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Anonymous
July 20, 2013 8:49:14 PM

I recently started having freezing problems with my computer and was wondering if someone could help me fix them.

I use Windows 7 64 bits and when the computer has been running for a while 5-6hours, it starts freezing randomly every 3 minutes and unfreeze 5 seconds later.

The temperatures are normal and the system's CPU and Memory usage is under 25%.

I tried fixing all the registry errors with CCleaner but, it didn't help at all.

What could be causing this problem?

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a b $ Windows 7
a c 2202 } Memory
July 20, 2013 8:58:44 PM

DRAM setup, voltages, PSU, Malware, Virus - initial guess though is DRAM setup or PSU, What do you have (model of the DRAM (actual model # of the package (or if packages makes that even more likely) also PSU model #...while getting those might start a Virus or a Malware scan (malwarebytes is free and good), don't run both at same time
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 2202 } Memory
July 20, 2013 9:15:50 PM

So 8GB total? On that, make sure you have the latest BIOS, if not update to it, then go into BIOS enable XMP and select profile 1 - if problems persist, then raise DRAM voltage to 1.55 (also make sure CR (command rate) is at 2T or 2N)...If still problems what mobo/CPU/GPU? Think PSU is prob fine unless it's dying
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Anonymous
July 20, 2013 10:38:57 PM

You screwed me over big time on this one, i updated the BIOS and my computer won`t even load windows anymore, i keep getting a BSOD.

What am i gonna do here? Reinstalling Windows isn`t gonna magically fix this problem.
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a b $ Windows 7
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July 20, 2013 10:47:29 PM

Prob need to go in through safe mode and then ensure the mobo drivers are up to date. Can also boot into the Win Install disk and try a system repair
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Anonymous
July 20, 2013 10:49:03 PM

There`s no safe mode, all i have is windows recovery doing absolutely nothing and start windows normally.
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 2202 } Memory
July 20, 2013 10:55:51 PM

Can you get to the BIOS? If so ensure date and time are correct, boot order is correct, DRAM freq and timings correct, then save, exit and start slowly tapping the F8 key to try and get into safe mode
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Anonymous
July 20, 2013 11:04:14 PM

Safemode BSOD, last known good configuration BSOD
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Anonymous
July 20, 2013 11:56:25 PM

I managed to boot using Ubuntu and was able to save some of my data.

I think the magic solution is gonna be reinstalling Windows after all.
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Anonymous
July 21, 2013 3:39:06 AM

Nope, while installing Windows the famous BSOD appeared right after wiping my HDD.

So, i guess i'm stuck with Ubuntu until i buy a new motherboard.

Overall, i lost 500 GB of data including 7900 hours of HTML, CSS, JS, JQuery, PHP, SQL and C++ code, all my games, my music, photoshop projects and TV Shows.

I knew buying an external HDD would have been more useful long term than the immediately useful flash drive.

But the good thing is, my computer no longer freezes on Ubuntu.

Next time you wanna give advices to someone, make sure you know what you're talking about first, add warnings to your message such as "Updating your BIOS might 'break' your computer" and not pussy out when things get complicated.


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July 21, 2013 7:57:13 AM

Thanks so much for the advice, though over the past 5 years I haven't seen this happen, except where people got impatient, or it was simple operator error,,,,and so sorry for having to grab some sleep after a 19 hour work day.....will have to say with all that programming you 'lost', have you never heard of backups? I started programming back in 1980 and that was one of the first things they taught people even way back then......
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Anonymous
July 21, 2013 8:42:05 AM

I do have backups.

I was able to recover my most recent projects but, i did lose all of my greatest personnal achievements from when i first started programming.

My poker game, my chess game, my very first RAT etc..

I don't really care about losing all of my games, tv shows or whatever.

But, losing all your coding projects is a pretty big kick in the face.

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December 31, 2013 1:52:12 PM

Anonymous said:
I recently started having freezing problems with my computer and was wondering if someone could help me fix them.

I use Windows 7 64 bits and when the computer has been running for a while 5-6hours, it starts freezing randomly every 3 minutes and unfreeze 5 seconds later.

The temperatures are normal and the system's CPU and Memory usage is under 25%.

I tried fixing all the registry errors with CCleaner but, it didn't help at all.

What could be causing this problem?


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December 31, 2013 1:54:19 PM

Take the RAM out clean the pins. You can blow on them. Check to make sure your heat sink is not covered in dust . You might have to add a little thermal paste to your CPU. Make sure your fun is running. I've had three computers do this to me. Even though the CPU looked normal, at that point that it shoots up, everything freezes especially with 64bit. If that doesn't work run cmd as an administrator and type Chkdsk /f /r make sure to type y on the next command line and restart.
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