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    Computer Freezing

    Well i got my new system up and running about two - three weeks ago and already having the computer freeze on me. Was having no problems (albeit the screen was sore to look at) while waiting a week and a half on a graphics card then a day or two after the computer keeps just freezing for no reason every half an hour or so. I've updated everything using Microsoft Update and have run AVG (only finds the same errors each time - normal registry files being changed), with Spyware Blaster, Registry Mechanic, Ad-aware and Spybot Search and Destroy all finding no problems. The screen will just freeze and the computer will need restarted, with a noticeable difference if i am playing music. The music will play an extra few seconds then make a DURR-DURRR-DURR noise. Here is the spec...

    AMD X2 4600
    2 x 1gb G Skill
    120Gb Maxter 6Y120L0 (is the only old part)
    Inno 3D 7600GT
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    Is there any clashes with hardware or software i'm not aware of? Or has my hard drive finally bit the dust after about 4 years?

    EDIT: o and the CPU is running at around 35 Degrees according to PC Probe...
    Last edited by deeloughran; 03-03-2008 at 09:25 PM.

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    Re: Computer Freezing

    Download memtest86 and see if you get any memory errors and also run prime95.

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    Re: Computer Freezing

    The last two times the computer has froze the computer seems to be running as normal (By the sounds of it) whilst the monitor is left blank.
    Will download them and run them and see how it gets on.

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    Re: Computer Freezing

    Sounds like a stop error (probably related to the graphics card so you don't actually see the BSOD bit). A similar thing happened to me ages ago. Have you tried downloading the latest drivers for the graphics card? You could also try flashing the BIOS?
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    Re: Computer Freezing

    You could also check the error logs if your running xp pro.

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    Re: Computer Freezing

    It seemed like this started when you added the 7600 graphics card. Check the BIOS to see if there are any settings for turning off onboard gfx.

    Or remove the 7600 and use the onboard (or old card you had) and see if the problem reoccurs. If not then you have a faulty 7600.
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    Re: Computer Freezing

    Well i downloaded the newest drivers from nvidia and it still occured. Just changed the setting in the BIOS from 64MB to 256MB for the graphics card to see if that influences it. There's no option to switch off onboard graphics. One thing i did notice was that the 3V continuously jumped above and below the safe limits continously if that were to bare any influence on freezing the computer? Will try flashing the BIOS soon if no joy.

    Also noticed that ad.yeildmanger keeps popping up on explorer and using this guide;
    Help with Yieldmanager Removal [CLOSED] - Geeks to Go!
    I tried to delete it...but found that i could not use system restore as it will restart and then load up saying that this date did not work and then tried booting into safe mode only to see my screen fill with a list of drivers in command type.

    EDIT: Well it happeend again but this time reverting to the black screen again, but i noticed that the music will just play normally and continue whereas when it freezes it starts to make a loud DURRR-DDURRRR-DURRR noise.
    Last edited by deeloughran; 04-03-2008 at 07:27 PM.

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    Re: Computer Freezing

    Did you try memtest86 or prime95?

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    Re: Computer Freezing

    Quote Originally Posted by Totem View Post
    Did you try memtest86 or prime95?
    Going to mate was just doing the things that took less time / simpler to do first. Bought the RAM in here off a person who was using it for a year and half so can't see it having errors? (though i am using it in a different board if that makes a difference?)

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    Re: Computer Freezing

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Midas View Post
    It seemed like this started when you added the 7600 graphics card. Check the BIOS to see if there are any settings for turning off onboard gfx.

    Or remove the 7600 and use the onboard (or old card you had) and see if the problem reoccurs. If not then you have a faulty 7600.
    Took the card out and still getting the same trouble so the card's alright, bought it from here who said it was working too?

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    Re: Computer Freezing

    Quote Originally Posted by Totem View Post
    Did you try memtest86 or prime95?
    My computer isn't even staying on long enough i'm afraid to run prime95, though i didn't get these problems the first week or so and the system was tested by a company which said no problems (when i got the system back) so i can't see the RAM being a problem?

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    Re: Computer Freezing

    Thanks for all the help here, brought it down to a computer store and found out that it was a virus due to downloading music grrr! Don't know how AVG didn't pick it up whilst hidden files were viewable? Anyways it's now sorted Cheers!

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