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Win XP Pro.
Athlon XP 1800+ on a ECS K7S5A
256Mb SDRAM
Gainward Geforce4 Ti 4200 128Mb
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz


Had some similar problems after the video card went in with freezing, but they had cleared up in the last two weeks. Just installed everything in a nice new case and a 400W power supply. Now the system freezes randomly, to the point that it has to be shutdown. It'll freeze in the middle of booting windows, then freeze again during the disk check. Sometimes it'll go 15 minutes without freezing. But the end result is always the same, it freezes. It's also getting a Virtual Memory too low error when I shut it down regularly. That problem has been around since before these new freezing problems though.

I checked the temperatures, and it's running an average of 20 degrees cooler, fahrenheit. That's when compared with the system I'm using now, which is identical except it's a 1700.


So, any ideas? Any information I didn't provide? Thanks in advance.
 

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Welcome to the board,

Sounds like a memory problem, do you have any other memory sticks lying around, or if you use 2 to get the 256 try removing 1 and testing to see if the problem is still there, then swap and repeat.
 

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Hello, the computer Skaff talks about is mine. He did try moving the RAM. There is only one stick and that did not work. I can't imagine what has gone wrong....


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Welcome to the board, Playing tag-team I see :D

When the system freezes in XP do you get a screen saying anything about a Mini-Dump? Or does it simply lock??
(XP almost never does this, if it does it signifies significant hardware problems 100% of the time, no software problem will cause this.)

Also try checking the event viewer, both the Application and Systems logs and see if there are any Exclamation points or large red X's on any of the logs.
 

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It just simply locks. Although this morning it doesn't appear to be doing it anymore. This is exactly why I chose not to get into the tech field :]

If it acts up again, we're going to try switching RAM....past that, *shrug*
 

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Ok, it started freezing again so I had her(Sati) switch the RAM with mine. That made it freeze more. So I had her turn down the processor in the bios, because I know the stick she had in there before is PC-133, but mine may be slower. Everything seems to be working so far...
 

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Thank you :] And it's west coast or nothing at all for us!

Why does my machine hate me when I love it so much? In the past year I have gotten a new processor and motherboard, new vid card, new sound card, new case, new power supply and this girl is still PO'ed. She froze twice while doing nothing taxing (running outlook and typing a post) after 3 hours of operation. Now all links to Outlook are missing... This is getting odd.

I took Skaff's RAM and replaced mine with his. It wouldn't get past the blue check screen that shows up in XP when you don't have a proper shut down. It got stuck on the countdown at 8 seconds twice in a row. So, I changed the settings from 133/133 to 100/100 at Skaff's suggestion. We'll see what happens now.

Would anybody like to give me a stick of 512? Oh boy ;P


Thanks so much for the input! :]


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