Desktop keeps freezing/lock ups

By Damianfishy
Feb 19, 2013
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  1. Hi all, I've been having a problem with my desktop it's been locking and freezing up alot recently will do it when basic web browsing or gaming. It's pretty slow on boot up also.

    The computer is an Acer Aspire AM3920
    which has a
    Intel core i5 processor 2300
    8GB DDR3 Vegenace ram
    600W PSU
    1TB Hard drive
    Nvidia GT430 graphics card
    Running on windows 7

    This problem occured after recieving my PC back from a repair from Acer around 5 months ago (they replaced the HDD) I've been using it for 5 months since and it started freezing when I received it back but now the freezing is allot worse.

    I have tried basic things like a memory test to check if bad RAM but it passed all the tests, I have tried using malyware bytes but no luck.

    If someone could give me some help it would be appreciated

    Thanks
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    In the bios, turn off CPU thermal and power saving settings. Also, disable C3 and C6 states. See if doing this stabilizes the computer


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