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#1 Neyro

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 09:52 PM

I have a excruciatingly annoying problem.
I get these blasted annoying random freezes. Everything that's already running works in terms of audio, but becomes nonresponsive when I get them. If I'm talking to someone on Skype, I can continue to do so but the applicaiton is frozen and so is the rest of my computer. I can try to launch new stuff, but it won't launch until after the freeze is over. This goes for doing just about anything else as well.

I get no error messages ever whatsoever.

I got this only after buying a new GPU, however, a Nvidia GT 240. I only bought it to replace my Sapphire 3870 HD when I got these odd complete lock-up freezes when watching videos on things like Windows Media Player Classic HC. (I still have the old card just in case stowed away somewhere.) When reisntalling the drivers, I used Driver Sweeper to remove my old ATI drivers and install the Nvidia ones. Everything is fine but I still have a display driver/folder that simply wont be sweeped. Thought it was worth mentioning this.

I'm running XP SP3, Raid Mirror for my 2 HD's, AMD Phenom 9600 Quad Core Process (Black Edition), 2 GB RAM, and a Asus M3N78 PRO Motherboard, and my Nvidia GT 240 GPU.

So far I've tried Defragging and Fixing/Cleaning my Registery (I have full Backups) - seemed to make the issue occur less often, until recently, so then I tried clean-installing up-do-date Graphics Drivers since the freezes have been coming up too often. This seems to make it even more rare now, but they last a lot longer. I also checked if it's a heat problem. It doesn't seem to be, unless my Processor shouldn't be idling (at most running Chrome) at 45~50C.

In conclusion, Help please. :)

Edited by hamluis, 17 November 2010 - 09:15 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware ~ Hamluis.


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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 10:29 PM

What is the exact model number of your nVidia Card, and also can you post pictures of your case?

Also this:

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

The below is for those who cannot get online

Please take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:30 PM

You mean like take a physical photo of the inside of my Computer?
Speccy .txt attatched.
The exact model is a
EVGA nVidia GeForce GT 240 1 GB DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express.

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:31 PM

Don't attach anything I am asking for a link via Public Snapshot via File. Follow the tutorial again.

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:56 PM

My apologies.
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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:02 AM

What are these:

Optical Drives
PLEXTOR DVDR PX-740A
IDE DVD-ROM 16X
BQR 9UF092V8PIJ SCSI CdRom Device
BQR 9UF092V8PIJ SCSI CdRom Device
BQR 9UF092V8PIJ SCSI CdRom Device
BQR 9UF092V8PIJ SCSI CdRom Device


What kind of hard drives do you have? I cannot tell due to you having a RAID set up.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:07 AM

Two 500 GB's of some sort, I can check the model if you really want me to. Been using them from time immemorial.
And the 4 identical drives are Virtual Disk Drives.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:09 AM

Remove the virtual drives.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:16 AM

Done.
Made my computer work a bit to see if I can get it to freeze like it does.
No change.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:21 AM

When was the last time you dusted the computer out?

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:24 AM

Not too long ago. Processor fan right now has barely any dust, and overall I see no dust anywhere else (I tend to keep the side of my composter open).

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:34 AM

Keep the side of your case closed its not providing ample air flow.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:58 AM

Done. Some of my parts went a bit down in terms of Heat, so that's nice.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 01:01 AM

run it for a day, and see if your odd freezes go away. If they don't then post back here.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 01:23 AM

I've already said it isn't a heat/dust problem, but I'll run it for a day anyways.

EDIT: No change, been running it just about all night.

Edited by Neyro, 14 November 2010 - 11:10 AM.





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