PC freezing up randomly

By RenameHD
Mar 26, 2013
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  1. Hi everyone. So these past days my pc is freezing up randomly. And even once I started playing some games my PC started smelling as burning ruber. So immediately I turned everything off and went to look whats wrong. So the smell was coming from my PSU and I opend everything up and vacumed it. So after that I put everything together and turned on the PC and I noticed that the FANS were not working so I manually started them and they are working from now. Just wondering could that be the problem?

    P.S Sorry for bad english skills.
  2. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh Newcomer, in training Posts: 59

    Which psu you are using which graphic card you have tell your system specs.
  3. RenameHD

    RenameHD Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Sure.
    AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450 Processor (3 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
    ATI Radeon HD 5670
    PSU 500w thing.
  4. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh Newcomer, in training Posts: 59

    Motherboard? ram?
  5. RenameHD

    RenameHD Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    System Manufacturer: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
    System Model: MS-7599
    Available OS Memory: 6144MB RAM ( 1333 ) I belive.
  6. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh Newcomer, in training Posts: 59

    Di you overclocked your system?
  7. RenameHD

    RenameHD Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Not really.
  8. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh Newcomer, in training Posts: 59

    Upgrade your power supply to 650w you will not have any problem while playing games gpu fetches more power and your power supply is getting heated
  9. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh Newcomer, in training Posts: 59

    Earlier was it working well?
  10. RenameHD

    RenameHD Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yeah it was working fine didnt have any problems with it even with a little OCing.
  11. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh Newcomer, in training Posts: 59

    Check if you psu fan is running or not
     
  12. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh Newcomer, in training Posts: 59

    Sorry I just checked you mentioned that fans were not working... this was most probably due to that only there might be dust in your pc. clean it. blow air through it rather than vacuum .
  13. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 879   +170

    When you smelled burning from your PSU that should have been a good indicator that it needed replacing.

    However, Run some tests such as Memtest to check your RAM. While. I am inclined to say your PSU could be causing a great deal of the problems. Faulty ram could also cause PC freezing. It would be a good idea to check all your components functionality. When PSU's malfunction they could potentially ruin the whole system.
  14. RenameHD

    RenameHD Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yeah im looking for a new PSU. But none good available in my city. So yeah ill leave some test results here later :) thanks for the upcoming help.
  15. RenameHD

    RenameHD Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ugh also it seems that I can move my mouse when it freezes and I can speak on skype. They can hear me also and I can hear them!
  16. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 879   +170

    Yeah, it's hard to determine what exactly was affected by your PSU malfunction But, that should definitely be the first step to fixing your issues. Or, at-least minimizing future complications. You will not need a 650W PSU as another suggested. For your build a quality 500W PSU would be more then enough. Where do you live? I'm sure I can find a decent PSU for you.
  17. RenameHD

    RenameHD Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Well I live in Europe, Latvia you can leave the PSU names and I can look for them in my country stores for sure.
  18. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 879   +170

    Antec Neo Eco 520C
    That power supply is pretty cheap and of quality construction here in the states. Hopefully it isn't very expensive where you live. It would serve as a good power supply upgrade for you.
     
  19. RenameHD

    RenameHD Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ehh cant find non in my country..can you name some more ? Only one I found with the Antec Neo Eco was 400w one.
  20. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 879   +170

    What website are you looking at? Sure, let me find some cheap ones and I'll post back.
  21. RenameHD

    RenameHD Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Im looking mostly here. The bigest choice for me.
    I sent you a PM because I cant post the link here.


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