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Old 12-29-2007, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This started happening about 2weeks ago, The computer would loadup XP to the desktop and would be fine if i didnt do anything. But if i start a game or even start IE it would freeze for a second and then shut down, then i would have a problem trying to get it to load to the desktop, it would shut down while loading the OS or even while doing the quick memtest in the bios. The XP install was about 3years old so i decided to reformat. I still have the same problem. I've check all the temps and they are ok. cpu and gpu around 50C. Also if I let it sit for about 15min and then try running any program i won't have a problem, I've started to just leave to comp on for days, infear that it wont boot up again.

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Old 12-30-2007, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds to me as if the PSU or CPU is starting to go... What are your system specs? Might even be your mobo starting to act up, depending on how old it is...


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The fact that you have lag when you start programs means ur pc is having trouble loading the program. That's usually because there's heat problems, or insufficient ram/too-many-programs-already-running.
If it's fine after 15mins or so, that REALLY tends to suggest that its a memory problem. Go into the task manager and check the 'processes' and 'performance' tabs. If u see any programs running in the 'processes' tab that you don't need, try to shut them down. In the 'performance' tab, check how much free ram u have, both straight after the desktop has loaded, and after 15mins.
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I just reformated with all the updates, it's only running the basic processes needed, i can see the harddrive loading up and it only takes a few seconds to finish loading windows when the desktop appears. I posted this in another section and they said it might be the PSU, but i'm welcome to any other suggestions untill I get another PSU.
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