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Cursor freeze during game play


derrydysart

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I am running Windows XP. Of late, my mouse has frozen from time to time during game play. I find if I wait a few seconds, it generally comes back. Otherwise, if I unplug the USB connection and then re-insert it, it'll come back for a while. Can you help? derrydysart

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onthelimit1

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Could be the CPU is overheating. PC or laptop?

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derrydysart

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Thanks for the interest. PC.

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lotvic

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pm (20:15)

How much ram have you got?

what are the pc specs?

Graphics Card or Onboard?

Which games does it freeze on?

Could be pc is not quite up to running them or overheating under load. Take side off pc and check it is clean of dust and muck, especially the fans.

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onthelimit1

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'especially the fans' and the aluminium heat sink.

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woodchip

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Have you tried turning down Graphics Acceleration in Display Properties? in Control Panel There is a Slider for this in Settings/Advanced/Troubleshoot

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derrydysart

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Well I dusted down my PC, but to no effect. For what it's worth I have Intel 4 CPU and 1G RAM. I have had no problems with running this game in the past. Further, I have realised that the momentary freezing of the cursor intermittently occurs in Windows generally; it is not limited to the game. Does anyone have any further ideas?

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