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Old 07-04-2008, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My high-end computer constantly freezes or restarts!

Hey guys I purchased my computer parts at about December of last year. I didn't want to take the time to put it together so I got someone else to do it. Here are the specifications:

-Q6600 Quad-core running @ default 2.4ghz
-2 x 2gb Kingston RAM
-8800GTX (Default settings)
-500GB Seagate hard drive (Only used about 50GB)

Well that's the important ones, if you need any other info I can post it.

Anyway, randomly my computer freezes for 1-3s and then comes back. Usually this happens due to internet lag, but usually it causes my latency to go through the roof. I haven't had this problem before and I don't think it's a virus. I use AVG (free edition) and all the files are updated etc.

My older computer is running more constantly than this new one. Also, sometimes if it freezes or during lag the entire computer restarts. Either that or it goes to this blue screen that mentions a physical memory dump, or something like that.

I'd appreciate some input on this issue as it is frustrating me greatly. I can't play games or do anything with this horrible freezing.

Completely Sunday, December 23/2007

Processor: Q6600 Quad-Core
RAM: 4GB Kingston RAM
Graphics Card: 8800GTX 768mb
Motherboard: Asus Striker Extreme Gaming Motherboard
Hard drive: Seagate 500gb 7200RPM harddrive
Monitor: 24" Samsung monitor
Case: Antec 900 gaming motherboard
Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard: TEC Sound
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Old 07-04-2008, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: My high-end computer constantly freezes or restarts!


Please read thru Osiris's guide to spyware removal.

Post a log up in the Analyze area:

That will check it to make sure there is nothing on the system. Other than that are you running XP or Vista? Are you running 32 Bit or 64 Bit?

If you are running 32 Bit please read thru this topic:

Difference Between 32 Bit (x86) and 64 Bit (x64)

It will give you some inside info on why running 32 Bit with 4GB of RAM and a big Video Card is actually counter productive.


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What are your temps when it's doing this? Are your temps fairly high?

Use CoreTemp for CPU, and RivaTuner for graphics card temps.

Also, do this: Start > Right click 'My Computer' (or 'Computer' if you're in vista) > Properties > For XP: Click Advanced tab; For Vista click 'Advanced System Settings' > under 'Startup and REcovery' click Settings > under 'System Failure' uncheck the box next to 'Automatically Restart'.

Now if it gives you the blue screen again, let us know the following:
-The words/message in all capital letters
-The STOP error code at the bottom of the screen; it'll be formatted like this: 0x000000##, where ## = some numbers and/or letters.
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