05-09-2012 08:17 PM
Hoping you all can help me with a problem that's been plaguing me for months. Whenever I EXIT a game, like 95% of the time my computer will completely lock up - no blue screen or error messages. I can't move the mouse or anything. I have to do a hard power-off (hold down the power button) and then turn it back on.
It seems to be getting worse - now it seems to be occurring fairly often when I play.
I've tried lots of things such as updated all my drivers to the latest versions, and I even reformatted my computer recently but the problem still persists. I ran some stress tests on the RAM, CPU and video card and all went fine. Happens with just about every 3D game including Team Fortress 2, Darksiders, Portal 2, CS: Source, Red Faction: Armageddon among others.
There is nothing special in Event Viewer either.
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05-10-2012 01:01 AM
05-10-2012 01:45 AM
please have a look at this thread about overheating...
05-11-2012 09:40 AM
If it was an overheating issue, I don't understand why the crashes would happen most often immediately upon exiting a game, rather than, say, after an hour of playing. Unless there is something I'm missing?
I will try to clean out the system though. Thanks!