Computer freezes without any clear pattern

  DenzelKittoe 22:41 23 May 14
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For about 5 months my computer continuously freezes without any pattern shown. I am using windows 7. Most of the time, when it freezes, there is a very high pitched sound and my computer screen freezes on whatever I was last on. However occasionally it will blue screen. I have asked my friends for advice and they have told me to get the codes from the blue screen. I haven't been able to do so, but was able to obtain these codes from the 'Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown'

Any help on this matter would be very greatly appreciated.

Many thanks, Denzel

(Sorry that I couldn't be more informative, I am not very good with computers :( )

Here are the codes I obtained: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1 Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem: BCCode: 124 BCP1: 0000000000000000 BCP2: FFFFFA80050E2038 BCP3: 0000000000000000 BCP4: 0000000000000000 OS Version: 617601 Service Pack: 1_0 Product: 256_1

  rdave13 22:49 23 May 14

The high pitched sound would come from your CPU or GPU cooler fans I would think. When did you open the case last to remove the ingrained dust?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:52 23 May 14

Run a memory test

  rdave13 22:55 23 May 14

Fruit Bat /\0/\ ,running a memtest when a fan is having hysterics?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:56 24 May 14

High pitched sound not necessarily a fan.

My old Pc some times screeches and freezes and only a reset will start it again I have a faulty mem module that plays up occasionally but as this old machine is only used for occasionally I'm not bothered about paying out more an expensive bit of old memory.

  DenzelKittoe 11:40 24 May 14

Oh well I have never opened up the case and cleaned it... that sounds like my first mistake.

I should also add that my dad built this computer from scratch so I can't give many specific details on it unfortunately.

  bumpkin 14:59 24 May 14

Oh well I have never opened up the case and cleaned it.

The first thing to do then as it costs nothing. As well as the fans be sure to clean the CPU heatsink (You may need to remove the fan for access). A soft paintbrush should do the job.

  wee eddie 15:02 24 May 14

That sound might be a Fan's bearings.

Once you have cleaned everything, which may prove sufficient, pull back the paper (usually with printing on it) covering the back of the motor, and add a drip of 3in1 oil.

  bumpkin 15:10 24 May 14

Oh well I have never opened up the case and cleaned it.

The first thing to do then as it costs nothing. As well as the fans be sure to clean the CPU heatsink (You may need to remove the fan for access). A soft paintbrush should do the job.

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