Computer crashes and freezes

By subzero20001
Jul 8, 2009
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  1. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 698

    You can take the side off your computer and have a look, don't touch but just look :)

    You can cause damage if you touch components without grounding yourself
  2. subzero20001

    subzero20001 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Okay, so I ran the test. after 9% into the test, it got stuck and kept running errors. The scrolling part of the screen was red and scrolling errors like crazy.
  3. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 698

    If you get any errors with memtest then it means your system RAM is faulty. I'd suggest replacing it, as it will be causing multiple issues with your machine
  4. subzero20001

    subzero20001 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Thank you so much I really appreciate your help, and now I can finally fix my computer haha.
  5. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 698

  6. subzero20001

    subzero20001 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    I ran memtest over night again just to make sure that was the problem, and it had absolutely no errors the entire night. I passed every test, but the freezing and crashing is still happening.
  7. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 698

    It may pay to try the system with a different PSU, if its not delivering the correct amount needed then this can cause issues.

    Does it work fine in safemode?
  8. subzero20001

    subzero20001 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    sorry I didn't get back in a while, no it crashes in safemode. I think what happened is that I had 3 different wow programs running at once, and it overloaded the ram or something but I stayed off wow for a while and it stopped crashing even after I started playing again.
  9. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 698

    3 different wow programs? as in 3 instances of the game?
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