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#1 keithy

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 04:33 AM

Hello again

just recently my PC has started sticking, I don't know how else to discribe it, the mouse will just stop for anything between 5 - 20 seconds and then start again for about 5 mins, really annoying, actually I say the mouse but it's everything sticks, if I'm starting a program, downloading etc, the hole lot stick.

my system info is:

Windows XP Home edition 5,1.2600 Service pack 3 Build 2600

X86 based PC

X86 Family Model 6 stepping 2 authentic AMD 2813 Mhz

Bios= American Megatrends Inc 1205, 12/11/2009

RAM 2,048.00 MB

I've scanned using:
AVAST free version
Malwarebytes' free
Superantispyware
Spybot resident
I also run comodo firewall

all of which show "clear"

If I reboot sometimes that works, other times the sticking will continue for about 30 mins after which everything works fine.

can anyone please help and give some advice, thank you

Edited by keithy, 11 September 2010 - 04:35 AM.


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Posted 11 September 2010 - 05:11 AM

Hi keithy,

Please try Emsisoft. It's an online scanner for IE. The definitions database is 4.500.000+ signatures; report here, if anything is found.

It could also be that your mouse is dying.

Regards, :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 09:25 AM

I would assume by sticking you mean freezing up.

If your computer is freezing up and this started happening out of no-where, I would have to assume your processor is starting to get too warm and this is a possible cause for the computer freezing up on you.

Solution, check your processor heat sink for dust build up, if you notice dust build up, you should get a can of compressed air and blow all the dust out of the heat sink.

Check the rest of the hardware in your computer for the same.

If you want to monitor your hardware tempertures you can download one of the following software to do this with, it will give you a basic idea what is possibly over-heating.

HWMonitor http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php

SpeedFan http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 10:00 AM

Thanks for the fast reply

I have a new processor & mother board since June this year
so everything in there looks fairly clean.
In July I bought a new Logitech keyboard and mouse as my old one died
Is there anyway of checking them out? just in case!

I ran the Malaware the quick scan found nothing.

I've downloaded the CPUID HWmonitor.
proccessor temps are 31 to 35 with no red warnings.

I will check the temperatures when it starts "freezing" again.

any further advice would be appreciated, and thank again

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 10:44 AM

Have you updated your video drivers to the latest ones available from the maker of your video card?

You did not post that information, so I can not direct you to a current download.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 12:44 PM

NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 12:54 PM

Suggestion:

Go to this link http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us if you prefer use automatically find drivers OPTION #2 and let this feature find your current video drivers.


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Posted 12 September 2010 - 04:44 AM

Thanks again Bruce

I will post what happens over the next few days

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 05:11 AM

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:57 AM

:thumbsup:

I am not sure if this means you have had any success or not.

Please keep us posted.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 11:33 AM

Hi there

I thought so at first, but tonight the same again
I down loaded and installed the latest drivers from your link
seemed to work but it now looks like I have to restart the PC, cause when I restart everythings fine?

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:02 PM

How much RAM do you have installed in your system?

Sometimes if RAM runs low, a restart flushes out the RAM.

It also allows components to cool down a bit during the restart, thus making things run normal again.

Video cards can cause issues as well when they start heating up.

It depends on how much space is inside the computer case for air circulation to take place.

How many cooling fans are in the computer case?

Sadly some computers only come with two cooling fans, usually found only in the power supply.

There should be several case fans as well, specially one in the front of the computer tower and at least one in the back.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 11:18 AM

Hi Bruce

I have RAM 2,048.00 MB

I am one of those with only one fan in the power supply, one on the cpu and one on the grafic card
I'm over in Germany (Münster) and we've had temperatures though the summer of 37 C which did not effect this PC, do you think fitting an extra fans will help? if so I'll try it.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 06:02 PM

Yes I would seriously add a few more cooling fans to your computer case.

I had someone bring me a Dell computer with only two cooling fans in the whole case, one in power supply and one on the processor.

When I did tests on the machine, I found that the SATA hard drive has been over heated several times, this was revealed by running a disk diagnostic tool on this hard drive.

This can eventually cause pre-mature hard drive failure or hard drive controller board failure.

This can be prevented by keeping all components in the computer case cool.

I can not stress enough, that the number one failure of most electronics is heat.

I would add at least one cooling fan to the front panel area of the computer case, blowing in at the hard drives if possible.

Check the graphics card and its heat sink for dust, or anything that might be causing issues with heat buildup.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:15 AM

Hi

it may take a few days to get the fans, have you any suggestions (Fans)?

Keith




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