Help: Computer locking up erractically

By Asura000
Jul 17, 2010
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  1. Hey all,

    I've been having some problems with my pc crashing for a few months now. It seems to happen very randomly, like it could happen once 20-30 mins of the last crash, or go 1-3 hours between the last crash, or even a whole day!
    It recently went a few days without a crash, but started happening again frequently.

    Crashes seem to happen no matter what I doing, whether it be me on the internet, or playing a video game.

    When it crashes, there is no BSOD, no restarts no turn off's just a freeze/lock up, which requires me to hit restart.

    I've just cleaned my pc out with compressed air, but it seems to still be here.

    Any ideas? No idea what tests to run :(

    Windows Vista 64bit

    Arctic Power 700W PSU

    OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-9200C5 1150MHz Flex II Passive/WaterCooled Dual Channel DDR2

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 LGA775 'Yorkfield'

    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler

    Asus P5Q Pro Intel P45 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard

    Creative XI-FI sound card

    ATI Saphire 4870 Graphics card
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,185   +469

    How are your temperatures? Do you have spare parts to swap in for testing purposes?

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