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PC hangs

By jassy
Jun 5, 2006
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  1. My computer hangs up after a few minutes of using. I already formatted my HDD and installed fresh OS (Win XP) but after few minutes still it hangs up. Sometimes when I tried to power on my PC I can hear the beep sound, sometimes a voice message saying "CPU dropped". I badly need your help.What happen to this?
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    That could be caused by overheating. Check the CPU and motherboard temps and post them if you can. :hotbounce
  3. jassy

    jassy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    may i ask how to check the temp.sorry i dont have any idea on how.pls help me.thanks
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

  5. jassy

    jassy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks..ill try that then ill let you know how it was...
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Good luck, and let us know what happened... :hotbounce :wave: :grinthumb
  7. jassy

    jassy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i tried that and the temp is okay but still i encounter the same problem...what will i do now???pls help me :-(
  8. es84

    es84 TS Rookie Posts: 65

    Hi
    U need to check few things for me ,
    1. When is the system freezing , on a particulr software or a game .
    2. Hard ware sspecs for the system and how much RAM is installed on the system
    **** This can be a hardware issue or an issue with windows , first lets isolate it before we jump to conclusions
    Check for error in windows, how is the system freezing , is it giving an error message , is it happening when the system is on net .
    Incase of hardware this can be a number of components , let me know all this we can fix this . It is good that the system is unning at normal temp , reformatting hard drive does not mean that the issue is not with windows , it can be a program u instaled that is running in the background in windows .
    3. Is the system running normally other wise or is it running slow
    This issue wil take time ttoo fix , u can PM me as well
  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    What are the temps under heavy load (gaming) and idle?
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