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#1 Stocker

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 07:51 PM

It freezes every 10-15 minutes and then it will always turn back to normal 10 more minutes later. At first i thought it might be software issues but later i reformatted my hard drives and the problem was still there. Please help.



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Computer:
Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18813
DirectX DirectX 10.0
Date / Time 2009-09-06 / 17:41


Motherboard:
CPU Type DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2400 MHz (12 x 200) 4600+
Motherboard Name Asus M2N-E (3 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x4, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN)
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce 570 SLI, AMD Hammer
System Memory 3072 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Kingston 2G-UDIMM 2 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM2: Kingston 1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
BIOS Type Award (01/03/07)
Communication Port ????? (COM1)
Communication Port ?????? (LPT1)


Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT (512 MB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT (512 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Monitor LG L1752T (Analog) [17" LCD] (1609252503)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Analog Devices AD1988B @ nVIDIA nForce 570 SLI (MCP55P) - High Definition Audio Controller

Storage:
IDE Controller NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Storage Controller Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
Disk Drive ST350032 0AS SCSI Disk Device (500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Disk Drive ST380811 AS SCSI Disk Device (80 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H50N ATA Device (DVD+R9:10x, DVD-R9:10x, DVD+RW:18x/8x, DVD-RW:18x/6x, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
SMART Hard Disks Status Unknown

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 465.8 GB (409.1 GB free)
D: (NTFS) 60000 MB (41170 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 16308 MB (16217 MB free)
F: (NTFS) 8 MB (5 MB free)
Total Size 540.3 GB (465.2 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Mouse HID-compliant mouse

Network:
Primary IP Address 192.168.1.105
Primary MAC Address 00-1A-92-67-31-7C
Network Adapter Hamachi Network Interface (5.223.169.63)
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller (192.168.1.105)

Peripherals:
Printer Fax
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
USB1 Controller nVIDIA nForce 570 SLI (MCP55P) - OHCI USB 1.1 Controller
USB2 Controller nVIDIA nForce 570 SLI (MCP55P) - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device

DMI:
DMI BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
DMI BIOS Version ASUS M2N-E ACPI BIOS Revision 0701
DMI System Manufacturer System manufacturer
DMI System Product System Product Name
DMI System Version System Version
DMI System Serial Number System Serial Number
DMI System UUID 6033E76D-6E99DB11-99C5001A-9267317C
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
DMI Motherboard Product M2N-E
DMI Motherboard Version 1.XX
DMI Motherboard Serial Number 123456789000
DMI Chassis Manufacturer Chassis Manufacture
DMI Chassis Version Chassis Version
DMI Chassis Serial Number EVAL
DMI Chassis Asset Tag 123456789000
DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 4 / 2

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 08:31 PM

Freezing without an error message...is fairly typical of system overheating.

You might check the inside for dust, clogged fans, fans not turning, etc.

Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/

How to Avoid Overheating Hardware Secrets - http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/142

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:23 AM

I let my computer rested for the whole night yesterday but today when it starts up everything was still the same. I'm sure my computer was cool when i boot it.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 10:37 AM

You need to see if the CPU fan is working and if the heatsink underneath it is clogged with dust and lint
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 05:47 PM

It's still not working even after I've cleaned my PC.

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 05:59 PM

Are all the fans turning properly, including the one in the power supply?

Any error messages?

Have you checked Event Viewer for error messages which might be illuminating?

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

Have you checked your CPU temperatures?

Core Temp - http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 10:35 PM

Sorry I left the problem unsolved last year, but I found the answer at the end. I actually installed my OS on a defective hard drive and that was what causing the freezing every xxx minutes. Finally I had to reinstall and install the OS on a different drive. Hope anyone who come across with the same problem in the future can solve this.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 09:54 AM

Thanks for posting back with your resolution...happy computing ;).

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