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    any1 know of a good computer hardware service center/ specialist person or something

    my near new (4months old) computer keeps just totally freezing up... it can happen anytime anywhere doing anything... its starting to piss me of bad now... need to need to get it fixed up...

    when it freezes every thing inside still runs like normal... i have clear side so can see straight into it... all fans still spin at normal speed... temps are all stable around the 40degree level... no blue screen... no black screen... just plain old freeze in place... only way to fix is restart comp... its gotten to that point it happens way to much and i need major help...

    any1 know any1 or know wats happening...

  • #2
    4 months old? Warranty?

    Could be a number of things. Memory/CPU faulty (rare) or not seated correctly, SATA leads not secure, power leads not secure, driver issue, or mobo farked.

    If you don't know what you're doing in there don't touch it but it's really not that hard to check that memory, cpu, leads and video card are seated correctly. Just unplug the power then remove & reconnect each lead one by one then do the same for RAM sticks and video card.
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    • #3
      well warranty could be done but not for a while i built this computer with my dad in singapore... thats where he lives and works... i know the first thing u probs think is ... dodgy asain shit... not dodgy was bought legitimatly at proper shops no small little side stands um done system chek software thingy for like four days straight and all the hardware seems to be all good...

      stuff not seated correctly wouldnt lead to random freezes... like i could go on for a week and it wont freeze then it may freeze three times in one day its very very random so think that could be a bit dodgy... nd have moved ram around moved graphics card to other pci slot cpu has been taken out (carefully) and replaced with fan replaced bak on top... same with everything else :S so yea that is why its so weird i dunno wat it is...

      and have reinstalled windows about 6 times since i have found this problem 32bit and or 64bit still happens...

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      • #4
        sounds like your RAM. dodgy RAM always leads to random freezes.
        one stick or 2 of RAM?
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        • #5
          step 1: swap out power supply from a known working machine
          step 2: swap out RAM from a known working machine
          step 3: remove anything non-essential (optical drives, sound card, video card if it has onboard). If it still has problems then you have reduced it down to mobo/cpu or cabling.
          step 4: if everything is ok in step 3, start adding things one by one, until the problem reappears. Unless something really whacky is going on, it will be the last thing you added.
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          • #6
            2... here is a photo of the motherboard

            i have moved the ram from the two green slots... to one in the first green and one in the first orange... this was done because it says channel A DIMM1 + DIMM3 and still nothing...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by andy_b View Post
              well warranty could be done but not for a while i built this computer with my dad in singapore... thats where he lives and works... i know the first thing u probs think is ... dodgy asain shit... not dodgy was bought legitimatly at proper shops no small little side stands um done system chek software thingy for like four days straight and all the hardware seems to be all good...

              stuff not seated correctly wouldnt lead to random freezes... like i could go on for a week and it wont freeze then it may freeze three times in one day its very very random so think that could be a bit dodgy... nd have moved ram around moved graphics card to other pci slot cpu has been taken out (carefully) and replaced with fan replaced bak on top... same with everything else :S so yea that is why its so weird i dunno wat it is...

              and have reinstalled windows about 6 times since i have found this problem 32bit and or 64bit still happens...
              Stuff not seated correctly does all sorts of strange shit

              Sounds like you've got some bigger issues there. If you've reloaded winblows and it's still farked, you've a hardware problem. Caps around the CPU on the mobo perhaps or any number of other things.

              Run a memory test & HDD test. Lots of free utilities available online.
              In complete darkness we are all the same. It is only our knowledge and wisdom that seperate us. Dont let your eyes deceive you.
              Its the little things that make the difference
              Originally posted by IPIT on relationships
              If either/both of you can take a dump with the other person being next to you within a week of meeting them then you're in with a VERY good chance.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by barfridge View Post
                step 1: swap out power supply from a known working machine
                step 2: swap out RAM from a known working machine
                step 3: remove anything non-essential (optical drives, sound card, video card if it has onboard). If it still has problems then you have reduced it down to mobo/cpu or cabling.
                step 4: if everything is ok in step 3, start adding things one by one, until the problem reappears. Unless something really whacky is going on, it will be the last thing you added.
                could be done... xcept i dont have power supply or ram from any other machine in working order...

                another problem is the intervils are so random i could take everything out or just one little thing out and if the problem still exists it may be in excess of 2weeks before it will freeze again... hence the weirdness

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Aphex View Post
                  Stuff not seated correctly does all sorts of strange shit

                  Sounds like you've got some bigger issues there. If you've reloaded winblows and it's still farked, you've a hardware problem. Caps around the CPU on the mobo perhaps or any number of other things.

                  Run a memory test & HDD test. Lots of free utilities available online.
                  have run both of these test a few times each with diff software and it says all is good... that was the first thing my mums computer guy did when i asked him to help out on it...

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                  • #10
                    yeah running the dual channel RAM allows the RAM to work at a higher speed, but if one of your sticks is dodgy, moving it to another slot will do nothing. i recommend taking one stick out completely and see if it freezes. if it does, swap and repeat.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by drifter View Post
                      yeah running the dual channel RAM allows the RAM to work at a higher speed, but if one of your sticks is dodgy, moving it to another slot will do nothing. i recommend taking one stick out completely and see if it freezes. if it does, swap and repeat.
                      okay will try that one out...

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                      • #12
                        Intermittent faults are usually a loose or partial connection (poor mechanical join, dry solder joint etc), or as Aphex said a leaky cap.

                        If you don't have any gear to do any testing, you won't be able to get far. I'd recommend you take it to your local computer store.
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                        • #13
                          Anyone thought of trying a virus scan? Or a reformat of windows...?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by andy_b View Post

                            and have reinstalled windows about 6 times since i have found this problem 32bit and or 64bit still happens...
                            Originally posted by Michael/ View Post
                            Anyone thought of trying a virus scan? Or a reformat of windows...?
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                            • #15
                              .. have you checked the event logs?

                              My $$$ are on the PSU being faulty or the local mains power fucking with a marginal PSU.

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