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drewhill

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When I leave my computer off for a long time (eg overnight) and turn it back on it will run for a few minutes then freeze. I have formatted my harddrive and tried 2 different operating systems which makes me think that it's a hardware problem. After I turn off my computer and then start it up right away it will work fine. Does anyone know what the problem could be?

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More info please. What hardware and most importantly what O/S?
 
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check that all the connections and cabling are secure. Try reseating the ram as well.
 
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Theres a very slim chance that it could be ur cpu getting too hot. If theres dust on the heatsink, clean it and see if that works. As i say it probably isnt the cause, but its worth a try.
 

drewhill

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I found out that I am missing my video card driver and my sound card driver. Also that my power supply only goes up to 250w but i've heard 2ghz athlon's require 350-400. I've narrowed it down to these 2 things. Any one have any guess on which one it is?
 
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Hi and welcome. A 250W P/S is a little on the skimpy side for a Athlon @ 2G. Especially more so if u are usin more than 1 (Ide Atapi Drv, Hard Disk) Devices + x number adapter cards ? I'd opt to upgrade that PSU, irregardless.
 
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