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Computer won't stop freezing


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andrewreturned

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My computer started to freeze every 6-8 hours about a month ago. I thought it would eventually go away, but I was too hopeful. I need to find out why this is happening and get rid of this problem. I don't know where to start. Everything else seems normal. Nothing else strange seems to happen besides the freezing.

Edited by andrewreturned, 22 June 2008 - 10:31 PM.

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Hello,

Well there are a couple of places you can start. First Run MemTest86 to test out your RAM.

hxxp://www.memtest86.com/download.html

From there Download CoreTEmp to test your CPU Temps and ATiTool to test out your GPU TEmps.

hxxp://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
hxxp://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/

This will allow you to fully test your system to see if it is just overheating or if the RAM is the issue. From there we can continue to find out what could possibly be causing this problem.

Cheers,
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Does it come with an error?
Because maybe that guy is right you might do have a overheat...nah I think it's the CPU
but if it's new then maybe the motherboard
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Start keeping track of time and date of the freezes, then look in your event viewer and see what is there in yellow or red( more likely). You might even look now and see each time the computer froze up there. Right click and do a properties on each error and write down the problem, then look it up on google. I found once that a network connection was causing lockup's of a computer ( spyware trying to communicate with a server). Unplugging the network caused error messages, but the malware forum here let me find the malware easily to get rid of it.

You also might try typing in msconfig in the run box and see what programs are running, etc. There may be a program causing the problem that you can disable in msconfig.

You could post any errors here as we might know what to do about them.

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andrewreturned

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My computer started to freeze every 6-8 hours about a month ago. I thought it would eventually go away, but I was too hopeful. I need to find out why this is happening and get rid of this problem. I don't know where to start. Everything else seems normal. Nothing else strange seems to happen besides the freezing.


Thank you for helping me.

I don't know how to use the ati tool and the mem test. Also the core temp program gives me this error saying "This is not an Intel "Core" Architecture based processor. This program will not continue.
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