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Screen Freeze / Monitor turn off


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#1 Rickykin

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 02:12 PM

My computer is around 1 year old. Recently it is has started to crash randomly. This results in either the monitor enterting 'power save' and putting itself on standby or the screen locking and me being forced to do a hard reset. sometimes it can work fine for hours at a time.

I know computer crashes are widespread in their causes and the question has no simple answer. But just some info on how i can start trying to fix this problem would be great.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 02:22 PM

Have you tried setting PC not to turn off monitor in Control Panel?

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 03:27 PM

Yeah, I think I should update my problem.

Its definitely not monitor related the monitor switching off is just a result of the computer crashing :-(

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 12:04 AM

Download, and install SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
Post your computer temperatures:

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 12:16 AM

Publishing a Snapshot using Speccy gives both, Broni (and more!). :huh:

Edited by keyboardNinja, 26 October 2010 - 12:16 AM.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 12:27 AM

From my experience, Speccy doesn't read temperatures correctly.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 12:42 AM

Yeah, there is a discrepancy of about 12C between Speccy and Speedfan on my Dell.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 05:29 PM

On my laptop and desktop, that difference is about 20C.
20, or 12, it's pretty serious misreading.
You can easily find an overheating on someone's computer, when in fact, there isn't.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:23 PM

BTW, I wouldn't be surprised, if Specy's temps readings are based on HWMonitor engine, which gives me very same numbers.

I checked my laptop and desktop with 5 different tools:

- Speedfan
- Everest Home (old version 2)
- Everest Pro (the newest version)
- RightMark CPU Clock Utility
- SIW

All readings from the above programs are either very same, or the difference is no more, than 1-2C.

It may be a good idea to contact Speccy's author and ask him what's going on.

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 02:49 PM

Thanks for replys carried out a temp check with speed fan got the following:-

Temp 1 = 49c
Temp 2 = 42c
Temp 3 = -128c
HD0 = 33c
Core = 0c


Processor is :- AMD Phenom™II x 4 955 processor 3.21 GHz

Not sure if that Oc on the core means there is no thermometer for the core it its broke. I have updated graphics drivers and it seemed to be ok but it has started crashing again. More so if i leave a game on a particular screen for a period of time.

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 03:02 PM

Let's double check...

Download System Information for Windows (SIW free version)
No installation required.

After it scans your computer, navigate to Hardware>Sensors and post all info from there.

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