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XP freezes/Hangs aftera couple of hours

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Tech-Jinx :(, Mar 20, 2006.

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    I have a brand new custom built XP MCE machine that has begun freezing after being left on for several hours. I'm not sure the exact time as this usually happens overnight.

    When I first got the machine it crashed often, especially during graphics intensive games, (ie F.E.A.R), usually accompanied/preceded by a stage rhythmic white noise sound from the speakers.

    I changed the graphics card, (a PCI-E Geforce 6600 512mb), as the company supplying the system said it should be either memory or graphics card - and an overnight run through of memtest showed 0 errors in the memory.

    Now the system is much more stable - but does very occasionally crash during intensive operations - again with the strange, rhythmic white noise coming from the speakers and as mentioned above will hang if left on for a number of hours.

    Does anybody have a clue about this it's very annoying as being an MCE machine I want it to stream/record TV/Video but it can't record if it's freezing all the time. I'd rather solve the problem myself as it's so intermittent & hard to predict I'm not sure how they'd fix it if I send the thing back!

    System Details:
    AMD® ATHLON® 64BIT X2 4400 1MB L2 Cache
    1024 MB DDR400 PC3200
    ATI CHIPSET RS482-M: DUAL DDR, SATA, x16 slot
    SATA 250 GB HARD DISK @ 7200rpm 8mb cache
    4x +R DUAL LYR DVD WRITER (16x +/-R) (& RW) + 40x CD-RW (£25)
    512MB GEFORCE 6600 PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT
    HIGH END ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL SOUND
    ONBOARD LAN & WIRELESS 802.11G NETWORK CARD (£12)
    INTERNAL 7 IN 1 CARD READER WITH 1.44MB FLOPPY DISK DRIVE
    Silent 400W PSU + 120mm internal
    DIGITAL TV CARD
     
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