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Old 02-22-2006, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a real problem PC here. It is an HP pavilion 512w. It locks up when you have allowed it to set for a short time. Even when you are using it, it will lock up. It seems to work better in safe mode but not much. I have changed the Memory, I have ran scandisk. No problems. I pulled the modem, No change. I have ran spybot s&D and Adaware, as well as Housecall and Avast. Found no major problems and virus scans were clean. I have checked for heat problems and this is not an issue. I dont know what else to check. can someone else come up with something?
It is running XP home 128 MB ram.. I also added another 128MB and still no change.
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So your running a total of 256mb? When was the last time you defragmented your drive? Have you run memtest86 and checked for error's?
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isnt XP needs more than 256mb ram to run, is it?
512mb minimum for using w other apps...i think.
but mb u have other problems more like hardware related, maybe..
post every spec of ur comp. power supply, cpu, HD, mobo, etc.
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Bare minimun is 128 but it will run really slow. I say 256 is the bare minimum and 512 is recommended, however it should not case his PC to freeze.
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