why does my screen freeze when playing games
Just built my rig a few weeks ago and I'm having screen lockups while gaming. Basically what happens is I'm playing, the screen completely freezes, can't alt+tab, cant CTRL+ALT+DEL. nothing. There is also sometimes a buzzing sounds from the speakers when it happens but not every time. It's happened in a variety of games from WoW to BF3 to Minecraft. it definitely freezes in minecraft a lot or sometimes if I'm trying to record with FRAPS. My graphics drivers are up to date for the graphics card so that should be an issue. I have a fan next to my case to help with airflow for now and I use MSI Kombuster to monitor GPU temps which never really exceed 65C so overheating is not the issue.
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3. 0 ATX Intel Motherboard GPU: EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2. 0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card SSD: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-240G 2. 5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3. 3GHz (3. 7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6. 0Gb/s 3. 5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive I'm not sure what options I should start with in identifying the problem.
I had a friend help with building the computer so I'm by no means an expert Thanks in advance for the help! So Windows has decided that you have a wireless keyboard (and were they correct? )?. It tried to load a driver for it. WUDFRd. That seems to have failed - probably because you do not have a wireless keyboard. This forum post may help: though it is for Windows 10.
What hardware do you have for HID in Device manager? (another photo please) Does any of it match the device in the error message? Any marked with triangle error symbol? Do you actually have a wireless device? Since gaming requires more input than hunt and peck typing, is it possible that the driver error only appears when the keyboard/mouse activity is heavier? Is Windows messed up or do you need to update wireless device drivers? Second thought - also run memtest86 for another night, just to gain good confidence in RAM. RAM is weird stuff.
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