Computer Freezing - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-11-2010, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 158
Default Computer Freezing

Hi, when I am just on the desktop with a few internet pages up and radio the computer freezes. This happens every 3-4 days. I just got done upgrading this computer.
The specs are:
its a dell E521
amd 5600+
2 gigs of ram
80 gb hdd


The cpu temperatures are very low at around 26c so it is not a overheating problem. What should I do?
__________________

michaelvvmm is offline  
Old 03-11-2010, 01:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Computer Freezing

Run memtest

Do a hard drive error-check.

Make sure you have all recent updates.
__________________

__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 03-11-2010, 09:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 158
Default Re: Computer Freezing

Ok I will do that.
michaelvvmm is offline  
Old 03-12-2010, 10:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 158
Default Re: Computer Freezing

Now it froze twice and rebooted without me pressing any bottons. This all happened this morning. What is the problem?
michaelvvmm is offline  
Old 03-12-2010, 01:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Computer Freezing

What were you doing when it froze? Was it loading windows? Going through BIOS?
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 03-12-2010, 02:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Naphtali14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chicago, USA
Posts: 140
Send a message via AIM to Naphtali14 Send a message via MSN to Naphtali14 Send a message via Yahoo to Naphtali14
Default Re: Computer Freezing

Sounds like your hard drive is going to me honestly; however it could be any number of different things.. Have your run he memtest and HD test like mindover told you to?
Naphtali14 is offline  
Old 03-13-2010, 11:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 158
Default Re: Computer Freezing

Yes I did do the tests and there was no problems. When it happened I was just on the internet and it froze. I also just installed a new hdd 2 days ago because I upgraded a lot of things, such as the cpu, ram,hdd, and I installed a dvd burner.
michaelvvmm is offline  
Old 03-13-2010, 11:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
joelm3103's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: -Trinidad- and Tobago, Caribbean.
Posts: 1,750
Default Re: Computer Freezing

This may seem crappy but I guess it's worth a shot, you said the temps are low...have you tried more than 1 temp monitors just to make sure all are giving accurate results? You can check HWMonitor, CoreTemp and Speccy. Also when it rebooted, have you manage to notice if there was a quick BSOD (sometimes it flashes fast)?
__________________
Need to update my siggy!
joelm3103 is offline  
Old 03-13-2010, 02:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 158
Default Re: Computer Freezing

I did not see any flash of the BSOD. ill try those programs.
michaelvvmm is offline  
Old 03-13-2010, 06:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 158
Default Re: Computer Freezing

I download them and they said that it was at around 38c. But speedfan is at 17c
__________________

michaelvvmm is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please analyze my hijacklog. mingming12 HijackThis Logs (finished) 49 11-20-2009 11:24 PM
Computer Freezing seacorb Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 09-01-2008 01:40 AM
Computer Jokes. Kharn Off Topic Discussion 8 12-19-2007 12:09 AM
A Computer Building Guide.....by Elbatrop1 Elbatrop1 System Upgrades 31 04-07-2007 08:26 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.