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Didnt help, same freezes again. - Replaced my graphics card with a graphic card from a friend to check if it was the graphic card thats causing the problems. Back to top #3 samthedagger samthedagger Topic Starter Members 21 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:San Antonio, TX Local time:12:00 PM Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:23 AM Thank you for your Go to Control Panel and once again sift through installed software and uninstall those which the user doesn't need. Perhaps the "no difference" comment applies to the most common cases where a disk is generally underutilised? –luapyad Aug 23 '09 at 4:29 1 Defragmentation will run once a week http://openfeedback.org/computer-freezes/crashing-randomly-after-hardware-upgrades.php

If you see a blue-screen while it happens, you can also just read the "Bug Check String" from it. You should worry when your computer is crashing regularly and consistently. Can you predict a number that is "randomly" chosen by a person better than chance? Could you provide more detail? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240411-31-freezes-random-interval-hardware-problem

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Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life. In such cases we have to first find out if it’s a hardware specific problem or a software specific problem. I know NTFS uses a MFT structure, but I never heard that this will necessarily always cause Windows to become slower. –sleske Dec 9 '10 at 21:58 1 I know Make sure you remove the CPU Fan and remove the dust as well.

I've also used Western Digital's 'Data... CPU manufactures anticipate their products being used in varying conditions and even the stock heat sink and fan are made to enable the product to work under most circumstances. If you are looking for some help on what to look for take a look at this Tom's Hardware review of sub $40 cooling solutions. Computer Hang Problem Solution Edited by hamluis, 09 August 2014 - 12:11 PM.

For example: “Do it five or six times …” –– do what? “We do it 10 times …” –– do what, and who are “we”? Perhaps a flaky RAID controller then. Another time, I just look at the DPC calls for someone that send me a dump through a mail, another time I look for the biggest I/O consumer for someone on http://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-fix-random-computer-freezes-and-reboots-caused-due-to-hardware-problems Only keep open what really needs to be open.

Your Devices Broadcast Unique Numbers, and They're Being Used to Track You How to Stop Your Webcam From Freezing and Crashing on Windows 10 How to Fax a Document From Your Memtest It starts at 37° and goes up to 45° and stays constant there. Join over 733,556 other people just like you! I suggest that you download memtest86 to test your RAM.

  • Try replacing it with a higher power unit and see if things become more stable.
  • In such cases, there are a lot of stress test software, which you could run to check the stability of your GPU like FurMark etc.
  • If however you still getting problems after following this, please say and I will try to help further.
  • To open "Task Manager" In the task bar, right click the mouse then select "Task Manager" On the performance tab you will see how 'busy' your CPU is also how much
  • It says 3 years warranty so I'm gonna send in the old one and maybe sell the replacement on ebay.If the new motherboard won't fix it I will throw the PC
  • If a person isn't smart enough of actually doing some self study on the things seen there, he should probably not be debugging traces.
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  • Next, make sure you have the latest drivers for all major devices in your computer (video, sound, modem, and network).

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The Computer Freezes Randomly Windows 10 If you have too many programs open at one time, your computer may be low on resources, and as a result, is freezing. Computer Freezes Windows 10 Driver related issue A computer lock up can also be caused by outdated or corrupted drivers.

I think it might have something to do with the external devices i have connected to my laptop: an external monitor, and an external keyboard with trackpad and an external mouse. have a peek at these guys Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. First thing is to determine if it's hardware or software. I'll go out on a limb and say I'm 90% certain it's going to be fixed by doing bullet #1. Burnintest

It might help as a start for beginners that don't have a clue what they are doing. Hardware failure If your computer turns off abnormally during or after the installation of your operating system, hardware components inside your computer may be malfunctioning. Image Credit: Alpha on Flickr JOIN THE DISCUSSION (5 REPLIES) July 20, 2015 Andrey For the memory problems, I suggest the Memtest86+ instead of Memory Diagnostics tool built into Windows. http://openfeedback.org/computer-freezes/freezing-randomly-when-web-browsing.php While I found errors on two of the sticks, there were very few (around a dozen); it is my understanding that this is not incredibly unusual.

Graphic Card:  Sometimes a GPU can cause system instability. Windows Memory Diagnostic dougglos replied Jan 11, 2017 at 11:45 AM Stuck in Aptio screen on Asus... B-RealJun 11, 2007, 4:27 PM Alright I'm gonna try it tonight with a new power supply and tell you if it worked.

My computer has been running non-stop for nearly a week now with no restarts or resets required so I consider the issue resolved.

alcattleJun 13, 2007, 3:04 PM Pretty rare that a MB dies after a year. With a specific crash message from the blue screen message in hand, you can at least perform a web search to discover what might actually be the problem. What does just ";" inside an "if" block mean? Memtest86+ Do you know the specification of the PC?

deadishduck, Oct 5, 2007 #13 lili1126 Joined: Oct 4, 2007 Messages: 34 deadishduck said: HI All, Out of intrest are you all using a USB Keyboard?, If yes try normal ps2 How can I test my memory to determine if it is bad? Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... this content When a program crashed, I can see the data that was on the stack.

Local time:09:00 AM Posted 09 August 2014 - 12:47 PM Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer. Or what should I try next? What temperature should my processor be running at? It may be that the voltage rails are drooping a bit under load, which explains why it's showing up more frequently with video playing.

Ecobee3 vs. Can you swap out the RAM? –chris Dec 14 '10 at 22:02 | show 2 more comments up vote 1 down vote I would suspect the power supply first. Operating system related issue Make sure your operating system has all of the latest updates installed on it. Also check the Windows event logs for around the time(s) the issue is apparent.

These will help you identify the problem. share|improve this answer answered Oct 30 '10 at 22:53 community wiki David Spillett It is a new PC (not refurbished). Serious issue with Windows If you have tried all the above recommendations and the computer continues to lock up frequently, it's possible that Windows may have been corrupted. In such cases, reset the BIOS to default settings or reset it by removing CMOS for a minute and put it back.  Make sure the BIOS firmware is up to date.