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PC crash issue

By Ancelot327
Jul 4, 2011
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  1. Hello everyone, well how do i start. My PC was working fine, till yesterday that the screen got freezed while i was playing a game (lineage2) so even the keyboard wasn't responding, the power button wasn't working either. The entire system got freezed so i had to unplug the power cable. When i plug in the cable i pressed the button and the PC was starting fine just a little bit accelerated. The system went up, OP booted fine but like 15 min later it got freeze again. I did the same again and then like 20 to 30 min later the problem happened. I though it was the video card so i removed the VC and i used the one integrated with the computer. I booted again the System boot fine till like 45 min got freeze again but the computer restarted herself without pressing the restart buttom. Since then the computer is having continous crash. Now im using it in safe mode with networking. Its been more than 1 hour and it havent crash. Im gonna tell the system specifics.

    AMD Phenom II 4x 64 bit, 3.2 GHZ
    4 GB Ram
    HDD 320 GB
    Motherboard ASUS Micro-atx
    Powersupply rocketfish 500w (crappy PSU xD)
    Nvidia geforce 8400 512 DDR2 (crappy video card i know xD)

    I dont have a hell of a PC but im gonna improve later with better parts :)
    If anything can be done i will apreciate that. Thanks.
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    The first thing I would suggest is to remove all but one of your RAM sticks and then run in normal mode to see if the freezes persist. If they do swap to another stick and try again, you may find it will only have freezes on one of the sticks. If that is the case then you will need to buy a replacement stick and your problem should end.

    As your system has rebooted itself this was probably due to a BSOD which will have created a minidump. Please follow these instructions to find the dump file and attach it to your next post for analysis.

  3. Ancelot327

    Ancelot327 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    the minidump file is empty.
  4. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    Try the diagnosis I described earlier for testing the RAM.

    As you system is not set up to save memory dumps then go through this guide to make sure it saves any future dump files. This is for Windows 7 but it is very similar for Vista and XP. You should state what version of Windows you are using.


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