help on freezing issue

By irv0735
Mar 9, 2006
  1. I just recently built a computer and took it to a friends help to upgrade some of the programs and make it as good as it was capable of. When we were finished my friend suggested downloading 3Dmark05 and see how it does.(we knew that 06 would be too much for the CPU) While running the program, it froze about 3/4 the way through.
    Ever since then with the slightest overclocking turned on, it freezes when trying to download, watch video, or process anything big at all.
    Is the problem definately the processor, or could it be something else.
    By freezes, i mean it "freezes". Doesn't shut off, doesn't go black, just freezes image that was on screen.
    comp specs.
    2.0GB RAM
    200GB HDD
    256MB ati radeon 9550(not very good)
    AMD 64 3000+(1.81Gz)(also weak)

    any suggestions?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    The obvious advice is, don`t overclock.

    However, ocing amd64`s is a little different. Take a look HERE for further info.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. irv0735

    irv0735 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ya, I have stopped overclocking, but this does not give me the performance that I am looking for. Before I could overclock with no problems. Is it time to get a new processor, that does not need to overclock in order to meet my standards?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That would certainly be one way of improving performance.

    Did you look at the article I linked?

    Regards Howard :)
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