computer wont stop freezing.. please help

By ragez0r ยท 60 replies
Apr 8, 2005
  1. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    hey,anyone still following this thread ?
    well the ***** is back.. it was going well for 2 weeks or so.. cuz 2 weeks ago i went itno safe mode and defragged both my hard drives and it ran smooth all this time.. but last night it jammed 4x.. 2x while i was playing video games...
    anyways. for those of you who dont feel like reading the 1st post and tell me that i need a psu.. heres what my pc has
    a new antec 400 watts psu
    new 1 gig ram
    new connect3d radeon 9550 (previously nvidia geforce somethign)
    2 hard drives
    2 disc drives

    anyone think this could be a result of driver conflict between nvidia and ati ?

    thanks for all your help
  2. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    yeah..its jamming alot now... i left my house today at 3:25 and i let the computer do its downloads.... i come back.. its frozen and it froze at exactly 3:32...

    its wierd.. i had 2 weeks of peace.. now its come back harsh... and it seems to have a preferance for the weekend or near the weekend.. or maybe thats my imagination........i think it might have somethign to do with the video card.. cuz i think it all started when i installed the card (but im not 100% sure tho)
  3. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    maybe try to swap it out and try a differt vido card if u think its the problem
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    did anyone talk bout 4x 8x voltages ?
    or maybe try disable video shadowing in bios
    from all this a quick guess it's a bios issue or you MB can't handle the card
    how about bios upgrade
  5. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    so i have to flash my bios ? umm that ive never done before
    any ideas on how i can do that ? and ill look for video shadowing

    and for swker98... i dont have any other video cards to test.. ive sold my last 1
  6. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    no1 seems to care huh ?
    well my computer hasnt frozen for 1 whole month.. till today
    so .... i give up
    im backing up and formatting everything
    if it still freezes. ill come back here.. at least ill know its a hardware prob
  7. Silverwolf

    Silverwolf TS Rookie

    I've been having crashes and jams for about a year now. They were first caused by BIOS settings (chipvirus thingy... and BIOS upgrade... worked for about a month without anything) and now they are hardware based... there are only a few choices on this with me... Power supply, cpu, gfx card or RAM. They all do work though, then again one doesn't properly, and this case of mine is something even three pros (they work with pcs for a living) couldn't solve... Even windows technical support doesn't have any clue about this.
  8. GoAvalanche

    GoAvalanche TS Rookie Posts: 42

    Look back at post #16. Good Advice. Save some more money and get a name brand psu...Fortron. I learned my lesson by getting a cheaper one and then had to buy a good one...Fortron
  9. dicksyo

    dicksyo TS Rookie


    Everyone has a problem! my problem is. no one answer my problem I post recently. :(
  10. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    dood.. i DID buy a new PSU.. antec... u didnt read any of my posts did u ?

    anyways.. doesnt matter.. no1 helped.. so i just gave up and formated my hd... it sometimes jams at the beginning before the winxp screen.. but thats about it.. otherwise it is fine... not a single jam

    ABAMOTO TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Have you considered buying a new PC? I mean, if you have the cash, after all this frustration, perhaps getting a new PC will ultimately solve your problem (hopefully)

    If not, check your event log and see if you can find anything from there... As for hardwares, you need to isolate various factors to nail down the final problem.

    1) when the comp froze, was the weather hot (like above 90F) or? If so, maybe your system is running too hot

    2) I am not sure if you bought new HDD. But try to get a new one and see if that would work out.

    3) M/B can be just bad? What about your RAM?

    4) Do you have software that conflicts each other? Such as two different AntiVirus system in one machine?

    If you think it is very likely a problem from video card, dont put ATi and NVDIA together then. Try to make your comp as simple as it is. One HDD, one video card, one disc drive, etc.

    At last but not least, is your computer networked or? Any firewall? Any of your other computers that may be infected by adware/virus such as Sasser on your network that you are not aware of?

    New Intel M/B: $105
    New 160 GB HDD: $120
    New whole advance gaming system: $900
    Ease from your frustration => priceless
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