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My PC has been freezing up recently. I've had it for a good year or so and everything has been running fine until now.

I need help on how to diagnose and sort out the problem.

My build is in my signature. Anything out of the ordinary that would cause this issue?
    
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I presume you've scanned for viruses and malware, then run memtest, then run chkdsk or one of the manufacturers HDD testing programs and found nothing?

Updated any drivers? Drivers can cause some strange side effects sometimes when they're not happy/conflicting with other drivers...
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what programs are specifically running when it locks up? how soon after it boots up? does this happen every time?
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post #4 of 18
Aye, is it random lockups which happen anywhere, any time, or do you have to be doing something specific for it to occur?
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post #5 of 18
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Well I've scanned for virues and malware using MSE and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Haven't ran chkdsk, though.

I'm usually running programs like Raptr IM in the background and not much else except required processes. I generally use Game Booster to turn off unnecessary programs and processes for me since I'm too lazy to run services.msc...

But yeah, the random lockups happen anytime and anywhere. Sometimes it locks up when booting, sometimes it freezes when I'm playing a game or when I'm trying to watch a video on YouTube. Very, very random...

I've also updated drivers recently. I'm using the latest beta drivers for my Nvidia card... Could that be it?
    
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post #6 of 18
updated drivers for everything or just the card? couldnt hurt to go to the latest released drivers and see if it makes a difference. i had problems with my GPU locking up though due to heat caused by gaming or something similar.

perhaps test your hdd also to see if there are any issues:

http://support.wdc.com/product/downl...&sid=3&lang=en
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post #7 of 18
The latest release drivers for nVidia sometimes lock my system during boot; but it's stable in Windows... might be related, as our hardware isn't that similar.
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post #8 of 18
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Well the problem is getting worse. I rolled by my GFX card drivers to the latest non-beta version and scanned the HDD with the program dutch posted. Didn't seem to find any issues. I did receive a PM from one user saying that my PSU could be dying, which sucks because I totally do not have the money for a new one right now.
    
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post #9 of 18
Take each stick of ram out and see if it still freezes.


Could run memtest too with only one stick installed. Try them both, freezing is usually RAM related.
post #10 of 18
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I guess I also should also say along with freezing, my video has been dropping out and attempts to recover, but fails half the time.

Also: How would I perform a memory test?
Edited by Rahzzy - 7/22/11 at 6:24am
    
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