Windows randomly freezing

By Immaterial · 7 replies
Dec 18, 2006
  1. My computer started to randomly freeze a while ago, so I reformatted it. It's still freezing, however. I've tried reinstalling my motherboard drivers, but it still freezes... anyone have any idea why?

    Comp. Specs:
    nForce 3 chipset motherboard
    windows XP (No serv. packs installed)
    1 gig of RAM
  2. LeonE

    LeonE TS Rookie Posts: 17

    When it freezes, how bad is it? Will ctrl+alt+delete work and if so are there any processes showing as not responding (apart from explorer.exe)?

    When it freezes can you still move the mouse? If not, can you turn numlock on/off?
  3. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,000

    could be bad memory stick or overheating
  4. K@izerSoze

    K@izerSoze TS Rookie

    Check your CPU and MB temp in your Bios. Also check your ram. Can be any of those as well.
  5. Immaterial

    Immaterial TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm not sure if I can still toggle numlock, but my mouse doesn't move, and I can't do ctrl+alt+delete.

    I've downloaded a program (SpeedFan), and it's reading my core CPU as 39 C. Is that too high, or stable? I bought a really nice cooling fan (Zalman LED something or other) and put it on there, so if it's over heating I guess I put it on wrong.

    As for the RAM, would it be bad RAM, or just overheating RAM? I mean, would I need to buy more?
  6. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    39 C is deffinately not to hot, and I would say the ram is not over heating so if that is the problem u will need new ram.
  7. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,000

    Field Value
    Sensor Properties
    Sensor Type Winbond W83697HF (ISA 290h)
    Motherboard Name ASRock K7VT2

    Motherboard 21 °C (70 °F)
    CPU 33 °C (91 °F)
    Maxtor 6E030L0 20 °C (68 °F)
    Maxtor 6Y080L0 14 °C (57 °F)

    Cooling Fans
    CPU 2446 RPM

    here is some info from my pc on temperatures if it helps
  8. Immaterial

    Immaterial TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I went ahead and replaced the RAM, and it works fine now. Thanks for all the help!
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