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Old 06-06-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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Exclamation PC freezes randomly Windows XP

I have a desktop that keeps locking up randomly. I asumed it was a heat problem but after checking the temps all seems ok apart from one which was constant 58-59 degrees.

I checked the RAM with mem test and done a couple of passes and all come back clear

Im running a hard drive check now from seatools however as the hard drive has recently been changed i dont think this is the cause.

I have run windows in safe mode and ran prime 95 and it still freezes. the only thing that is running is McAfee.

The chipset heatsink on the mobo seems very hot to the touch.

Im going to run something like linux on the system and see if it locks up. Im hoping this will dettermine if its a software/hard drive issue or if its a temp/other hardware issue.

It hasnt locked up whilst running memtest and seems to be running everything external of windows without a hitch.

Any comments would be great
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