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Constant computer freezing

By ljastangs21
Dec 8, 2010
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  1. I just started experiencing constant freezing on my desktop. The only thing im running is a IE8 or Firefox with a few tabs open. Freezes up every minute or so and lasts for 30+ seconds and then starts working again. One thing I noticed is when the freezing occurs there is no sound from my computer. As soon as the freezing goes away I can hear my computer working again. Kind of like the loading/crunching sound a computer makes sometimes.

    Things I have done/checked:
    Dusted with air can
    CPU and Power fan working
    deleted some old files and programs

    Im thinking part of my RAM is going bad but im not sure.

    NOTE:

    Just replaced broken video card with a cheaper card that has no fan. This may sound like a dumb question but could the freezing be becaus the card is overheating? Do I need to install an external fan for the card?
     
  2. ljastangs21

    ljastangs21 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Does anyone think defraging will work?
     
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +69

    Your suspicion may be correct. This does sound like a heat issu which results in freezing.
     

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