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Old 11-19-2005, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My computer randomly freezes every once in a while sometimes when im browsing the internet sometimes when I am playing a game. I have no idea why. Can someone help me. Ill post my computer specs if you need them.:drool:
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Old 11-19-2005, 10:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2 of the most common problems with shutdowns are heat or Power Supply.Check your computer for alot of dust like in your CPU and get some canned air and blow it out.If that isnt it then if you can get your hands on a spare power supply you can check it out.Make sure that if you get inside your computer ground yourself first so you dont zap anything.
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Its a new computer. Its not shutting down its just completely freezing so I cannot do anything. And last time this happened I was playing a game and checked the temps and the cpu was at 116F and the system was at 96F.
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Old 11-20-2005, 02:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Download Memtest 86, burn to disk, boot off of it, and run allow it to test your memory for a few hours. I Used to have random freezes like that when doing anything and it turned out I had memory errors.
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i have 2 512MB sticks of ram how long do you think that will that take?
I have memtest on a floppy already from a few months ago when i had my old computer. But i have never used it.
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I say run for at least 4 hours, the longer the better, use the floppy if you have it.
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yeah thats a good start. so you're saying that it freezes when your browsing the net more often than when you're playing a game? if thats the case that seems to rule out heat or power. where you playing online?
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IT happenes randomly like if my computers idle it freezes sometimes. Also i tried running memtest and it froze.
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Then it probably memory, if you have 2 sticks take one out, then try each one, by themselves one at a time, run memtest.
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