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System locks up when playing multiplayer game

After logging into the game, within a short period of time the game locks up and you have to shut off inorder to reboot. sometimes there is a very high speed sound coming out to the tower-like a drive is running fast

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    Bill Speer May 11, 2010

    Please let us know the game you're playing, the system specs, amount of RAM, processor,etc of your machine. As an early guess, I'd say it may be overheating. Do you have to wait a while to turn it back on or does it let you reboot right away? Any idea what the CPU temp is when it locks up?

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Your video card is shot, it is overheating and u need a new one~ it doesnt matter the game, it is based in the requirements of the memory chip on the video board. www.computereworld.com

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