Black screen computer freezes randomly
Posted 07 May 2005 - 09:22 AM
Posted 07 May 2005 - 12:25 PM
Posted 07 May 2005 - 02:13 PM
I can't guarantee that a better PSU will definately solve the problem, it's possible that theres something else going on here thats causing it. However, I strongly recommend you buy another PSU anyway because it will at least eliminate that as the cause & prevent other strange behaviour resulting from lack of power.
Make sure you get a good quality PSU that is rated at least 450W. Be aware also that this rating is the peak power output. The sustained output is always lower so check that figure as well if you can when you go to choose a new one.
If you still have problems are replacing the PSU, then tell us & we can fix it from there.
Posted 08 May 2005 - 12:29 PM
Posted 08 May 2005 - 01:22 PM
Posted 08 May 2005 - 02:34 PM
Posted 08 May 2005 - 03:52 PM
THERMALTAKE Silent Purepower W0014RU ATX 480W Power Supply - Retail
Dual +12V: No
Efficiency: > 65%
Hold-up Time: 16ms min.
Input Current: 8A
Input Frequency Range: 47 - 63Hz
Over Voltage Protection: YES
Power Good Signal: 100-500ms
Model #: W0014RU
Posted 13 May 2005 - 03:05 PM
Posted 13 May 2005 - 04:34 PM
Posted 13 May 2005 - 06:51 PM
CPU FSB freq. 200mhz
CPU multiplier 12
cpu voltage 1.5v
agp freq. auto
ddr voltage auto
agp voltage 1.5v
v-link voltage 2.5
memclock mode auto
software memory hole enabled
bank interleaving auto
burst length 4 beats
mci timing mode auto
async lat auto
Posted 13 May 2005 - 07:22 PM
Posted 13 May 2005 - 07:59 PM
Posted 14 May 2005 - 10:52 AM
First check whether the system is overheating. See if there is a temperature monitor in the bios or on the motherboard CD.
Next, disable power management for the hard drive & display etc in windows. Make sure hibernation is also switched off. Sometimes coming out of these modes will cause the system to hang.
To eliminate whether it is a virus, update the AV software & scan the drives.
Disable all the startup programs - ie antivirus, firewall & any other 3rd party software that loads on boot up.
Update the motherboard drivers if newer versions are available, including the cool & quiet driver - all available from asus's website.
You could also try updating the bios if you wish. I'm sure you are aware of the very low risk but significant dangers of this, so that one's up for you to decide.
Try underclocking the CPU slightly to see if that makes it more stable.
You could also trying underclocking the AGP or reducing the hardware acceleration for the video, although if the system is playing games without a problem then this is unlikely to be an issue.
Check for any resource conflicts. Even though most 32bit devices are supposed to share IRQs quite happily, some are more twitchy about it than others.
Try removing all unnecessary devices such as any USB devices, PCI cards etc in case one of those is the problem
The only other things I can think of would be hardware related, such as a slight incompatiblilty between the mobo & the RAM, or an issue with the hard drive. I did notice that your RAM wasn't listed in Asus's Qualified Vendors list.
Hope one of these suggestions provides a clue to the problem!
Posted 18 May 2005 - 02:58 PM
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