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Old 03-16-2007, 04:29 PM   #21
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Default Re: Laptop freezes after 5-10 minutes. Recently reformatted and had 1 GB ram installed.

It's freezing again.
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Old 03-16-2007, 04:39 PM   #22
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Default Re: Laptop freezes after 5-10 minutes. Recently reformatted and had 1 GB ram installed.

So do whats been suggested so far. Have you even taken the new RAM out to see what happens? Everything you have said is pointing to that.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:34 AM   #23
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Default Re: Laptop freezes after 5-10 minutes. Recently reformatted and had 1 GB ram installed.

I don't have the tools to open up my laptop (and it also may void my 3 yr full coverage warranty).

I can have the repair service look at my laptop and they'll decide what to do.

But, a few weeks ago (before the RAM installation) the laptop wouldn't boot (it kept saying "Fan Error")

When I plugged in the power, it booted, and I never got the Fan Error again. Is it possible that all I need is a replacement fan? (could the freezing be a cooling issue with the extra power needed for the RAM upgrade?)
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:23 PM   #24
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Default Re: Laptop freezes after 5-10 minutes. Recently reformatted and had 1 GB ram installed.

Hang on, does that not mean that your warranty is already been voided? Its already been opened. Also if you have a warranty, then get it repaired on that, its what its there for.
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:36 PM   #25
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Default Re: Laptop freezes after 5-10 minutes. Recently reformatted and had 1 GB ram install

I've never opened it myself. The RAM installation was done by the school certified IBM center.

But yeah, I will be going either tomorrow or Thursday to give it in for repair.
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Default Re: Laptop freezes after 5-10 minutes. Recently reformatted and had 1 GB ram installed.

I would check the warranty, alot of them say that anyone who doesnt work for them will void the warranty, so it wont matter if they are certified or not.
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:55 PM   #27
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Oh like, I'm pretty sure it's okay. I bought my laptop from my college through IBM, and repairs are free for 3 years (this is the 3rd year). Also one time my hard drive needed a replacement, and it was free. And one time the keyboard needed a replacement and it was free. So it should be fine. It's the same people as previous visits.
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Default Re: Laptop freezes after 5-10 minutes. Recently reformatted and had 1 GB ram install

well, if its not the RAM then the next thing would be the Hard Drive, stuttering or freezing is sometimes a Hard Drive thing.
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