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Old 12-23-2005, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Slows down and freezes up

Ok, I built this computer on Thanksgiving. Was a great rig and was running excellent untill about 2 weeks ago when it started slowing down and freezing up after I got onto windows and tried to do a couple things. For instance...If I double click an icon on my desktop the hourglass will come on for 2 minutes and go away and nothing will happen. Or if I try to play Call of Duty it will only get so far then the whole computer will lock up and I will have to reboot it just to go back to the same thing all over again. It seems to run at about 20% of its capability and doesnt like to open anything up.
I have tryed to test my RAM with a memory test I have on a floppy that runs in DOS but this computer will not read my floppy from boot up. All my other computers do. I went into bios and changed the boot sequence from..... First boot - Removable drive(doesnt give me a option for floppy). Second boot - CD and Third boot - Hard drive. Still wouldnt read the disk in DOS. I tried a few other sequences but NOTHING!
So....I just bought new Ram. I didnt want to RMA the ram I have because Im unable to check if its bad or not. Besides I figured I couldnt go wrong buying another 2 sticks of 512mb to add to the computer.
Well I got the new ram and I replaced the old ram with it..But nothing. Still does the same thing. I have them both in the orange slots, the ones there supposed to be in. I have also ran all my Norton scans, Spybot scans, ran disk clean up and checked to see if I needed to run disk defragmenter...but didn't need to.
Well here are the system specs of the computer...
Case - Aspire X-Cruise
PSU- OCZ Modstream 520w
Mobo - DFI Lanparty Ultra - D
CPU - 3200+ venice
Video - Evga 6600gt PCIX
RAM - Corsair VS 2x512mb (1gb)
H.D. - Seagate barracuda 7200.7 80gb ATA150
Sony - CD/RW
Sony - Floppy
I would greatly appreciate any help on this issue. Its such a great computer, Its a shame that its running like this : (
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well... since you did all that.... could it be overheating?..., have you tried to overclock it?

you mentioned ram... was the inside dirty?
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No, Its not over heating. I have (4) 80mm fans and a 120mm fan not including the fans on the PSU. Case has amazing air flow and the computer is not enclosed in anything. I didnt notice any dirt at all in the case or in the ram slots. I am a clean freak and would have noticed right away.
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RAM - G.SKILL 8GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
H.D. - Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SATA III (SSD)
PSU - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V
Case - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
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Old 12-23-2005, 09:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I didnt try to OC it either. I have some weird programs running in my startup. Maybe that could cause a problem?
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RAM - G.SKILL 8GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
H.D. - Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SATA III (SSD)
PSU - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V
Case - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
Monitor - Dual Hanns-G HW191D 19" Flat Panel
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Old 12-24-2005, 06:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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might be software related...

try doing a windows repair...

run ad-aware, avg antivirus, etc...

or click start... run, then type msconfig... and click on the startup tab...

remove odd things, and things you would rather start manualy
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Old 12-25-2005, 07:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Arrow Computer performance properties...

Mandingo....
Check your 'computer properties performance'...
Go to 'My Computer', Properties, Performance.
What is your Free Space % ?????

Also you have to 'clean-up' your Temp. Files' from time to time. Go to ......TOOLS..... Internet Options...... and delete those temp. files........ if they fill-up, they will slow your computer down......

Just a thought....
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