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Old 01-31-2013, 06:30 AM   #1
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My computer beeps and freezes. It started this year like once a day then twice now it is up to 3 or 4 times per day.

A screen will load then a loud beeeeep! thats it screen frozen, nothing works then a few minutes later I am able to access the task manger and shut down whatever was loading.

After that it works as normal util the next beeeep and freeze. the computer was on full warranty until the end of 2012. I never had a problem like this before.

Does anyone have an idea how to stop this problem for good? Other than vuy a new computer.

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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Please provide your temperatures during idle (when not running any programs and just sitting on the desktop).

Please provide your temperatures during stress (running a game, using hardware diagnostic software, rendering a video, running a full virus scan, etc.).

Use the following programs to monitor the temperatures.


A couple stress tools to help with placing the system under stress if needed.
  1. Run Prime95 to test your CPU, RAM modules, and general hardware.

  2. Run FurMark to test the display card for artifacts and temperature issues.



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Old 02-02-2013, 06:34 AM   #3
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Hello

Thank you for the reply.
From what you are saying another possible cause could just be a good cleaning which I have not done in a while of the fan and housings.

Are you saying to download and run all of these or one of each?


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Use the following programs to monitor the temperatures.
Real Temp is a good CPU temperature monitor.
Speccy - System Information - Free Download will monitor all hardware temperatures.
HWiNFO, HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 - Hardware Information and Analysis Tools can be inaccurate for CPU temperatures, but is a good program for GPU temperature monitoring.


A couple stress tools to help with placing the system under stress if needed.
Run Prime95 to test your CPU, RAM modules, and general hardware.

Run FurMark to test the display card for artifacts and temperature issues.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:37 AM   #4
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I tried to download real temp but it appears to be a zip or win rar file and does not want to run. the computer also beeped when it was downloading.

I just downloaded another with the same results they do not just run themselves. How do I make them go?
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:23 AM   #5
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Speccy is probably the easiest to use. Download it, install it, and then run it from your programs through the Start Button.



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speccy results

Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
CPU
Intel Pentium E5200 @ 2.50GHz 37 °C
Wolfdale 45nm Technology
RAM
3.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 398MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0G679R (Socket 775) 40 °C
Graphics
SMB2230H (1920x1080@60Hz)
ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series (Dell)
Hard Drives
596GB ARRAY (RAID)
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H73N
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
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here are the results when running full scan with microsoft security essentials

Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
CPU
Intel Pentium E5200 @ 2.50GHz 41 °C
Wolfdale 45nm Technology
RAM
3.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0G679R (Socket 775) 40 °C
Graphics
SMB2230H (1920x1080@60Hz)
ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series (Dell)
Hard Drives
596GB ARRAY (RAID)
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H73N
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
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Temperatures look good. I would suggest you do some hardware testing.
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NOTE:
  • If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.
  • Run FurMark to test the display card for artifacts and temperature issues.
    FurMark Display Card Stress Test
  • Run display device memory tests to check the display card for memory problems.
    Display device memory tests
  • Run a disk check with both boxes checked for all HDDs and with Automatically fix file system errors checked for all SSDs. Post back your logs for the checks after finding them using Event Viewer. In Event Viewer, expand Windows Logs, click Application to let it load, right click Application and click Find.... Search for chkdsk or wininit to find the logs.
    For any drives that do not give the message:
    Windows has checked the file system and found no problems
    run disk check again as above. In other words, if it says:
    Windows has made corrections to the file system
    after running the disk check, run the disk check again.
    Disk Check

    Open Event Viewer
  • Run all Basic tests with SeaTools: S.M.A.R.T. Check, Short Drive Self Test, Drive Information, Short Generic, and Long Generic. Run the tests for all HDDs.
    SeaTools for Windows

    SeaTools for DOS

    Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
  • If you have an SSD, make sure the following are up to date:
    • SSD firmware
    • BIOS Version
    • Chipset Drivers
    • Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
    • If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site.

  • Run Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.
    Test RAM with Memtest86+
  • Run Prime95 to test your CPU, RAM modules, and general hardware.
    Prime95 Hardware Stress Testing Steps



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Hi thank you for eh in depth reply, oh my!

You wrote, "If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop."

I dont know what that means so I do not think I am doing it.

So just go through the things you have outlined in that order?

Then I will try to post the findings.

What is really weird is that the warranty just and I mean just expired.
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If you have an SSD, make sure the following are up to date:
SSD firmware
BIOS Version
Chipset Drivers
Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site.
I dont know what these are. It is looking like a trip to the repair shop if the beep gets worse. But thank you again for your assistance.
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I was not aware whether you had a solid state drive (SSD) since you did not provide all specs to us. That is why we generally ask users to follow the blue screen instructions even if they are not getting blue screens.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html
Also, I would recommend not using RAID for your system.
Why RAID is (usually) a Terrible Idea - Puget Custom Computers

Let us know how you get along with the diagnostics. If all else fails, remove your drives from the RAID array and install Windows fresh on just one drive to see if it provides more stability.



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Also, I would recommend not using RAID for your system.
I paid extra for that! why would yo say that? The article provided is subjective.

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I was not aware whether you had a solid state drive (SSD)
I have no idea. Do I?

I have read online that many people are having the same issue, imagine that.

Some state that changing from Google to Firefox for a browser is the key. I am currently trying this. They say that Google chrome causes the beep and freeze. How knows?
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I paid extra for that! why would yo say that?
Because RAID was designed with servers in mind, not for the home user in mind. It causes unnecessary extra complications that lead to headaches for the average user. Unless you have an IT background, I recommend avoiding those complications. Just my opinion.


Let us know how the browser switching goes. I know Chrome has been causing problems for a co-worker of mine, but that was on an Ubuntu system, so I do not know if it applies in Windows.



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