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What happens when you run the pc in safe mode with networking? does it still happen?
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by ingeborgdot;11958511 
What hardware monitor would be most effective?

try everest

or cpu-z & gpuz (freewares)
post #13 of 23
Open hardware monitor. Includes temp sensors for everything you need to check - and it's free smile.gif
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Ran memtest for 24 hours and no errors. Put in a new psu and still the same problem. What next?
    
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post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by ingeborgdot;11955441 
The screen got a little fuzzy and all the words and pictures etc went multi colored and the machine froze.

Same exact thing began happening to my old Athlon X2 system before it died for good. I narrowed it down. It wasn't the video card, RAM or HDD. That leaves the mobo and CPU (in my case I think it was CPU but not sure). My system was also built in '07. If your friend OC's and over-volts, as I did, it's likely his machine has reached the end of its lifespan.

Only way to tell for sure is to take out parts, one by one, and narrow it down. The obvious first choice is video card. Try a known good one. Then take out RAM and try known good RAM. If both of those are good, he's gonna need a new CPU and/or mobo.
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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by ingeborgdot;12049142 
Ran memtest for 24 hours and no errors. Put in a new psu and still the same problem. What next?
As thiussat said, check the video card next. If you don't have a spare on hand, just get a really cheap one that you can reuse or salvage a known-working one from an old machine. I have some old Geforce 4 MX440's around here that I just can't part with.
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post #17 of 23
I'd say your video card is the next palce to check. Stress it to see if it gives graphical lines.

When I had this freezing issue, I used this:
http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/17208-video-memory-stress-test-v1-5-112/
Run the test with and without the onscreen buffer for 60 minutes each.

If it passes, it could be CPU or Motherboard, if not you know..
    
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post #18 of 23
Thread Starter 
No oc, just standard on this computer. I just wonder how a video card can cause it to freeze like that.
    
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post #19 of 23
You're more likely to have got a dying motherboard, those Nvidia chipset boards aren't the best by a long shot.
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post #20 of 23
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After talking to someone I removed the video card from the 16x1 video slot and placed it in the other 16x2 video slot. I worked the machine to death and nothing happens now. It seems to work fine but what am I losing with this? Why would this work and not the other slot? It may go bad after they start really using it but at this time it seems to work.
    
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