Please help me, computer freeze/lockup

By xnomax
Feb 18, 2006
  1. Hi... i have had this computer for so long
    and have tried to figure out whats wrong but i just dont get it

    This computer keeps freezing just locks up with no reason
    Freezes in some games like Doom 3 or when loading windows XP
    installing if i am not fast enough to select options

    also freezes during memory tests like memtest86 and
    even prime95

    the system runs at 55celsius
    but i dont think its a temp problem since it freezes
    when everything is disconected and just installing windows
    xp or running a memory test

    MotherBoard D850EMV2
    CPU : Intel 850I Pentium 4
    RAM : 512MB PC800-40 RDRAM
    also tried 512MB PC-800-45 RDRAM
    and problem still persists

    any ideas
    and by the way i also swaped out
    the PSU with another 350W

  2. mattw

    mattw TS Rookie Posts: 88

    whats your graphics card? your PSU might not have enough power for it...

    mine used to freeze through-out games, and sometimes at the load up screen... it still does on occasion... but the freezing in games was down to my graphics card over heating...

    try taking off the side panel of your pc, then blowing a house fan on it... whilst you play Doom etc.
  3. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    It sounds like you have a memory problem. That board is specific about what RAM sticks are installed, how many are installed, and what slots they are installed in. Please specify your RAM configuration (the board has 4 slots labeled RIMM1,2,3, and 4, specify what RAM sticks are installed (make and model#) and specify what slots you have them installed in.

    Also, are you getting a BSOD (blue error screen) when it freezes?? and if so, what does it say??
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