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Computer freezes constantly

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May 27, 2014 12:38:51 PM

Hey guys, so am facing a problem that I haven't experienced before. I always used to hear my loud fan sound whenever I opened my computer. But right now, I don't hear it as loud as before, and my computer constantly freezes. Mostly it freezes for sometime and I check my caps lock and it lights on, leaving it for 5-10 minutes would make it work again, but 2 minutes later it freezes, specially if am watching a video or if I am multitasking. Firstly I ran Windows Memory Diagnostic and it gave me no errors. Then I just ran Speed Fan and it gave me this : http://i.imgur.com/dI3hBAl.png
Please any help would be appreciated !

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May 27, 2014 1:05:57 PM

It sounds like something is overheating/throttling. Open the case when the computer's running and see if all the fans are spinning.
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May 27, 2014 1:27:39 PM

weilin said:
It sounds like something is overheating/throttling. Open the case when the computer's running and see if all the fans are spinning.

I did as you said, I have only one fan and it's working properly, it's the one which is over the processor I guess. I also brought the room fan close to the case and I tried to multitask, still freezes, so am starting to guess it doesn't have to do with heat.
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May 27, 2014 1:37:01 PM

Try running stuff with task manager open to show processes. See if during spikes of freezes/slow down something is consuming an abnormal amount of memory/cpu percentage

Do you have a graphics card? they typically have a fan as well... is that spinning?
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May 27, 2014 1:44:40 PM

weilin said:
Try running stuff with task manager open to show processes. See if during spikes of freezes/slow down something is consuming an abnormal amount of memory/cpu percentage

Do you have a graphics card? they typically have a fan as well... is that spinning?


Yes, closing stuff with task manager let me have less freezes, specially skype. when I close skype, I can go further with out spikes/freezes. But eventually I get them.
And I don't have a graphic card.
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May 27, 2014 1:52:51 PM

Hmm... I honestly still think it's something to do with overheating. Nothing else makes sense... maybe someone else has a better idea... sorry :( 
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May 27, 2014 2:29:50 PM

It might be overheating. Have you turned your fan to manual instead of automatic ? Usually in auto it ramps up to accommodate the load temps, in manual the fans speed remains at a constant (might explain the less sound its making). Click on the "automatic fan speed" on your SpeedFan 4.49..
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May 27, 2014 2:42:31 PM

Mars196 said:
It might be overheating. Have you turned your fan to manual instead of automatic ? Usually in auto it ramps up to accommodate the load temps, in manual the fans speed remains at a constant (might explain the less sound its making). Click on the "automatic fan speed" on your SpeedFan 4.49..


Alright I just clicked on it, I will let you know what happens.
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May 27, 2014 3:51:59 PM

There is no use, it still freezes. By the way, would an outdated realtek net adapter cause such a thing ?
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May 27, 2014 6:05:15 PM

up2down said:
There is no use, it still freezes. By the way, would an outdated realtek net adapter cause such a thing ?

Did this start occurring after you installed the adapter? The adapter might be using up too much resources and starving the CPU, if the power supply cant to support both. Try removing the card and use a LAN wired connection. What kind of power supply are you using and how old is it?
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