Computer Problem (Freezing)

By shoit21
Oct 30, 2007
  1. Hi all,

    I built a pretty nice machine 2 summers ago, whose specs should be available in my profile here. Recently I was playing World of Warcraft and my computer locked up randomly for the first time. I tried to reboot Windows and it got stuck at the loading screen several times.

    I reformatted and reinstalled Windows, and am now on the Desktop. However, I still am experiencing some strange behavior.

    The computer will freeze if I go AFK for a short while, but never if I am on it for hours on end. I can play WoW for 8 hours straight with no problems, but as soon as I go AFK for about 30 minutes it will freeze.

    I have cleaned out all the dust bunnies, and also downloaded Everest to get temperature and voltage values. Here they are:

    Motherboard 27 °C (81 °F)
    Aux 30 °C (86 °F)
    GPU 48 °C (118 °F)
    WDC WD740ADFD-00NLR1 27 °C (81 °F)

    Cooling Fans
    CPU 3068 RPM
    Chassis 3516 RPM

    Voltage Values
    CPU Core 1.26 V
    +2.5 V 3.20 V
    +5 V 4.81 V
    +12 V 11.46 V
    +5 V Standby 4.73 V
    VBAT Battery 2.96 V

    If anyone has any insight into what the problem might be or what else I can test, I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    AFK?? What does that mean?
  3. shoit21

    shoit21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    AFK means Away from Keyboard. i.e. if my computer is sitting idle
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    I'd say google and get memtest and run it for atleast 7 passes.
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