Hey guys, recently my computer has been acting up.
Im not sure exactly when it started, but for the most part i use this computer for gaming and my computer had been freezing when playing certain games like Team Fortress 2 and World of Warcraft.....these freezes however were infrequent, and rarely happened...maybe once every few days...so it didnt bother me. But it seems lately theyve been creeping up more and more. To the point that lets say today for instance, i was freezing after maybe 30-45 minutes of play or so....sometimes it depends.
so i thought maybe it was my drivers...so i got a new driver for my video card, a new sound driver (realtek ac'97) and i even got some update for my processor
After all that....i tried logging in and playing again, and i was freezing after like 10 minutes of play!
Then, on top of that, i got back on and just left my computer on while afk...and it froze on its own! Thats never happened to me before
Im not sure what the issue is. I really need some help though...i really cant afford an entire new computer at the moment.
Heres some specs:
AMD athlon 64x 2 dual core processor (4200+?)
2.23 GHz, 1.00 GB of Ram
Physical Address Extension (?)
ATI Radeon x700 Series Video Card (says PCI slot..)
if you need any other info let me know....i got a dxdiag as well.
Also, in an older thread on this forum dated back to 2006...i saw someone with a similar problem, who was asked to check their event log in the admin tools....Well, every time i freeze there seems to be a similar error that ive copy and pasted.
This is it..
Event Type: Error
Event Source: ati2mtag
Event Category: CRT
Event ID: 45062
Time: 11:38:37 PM
CRT invalid display type
0000: 00 00 00 00 01 00 5a 00 ......Z.
0008: 2c 00 00 00 06 b0 00 c0 ,....°.À
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
Im guessing its something video related? Im not sure if this error occurred when the CPU froze when i wasnt in game.
Any help appreciated guys!