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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by regan1985, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. regan1985 New Member

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    my pc keeps locking up for no reason,it starts about 2months ago and happens now and then but i thought it must be my overclock so i have been running everything at stock and im still getting them, i have no idea what it is because i can be just downloading and it will lock up of just using the net so its not locking when the ram is fully loaded or the cpu is fully loaded either!

    the only thing i have ever had a problem with my is hard drive but ive run tests and its been fine!i did have a bad sector once but its been repaired!

    any ideas?
     
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    some part of your hardware is still unstable even at stock speeds.. u need to find which part is dodgy.. alter a few speeds/volages and see what happens..

    trog
     
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    do you think a faulty hard drive could cause lock ups?

    if so could you recomend some good software to check every part of it?
     
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    are any of the Hdd's connected using wire splitters? or it could also be leaking capacitors or the memory could have bad sectors, Try a memory test first i would suggest:

    http://www.memtest.org/
     
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    If the hard drive has already failed on you, I would suggest replacing it.
     
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    I agree with Scrizz. Many HDD's carry a 5 year warranty, and most manufacturers are quick to replace them for you.
     
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    Check the Event Viewer for error details.

    Be sure to log in as administrator;
    Start button > Control Panel > System and Maintenance > Administrative Tools then double-click Event Viewer.
    Choose an event log in the left pane. (System, application, etc)
    Double-click an event to view the details.
    For more informaion go to Microsoft.com or Google the Error.
     
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    lockups could also be the RAM - so run memtest.

    a good backup of the hardrive may be needed incase it does fail epically

    also when the lockups occur is there any similar programmes that you use at the time?
     

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