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From: Terry on 12/25/2002
Could anybody please tell me why my computer freezes after 5 minutes even when I am playing games. I am operating Microsoft Windows ME, and have an AMD 1800x processor. I would be grateful for any help. Thanks
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From: Computerpilot on 01/08/2003

This is definitely a hardware issue. If you are getting other blue screens at other times, these would be helpful in diagnosing your problem.

I would look closely at the video card. Start with a new driver. If that does not work, lower your resolution/color bit size/hardware acceleration to see if it runs a little more stable.

If all else fails, you may need to try and replace the card.

In addition, you can check for shared IRQs. Too many devices on one IRQ can cause these types of problems. Specifically, I would look at the video card.

The easiest way to fix an offending IRQ problem is to take the device in question and move it to another PCI slot farthest away from the original.

How about your power supply? Is it adequate for all the hardware that is running on your computer (USB, FIREWIRE, extra devices)?

Computerpilot

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From: Brian on 01/07/2003
System cooling problems? Athlon's run hot - is the cpu fan not pushing much air? Other fans failing? CPU overclocked too far? I would think that memory timings and cpu excessive overclocking would become evident pretty quickly. Check for the obvious things like the fans first anyway. Hope this helps.
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From: gary on 12/25/2002
hold down del at start up and set bios defaults then save settings
worked for me!
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