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Machine constanty hiccups

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Akito, Apr 2, 2004.

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  1. Akito

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    Windows XP PRO / 1.8GHZ PIII using this case/mobo:

    http://www.jetway.com.tw/evisn/oem/miniQ450.htm

    Essentially, the machine freezes for a 1/2 second - constantly. Happens while watching movies / playing games, etc..

    Happens on a new install - no spyware, no adware. All known updates have been applied. Tried several different hard drives with no luck.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Might be the GeForce 4 Ti 4600 driver. See anything in the device manager?
     
  3. Akito

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    It's not that machine. It's the PIV machine (I said PIII by mistake).

    The machine with the problem has an ATi Rage Theater card with latest drivers.
     
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    Tweaks/overclocking? Ram and cooling adequate?
     
  5. Akito

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    No tweaks or overclocking.

    256mb of ram, but happens at 512 as well.

    Current temps:
    CPU: 34C (93F)
    System: 29C (84F)

    :-/
     
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    Make sure the icf's enabled. Might try sfc too.
    I'd like to look at this box ;)
     
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    icf and sfc? durm..
     
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    icf = Internet connection firewall. In the Control Panel, R click Network Connections. L click Open. Find your connection R click it, and L click Properties. Click on the Advanced Tab. Make sure under "Internet Connection Firewall" you have Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing..." is checked. Click on OK.

    sfc = system file checker, restores corrupt, required or missing files: http://gingersnap.org/sfc.htm
     
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    How would ICF and SFC have anything to do with this?

    I have this exact problem (which is how I found this BB), and I'm starting to think it may be a video card issue.

    Hmm.
     
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