i'm not sure if i have posted to the right section, but i think this might fit.
my problem is my computer keep freezing and rebooting all the time whenever i tried to watch some video ( eg. watching movie for more than a few mins) i first thought that this might b from the virus, so i tried scanning my computer with lots of tools ( Kaspersky, spyBot s&D, trojan remover, adaware ) none of them found any virus. so i thougt the problem might came from the video card drivers. i tried upgrading the drivers, the problem still persists.
so now.. i asked my friend .. he said the prob might came from either MOBO or the RAM. which we really have no idea how to test it out. or it could b WINDOWS, but whenever i restall the windows.. it'd b ok for a while ( a week , mayb loneger ) and then the problem will come back.
is there any idea that can help me solve this problem?
should i change the MOBO?
i tried buying another 512mb .. which i thought that it might help.
but the problem still there.
Sometimes things are Mobo related. I know that my k8sli has a BIOS error that when you boot up, it makes a black screen before it goes to the windows logon screen. They made a BIOS patch for it, but whenever I flash the BIOS I Blue screen of death, so I just live with the 2 second black screen -_-. in your case i dont know, I just felt like ranting sorry.
Assuming celcius. If those are idle temps then yes you are running too hot. Check the heatsinks, fans, grills for dust and clean out real good. If temps are still high then remove the heatsink, clean off the thermal paste and apply some arctic silver 5 paste. Double check that the heatsink is on correctly.
Lets see, you run your computer like a lot of folks, surfing, chatting playing games, you tell it to play a video and it locksup! You suspect many things, eventually you wipe it out and start over! Again you can play, video's, surf, chat, play games and all is fine!
It sounds completely software! Sounds like you never properly protect your machine. Do you run any firewall? Do you have any Anti-Virus? For autoupdate how do you have it set? How do you connect to the internet?
about the temperature,
i've google for the temp and i do believe that most of the ppl has this kinda of temp level.
and also,, my room is very cold all the time. i don't think the temp might b a big issue, can it be?
should i just get a fan and blow it into the computer to help ?
about the software (e.g antivirus)
i do have KASPERSKY installed.
i do have ROUTER, i don't have one thru my internet conncetion now.
but before, when i still have one, i also have this problem.
i do scan my computer very oftern with latest virus definition.
and i don't see any virus found on my computer.
i do SPYBOT S&D, ADAWARE, and none found any virus.
could it b any hardwre issue?
for ex, the moBO, the ram?
I've seen this situation personally a few months ago ... turned out to be memory ... only when gaming and the top half of my 1GB (2x512 Ballistix) was used. I was stumped until I pulled out my trusty mem tester and ran it. http://www.memtest86.com/ get youself a free copy and run it ASAP.
Also, whether YOU "THINK" your environment is "cool", or not, doesn't make ANY difference to your CPU/memory/vid card. When they exceed stable temps they croak, so follow the advice of the other responders to your question and MAKE CERTAIN your HSF is clean, case fans clean, and internal connection cabling is dressed away from the CPU/mem/vid card so as to have good air flow.
Also, it's a very good idea to have a robust AV installed ... I've used Symantec AntiVirus for 9 years now with no complaints.
Hi Tom-MK, I was trying to say that if your computer runs good for a week after a clean install. That it sounds like you are getting infected, either from no critical updates, or dangerous surfing habits and or downloads.