Help please: my computer keeps freezing.

  charlton200 19 Jun 11
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Hello, My computer keeps freezing after only 3 or 4 minutes. It’s a mesh 3.2 processor, 2 GB ram, windows XP, SP3, GE-force 6800GT graphics. I have checked all the connection and inside the tower. No programs have been downloaded. It’s been getting worse lately and practically unusable now. This post has taken 4 attempts to post it. Any ideas what could be causing it?

Thanks very much.

  johndrew 19 Jun 11

Open Task Manager and see if any software is hogging the CPU.

What software is running - how many processes.

Overheating? Have you checked the heatsinks for cleanliness and the fans for function.

  Les28 19 Jun 11

Have you tried running it in Safe Mode for a while to see if it still freezes?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19 Jun 11

FReeezing PC

  1. Overheat due to faulty / blocked fans

  2. PSU voltages

  3. Household power surges fridge etc switching on/off

  4. faulty memory stick try memtest http://www.memtest86.com/

  5. virus or spyware scan for both especially if shutting down with in a few minutes of switch on or internet use

  6. driver conflicts especially grahics cards get the latest drivers for your equipment

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