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Hello everyone at geekstogo.

My PC always suffers from unexpected freezes. (Well expected now)

When I tried to update Windows from Microsoft Update - freeze

When I talk on skype - freeze

Doing whatever else - freeze.

Why am I freezing I been trying to figure this out for a longgg time now.

I

reinstalled windows millions of times
changed video card
cleaned out the dust bunnies
took out cd-burner

What else can I do? Since my custom pc needs a new heatsink and a fan and thermal paste I dont have the money right now and I need a working/reliable PC which is my old one. So any of you smart techies out there help me out?

Gracias to all!

-Yield22
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hi, welcom to geeks
in order to advise you better
- could you download this
system specs = spec of comp reader
http://www.alexnolan...are/sysspec.htm
(it is a very quick download so should be OK)
(the tools is stand alone, so there will be no freeze problem with it)
- take a scan and post back the log

thanks

Edited by fleamailman, 18 October 2006 - 07:49 PM.

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Here you are my kind man and thank you so much for taking the time to help me out with this one. I owe ya!
Windows: Windows 2000 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2800.1106
Memory (RAM): 128 MB
CPU: AMD Athlon™ Processor
CPU Speed: 699.1 MHz
Sound card: Not detected
Display Adapters: S3 ViRGE DX/GX | NetMeeting driver
Screen Resolution: 640 X 480 - 16 bit
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Network Adapters: Dell Wireless 1450 Dual-band (802.11a/b/g) USB2.0 Adapter
CD / DVD Drives: D: MITSUMI CD-ROM FX4821T!A
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COM Ports: COM1
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 5 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 14.0GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 11.9GB
USB Controllers: 1 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not Detected
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Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
Product Make:
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AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: ATAT COMPATIBLE 120599
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: 1111111111111111111111111111111 2222222222222222222222222222222
Modem: Not detected

About the 128RAM , I could put in a extra 192 but Im seeing if I have a RAM failure but 128 is fine for what I wanna do.

THANKS AGAIN!

Yield22
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Memory (RAM): 128 MB = this is why it freezes then
I would say double that, rams are very cheap now
good luck with the school here, thanks
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Thats not the case here.

I put in 320RAM and I still freezed!
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Let me go thought this again with you

we know
- it isn't the ram because you now have enough
- it isn't malware because it is a clean install
- it isn't program conflict because the program are not yet installed
- it isn't temprature because that would normally cut(not freeze) system

still thinking on this
thanks
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Ok Take your time.

Anyone else wanna give it a shot. I been stumped for a month now trying to figure this out.
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I guess i'll give it a shot.

RAM is still complex, you can't hook up SDRAM with DDR for example so make sure your ram is FUNCTIONAL, OF SAME TYPE, INSTALLED CORRECTLY, AND MOST IMPORTANT: THAT THE BIOS DETECTS IT AND SO DOES WINDOWS.

SO DOES IT?



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OK further googling on computer freezing cases, has me now suggesting
- it could well be overheating(but you said you have dry aired it)
- it could be the on board graphics card has not been disabled in BIOS causing conflict with your installed graphics card
- the graphic card could be damanding too much from the ram installed(unlikely since you said you had just installed more ram)
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I am hooking up the same brand RAM so RAM is not a issue.

Hmm, about that on-board graphics setting, Lemme check that to see but this motherboard never had on-board graphics. This PC was from a aunt and she said it has something to do with graphics? Idk lemme see if I CAN disable the BIOS onboard graphics even though there was no onboard graphics for that motherboard anywho

Yeah no overheating, theres a HUGE fan in there and it cools it down.
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I hope this fix is possible. Anyone else got a suggestion this one stumped me..believe me.
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