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Computer Freezing Problems

By Jester_uk
Apr 3, 2006
  1. Hi,

    Im Looking for some help, i have a 1 year old

    P4 3.01Ghz PC with
    120GB Hdd, a Radeon 256MB X800 Graphics card, and 1GB of RAM

    The problem is the last few months the computer has been freezing during gameplay and general use for 5-10 seconds every 5-20 mins where everything remains as it was but i cant do anything for those few seconds.

    At frist it didnt really care but it never stops and i cant deal with it anymore!
    im pretty sure its not the Graphics card as it has been upgraded from a 64MB card and the fans & heatsink have also been replaced

    I had hoped when i changed the G.Card and Fans that it would help but there is absolutely no difference whatsoever!

    Please help!!!
     
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

    What power supply do you have?
     
  3. Jester_uk

    Jester_uk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Power Unit

    I dont know wat type of power unit or anything, but i replaced it at the same time as the fans, the computer still froze before i had replaced it
     
  4. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    you didnt indicated the problem clearly, please have your computer serviced.
     
  5. Jester_uk

    Jester_uk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Clearly Described

    What Do u mean problem not indicated correctly?

    It keeps freezing for 5 - 10 seconds
    this happens on average every 7 or 8 minutes

    Just like i said earlier

    Im posting on here so i dont have to get it serviced!
     
  6. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    I'm asking about the power supply, PSU, 256mb cards tend to need a lot more power. The only way to know what the PSU is to take side panel off.
    Is this the same install of windows before and after?
    What MoBo do you have?
    I'd recommend updating all drivers:
    MoBo (motherboard)agp, chipset etc.
    video
    sound
    windows
     
  7. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    or did you buy the computer off from some company (for instance dell?)?

    Please put the company you brought from and the service tag/ part number here too
     
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