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media player/internet explorer randomly crashes

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by psychomage343, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. i have had my computer going for about 5 months, and at times divx, windows media player, winamp, and internet explorer will randomly crash on me, i can play everquest for days, and any other game i got doesn't crash, everything seems to work fine except those programs, does anybody have any idea what this might be.
     
  2. does anybody have a clue, it's be much appreciated
     
  3. Polaris573

    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    Virus, adware, spyware, whateverthehellware, corrupted file or registry entry. It really could be anything.
     
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    And make sure that you reguarly update your computer's software daily. If not reguarly updated, it will be possible that you can get more s**t-ware on your system than normal.
     
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    your computer is going too fast.. slow it down a bit (a lot) and see if the random crashes go away..

    for anybody with an overclocked system to ask why their system crashes every so often strikes me as unbelievable..

    the answer without wishing to cause any offense at all is bloody obvious.. some part of it is going too fast..

    trog
     
  6. slow it down, it's been going this fast and much faster for about 10 months now. This just started. And i'm just wondering if maybe a particualar windows update file has something to do with it. And if you think you can come to a tweakers forum and tell everyone to slow it down you need to find a new forum to waste your time on. I've been building and overclocking computers for as long as i can remember, this isn't my first build it's more like me 30th and i've built more since this one it's what i do. Now, don't jump to conclusions and treat people like crap, because you don't know me. I was asking a very valid question, and a simple, "your computer may be oc'ed to far" would have been nice i don't need any more bull**** on top of it. Thank you.

    p.s. it doesn't crash... it hasn't crahsed in months. windows media player/internet explorer just started crashing, firefox does not crash, nothing else crashes, winamp doesn't crash, i played world of warcraft for 16 hours straight no crashes, games never crashes
     
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    well dude i recon my response has bin the most sensible one so far.. random crashes.. lockups.. whatever u wanna call em point to one obviouse thing.. easy to check out as well.. slow your system down and see if the problem goes away..

    if it dosnt.. look for a less obviouse reason.. when u find it come back and enlightlen the rest of us..

    trog
     
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    Your post was pretty inflamatory trog, it could have been stated a litter better. You can't blame him for being mad.
     
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    he he he.. yep perhaps i could have.. trouble is this board covers a very wide expertise spread.. form 13 years old just pulling there first computer apart with zero knowledge to those a little older with more experience.. kinda hard to alway frame your answer correctly all the time..

    but ask any expert why some things on an overclocked system are radomly crashing and u will get pretty much the same answer as i gave.. which bottoms down to slow things down and see if things improve.. in fact its something everyone should do before asking such questions.. and if u have u should say so.. having a guess at whats causing the random crashes gets easier that way..

    my system is well overclocked but some things randomly crash.. its the kind of question that invites the one answer.. he he he..

    i did use the phrase "without wishing to cause any offense".. seems i still did thow.. he he he

    trog
     
  10. hey trog, i'm sorry if i came out as a bit hostile. It's been a long week with computers not working right and all. All i meant was that yes i've tried slowing it down, and maybe i should've stated that prior to posting i've tried everything including fresh installs, bios updates, different older bios', and all i could come up with was a windows update. But alas i found out that it wasn't a windows update but an incorrect ram timing which i fixed and actually gained a bit of speed from it. So thank you for your suggestion and i'm sorry for attacking you trog. I don't see your sys in the sig, can you put it in, i like seeing what other people got, gives me ideas as to what is good to get and what isn't
     
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    no probs dude.. it did turn out to be hardware thing in the end thow.. random crashes with odd programes that arnt directly connected usually is..

    i will bung my specs in my sig just bin too lazy.. he he.. i kinda like clicking to see what folks are useing myself..

    trog
     

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