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ashu007

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Hi there,
I have started having problem with my dell 8300.
It starts perfectly, but after 30 to 40 min it freezes, even I am working on it. I started in safe mode but it does the same thing.
I monitor the temperature and it seems within the range. I used speedfan software to monitor the temperature. I update the NVIDIA drive after reading one posting here, but no luck.

Please advise what to do? Nature007
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NeonFx

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Hi there,

I would try a number of things:

Limit the startup applications using a tool such as Autoruns by Sysinternals ( http://technet.micro...s/bb963902.aspx )

Test the RAM for faults ( http://www.ehow.com/...m-computer.html )

Test the harddrive for faults ( http://pcsupport.abo...p/tophddiag.htm )

Also, make sure you update your computer. You should have Service Pack 3. You can check for other updates you might need at http://secunia.com/v...canning/online/

Edited by NeonFx, 14 June 2009 - 03:27 PM.

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ashu007

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Hi NeonFx,

Thanks for reply,
Let me start with what you said in your post.
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Sure.

Don't remove everything in autoruns, if you do, your computer won't run correctly. Just remove those programs which you think you don't need to have running every time you log into the computer.

If you find RAM faults you will have to purchase new RAM. I can tell you what kind if you give me the make and model of your computer.

The harddrive fault testing programs typically fix the errors using work-arounds. But having those kinds of faults usually means a harddrive is bound to fail soon. You might want to consider changing that out if you do.

Edited by NeonFx, 14 June 2009 - 03:36 PM.

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