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Freezing - Please Help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by petebec, Jul 15, 2006.

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  1. petebec

    petebec Thread Starter

    Jul 15, 2006
    My PC is freezing up randomly. Sometimes after 30 minutes, sometimes not for 2 days continuous usage, including Sandra burn-ins for hours. Video card was a problem (was overheating) replaced card and thought everything was fine, but it happened again, less frequently. The cursor just stops moving. There is nothing to indicate any other problem. No errors in logs. Suspected power supply, after Sandra reported 12V at 15.50V, but changing PSU returned exactly the same voltage in Sandra. CeleronD is running at 45 degrees with a copper ThermalTake sink/fan with Arctic silver. Memory modules rated at PC3200 2.5CL, running at 533MHz bus speed, and modules have heat spreaders but are quite hot to touch. Thinking about changing CPU to P4 3.0 Prescott. Motherboard is Asus P4P800SE. What could cause these freezes? Never happened before...

    PSU is only 300W FSP Group. I'm running 2 hard drives, 2 DVD burners, AGP card, and not much else. Celeron is only 76W. Is 300W enough for current system? If I upgrade to P4 Prescott, would I have to upgrade PSU, or would 300W unit cope? Any suggestions appreciated.
  2. gmcsierra99

    gmcsierra99 Banned

    Dec 7, 2005
    does 1 of the HD's have a virus? did you run scans, 2 check off viruses/spyware?
  3. qldit


    Mar 18, 2005
  4. Rich-M


    May 3, 2006
    Psu is anadedquate for what you have and could easily be the cause.
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