Computer Freezes Alot

By bronx718
Nov 18, 2007
  1. Every time i play a game or if i do some kind of video processing like converting large movies my computer freezes...It even freezes sometimes when i turn it on, it would get to the windows xp boot screen then freeze...I have to unplug the power to the PC to restart it...Can anyone help me with this problem?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "Can anyone help me with this problem?"...

    Yes we would be happy to, if you could tell us what your computer is. Things like make, model, amount of memory, processor speed and oprtating system, llike XP Pro, SP2... Understand?
  3. bronx718

    bronx718 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Field Value
    Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
    DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name BooGiE-F88F1D
    User Name Administrator
    Logon Domain MICHELLE-F88F1D
    Date / Time 2007-11-18 / 13:14

    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2800 MHz (14 x 200)
    Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 3000
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Morgan Hill i865GV
    System Memory 253 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Phoenix (01/05/06)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Video Adapter Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller (96 MB)
    3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics 2
    Monitor Dell E177FP [17" LCD] (641806773JMS)

    Audio Adapter Analog Devices AD1888/AD1980 @ Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-2/A-3]

    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 24DB
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive WDC WD800BB-08JHC0 (74 GB, IDE)
    Optical Drive LITE-ON DVDRW LH-18A1P (DVD+R9:8x, DVD-R9:8x, DVD+RW:18x/8x, DVD-RW:18x/6x, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    C: (NTFS) 76316 MB (55168 MB free)
    Total Size 74.5 GB (53.9 GB free)

    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

    Primary IP Address
    Primary MAC Address 00-13-20-5C-D1-C3
    Network Adapter Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection (

    Printer HP Officejet 5600 series fax
    Printer HP Officejet 5600 series
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
    USB2 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-2/A-3]

    DMI BIOS Vendor Dell Computer Corporation
    DMI BIOS Version A03
    DMI System Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
    DMI System Product Dimension 3000
    DMI System Version
    DMI System Serial Number
    DMI System UUID 44454C4C-00001020-802080C0-4F202020
    DMI Motherboard Manufacturer Dell Computer Corp.
    DMI Motherboard Product 0TC665
    DMI Motherboard Version
    DMI Motherboard Serial Number ..CN4811156302YM.
    DMI Chassis Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
    DMI Chassis Version
    DMI Chassis Serial Number
    DMI Chassis Asset Tag
    DMI Chassis Type Mini Tower
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Your Dell is very weak because of the lack of system memory and the existing on-board graphics controller. This is not your fault. Nice job on providing the system specs.

    My recommendations would be first to increase your systems memory from 253MB to 1GB. (64MB is taken by the on-board memory). Then update your on-board video drivers to the latest from Dell's support site.

    You could also upgrade your video by purchasing a video card
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