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computer freezing randomly

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by swain_a, Sep 15, 2003.

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  1. swain_a

    swain_a Thread Starter

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    i have a pentium3 system.since last week my comp freezing randomly.the problem started first while booting with windows xppro.it just locked.after pressing reset it ran fine but froze while i was working with shareaza.since then my system freezing randomly after every boot.i formatted my comp and installed windows 98.but the problem is still there.i checked my comp.fan is working fine.cleaned all dusts but still freezing.i'm a bit addicted with counter-strike.however my comp never freezes while playing counter-strike or aoe even for 5-8 hours.plzz help
    my comp is little more than 1 year old.i set my bios default mode.but the problem is still there.my keyboard and mouse is freezing.plzz help
     
  2. pronute

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    Can you supply a little more info on your hardware? P3 come in slot1 and socket 370, what is the processor speed and FSB speed? If you set BIOS to default and your processors FSB is 133MHz the BIOS default setting would set it to 100MHz or 66MHz depending on the chipset, that may be your problem.
     
  3. zeddy

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    A faulty mouse can cause this, try using another one.
     
  4. swain_a

    swain_a Thread Starter

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    i dunno much about hardware.however my speed is something like 133*something.tell me if this is the problem how to solve it.
     
  5. swain_a

    swain_a Thread Starter

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    ok i got it.my speed is 864 mhz.now tell me what to do next plzz.i'm frust with these computer.
     
  6. zeddy

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    If you download aida and run it it will give all the info on your system hardware which you can cut and paste to post here.
     
  7. swain_a

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    i checked with a new mouse .that didn't help.here is my system information.
    Motherboard Properties
    Motherboard ID 10/05/2001-601-686B-6A6LIM49C-00
    Motherboard Name MSI MS-6368

    Front Side Bus Properties
    Bus Type Intel GTL+
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 133 MHz
    Effective Clock 133 MHz
    Bandwidth 1066 MB/s

    Motherboard Physical Info
    CPU Sockets/Slots 1
    Expansion Slots 3 PCI
    RAM Slots 2 DIMM
    Integrated Devices Audio, Video
    Form Factor Micro ATX
    Motherboard Size 200 mm x 240 mm
    Motherboard Chipset PLE133
    CPU Properties
    CPU Type Intel Pentium IIIE, 866 MHz (6.5 x 133)
    CPU Alias Coppermine, CuMine, A80526
    CPU Stepping cD0
    Original Clock 866 MHz
    L1 Code Cache 16 KB
    L1 Data Cache 16 KB
    L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, ATC, Full-Speed)

    CPU Physical Info
    Package Type 370 Pin FC-PGA
    Package Size 4.95 cm x 4.95 cm
    Transistors 28.1 million
    Process Technology 6M, 0.18 um, CMOS
    Die Size 95 mm2
    Core Voltage 1.6 - 1.8 V
    I/O Voltage 3.3 V
    Typical Power 11 - 25 W (depending on clock speed)
    Maximum Power 16.0 - 37.5 W (depending on clock speed)


    Chipset Properties
    Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8601A Apollo PLE133
    In-Order Queue Depth 4
    CAS Latency 3T
    RAS To CAS Delay 3T
    RAS Precharge 3T

    Integrated Graphics Controller
    Graphics Controller Type Trident CyberBlade
    Graphics Controller Status Enabled
    Graphics Frame Buffer Size 8 MB

    Memory Slots
    DRAM Slot #1 128 MB (SDRAM)

    AGP Properties
    AGP Version 2.00
    AGP Status Enabled
    AGP Aperture Size 64 MB
    Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x
    Current AGP Speed 4x
    Fast-Write Not Supported
    Side Band Addressing Supported, Enabled

    BIOS Properties
    BIOS Type Award Modular
    Award BIOS Type Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
    Award BIOS Message W6368H8 V3.1 100501 15:41:33-VOYAGER1-L-HCL-LDS
    System BIOS Date 10/05/01
    Video BIOS Date 04/25/20


    what to do next??
     
  8. pronute

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    You motherboard has integrated video; with a maximum of 8MB shared memory not to many games can play on that configuration. Are you using a PCI video card and if you do did you disable the integrated video? And how much memory are you running? Your motherboard can only handles 1GB maximum, some motherboards will act this way do to much or to little memory. If you have 1GB try cutting that in half, and if you have 64MB try increasing it to 256MB.
     
  9. swain_a

    swain_a Thread Starter

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    i couldn't understand the meaning of what u told.how to find out whether i have a pci video card or not.as for 64 mb i have a 128 mb ram.i dont have much computer knowledge.plzz tell me how to check all these.
     
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    "DRAM Slot #1 128 MB (SDRAM)"

    This could be related to bad RAM, can you try borrowing another piece from someone to try. The RAM should be PC133. You can also try testing the RAM with a program from the below link, but I do not know how good the tests really are.

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?id=26

    What temperature is the CPU running at? Aida32 might tell you or you may have to check in the BIOS.
     
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