Sudden Lockups

  jc_ferrero 01:57 13 Dec 07

Windows XP SP2
AMD Athlon 3600+ x2

Just in these past few days it has started locking up at unexpected times, sometimes even during login. I've ran avast pro antivirus, spybot, checked the temperatures and they seem fine, ran a system restore to before the problem. And nothing has helped so far?

Any suggestions?

  Gongoozler 10:45 13 Dec 07

Faulty memory is often the cause of this type of behaviour. If your 1GB SDRAM is in 2 x 512M sticks, try with just one of them.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:30 13 Dec 07

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 click here

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

  jc_ferrero 23:48 13 Dec 07

Turns out that after I flashed the BIOS with the newest update, the problems seemed to disappear. It hadn't worked due to background processes the other time. However, I wouldn't doubt that there is a memory problem also, so thank you for your help guys!

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