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Old 05-14-2008, 12:15 PM   #1
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I've been through hell trying to get my computer to stop freezing. My computer is custom built (three years old) and it never had any freezing problems until about half a year ago. This is what I've done to try and cure the problem.

- Uninstalled IE and replaced it with Mozilla FireFox (this seemed to help a bit because Mozilla isn't using nearly as much memory to run the browser)

- Bought RegCure and regularly use it

- De-fragmented my C: drive

- Uninstalled any unnecessary programs and applications

- Recently updated my video drivers

This is the deal. When idle, my computer never freezes. I can leave it on all night/day, whatever and it won't freeze. It seems to lock up when I'm actually using the computer, mainly when I'm browsing on the internet or using media devices. For example, sometimes I'll download a video to watch or tamper with iTunes and the computer will randomly just lock up and I'll have to restart. Sometimes it will lock up constantly after restarting, then other times I can go hours without any problems. Now what else can I do!? Please help! My Hijack logs never get any responses, so is there anything I can do? Thank you.
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:30 PM   #2
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freezes usuallly relates back to power or heat or the file system
what
cpu
video card
m/b
power supply
brand
wattage
what does the bios list your tempretures and voltages as
do you keep the inside of the computer clear of dust with a can of air
run
chkdsk /r



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Old 05-14-2008, 03:47 PM   #3
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freezes usuallly relates back to power or heat or the file system
what
cpu
video card
m/b
power supply
brand
wattage
what does the bios list your tempretures and voltages as
do you keep the inside of the computer clear of dust with a can of air
run
chkdsk /r
CPU - AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 2.16 ghz, 1 GB RAM
Vid Card - Radeon 9800 Pro
m/b - (have to get back to you...how do I find this?)
power supply (?)
brand - custom built...
wattage - ?
temps/voltage - how do find this?
: Yes, I have recently cleaned the dust out of my computer
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:09 PM   #4
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the power supply details you will have to look at the label on the side of the power supply
temps and voltages on the advanced page look under hardware monitoring or some similar wording
https://pc-wizard-2008.en.softonic.com/



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