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Old 07-22-2007, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've noticed the other day while watching a DVD on my pc that my computer locked up (no blue screens or shutdowns) and the sound stuttered. I thought it was a fluke. Then it happened again. Everything locked up. I told my friend the problem, he said to clean my case and replace the CPU fan. Which I did. I brought it home and after a few hours the same lock up happened. How do I fix this problem????

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Does your computer just turn off by itself while you were watching your DVD?

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Old 07-22-2007, 02:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It would only make sense to replace the CPU heatsink fan if it had stopped working, or if you needed to replace it with a fan that has a higher CFM to help cure overheating.
  • What are your system specifications?
  • What are your system temperatures?
  • Does it only lock up when playing DVD movies? If so what program, and have you tried a different program?

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