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Packard bell system freezes??

By fimbles
Apr 18, 2006
  1. Hello!

    I have a two year old packard bell IMEDIA 3052
    Full specs can be found on the website.. google packard bell..( wouldent let me post a link sorry??)

    I have upgraded to 2x 256 mb ddr ram
    and a radeon 9600 pro graphics card. also 1 extra fan as the graphics card one is getting a bit noisy..( fixed with a bit of grease) but just in case..:)

    Ive never had any probs with this computer but recently the mouse freezes for a split second on screen and my pc lets out a single system beep. once or twice i have lost the mouse all together after this beep.. but after a restart everything seems ok.

    I have opened my case and gave my pc a damn good vacum because someone mentioned overheating to me..

    I have ran numerous spyware/antivirus/nortonsystem works and even a full system reboot.. but still the problem remains..

    The system beep is short.. the mouse freezes for about a second ( but the film i am watching.. ect, does not.)

    My system specs (in short ) are

    2.8 ghz celeron
    1gig ram
    radeon 9600 pro 256 mb gpu
    80 gig hardrive..

    Thank you in advance for any advice you may have on this annoying problem! :)
     
  2. beerabuser30

    beerabuser30 TS Enthusiast Posts: 294

    What kind of mouse is it? Have you tried getting new drivers or updating them?
     
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    sounds like symptoms of a failing PSU.
     
  4. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,273   +152

    hi.

    thanks for the replys..

    The mouse is a cheap optical mouse from trust. its p2p so it dosent use any drivers as far as i know..i never installed any and i never had any probs with it for the last 12 months or so.

    I get the feeling its a failing power supply myself.. is there any way i can test this out?? would it be better to change it now or wait till the old one dies first? or will that kill my processor???

    :O
     
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