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Re: Computer Freeze Up's
I'm suspecting there is an overheating problem.
Try to open the case and place a room fan blowing on the components and mother board.
Even if it helps, you still need to take the computer to a repair shop, because the problem will only get worse.
If that doesn't help then try repairing the operating system, recover it or reinstalling it.
Do you keep the temporary files and cookies cleared? It is important to clear them out often, also run a defrag. You can also try a scan that will scan for and fix all errors in your system tools.
Hope this helps
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Possibly a compatibility problem with software. Check your task manager for for new or unknown processes, and check your startup processes for such issues. Also scan your machine with an anti-virus and malware scanner.
Hope this helps, careful what you download, and always scan before opening.
When booting up press F8 and boot in safe mode then run MSCONFIG and make sure your computer turns on running only basic programs. It could be you have a program running that is causing it to freeze as soon as you boot up. If it still freezes in safe mode you might need to repair windows using the original CD.
It is more likely you need to clean up your computer a bit. Try this START->PROGRAMS->ACCESSORIES->SYSTEM TOOLS->DISC CLEANUP select this and a box opens, place a check mark in every box, you need none of this as it is duplication of duplications, and run it. Say yes when it says Are you sure... Then when that's done (should take a while if you haven't done it for a long time or never) Follow the same path as to where the disc cleanup is only this time select ->Disk Defragmenter and click on Defragment and let that run. This process should be done weekly and it won't take long at all the next time. Now no matter what this will help you machine to be faster. The freeze you mentioned does bother me some, I would think the video and/or memory card could come to the center of attention. If so write back and we'll pursue that then.
When you say the screen freezes, do you mean the entire computer freeze, forcing you to reboot it? Or did the game freeze, and you're able to ALT+TAB or CTRL+ALT+DELETE your way out of the program?
If the whole computer froze, it's likely to be a heat-related problem on your CPU or GPU. You can check your temperature using several utilities, such as Speedfan or Everest, or very likely in your BIOS as well. Different CPUs have different overheating temperatures, but usually they shouldn't be above 80 degrees C at extreme load times.
If it's above that, try cleaning your fan using a can of compressed air (You can buy that at any computer shop), moving your cables inside your computer for better air flow, or (as a last resort) open the side of your computer case.
If it's only the game that froze, and not the whole computer, you could check your graphics drivers, or check for any patches for the game itself.
First try alt+control+delete option if u can reach on task manager. close all application from task manager and it should be good to go.
it might be number of reasons why your computer are freezing. but make sure about ur cpu fan if its stop working or not cooling your system 's processor. This fan is located on top of your processor.
that would be the worst one coz it could fry up ur processor.
Some other reasons may be faulty ram, any new hardware changes etc.
but next time please explain your situation little more thouroughly so its easy for anybody here to help you ..
Good luck !!!
what kind of freezing problem u r facing.
does it show any error msg and freez or without msg.
if without msg then what about ur ram. are u using two or more Rams in ur pc. if yes, then remove one and try again.
if not, then at what stage it freeze mostly.
The shutting down as well as the freezing issue could have been caused by any one or all of the hardware you replaced.......the trick is to change one thing at a time to help narrow it down
Assuming the Ram/HD/PS are new and ok I would look at overheating problems.... is the computer dusty ...look at the Heatsink on the CPU is it clogged with dust and are all the fans working ......use an Air compressor or a can of air from a computer shop to blow the dust out....
Another reason could be a Virus or spyware/malware ....run a full Antivirus/Spyware check ........
I would check the Ram and CPU. If you can swap the ram you have with good ram, or if you have more than one stick of ram in there take one out at a time to see if thats the problem.
Next go into bios and check the CPU temperature after you have been running your computer for a while.
The problem with diagnosing this problem is how much time in between freezes. 18 times in 6 months makes it hard to diagnose, because you won't know if you fixed the problem unless it freezes again after you changed something, and even if it does freeze again it could be because of an entirely different problem.