Random Freezes

By lcoperfield
May 20, 2008
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  1. I get random freezes at my PC. Mostly the PC just freeze and the image at the screen just stays there and u have to reboot the hard way... Some times it may crash. I know its a hardware problem and i really suspect the PSU. I upload the most recent minidumps but most of them were never created as the PC just freezes. The minidumps are only from crashes i guess... Could u help me out here? any help would be nice.


    Gigabyte mobo dont remember the exact model, Pentium D 3.2, 4x512 Kingston 400 Mhz, Nvidia 7800GS AGP, 500 Watt PSU (not a firm.... not even its creator knows it...)
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Inside the 5 MiniDumps:
    OPlease download, create bootable disc, of memtest, and run for 7 Passes
  3. lcoperfield

    lcoperfield Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I ran it and i get countless errors but i think its a slot that is problematic. is that possible? i get errors only when i insert a module in a specific position
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Yes, it could be the Motherboard
    You should try blowing out all internal dust
  5. lcoperfield

    lcoperfield Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 22

    i cleared all problems continue... i also noticed that whoever assembled the pc is using 24pin cable for a 20 pin slot in my mobo.... Could this be the reason for all these problems? could the voltage be too low for example?
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    The extra pins were designed to aid in the power consumption used in PCI cards (namely AGP and PCI-Express)

    But I'd replace it with the right one, if I were you.
  7. lcoperfield

    lcoperfield Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I ll replace the PSU (i would change it anyway... ) and tell u about the results. thnx for the help so far m8.
  8. lcoperfield

    lcoperfield Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 22

    ok now i ll drive u crazy... it was the fan from the cooler tha was shortcircuiting every time the fan was going above some certain rpm... i replaced the cooler with the default intel and everything is fine... was lucky to find it...
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Yes I've had that before
    I think it took me about 3 days bench testing to work it out
    Well done :)
  10. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,336   +49

    Well done, but recognise that overheating may have shortened the life of whatever that fan was cooling. Are you fully prepared backup-wise for a complete failure ? If not check out drive image software, invest in a second hard drive for backup purposes.
  11. lcoperfield

    lcoperfield Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I backup all my important files on an external HD. ty for reminding me though m8 ;)
     
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