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Hanging computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by drron, Nov 16, 2001.

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  1. drron

    drron Thread Starter

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    (As in freezing, not as a chad!)

    I have a Gigabyte GA-5AA, v1.1, with an AMD K6/2-350, 256MB RAM that hangs frequently. I might turn it on and have it hang before it fully boots up, or it might run for 8+ hours before hanging. I can't seem to relate it to any one program that happens to be running, either.

    I've tried removing the sound card and I've used different modems, but this didn't seem to affect anything. The only thing I haven't removed is the Diamond Viper V550 video card.

    Any suggestions as to what might be the cause? And how to fix it?

    Drron
     
  2. slipe

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    What do you know about chads in Texas?

    Your easiest fix might be a format and clean install – works wonders.

    First try DocMemory – runs stress tests on your RAM: http://www.simmtester.com/PAGE/products/doc/docinfo.asp
    How could you turn down a $100 value, FREE for a limited time even if you had no use for it.

    Could be the video card. Have you looked for updated drivers?
     
  3. beach51

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    Hi drron,could be your power supply cord.
     
  4. drron

    drron Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    A few months ago, my power supply quit on me so I migrated everything to a new case/power supply. No improvement.

    A few weeks ago, I replaced my harddrive with a new one, formatted it and installed Win 98se (upgrade). No improvement.

    A week ago, I replaced the RAM chips with new, larger one. No improvement.

    Someone suggested that it doesn't seem to be a software problem, since none of the programs I've tried, such as Dr Watson, WinFix and AntiCrash5.0, have ever reported any errors that resulted in a crash.

    I forgot to mention that I have two case fans, plus the CPU fan/heatsink, which should be enough to keep it from overheating.

    I guess I'll have to get a new video card to try, since I have the latest drivers for this one?

    Drron
     
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