PC randomly freezing
by Zashtys - 4/1/13 7:19 PM
I have a windows 7 pc that randomly freezes during daytime hours only. I don't really use forms that often so i don't know what info to put but if u need info ill give it to u.
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by: Zashtys April 1, 2013 7:19 PM PDT
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More Information Please
We'll need the make and model, home built or brand name, laptop or desktop, the types of things you've already tried to fix the problem....whether you've done routine maintenance such as removing the case cover and using compressed air to blow out the dust from around the processor, heatsink, power supply and all fans and vents, etc.
Although you've mentioned "daytime hours only" as the time it freezes, EXACTLY what are you doing when the lock ups occur? Playing games, on the internet, something else? What browser do you use?
In addition, have you run malware scanners to make sure you don't have spyware, trojans or viruses on the machine? Do you have anitivirus programs installed? If so, which one(s)? If you haven't checked for malware on the computer, try Googling "Malwarebytes", download the program, install it, update it, then run a full system scan.. Let us know what it finds.
Do you have registry cleaners/optimizers installed? If so, since they generally cause more harm than good, you should try uninstalling them and seeing if it makes a difference.
Hope this helps and let us know more.
This computer is home built but is still in progress to my ideal vision so right now it has an Antec Three Hundred Two Computer Case all stock as out of the box, Thermaltake TR2 RX 650 W power supply, Sabertooth Z77 Motherboard, Intel Pentium G860 Processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 Graphics card, 8gb DDR3 memory and i have 2 HDDs one 1tb for windows and files and 1 3tb for Steam and backup files. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium(x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601).
I've cleaned all the dust out before with compressed air but my house a fairly dusty so within a short time it builds up.
My computer can freeze up anywhere from 5 minutes to a couple of hours of when i start it up so right now a hoping it wont crash as I'm typing this.
The only antivirus program i have is Microsoft Security Essentials I do a quick scan every week and a complete scan every month.
I don't like to use those registry optimizer programs i think that there all garbage.
List of usually running processes: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0qlg8r39f5qpkyj/list.txt
I've been thinking lately that it could be the processor locking up because so far its frozen when ive treid to start another application. And one other thing is that this also happened when i did a clean install of windows 7 when there was only the 1 tb hdd so i think its a hardware compatibly issue but i don't know much about computer specifics.
Sorry for the mess of text im trying to do this before my pc crashes.
Thanks, Then I'd Start With These Two Steps...
First, I would remove the computer's heatsink, scrape off all the old thermal paste, and reapply a new, thin layer of thermal paste, then put the heatsink back on..
And next, because Windows 7 doesn't install its own drivers, I'd visit the website of each of your hardware items, then download and install the latest drivers for the computer's motherboard/chipset, graphics card, audio card, ethernet card, etc.
If that doesn't help, although I think it will, try removing the RAM modules, and place only one of them back in the #1 slot and test to see if the computer runs correctly with only one of the sticks installed.. (Unfortunately, you haven't old us how MANY RAM modules you installed.) The purpose is to see if one of the sticks is bad, so if the first one allows the computer to run correctly, then remove it and place the second module in the #1 slot.. Continue testing, one at a time, to see if you find a bad stick. If all seem to work fine in the #1 slot and the computer doesn't shut down, then plug them back in again, adding a module to the #1 and #2 slots, then the #3 slot, then finally the #4 slot, restarting after each one is added and running it for a while, to check whether a particular slot is having issues..
Hope this helps and let us know how it goes.
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