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Computer stops responding and all programs close

by GalacticViking / June 18, 2015 9:19 AM PDT

I will now explain what happens:
Whenever I play a game or I am on skype with friends or I simply stay on the internet my computer will sometimes stop,all programs will stop responding (they wont start again either)and the only option I have left is to restart the pc. If this freeze happens when I am on skype the person who listens to me will hear a very loud static noise. Also if I have any video open when it happens the image will go crazy and random colors will op-up on screen before it closes itself.

Alot of people told me it might be from overheating. I changed my GPU now (the temp of the old one was about 70C now its 30C) but the GPU isnt 'overheating' now. The CPU is constant at 40C.

I will post my specs here:
-CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 710 2.60 GHz
-RAM:4 GB
-Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
-GPU:ATI Radeon R7 260x 2GB

Anyone please give me any advice

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(NT) Look at the system event error log.
by wpgwpg / June 18, 2015 9:56 AM PDT
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Please wait
by GalacticViking / June 18, 2015 12:54 PM PDT

Ugh you should wait a while because I cant force this error I have to wait for it to happen so please hold on

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Electrical AC interference
by James Denison / June 18, 2015 4:06 PM PDT

Check the caps on the mtoherboard or in the PSU. Or try a new PSU if he motherboard hasn't blown it's caps.

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So many ifs ands or buts
by DADSGETNDOWN / June 21, 2015 10:51 PM PDT

WAY too many things it can be.
Hard drive with little space, Bad ram, Leaking ram, mixed ram, Video issues, Power supply, Old very used OS install, best to format or new hdd. Drivers, .dlls or software conflicting, Slow Internet speeds or packet loss, and much more. By the way many things like Video or power supply issues can cause issues with the network speeds and such.

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