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Dad's computer keeps freezing

post #1 of 8
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Like the title says it keeps happening and sometimes boot device led comes on and stays on.

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CPU AMD 955
Cooler Stock CPU cooler
RAM OCZ 4gb ram 10666
Graphics ati 5850
Casec coolermaster scout
PSU Corsair 850W
MOBO M5A99x (new just put in week ago old one died

the old mobo had the same issues if you need to know but only rare moments it froze. I need a clean install when i switched the mobo

The system is missing some mobo standoffs and it's a bit dusty inside the system. Also the room at night gets really hot so temps might be high on CPU maybe 50 at times but not always. I reset the CMOS and it's on now temps on Core temp say it's min 33 max 40 and GPUZ says 32. I'm not sure what's making it freeze after a while of using it some mights it won't freeze at all and today is the first time i've seen the boot device LED on.

Any ideas.
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post #2 of 8
which boot device led is on? for instance mine has led's next to the cpu, memory, and pci-e slots, they are red when booting then go off if all is good.
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Next to the PCI slot. When the computer froze a while ago i pressed reset and that LED came on and stayed on after i reset the cmos the system started. I don't know why it freezes now and again
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is it a pci slot or pci-16 ? and is anything in the slot? such as the graphics card.
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Pci 16
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Originally Posted by nani17 View Post

Pci 16

if the graphics card is in that slot then I would suspect a problem with it,
do you have a different graphics card you could try?
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post #7 of 8
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Yeah i was thinking the card was causing problems before. It worked all last night but just a minute ago it BSOD its becoming a pain in the ass
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post #8 of 8
Use BlueScreenView to see what caused the BSOD. It's a really light executable that makes the dump file readable.

As for normal freezes, take note of the time next time and reboot. Open up your Event Manager and take a look at your System logs. If you can find a critical error post it back here.
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