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Old 04-21-2007, 04:47 PM   #1
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ill right i have a pentuim 3 prossesor 1 ghz
and half a gig of ram
with a 5500 fx graphics
and a while ago i started getting major freeze ups and my system became very
unstable
i new it wasnt my hardware becouse when ever i played a game my comp was fine no lag no nothing
games- wow, steam, unreal torrniment ect.....
and so today i desided to reformat my computer
i reinstalled xp and drivers ect
and every thing went smooth but i still freeze up when im on aim and firefox
and for a 1ghz and half a gig of ram this could be very easy and no problem
idk what to do
does any one have any ideas?
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:52 PM   #2
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Did it freeze up for a few seconds? Then go back to normal?
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:54 PM   #3
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no freezes up and i cant move my mouse or crt alt delet
so i have to cold boot i think its called(holding the power botton)
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:58 PM   #4
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oh, dunno your problem sorry. I just had my computer freeze like i described, and maybe thought it was the same. But anyways i just updated all my drivers and it fixed it. Do u have a firewall up? Not the windows firewalls, they are no good but a downloaded one. Because seems like u said it freezes up every time u get on Firefox or AIM.
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idk wat to do its really anoying
i used to im people surf the web and downloade music all at the same time no prob
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Old 04-21-2007, 05:05 PM   #6
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Oh well lots of things can cause your computer to freeze but try downloading Kerio Personal Firewall and try it out. Maybe its virus i dunno, i had lots of problems like that on my old computer. But mine was probably hardware problems.
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Have you scanned for viruses etc, are all your drivers upto date? Have you updated XP?

Maybe run memtest for the RAM, and run a HDD diagnostic from the HDD manufacturers website
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