Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:20 AM
I have a Dell inspiron 1150 laptop running on XP.
It has a 30gb hard drive (plus I usa an external WD 250gb hardrive)
It has two 256mb chips giving a total of 512mb ram.
Recently I have been using Photoshop CS3 and after prolonged periods of use on this program or others the computer slows down, freezes, makes some clicking noises and then goes to a blue screen. The next day it will start up and run without any problems. The computer also runs fairly slowly when surfing the net or having a couple of programs open at once.
What I want to know is.....
How to stop it crashing to the blue screen?
Is there anyway of finding out if something is damaged or is it just overheating?
Should I upgrade my ram? And if so with two 512mb chips or one 1gb chip plus one of my existing 256mb chips?
Or should I just buy a new machine?