Freezing trouble

By Moospammer
Jan 30, 2010
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  1. Moospammer

    Moospammer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    Well, I've unpatched it! Succesfully I am 90% certain. It crashed shortly before I patched it so if it does it again... OH, How do I reach the page which tells me my core temp and other info? In setup do you press delete or was that just in 98 etc?
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,033   +70

    You may look at PC Wizard 2010 at CPUID its a very hefty utility to check hardware specs as well it also tells you temperatures :)

    It will give you something like this.

    Attached Files:

  3. Moospammer

    Moospammer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    Ah ok, I'll check that out now. I just have a sneaking suspicion. Can't spell n_n
  4. Moospammer

    Moospammer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    Ah, well thats shot down my thoughts. Weird though, the Processor temp is 20 but both my cores are higher than that at 34 and 39 respectivley.
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,033   +70

    Thats not bad at all.
  6. Moospammer

    Moospammer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    Well, as far as I can see now, There is no logical reason for my crashing software wise.
  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,033   +70

    Probably, lets see what happens. However, just to check stability of your RAM you can try to test it with Memtest86+.
  8. Moospammer

    Moospammer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    Holy *ohdear*, I just ran that PC test while playing on WoW and my cores temp has gone up to 56 degrees.
  9. Moospammer

    Moospammer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    And the memtest decided it doesn't want to run. It opened a cmd window and then closed, I can't delete the program now 'cause it's in use.
  10. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,033   +70

    You can terminate it through Task Manager. Its more appropriate if you download from here; you'll need to give it ample time as it will need that to run 8 passes.

    Here is the guide to run memtest; and N3051M has made it pretty easy to follow it as well :)
  11. Moospammer

    Moospammer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    Oh, I have to write it to a disk?
     
  12. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,033   +70

    No the newer link one shall run under windows as it says on the download page.
  13. Moospammer

    Moospammer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    ah, I see.
  14. Moospammer

    Moospammer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    Ran it to 700% twice, once on each card. No errors.
  15. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,033   +70

    Its a good news in a way that we can rule out memory stability issues. Did you have any more crashes ?
  16. Moospammer

    Moospammer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    I've had any supprisingly, but if/when I do again, I'll get back to you.
  17. Moospammer

    Moospammer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    I'm faily certain that heat was my problem after all, The computer is in a small, carpeted room near the chimney breast, since I left my window open and opened up the side of the computer (Saving for a new fan.) I havn't had any crashes (three days and counting). :)
  18. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,033   +70

    Cool :)

    happy computing, see you around then.
  19. Moospammer

    Moospammer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    Argh. Apparently not. It's been fine the last couple of weeks, only a very occasional crash which I let off but it's crashed 3 times in the last 12 hours now. I don't know what to do anymore.
  20. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,033   +70

    Please post all three minidumps with your next post.
  21. Moospammer

    Moospammer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    It's not a BSOD, there are no minidumps.
  22. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,033   +70

    Are the symptoms are same? and you are getting these freezes while playing games or surfing etc. ?

    Do you have any software (perhaps came with y our motherboard) to monitor temperatures? Or GPU's temperatures as well?

    Lastly, I'll advise you to turn on recording of memory dumps:

    1. Right Click on My Computer
    2. Click on Advance Settings (in the left panel)
    3. Go to Advanced in System Properties
    4. Click Settings under Startup and Recovery
    5. Under System Failure, Check Write an Event to the system log and Automaticaly restart
    6. Uncheck Overwrite any existing file.
    7. Click OK to make the changes effective, twice.
    (Assuming you don't have this on)
  23. Moospammer

    Moospammer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    If you look back in the thread you can see the symptoms, the computer will completley freeze (No mouse movment, no input whatsoever), all Outputs will freeze (Monitor freeze, Speakers will repeat last noise made) etc. Ctrl+Alt+Delete will not work as the computer is simpley stuck.

    If I leave the computer for long enough it will simpley unfreeze, but this can take from 15 seconds to half an hour.

    Minidumps are enabled, and I don't know about built in software, I can't remember how I got to the innitial temp section.
  24. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,033   +70

    You can downlaod PC Wizard; it gives you all the information about your system and also temperatures of CPU/GPU etc.

    Now, so far, we have tested RAM (although I suggest that you may run memtest again, atleast for 8 passes). But, I am thinking about your HDD + motherboard. Do you know what is the make of your HDD ? (By the way if you don't PC wizard will tell you that).

    I also want you to download Belarc Advisor; run it, and post it's report here (after erasing all product keys/personal information by opening the xml file in notepad).
  25. Moospammer

    Moospammer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    PC Wizard, already got it, that's how I found it first time. :)

    Two more crashes, Minidumps were enabled, I was watching online TV "OD" and was to lazy to get up, so it unfroze within 3 mins both times.

    Starting both up now,
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