Nov 3, 2004
I don't know why, but i just recently installed the punisher game and battle for middle earth and after let's say 30 minutes of playing my computer just freezes, i can't alt+tab or ctrl+alt+delete... i gotta reboot

I didn't try any other games since i didn't have time and i have all the latest updates for my vid card, my mobo and windowsxp

Im running :
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4E, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
Motherboard Name MSI 865PE Neo2-PS (MS-6728 v2.0) (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Springdale i865PE
System Memory 512 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (07/07/04)

Video Adapter RADEON 9600 SERIES - Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON 9600 SERIES (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9600 XT (RV360)
Monitor IBM 6541 G51 [15" CRT] (66-XDL42)

Audio Adapter Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller

IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
SCSI/RAID Controller D347PRT SCSI Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive IC35L080AVVA07-0 (82 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Optical Drive Generic DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8160B (16x/48x DVD-ROM)
Optical Drive LITE-ON LTR-40125S (40x/12x/48x CD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK


Feb 6, 2004
Kind of odd.. 5 years ago 2 out of 3 "help me, stability problems" posts where from AMD users, and AMDmeltdown would jump on them every time; today it seems to have reversed, and that at a time where you'd expect more geeks to have AMD than Intel. Don't get me wrong, I'll never blame a cpu (design) for stability problems, Intel or AMD, but I still find it remarkable..

= The views stated herein are my personal views, and not necessarily the views of my wife. =


Former Staff
Intel does have that heat problem, which can affect the rest of the system more than the CPU in some situations.

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