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Video or memory or what?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BigTex, Aug 24, 2003.

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  1. BigTex

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    My computer has been freezing up over a period of time. Does this mean that either my memory or video card is going out. If not what is it?
     
  2. Triple6

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    It could be absolutely anything. It could incorrect/corrupt drivers, a virus, adware/spyware, RAM, video, powersupply, motherboard, overheating, etc.

    Lets start with the easy stuff. Open up the case and check all the fans, there will be at least two. One on the CPU and one in the back of the powersupply. There may also be one the video and a some case fans. Blow out any dust and make sure all fans are spinning nicely.

    Also check for a virus. Go to www.trend.com and do a free online scan. Also download and run SpyBot Search and Destroy to remove any spyware, adware - http://www.safer-networking.org/

    Also where does it freeze, how long has it been doing this, what hardware and software do you have running?
     
  3. n2gun

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    It could be a number of things. Even the cpu overheating or some software using excessive memory or even excessive cpu usage at the time. try downloading spybot from the link below, get the updates then run it and see if that helps.

    http://www.safer-networking.org/
     
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