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Old 01-07-2005, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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there a few things that will crash my computer (what i mean by crashing is the computer will freeze and i have to press the reset button):
1-playing .rmvb/.rm files will crash my computer 95% of the time
2-playing music on wmp with a few programs running will crash 50% of the time
3-using a program to convert one file type to another will crash 99% of the time

any specific ideas on what it could be? e.g. types of hardwares? thanks

computer temp seems to be ok ~30+*C

comp specs:
Athlon XP 1800+
512 kingston pc2100 ram
60 gb maxtor/western digital? hd
geforce 3 ti200
sound blaster audigy
acorp/via mother board
10/100 ethernet card
pioneer dvd-rom
lite-on cdr-w
pioneer dvd-rw
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Old 01-07-2005, 02:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You might have some spyware, viruses or registry errors on your computer. Have you ran any spyware, viruse or registry cleaners?
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Old 01-07-2005, 03:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Check you ram, Also does your pc crash in gaming?
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Old 01-07-2005, 03:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the ram is brand new...everything is brand new...its never been booted..thats wut im trying to do...i just bought it all..and put it together...so im gettin a bit depressed.
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Old 01-07-2005, 04:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i did a spyware scan, a antivirus scan, and a registry cleaner. the computer still crashes. yes, it crashes in games 90% of the time.
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Old 01-07-2005, 04:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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CPU and memory look to be the problem.

Also, never run multiple proccesses while encoding files, encoding is a huge strain on the CPU, and especially for a 1800+, so that's probably why it crashes nearly all the time when you try encoding.
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i never ran multiple processes while encoding files, it still crashes.
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Old 01-07-2005, 10:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i know this sounds crazy but, uninstall sp2 (if ur running sp2) then get all available updates EXCEPT sp2. once all available have been installed, try re-installing sp2 again. this fixed random crashes for me on my brand spanking new built pc.
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Try memtest 86

http://www.memtest86.com/

put it on a floppy and boot from it
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