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Ninjabear
10-06-2013, 09:35 PM
Hi

First my specs

Windows 8 Premium 64 Bit
12GB DDR2 Ram
GTX 580 Geforce
Some 650W PSU
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Samsung SSD 150GB - Windows is on SSD , a 2TB is installed for games only

I play games like World Of Warcraft, Natural Selections 2 , Left 4 Dead 2, Resident Evil 6.

I have updated to the lastest driver and this happens in Windows 7 too.

What happens is when I play any PC games at all every few minute or so the game would just pause for a fraction of a sec to get me killed.

I've tried

Restarting the Modem
Purchasing a new modem
Upgraded to Windows 8.
Updated Graphics Driver.
Purchased a 150GB SSD, Move windows into it, Games onto a Seperate HD. This problem occured during the time Windows was on an HD.

I'm thinking of replacing my graphics card to a newer /higher one. Any recommendations on a better card or a cure for this problem?

Ninjabear
10-06-2013, 09:58 PM
Probably not a fraction of a second but mostly 1 to 2 second pauses

Agent_24
10-06-2013, 11:05 PM
Without a brand name, the PSU is suspicious.

Ninjabear
10-06-2013, 11:28 PM
I opened the PC case and this is what it is
http://techworld.co.nz/aywun-mega-power-elite-series-650w-80plus-p-40513.html

Slankydudl
11-06-2013, 08:01 AM
oh no.

dugimodo
11-06-2013, 10:07 AM
What CPU? I have a similar machine (see sig) and dont have that issue. Also what brand is the graphics card and have you checked how hot it gets? (furmark will give you a worst case test)

It is not a great brand of PSU though so it could well be that.

Agent_24
11-06-2013, 11:47 AM
I would be very surprised if that thing can do 650 watts cleanly or at all.


http://forums.hardwaresecrets.com/aywun-megapower-elite/9130?

http://hardwareinsights.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=665

http://hardwareinsights.com/wp/aywun-megapower-elite-550-power-supply-review/ (not the exact same one but you get the idea)

Ninjabear
11-06-2013, 07:23 PM
What CPU? I have a similar machine (see sig) and dont have that issue. Also what brand is the graphics card and have you checked how hot it gets? (furmark will give you a worst case test)

It is not a great brand of PSU though so it could well be that.

cpu is i5-2500k, Will check graphics card brand a bit later. I think its a european brand

Ninjabear
11-06-2013, 07:39 PM
Graphics card brand is Palit

Driftwood
11-06-2013, 09:00 PM
What other programs do you have running in the background?

Ninjabear
11-06-2013, 09:22 PM
Flashget
Opera
ESET NOD 32
Teracopy
Skype

I've tried disabling antivirus but that did not work

Driftwood
11-06-2013, 10:02 PM
If you are playing online it's probably not a good idea to disable your antivirus.
But try temporarily disabling the others & see if the problem is still there.

8ftmetalhaed
11-06-2013, 11:16 PM
http://forums.hardwaresecrets.com/aywun-megapower-elite/9130?

It's likely your PSU. I would upgrade it ASAP, lest it blow up and literally take the rest of your PC with it. Seriously.

wratterus
12-06-2013, 09:54 AM
Regardless of whether it's your PSU or not, get that horrible thing out of there and put something decent in. Aywun are not ideal at all.

Chilling_Silence
12-06-2013, 10:37 AM
Unplug your secondary HDD for one gaming sessions worth and see if that resolves the issue, could well be it's going in to standby or something similar...

SolMiester
12-06-2013, 04:21 PM
Momentarily freezing in my experience is memory related....I expect the BIOS hasn't set the timing correctly....or you have failing RAM

pablo d
13-06-2013, 10:26 AM
Does this only happen when you're playing online? Or offline single player too?

If offline as well, then I'd say probably PSU, maybe RAM. As mentioned it's a good idea to replace the PSU you've got anyway. After having two cheaper brands literally explode in my face I can highly recommend not using them :D You could try running on individual sticks of RAM - if the problem only happens with a certain stick of RAM installed then you've found the culprit.

Personally I don't think that's the case though. I think it's more likely that the GPU is throttling now and then due to power issues (i.e. that "650 Watt" PSU can't supply enough power on the 12v rail).

dugimodo
13-06-2013, 11:05 AM
Run memtest extended tests on the RAM, test the graphics card with furmark and see how hot its getting, check the CPU temps with realtemp, replace that PSU with a decent one, then get back to us if you haven't solved it.

ChazTheGeek
13-06-2013, 07:33 PM
+1, I'd check the RAM out.

Ninjabear
13-06-2013, 09:34 PM
This is the burnt score

Does it mean much?

BURN-IN SCORE: 1914 points (18864 frames, 86 C, 20 FPS)

Submitted (anonymous mode) on June 13 2013, 9:32 am

Bench duration: 900 seconds
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
MSAA samples: 0
Window mode: fullscreen

Primary renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
Device ID: 0x10de - 0x1080
GPU clock: 783 MHz
Memory clock: 2010 MHz
Shader clock: 1566 MHz
Graphics drivers: 9.18.13.2018 5-12-2013 - GLnvoglv64
GPU temperatures (start/end): 49C / 84C


Number of GPUs: 1
GPU0 - Vendor: 0x10de - Device: 0x1080 - Max GPU temp: 86 C - Max GPU load: 99 %

CPU: IntelR CoreTM i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz
CPU speed: 3464 MHz
Operating system: Windows post-Win7 64-bit ver.6.2 build 9200 No Service Pack

Ninjabear
13-06-2013, 09:35 PM
Momentarily freezing in my experience is memory related....I expect the BIOS hasn't set the timing correctly....or you have failing RAM

I don't have any offline games to try

I have tried replacing the ram but that didnt help

Agent_24
13-06-2013, 09:52 PM
Try a PSU that wasn't made by some 2-bit back alley manufacturer.

SolMiester
14-06-2013, 01:09 PM
I don't have any offline games to try

I have tried replacing the ram but that didnt help

This is only happening with online games?

I missed that!....does the PC not freeze in anything else? If not, Im on the wrong track!

Agent_24
14-06-2013, 01:59 PM
This is only happening with online games?

Doesn't count though if he only plays online games... it may well happen offline but not if he never tested it

I know Left 4 Dead has an offline mode... Try playing that and see if it makes a difference?