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Old 01-14-2014, 12:06 PM   #1
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I wish to ask if anyone can help me. Recently my PC has started freezing up, at no certain point, I could be on website or playing a game etc and the whole PC just freezes up. I can;t even get a task manager up or move the mouse etc.

I have no choice but to switch off the pc.

Im running window 8 and all my updates are up to date, none of the viruses or spyware is saying I have any issues in that department. I have also double checked all recent programmes I have uploaded, and have deleted some.

Does anyone know what could be causing the trouble?
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:10 PM   #2
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Computer Specs?

Could be overheating. Could be RAM. Could be a bad power supply. Could be CPU. Could be a Windows error.

Let's start with the overheating. Open the case and clean out the dust from the vents and fans. I use CoreTemp (but there are other monitoring tools) to watch my CPU tempurature. Start with one of these and watch how hot the CPU gets.

Pop out the ram and reseat it back into it's slot. You can also run Memtest86+.


Let's see where that gets us.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:15 PM   #3
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Thank you. I shall do that the now.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:04 PM   #4
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Also regarding the ram, Turn the computer off and unplug it from the power then hold the power button down which will flush the ram and get rid of everything.
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Or run readyboost on a USB it will help you out.
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Or run readyboost on a USB it will help you out.

How is that going to help?
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Check in the event viewer - eventvwr.msc or '%windir%\system32\eventvwr.msc' there may be clues to what's going on.
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How is that going to help?

It'll Use the space on the USB for running processes (effectively speeding up comp and preventing freezes)
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It'll Use the space on the USB for running processes (effectively speeding up comp and preventing freezes)

The USB drive has to be compatible to utilise this feature, Not just any and every sun will work..
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