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Computer keeps freezing

I've had my computer for a couple of years and only recently it has been freezing and giving me the blue screen.

I've ran scans a couple of times and its all protected, I've updated my video card and everything. I've done a windows repair going back to a previous update but it still freezes with the blue screen and restarts.

It comes up in the corner screen saying "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" but then a couple of seconds later it comes up with the blue screen.

Does anyone know the problem please?
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  3. Stefen Rosario said:
    Have You Changed Any HardWare ?


    No i haven't
  4. damric said:
    Blow out all the dust on the heatsinks. How old is the Power Supply and what model?


    It would be a Thermaltake TT-500NL1NH-1 and at least a couple of years old
  5. Juniior said:
    damric said:
    Blow out all the dust on the heatsinks. How old is the Power Supply and what model?


    It would be a Thermaltake TT-500NL1NH-1 and at least a couple of years old


    5 years of use and the dielectric wears out in the capacitors. If it is not filtering ripple like it should, it would cause many lockups, BSOD, ect.

    Try running a stress test (if you are brave). If it is unstable due to PSU it should crash rather immediately. Something like Prime95 large FFTs for 10 minutes.
  6. damric said:
    Juniior said:
    damric said:
    Blow out all the dust on the heatsinks. How old is the Power Supply and what model?


    It would be a Thermaltake TT-500NL1NH-1 and at least a couple of years old


    5 years of use and the dielectric wears out in the capacitors. If it is not filtering ripple like it should, it would cause many lockups, BSOD, ect.

    Try running a stress test (if you are brave). If it is unstable due to PSU it should crash rather immediately. Something like Prime95 large FFTs for 10 minutes.



    Ran the Prime95 large FFTs for roughly 10 minutes, it lagged my computer a bit, but then after 10 minutes while still running it, it came up with the "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" and then gave me the blue screen
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    That sounds about right. Consider a new quality PSU.
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