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#1 tank77pa


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Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:20 PM

Compaq Presario SR2013WM Athlon 64 3800+ Media Center PC

General Features:
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 pre-installed w/COA
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ processor
512 MB DDR2 RAM (2 GB maximum)
160 GB SATA hard drive
DVD±RW LightScribe DL drive
Integrated video
Integrated audio
Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface
56K PCI Modem

Motherboard Features:
One (1) PCI Express x16 slot
Three (3) PCI slot
Two (2) DIMM sockets

Front I/O Ports:
Two (2) USB 2.0 ports
Headphone jack

Rear I/O Ports:
Two (2) PS/2 ports
One (1) 15-pin VGA port
Two (2) USB 2.0 ports
One (1) RJ-45 Ethernet jack
One (1) RJ-11 modem jack
Line-in, line-out and microphone jacks

Case Features:
Two (2) 5.25-inch external drive bays
Two (2) 3.5-inch external drive bays
One (1) 3.5-inch internal bay
250-watt power supply (100-240V, 50/60Hz)

Case Dimensions:
15.25 x 7 x 15.75-inches (H x W x D, approximate)

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need a lil help o this one
pc starts up and runs fine for about 15-20 mins the just freezes and wonr restart for 30 mins to a hour
what could be th possible problems i thought it was the graphics card but i disabled the onboard then installed a new card and still same problem

could this be the ram or processor maybe

thanks for the help

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#2 noknojon


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Posted 17 March 2011 - 08:29 PM

Hi tank77pa -

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 may need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present

If any of the freezes have Blue Screens ,
Please download BlueScreenView
No installation required.
Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.
When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.
Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply

Thank You -

#3 hamluis



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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:33 AM

I would start with the logical suspect...overheating.

Systems freeze for any number of reasons, including hardware problems...O/S problems...software problems...and malware problems.

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

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


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