Games will lock up for a few seconds and I'll lose complete control.
Posted on 2005-05-13
Hello. I've had this computer for about 2 years and have been using it quite constantly. I built the computer myself and use it primarily for gaming. I've played Final Fantasy 11 for 8 months on it, Doom 3, City of Heroes, Everquest 2, Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War, Half-Life 2 among many other games. I've never really had any problems until now. I currently use a Sapphire Radeon 9700 XT.
About half a month ago, however, I installed World of Warcraft. Since then I've been having occasional issues with controlling my character. About every 10 minutes or so (it was very spuratic), my character would just move on his own for about 5 seconds in the direction I was pressing and I'd be unable to control or stop it. If I try to press any buttons my hard drive starts beeping. It would only happen on times when I was actually moving forward around. I would lift my hands up from the computer and he'd still be moving around.
Anyway, I thought this was just some kind of problem with World of Warcraft, however, today I just realized this was not the case. I tried playing Half-Life 2 again today after having no problems with it before. I hadn't played this since I installed World of Warcraft. Well, the same problem occured but now in this game. I would tell my guy to move forward then to strafe left and right but I would lose control over him for a brief period every now and then. And once again my computer would beep if I tried pressing any buttons during this period.
Does anyone know what's going on? This is really annoying. Formatting is out of the picture so what other suggestions do you guys have?