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Computer freezing and slowing down. Please help?


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#1 Master Qiang

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 02:13 PM

Hello, today when I was on a game (nothing hardcore) my computer COMPLETELY froze, and I only had one firefox window open along with MSN and yahoo messenger. It lasted for 7 minutes (I clocked it) then I finally had to shut it down manually, the computer then wouldn't turn back on. No power nothing for about one minute and 30 seconds. What could of caused this? Also my computer is slow and I have no known infection. My fan is super loud too. Any suggestions? Also should I be worried about my computers health?

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:20 PM

Sounds like the system might be overheating
Which fan is loud? the one on the power supply or the one on the cpu?
Is the fan oscilating in pitch?
Have you cleaned the system and fans recently?
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 05:23 PM

Its the one on the power supply I believe, and yes recently we cleaned everything in the inside including the fans. Its so loud I can hardly hear myself think sometimes, you really think its from over heating? Also I don't know how to describe the noise it just sounds like a fan is all. The fan has been this loud for a while, all the older computers and lesser models never made this loud fan sound.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 05:48 PM

Is it oscilating in pitch?
Im thinking bad power supply
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 09:07 PM

No its more the same in pitch, but a bad power supply might be it. I will look into it. How do you know a power supply is bad though?

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 04:35 PM

Oh dear lord, the computer went to a blue screen and the computer had to be shut down manually and wouldn't come back up for three minutes. Then when it tried to come back on it went on, and off, on and off for about 25 seconds before it turned on normally. Is there anything I can do to check whats the problem? :(

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:56 PM

What you are describing appears to me to be power related.
Power supplies arent expensive. Maybe 50 bucks.
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Posted 12 November 2010 - 10:26 PM

Alright, if its not expensive then I will replace it as soon as I can. Its kind of funny considering mine is newer then my fathers and he hasn't had problems with his, but a new power supply should also solve the fan issue. Thanks =)

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:23 AM

Before purchasing anything...I would swap the PSUs on your and your father's system.

That should produce a more definitive analysis before spending money.

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