PLEASE HELP...My computer has froze for 2 years!

By jjjflipbackward
Oct 12, 2007
  1. Hi, ive had my pc for just over 2 years, and about 6 months after i got it it started freezing all the time, even today its froze 3 times.

    ALL games ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,freeze
    ALMOST all programs,,,,,freeze
    COPYing anything,,,,,,,,,freeze
    BURNING DVD,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,freeze

    you get the idea.

    to try and fix this i have:

    reloaded OS, done memory tests all fine, got a new PSU, new HDD's, still freeze even got the video card replaced, still the same.

    MSI K9MM-V M/board - VIA K8M800 and VT8237R HT1600 Dual DDR2- AM2 AGP8
    amd 64 3200+
    albatron 6800gt agp 8x
    2x 512 ram (no idea make)
    Sata hdd's
    win XP home 32 bit

    i think it must be a S**** mobo, (i know sata was an after though in the architechture of the board) OR the processor?????

    PLEASE HELP, i really need it to work better, for assignments rendreing over night and stuff. there must be someone who knows something about this mobo? Thanks in advance.

    Removed bold type
  2. Tedster

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

    1. check the cmos battery
    2. check the PSU with a tester tool AND multi-meter
    3. run memtest 86+ for at least 7 passes
    4. don't use bold next time. It is hard to read.
  3. Spleenharvester

    Spleenharvester TS Enthusiast Posts: 47

    I agree with Tedster, but is there also a possibility it could be overheating?
  4. jjjflipbackward

    jjjflipbackward TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your reply, im fairly sure its not the PSU, i'll check the CMOS batt,
    and do that mem test, but as for over heeating that may be a possiblity!

    How can i check for over heating?

    and to the tedster, ive noticed you have the same processor that i have,
    has yours ever over heated or froze like this?

  5. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    To check temperatures. you need to enter bios, and then go to pc health status. It will have all the temps there.

    Regards Jase :)
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Are both sets of ram the same type and speed?
  7. jjjflipbackward

    jjjflipbackward TS Rookie Topic Starter

    All temps look good! i did get extra high speed fans a while ago,

    Yes both rams are the exactly the same, 512 each ddr 400.

    where can i get this memtest 86+ from?

    thanks for your help everyone, this place rocks for getting responce!
  8. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    You can get Memtest from HERE. Also, follow the guide there on how to use it.

    It is recommended that you leave it running for at least 7 passes.

    Regards Jase :)
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Can you please provide details of your psu?

    Brand, output in watts and the output on the 12volt rail in amps. You`ll find this info on the psu label.

    I also suggest you download the free Everest programme and give us the details of your temps and voltages.

    Finally, check your mobo for bulging or leaking capacitors. More info HERE.

    While you have the case open, make sure you remove any dust and debris.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  10. jjjflipbackward

    jjjflipbackward TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks, it seems it will take a couple of days, well i got work to do, so the mem test will have to wait untill monday at best,

    Finally, check your mobo for bulging or leaking capacitors. More info HERE.

    Ha Ha sound like computers are feeling the effects of fast food!

    my psu is a thermal take 430W, i dont know what 12volt rail amp thingy it is, because i cant find a screwdriver to open it at the moment,
    i have also recently cleared away dust ect, but have never checked for capactors BULGING ect, cheers
  11. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    DO NOT OPEN YOUR PSU. It has a label on the side, it will tell you there what the max output on the 12volt rail is.

    Please note: please use the edit button, rather than making a new post where there are no other replies in between.


    Regards Jase :)
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