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Game locks up computer

foredown

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Recently I'm been have trouble with a couple of games (Killing floor, Battlefield P4F). I can play 10-15min before the computer locks up, sometime the screen will go black sometimes pink and always get this 1 second sound loop.

First thought was gpu, but I can play Crysis 2 or Skyrim all I want without problems. Furmarks quick tests are fine, prime say my cpu is not failing, Memtest ok, btw nothing is overclocked, gpu was underclocked.
 

Adzsask

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I was having the same problem for the past few days,it was MSI afterburner applying an unstable overclock when I boot the PC. Resetting MSI's overclock profiles fixed the freeze ups for me.
 

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Have you by chance removed your CPU heatsink lately? If you have, check your thermal compound. I know I had that problem when I removed my heatsink and didn't reapply thermal compound. My processer would overheat and lock up.
 

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Have you by chance removed your CPU heatsink lately? If you have, check your thermal compound. I know I had that problem when I removed my heatsink and didn't reapply thermal compound. My processer would overheat and lock up.
He can play Crysis 2 and Skyrim without it locking up, and Killing Floor isn't that CPU intensive.

I had (arguably still have) the exact same problem running SC1 on a Q6600. It would just randomly lock up with the 1 second sound loop for no reason. Blizz support never figured out it, and neither did I. We just need his system specs.
 

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Recently I'm been have trouble with a couple of games (Killing floor, Battlefield P4F). I can play 10-15min before the computer locks up, sometime the screen will go black sometimes pink and always get this 1 second sound loop..
how old is moniter ?

are the games current patches applied

also mite be malware/virus run a cleaner
 

foredown

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Main specs e6750, 680i, 4gb PC2-8000, 8800gt sli.

Well I just finished playing Battlefield p4f and it didn't lock up this time. This morning I updated to the newer nvidia beta driver and dropped my cpu back to stock and ram down to 800.
 

foredown

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malwarebytes and avast come up clean, core temp 23/43, gpu temps hit 68 in furmark

Games patched, Killing floor is on steam and auto updates, Battlefield is also auto updating.
 

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