAT!:(

ascended
05-14-03, 09:34 AM
k, i have a nvidia geforce2. i know the card is kinda crappy, but it has always done a great job. and no, i didnt change anything, to my knowledge anyways. was there anything else that you guys needed? thanks for all your replys guys. :)

kieofwoo
05-14-03, 10:29 AM
Originally posted by ascended
k, i have a nvidia geforce2. i know the card is kinda crappy, but ...

No need to be embarassed about our hardware. Not everyone can afford to ahve the latest and greatest. If you don't need the functionality of a more expensive component, what's the point?

Anyway, please fill in the blanks:

CPU: P4 1.6
RAM: ???
Motherboard: ???
GC: Geforce2
Sound Card: ???
Other PCI cards: ???
OS: Win 2000 or Win XP ???

ascended
05-14-03, 11:11 AM
im so sorry about this, but i really dont know how to find all that stuff out. if there is a way without actually opening up the tower, please tell me. thanks for your help.

Brent
05-14-03, 11:25 AM
sorry to interject your thread

ascended, from stargate?

ascended
05-14-03, 11:45 AM
lol....nope. i just liked the name.

kieofwoo
05-15-03, 02:59 AM
Get Sisoft Sandra (http://www.sisoftware.net/index.html?dir=dload&location=sware_dl_x86&langx=en&a=) software and run the benchmark to see what your machine is made of :)

ascended
05-15-03, 10:33 AM
well....i hope this is the stuff you needed.

256mb ram

Motherboard -Hewlett-Packard hp wmta system board

Sound card - Modem #0 line record

Pci card creative sb live basic (wdm)

windows 2000.


i hope it is anyways. lol. thanks for that download. that was pretty cool. :)

kieofwoo
05-15-03, 04:01 PM
Well I'm afraid I don't know anything about your motherboard, especially as it's an HP computer.

Which games does the computer freeze in?

It could be cause by a lot of different things - are you comfortable opening up your PC and fiddling with it's insides?

If so I can give you some starting points, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you really are comfortable with it, it could prove costly!