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Old 11-18-2004, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi
i really need some help with my PC.

I was wondering if you could help pinpoint the problem for me.

my spec is
AMD athlon 64 3200+
512MB ram
MSI motherboard
Maxtor 160 gig HD
ATI all in wonder Graphics card

The Problem is the computer regulary freezes up or turns its self off completely. At first i thought the problem was possibly the powersupply, so I bought a bigger one, a 450 watt. Still, the problem persists. I have formatted the Hard disk serveral times and reinstalled windows. Could it still be an overheating issue ,prehaps with the processor? or could some other piece of hardware be damaged.

Please Help
Thanks alot
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Old 11-18-2004, 02:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, I would usually tie your problem to a power supply issue, but you said you replaced your PSU so its unlikely that would be the problem, unless you are unlucky enough to get two bad PSUs. The next thing I would suggest is to test the RAM memory, with a program like Memtest86....its likely you could have some faulty RAM. Do you ever get any error messages such as VPU Recover Error or anything?
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Old 11-18-2004, 07:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have run a memory test, came back with no errors at all.
Also i dont seem to get error messages, it just crashes out all the time.

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Old 11-18-2004, 08:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Check your temps and scan for virus/spyware.
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Old 11-19-2004, 04:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for your replys

Temps Seem fine, No virus or syware

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Old 11-19-2004, 02:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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do you have another computer to exchange parts with and test?
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Old 11-19-2004, 08:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Have you checked the HD for bad blocks? Go to the Maxtor site and run one of there tests.
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Old 11-20-2004, 11:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I recommend buying a new motherboard,your old one seems a little suspicious,I would go for an Asus one.Good luck(afcourse before you buy a new one check at least a million times to find what is your real problem ).
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