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Do computers freezes


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#1 Korin

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:59 PM

I heard that they freezes because it runs out of Random Access Memory, is this true



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:21 PM

Short answer: Yes

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:56 PM

Not only is that true, but the OS will begin to use pagefile or "designated HDD" space when no other space is available.

 

You will then see a "Virtual Memory Space Too Low" caption at the bottom right (in Win XP).

 

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Your best upgrade would be to optimize the RAM to fit the system ASAP!

 

You'll notice speed improvements running everyday programs with this upgrade. Overall system speed increase as well.

 

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:50 PM

I just wanted to ask as a general question, so I will use this topic for later as referance.



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:28 AM

Computer freezes, hangs, lockup or stop responding - http://whitecapcomputer.com/newsletter/articles/computerfreeze.htm

 

COMPUTER FREEZES - http://www.jrwhipple.com/computer_hangs.html

 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

FTR, as Louis correctly pointed out, Random Access Memory is just one of the many reasons that could cause a freeze to happen.

 

We never intended to mean that it was the only reason for a freeze.

 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:20 PM

yeah, thanks. I will check those links out, but what happens if a computer hardly freezes, is there a problem? my broswer will crash more than computer freezes.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:46 PM

A couple more related links:

Top 12 reasons that may cause a computer to freeze randomly
Main causes a computer freezes randomly

BTW, even legitimate programs like CD Emulators (Daemon Tools, Alchohol, Astroburn, AnyDVD) can trigger crashes, various stop error messages and system hangs so you may want to disable them if using any while troubleshooting.
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