lowrycody
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Dell XPS 600 freezes during gameplay

I have a Dell XPS 600 that I bought specifically for gaming. Now no matter what game I am playing my computer freezes about 30 min in. It's with all games, new and old. The screen just goes blank and the audio begins to skip and disappears altogether. Maybe someone can help out, I'm sure I can't be the only one having this problem.

My specs:

Intel Pentium Duo Core 3.4ghz

2 gb ram

Geforce 9400 gt video card

Sound Blaster 24 bit

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speedstep
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Re: Dell XPS 600 freezes during gameplay

Your specs are lacking.

What OS?

What Game Specifically?

Pentium D 3.4Ghz?

30 min leads me to believe that power supply and or GPU are overheating.

What does the event log say?

There are stability issues with the NVIDIA nForceTM 4 chipset which is why everyone stopped using it around 2005.


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lowrycody
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Re: Dell XPS 600 freezes during gameplay

Yes, pentium D 3.4 ghz..I am currently using 64 bit Windows 7, but it does the same thing with 32 bit 2005 xp media edition, and 32 bit Vista. It does it with all games including Fallout3, Fallout New Vegas, Star Wars KOToR 2, Skyrim, etc. And I don't see an event log.

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speedstep
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Re: Dell XPS 600 freezes during gameplay

You won't see an event log. You have to go look at it.

Event Viewer is an advanced tool that displays detailed information about significant events on your computer.

It can be helpful when troubleshooting problems and errors with Windows and other programs.

  • Open Event Viewer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button,

  •  clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Event Viewer.

  • Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Note

Here's another way to open Event Viewer: Click the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the Search box, type Event Viewer, and then, in the list of results, double-click Event Viewer.
Your video card is below minimum specs and Turbo trash stealing system ram.
I would recommend min 4 gig of ram max is 8 gig.

Recommended Upgrade

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TurboCache will steal up to 1.5 GIGS system RAM when running 3D applications like games.
Skyrim Recommended System Requirements. Win XP/7; Quad-core Intel/AMD CPU; 4GB RAM; DX9 compatible sound card.
The GTX 560ti and HD6950 are the two VIDEO cards RECOMMENDED and they may require you to update your power supply.

The june 2010 dIRECTX patch is recommended for ALL games.

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lowrycody
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Re: Dell XPS 600 freezes during gameplay

Where at in the event viewer would this information be?

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speedstep
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Re: Dell XPS 600 freezes during gameplay

There is no one size fits all for all games all systems all the time.

There is no panacea.

Your video card and Ram issues are not going to be fixed in software.

Event Viewer

 Faulting module name: MSVCR90.dll, version: 9.0.30729.4940, time stamp: 0x4ca2ef57

Exception code: 0xc0000417

Fault offset: 0x00059043

Faulting process id: 0xfb4

Faulting application start time: 0x01cd18b52d0d5e1a

Faulting module path: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18-b_9.0.30729.4940_none_50916076bcb9a742\MSVCR90.dll

Faulting application name: bf3.exe, version: 1.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x4f6d0e10

Faulting module name: nvwgf2um.dll, version: 8.17.13.124, time stamp: 0x4f7ae20a

Exception code: 0xc0000005

Fault offset: 0x001d4653

Faulting process id: 0xc40

Faulting application start time: 0x01cd197ea66caf65

Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\nvwgf2um.dll

Report Id: d02dd14f-8577-11e1-9b20-c8600068c791


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lowrycody
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Re: Dell XPS 600 freezes during gameplay

Log Name:      Application

Source:        Application Error

Date:          4/22/2012 7:41:07 PM

Event ID:      1000

Task Category: (100)

Level:         Error

Keywords:      Classic

User:          N/A

Computer:      Pip-Boy2000

Description:

Faulting application name: swkotor2.exe, version: 2.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000

Faulting module name: swkotor2.exe, version: 2.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000

Exception code: 0xc0000005

Fault offset: 0x0006f5a2

Faulting process id: 0x120

Faulting application start time: 0x01cd20e9c422e033

Faulting application path: C:\Users\Cody\Desktop\swkotor2.exe

Faulting module path: C:\Users\Cody\Desktop\swkotor2.exe

Report Id: 02e71dec-8cdd-11e1-a57e-00142257e3d4

Event Xml:

<Event xmlns="schemas.microsoft.com/.../event">

 <System>

   <Provider Name="Application Error" />

   <EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>

   <Level>2</Level>

   <Task>100</Task>

   <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>

   <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-04-23T00:41:07.000000000Z" />

   <EventRecordID>351</EventRecordID>

   <Channel>Application</Channel>

   <Computer>Pip-Boy2000</Computer>

   <Security />

 </System>

 <EventData>

   <Data>swkotor2.exe</Data>

   <Data>2.0.0.0</Data>

   <Data>00000000</Data>

   <Data>swkotor2.exe</Data>

   <Data>2.0.0.0</Data>

   <Data>00000000</Data>

   <Data>c0000005</Data>

   <Data>0006f5a2</Data>

   <Data>120</Data>

   <Data>01cd20e9c422e033</Data>

   <Data>C:\Users\Cody\Desktop\swkotor2.exe</Data>

   <Data>C:\Users\Cody\Desktop\swkotor2.exe</Data>

   <Data>02e71dec-8cdd-11e1-a57e-00142257e3d4</Data>

 </EventData>

</Event>

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speedstep
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Re: Dell XPS 600 freezes during gameplay

This is not a dell issue.

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lowrycody
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Re: Dell XPS 600 freezes during gameplay

I am never buying a Dell again. I'm tired of jumping through hoops, you're supposed to enjoy your personal computer, not have dreams of smashing it.

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speedstep
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Re: Dell XPS 600 freezes during gameplay

Any Computer made by Any Vendor with the same hardware and software will be the same.


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