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Computer freezing

by tonyrintala / October 19, 2013 12:29 PM PDT

About six months ago I noticed my computer randomly freezing and requiring it to be switched off, this happended on average once per week however recently it has increased in frequency to the point where it may happen every 3-4 hours. An interesting point to note is that when it freezes playing a video the audio still plays at an extremely slow rate, like a minute to get out one word..
I have also noticed that utorrent is freezing very frequently as well, this may be completely unrelated to the computer issue?

Can someone please provide advise on what to check. Thanks in advance

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Sadly with utorrent all bets are off.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 19, 2013 2:11 PM PDT
In reply to: Computer freezing

Great conduit for bad things.

In the meantime, tell the forum about your canned air use.

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by tonyrintala / October 19, 2013 3:16 PM PDT

I have never used canned air

I live in a humid tropical environment and as much as I try to keep things clean, the dust does seem to accumulate, do you think perhaps if I gave the internal components a good clean this may help?

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If not, why not let a tech at it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 19, 2013 3:46 PM PDT
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We have to stay inside our comfort zone. If you don't want to do routine maintenance then let your computer tech have it.

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