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Computer Freezes (Multimedia and Internet)

by Quinindarinal / September 26, 2004 10:21 AM PDT

I have been experiencing computer freezes whenever I am downloading from the internet and running a movie, video, music, or some other form of multimedia. Lately it has been happening ALOT when I run Unreal Tournament 2k4. I am running a system that is home built, WIth a Soyo KT400 Dragon Ultra Mobo, an ATHLON XP 1800+, 512 MB Pc 2700 Corsair RAM with a heatsink and a Nvidia FX 5200 video card with 128 mb RAM. I have a 450 watt power supply (tru power) and keep the computer very well ventilated and dusted. I have also run adaware repeatedly and this does nothing to help. I am also on a VERY fast cable modem connection.

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Re: Computer Freezes (Multimedia and Internet)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 26, 2004 10:40 AM PDT

1. The heat test. I know you have fans and such but remove the case cover and try again...

2. The speed test. Drop the FSB setting from 133 or 266 ro 100 or 200 and see if the unit works.

3. The RAM test. Only zero errors is a pass.

4. The pest test. Adaware, Spybot, Stinger and Housecall.

5. The P2P test. Got P2P? This test failed.

6. The BIOS test. It's likely out of date. Find out.

7. And the drivers. A test of today's builders is that they find all the current drivers. Microsoft doesn't do this for us.


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Re: Computer Freezes (Multimedia and Internet)
by Quinindarinal / September 27, 2004 6:36 AM PDT

Good ideas all. I have run through everyone of them and I am still suffering from this problem of the computer freezing. This is driving me crazy! Any other ideas?

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Re: Computer Freezes (Multimedia and Internet)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 27, 2004 6:50 AM PDT

"You are standing at the end of a road before a small brick building.
Around you is a forest. A small stream flows out of the building and down a gully."

At this point, your bios, OS, drivers and such are all current and there is no RAM failure. You now get to change the motherboard, video card, CPU to see which part is defective.

Since its a new machine, now is the time to call the supplier and ask what part they want back first.


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