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PC freezes when left idle!

by Konocti / December 27, 2004 2:04 PM PST

I'm using a P4 chip w/ over 768 ram. My pc seems to work just fine while I'm using it. The wierd part is if I leave it on and walk away, come back say an hour later it freezes. Sometimes I get the "Dangerously low resources" message. Usually though I will get a slieght movement of my mouse then it all freezes and I have to reboot. I'm not playing games or anything particularly demanding. It just seems if it's going to freeze it would do so when I'm using it...not when I come back to it! Any ideas!? Thanks!

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That's the big clue. Too much RAM.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2004 10:15 PM PST
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That's the big clue. Too much RAM.
by Konocti / December 27, 2004 11:18 PM PST

Hi Bob,
Thanks for the tip. However, the reason I upped my ram as I recall was because I started having problems w/ freezing. I was doing a lot of photo work & felt maybe I was maxing out my resources. I was going to upgrade to 256 (from 128) but rams so chip now that I went for the next largest number. I can try lowering my RAM just to see what happens. Thanks again for your feedback. See Ya! By the way, I'm a newbie at this forum. What's the bright red "M" by your name mean?

Konocti

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Struck by the "Duh, Factor!"
by Konocti / December 27, 2004 11:21 PM PST

Hi Bob, I just had another look at the forum. So of course I now know what the red "M" stands for! My computer solutions should be so easy! Have a good day!

Konocti

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I'm struck by that factor too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2004 3:36 AM PST

It's when I read such articles. "192 megabytes is a lot of RAM?"

Bob

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