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new comp. keeps freezing, any ideas?

By Lloyd Christman
Oct 14, 2005
  1. Hi, i just got a customized computer and everytime i load a game, the game like freezes 20 secs. in...and then when i click on a program to load, it takes awhile to actually load and then after awhile it loads...and then freezes...and then works...after about 2 min too....any ideas on what the problem could be? Here are my spces.

    Intel Pentium 4 3.06 Ghz Processor
    1 GB Memory
    160 GB Harddrive
    GeForce FX5200 256MB (tryin to change to X800XL or Pro)
     
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    what motherboard do you have?
     
  3. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Posts: 259

    just post all your specs...
     
  4. Lloyd Christman

    Lloyd Christman TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    My specs are:

    Intel Pentium 4 3.06 Ghz Processor
    SOYO Motherboard
    1 GB Memory
    160 GB Harddrive
    GeForce FX5200 256MB (changing it to X800 Pro)

    ...if you need more info., jus ask
     
  5. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    PSU?

    i don't trust soyo at all, they have delivered consistently bad products.

    things to try:
    install/update all drivers to the latest version.
    update the bios (available from your MFG website, make sure your d/l the right program for your mobo.
     
  6. Lloyd Christman

    Lloyd Christman TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    How do i find out which drivers and bios i need to update? and what is a PSU? ya im a noobie haha
     
  7. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    perhaps you'd be best off by having the machine looked at by a technician or otherwise skilled person, because you have to potential to create a big mess unless you know what you're doing.
     
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    if you have to ask what a PSU is (power supply unit) you shouldn't be messing around building a computer until you have done all your homework (unless you constantly want to go to the store and buy replacement parts.)
    Read a good book on building computers first.
     
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