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Old 08-25-2008, 05:48 AM
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Exclamation vista, freezes with games?
hi there i come here seeking help for a friend of mine who apprantly got his new pc with vista on it... and he's attempting to play Guildwars unreal tornament you name it.. all kinds of games and they all seem to freeze at random intervals T_T please help him by giving me any suggestions! thankyou very much i appreciate it in advance~

PS: i have strongly recommended him that he get win xp but is there any other way around solving this problem without rolling back to xp? thanks!
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:21 PM
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Some system spec might help.
Does it freeze constantly or just once in a while?
He might not have enough memory. Just because it is a new PC does not mean he has enough memory.
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:08 PM
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well here it is: AMD Athlon 64 x2 dual core procesor 5600+ 3ghz
XFX Geforce 8500GT 2gb ram


and it freezes sometimes... not always. it should be fine i dont know why its like that...
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Tell him to explore his copy of vista and to turn off all the background crap that runs by default. There should be plenty of websites he can find through google on the subject.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:16 AM
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thanks mate i'll do that~
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he said he turned off enough background stuff >_< so i do not know what else he should do.. btw his video card ram is 512mb everything else is 2gb could it be that? his video card ram is not enough?
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Did he buy this pc whole, or did he buy it in bits and assemble it himself?
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:29 AM
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he bought it whole and it came pre installed with win vista
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Not a clue then. If it was in front of me I could whizz through the whole system in an hour. Best thing he can do is check the various sites and keep pugging away at it till he finds a solution. Updating his drivers from the official sites is the best advice I can give right now.
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It wouldn't lock up becuase of low ram, just run slow. If driver updates don't get it... well... a prebuilt system is unlikely to have these problems, but you still might want to check for overheating and that the power supply has enough, um, power.

Then you get into hardware failures: bad ram is the most likely of all of the unlikely things that fall into this category.

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