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New PC keeps freezing on cold start but will work fine after Hard restart (I.E. pull the plug out on the wall) Motherboard and Memory have been changed. Uses Vista Home with 2GB memory no software other than Open Office and NOD32 Antivirus. It was happening before these were installed. Mother board is a Packard bell SIS-671-ZA7IGG01C-00. CPU 4500 Dual Core Intel. PS/2 Mouse and USB Keyboard. PC WOrld TECH Guys are stumped, Local PC shop is stumped and my brother is stumped which for him is unbelieveable though he thinks the CPU is not getting enough volts but the BIOS does not allow for anything to be change. So if anyone has another idea please chip in! Caroline

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    New Antec 500Watt tried and still the freeze happened

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Change the power supply. Your power supply is probably bad. try with new 400/450W power supply.

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