Freezing. Possible overheat but all fans work
Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:03 PM
Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:29 PM
The chkdsk /r will check the physical surface of the hard drive platter for problems.
The next test will be the actual hard drive with a diagnostic for it.
Then I will have you run a memory test that in itself will take several hours at least to complete.
These test take a while but it will tell us for sure if the problem is one of these problems. Being that you have cleaned the inside of the system out and state that the fans all are running correctly then I don't think it is a overheating issue.
Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:11 PM
Thanks for your help so far thou hI'm not really sure what actualyl fixed stuff ^^;;
Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:18 PM
Posted 06 January 2010 - 02:12 AM
I'm not sure if this will help at all but. When I try and turn it on again after it freezes. The lights in the case all turn on and the fans turn on but nothing loads, not even bios. my monitor doesn't recieve any signal and sometimes the computer beeps a few times (it does this same thing if I leave my ipod connected when I try and start it or have some certain dvd in the disk tray.
Also when it started up the top fan on the case would judder before starting for quite a while. it would stop start stop start over and over before turning on properly.
Hope any of this helps. It sems to be getting worse as it just froze again while trying to write this the first time
little edit- The only reason I thought it might be overheat is that my room was pretty warm using it this morning and I've taken the side off and opened my window to let the VERY cold air in atm and it runs enough to type this. I don't know too much though... Please help
Edited by inferno_blaze, 06 January 2010 - 02:13 AM.
Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:35 AM
Post beeps come in code so in what order do the beeps happen.
the computer beeps a few times
How to Interpret Computer Error Beep Codes
When the computer makes those funny sound via the system speaker, it's not doing it because it wants to be heard.
The computer is trying to talk to the operator/technician and tell them what's wrong.
No Beeps: Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals
One Beep: Everything is normal and Computer Posted fine
Two Beeps: POST/CMOS Error
One Long Beep, One Short Beep: Motherboard Problem
One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps: Video Problem
One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps: Video Problem
Three Long Beeps: Keyboard Error
Repeated Long Beeps: Memory Error
Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps: CPU Overheating
Thanks to alandemartino for this tutorial.
Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:45 AM
Posted 06 January 2010 - 08:35 AM
This indicates a video problem.
It's sort of a long beep then two shrot beeeps
One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps: Video Problem
Now if it is indeed a overheating CPU i would suggest checking the fan to make sure it is making contact with the cpu. Also how old is the installation of the fan and cpu?
Did you put thermal paste between the cpu and fan or was the cpu a retail version?
Edited by rshaffer61, 07 January 2010 - 06:16 PM.
Posted 06 January 2010 - 05:18 PM
Posted 06 January 2010 - 05:45 PM
I would check just to make sure the fan and heatsink are secure against the cpu.
Posted 06 January 2010 - 05:52 PM
Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:02 PM
Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:07 PM
If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.
NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A
B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)
2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-2.11.iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-2.11.iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:
8. Locate memtest86+-2.11.iso file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:
10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run.
The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:
It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.
This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.
The following image is the test results area:
The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
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