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Sometimes computer freezes for seemingly no reason

By Jskid
Sep 7, 2012
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  1. I don't know where to start. Sometimes the computer freezes for apparently no reason. I had 3 tabs open in Water Fox and it froze. It's done this before (with Fire Fox). Where can I look to find the cause?
     
  2. Flenix

    Flenix TS Rookie

    Is it just locking up that you can't move your mouse etc, but no error message?
    Or do you get a big blue screen or something similar?

    Also how does it "unfreeze" - do you have to reboot, or does it just unlock itself after some time?
     
  3. Jskid

    Jskid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 341

    There are no error messages, no blue screen, just locks up. I have to reboot.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,230   +232

    What are the computer's specs? Desktop or laptop? Power supply, motherboard, make and model?
     
  5. Jskid

    Jskid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 341

    Desktop
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LE
    Power supply: Corsair 660W ATX
    RAM: 8GB of DDR3 dual channel
    Windows 7 64bit (this one crashes) Mint Linux (never has crashed but use it less frequently)
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,230   +232

    Is Windows fully updated using Windows Update manually till no more updates are found? Are you over-clocking?
     

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