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Jumpy Video/Sound/mouse

by Fracrox / January 29, 2013 10:21 PM PST

When i start my pc the first time of the day after around 5 to 10 min the whole pc start jumping, this means video, sound and mouse... i just restart the pc then i can use it for hours with no issue...

I have changed the GPU 3 times so i don't think it is the GPU or well maybe any of you could help me identify the problem.

Thanks in advance.

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It sounds like not enough RAM, how much do you have?
by wpgwpg / January 29, 2013 10:54 PM PST

It sounds like not enough RAM, how much do you have? RAM is cheap. I upgraded my laptop with 8 GB for $42. What version of Windows do you have? My crystal ball was unable to tell me.

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8gb ram
by Fracrox / January 29, 2013 11:19 PM PST

mmm it is a bit strange i have 8gb ram, mypc is almost a year old. Is there anyway to check if is RAM relateD?

Why when i restart it then goes fine? did this happen to you?

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It sounds like you might have something eating RAM
by wpgwpg / January 29, 2013 11:51 PM PST
In reply to: 8gb ram

We still don't know what version of Windows you have, so I can't give you specifics. Yes, there're ways to tell what's happening with RAM, but details differ from one version of Windows to the next.

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Windows 7
by Fracrox / January 30, 2013 12:01 AM PST

sorry, i have windows 7 home edition.

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OK, here're a couple of things
by wpgwpg / January 30, 2013 12:13 AM PST
In reply to: Windows 7

First do a CTRL-ALT-DEL and select Start Task Manager. Click the Processes tab, then click the Memory header twice. This will show what's using memory with the biggest ones at the top. Be sure to check the box that says Show processes from all users.
If the above doesn't help, you can check the rather cryptic system event log. To do that click Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer. Once in Event Viewer click on the system log and scroll through the entries looking for those flagged "error" to see if you can find hints as to where the problem could be.

Good luck.

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