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Pc freeze completely

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  1. Fitblood

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    I've been having this issue for a while but it hasn't done it for a couple of months. When i'm on a game or doing anything on my pc really, it will randomly freeze up and the last sound note will play over and over. One of the times it happened I recorded the screen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5ksb6mukBM&feature=player_embedded when this happens everything becomes unresponsive and I'm forced to turn it off at the back. I've tried everything to solve this issue and nothing has worked. Would appreciate any help. thanks
     
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    Left 4 Dead 2, good game. (y)

    When it crashes, not so much though. (n)

    Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the game?

    Have you checked temperatures to make sure there is no overheating problem?

    What's the make and model of the PC?

    If it's custom built, provide detailed descriptions of the rig in your next post.
     
  3. Fitblood

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    The pc is a novatech Iconquer. Intel I5 Quad 2.8ghz, Nvidia 460gtx, 4gb DDR3 ram, 1tb HDD.
    I have checked the temperature a lot but that isn't the problem, it has overheated a few times before, but it will just freeze for a bit then unfreeze when it cools down. Normal running temperate is about 25 - 30 and on a game it's 65 - 75. Re installing the game wouldn't help because it's done it on every game I've played (most recently battlefield 3, its crashed like that about 12 times today). It's also done that when i'm not on a game, just browsing the web or watching a film. I've tried so much to fix it, updating drivers, cleaning the inside, re installing hardware, cleaning registry, checking ram and HDD for errors and nothing helps. My only option left is to send it back to the shop but I kinda need it for college so i'd rather be able to fix it at home...
     
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    Could be that you need a more powerful PSU. What's the wattage on the one you have now?
     
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    The PSU is a Novatech PowerStation Gaming 500W Silent
     
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    I'm not a hardware expert, but I'm sticking with that theory.

    Maybe someone else viewing this thread will be able to confirm.
     
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    I agree that 500 watt supply might be on the low side for this system but the cpu heat change is also bothering me. unless you have a full time temp gauge you cannot see the max temp that the cpu gets up to. I have found in these situations that there is a problem with heat sink to cpu mounting and or not enough heat paste to transfer the heat away from the cpu. This requires pulling the heat sink cleaning the old paste and applying new paste. ArcticSilver is good.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I don't think its a power supply problem, I bought the pc from a very reputable store and I do not think they would sell it with the wrong power supply. it's 600 wats, not 500, my bad. Today I filmed my pc all day so i could capture it happening http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prdGb7FLLKs . the max tempt of my pc is 80 and while im on games it only gets to about 75, and this crash can happen when its around 30 so yeah... any help would be good. thanks
     
  9. sabo10

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    Hi Fit,
    I don't think it's the temp as in my experience when the PC overheats it shuts down completely, not freeze. If I had to guess it would be a video problem, make sure you have the newest drivers for your graphics card and also microsoft has a utility called "FixIt" when you run it, it will analyze your system and find most problems and gives you solutions. I've used it a couple of times and it seems to be pretty good. Just go to the MS website and search for FixIt.
     
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