PC freezing (while doing easy stuff), PC starting real slow

By RekatLuos ยท 6 replies
Aug 12, 2010
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  1. Well, i built up my pc around 2 months ago (with help from specialists,they advised me,they put it together) . Everything is PERFECT ,pc is very powerfull (performant) ,except .....perfection doesnt exist..1st of all,the temperatures are about 44 degrees on everything (while in idle) and it may go to 60 (max 65 ) when in load for a long time .

    Well,the PC started freezing (everything got "locked" ,couldnt move mouse,keyboard not responding,everything and also there is sound loop ,1 second repeating itself till i restart the pc ) 2 weeks after i got it home,once freezing while i was playing (ok,i thought it was the temperature) ,once while i mounted a iso (happened twice,thats how i found out it was the mounting of the iso that caused it ) and another time (about 20 minutes ago) when i was watching a tv show episode ,that can also be called idle,cause it doesnt rly ask for much.

    And the 2nd problem,yesterday i shut down my pc,go to sleep ,after about 10 hours ,i start it back again ,it stood at loading about...2-3 minutes ,after that it shown me the windows xp booting screen (when it shows the bar that loads the windows) ,the duration of loading was as always,a few seconds,but then the screen went black for about...2-3 minutes and THEN it started my windows. I tried loading the Fail-Safe options in bios ,though it didnt actually help (and now,i tried ....2 times to go into the bios,looks like its not actually loading up the bios ,or ive gotta press the button a hundred times). The most weird thing is that though it loads in 5-6 minutes (instead of 1 ) ,after the loading,the pc doesnt seem to be slow,it is as fast as it was so far.

    These are my specs :

    Processor : Intel Core 2 Quad 8400
    Video : Asus Radeon EAH5770 (also called ati radeon HD 5770 ,i think)
    Ram : 2 x 2 GB DDR2 Kingston 800 mhz
    Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-P43-ES3G
    O.S: Windows XP SP3 CLEAN (i added a custom skin later)

    sry for any grammar mistakes ,im rly pissed for spending money on smthn that freezes more than my old 1,8ghz pc did... i hope someone can help me,thx in advance..

    edit : a pic with temperatures and voltages -> http ://a.imageshack.us/img507/3611/41571344.jpg
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Are you still experiencing issues?
  3. RekatLuos

    RekatLuos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    kinda,it still freezes randomly (sry for late reply ,it stopped freezing for a while)

    also it looks like the very slow loading was because i had a microsd card plugged into my usb storage ,though i dont rly get it why ,cause it worked fine with it plugged for a while ,then started loading slow and after getting it out it came back to normal
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    This sounds like it might be a driver issue. Are there any updated drivers for this piece of hardware?
  5. RekatLuos

    RekatLuos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what type of drivers do you mean ? video ,motherboard ? as far as i recall they are all updated xD
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Your microSD card -- though I doubt there are any drivers for this. If it is runnning normal without then the issue lies with that card.
  7. RekatLuos

    RekatLuos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok lemme explain ,at first it loaded as usual with the card PLUGGED ,after a while (1 month i think ) it started loading very slow (from bios to windows) so i just got the idea to unplug the card and it got back to usual loading. So the problem is weird cause now it loads well with the micro SD plugged though back then it made it load slow .

    Also the pc freezes randomly (it can be twice today and then the next freeze the next month ) with or without anything plugged....

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