Computer keeps freezing? idea's to fault find appreciated

By dwellernet ยท 4 replies
Oct 6, 2010
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  1. Hi, I wonder if anyone can give me advice.

    I am currently using windows 7 with a nividia graphics card and ASUS N1 3219 motherboard (which I believe is made for HP)

    however windows keeps randomly freezing, this happens in win 7, I have also tried a fresh installation of XP And vista and the same thing happens, it simply locks, no blue screens/errors etc so hard reboot needed.

    I have taken all insides out and re pasted the processor chip (amd quad core)

    I have done tests on the hard drive and hard disc.

    I dont (think) it is an overheating problem, well 90% sure its not.

    the graphics card did go through a noisy fan stage, however has been cleaned and was doing it before the freezing started and now appears to work fine.

    Anyway, I have no idea what is wrong with it, any help would be appreciated or idea's on how or what to fault find next to remedy.

    Thanks in advance

  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Please post complete specs of the system in question including PSU type/model etc.

    Stress test your graphic card with OCCT, and RAM with memtest (you can find it in techspot's download section). Run minimum of 8 passes on each individual RAM Module.

    Also ensure that your RAM's specs are correctly set in BIOS.
  3. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    Also, if overclocking, reset to mfg specs. - see if stability returns.
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Ah thankyou BW, I forgot that whole of the world except few of us do like to OC :eek:
  5. dwellernet

    dwellernet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your help, I will run the tests and come back to you.

    So far it is;

    Asustek A8NE-FM motherboard
    Geforce 7300GS Graphics
    3 gig RAM (4 rods, 2 1 gig identical and 2 512mb identical/different to the gig brand)
    AMD Athlon(tm) 64X2 dual core processor 3800+

    Win 7 (32) operating sustem, but have tried 64 bit, XP and Vista.

    ...tests running :eek:D

    Thanks again

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