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July 20, 2009 1:14:24 AM

I've had my computer for about 2 months now, and after windows boots up, it freezes after 5 minutes to the point where the mouse doesn't move and I have to shut down.
This has been happening for about a week now.

My specs are as follow:
Windows Vista 64bit
6.0GB DDR3 RAM
AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz
NVidia GTX 260

Please help, thanks so much!
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July 20, 2009 1:27:56 AM

Could be anything at all, hardware or software related. You need to give a bit more info if you can.
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July 20, 2009 1:30:47 AM

I disabled everything on startup and cleared my prefetch since. Ran some stuff to make sure my registry was alright and checked a couple drivers. But it still happens. Processor never goes above around 5% when I'm just doing random stuff in Firefox. I have no idea what it could be. I'm sorry. What type of information are you looking for?
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July 20, 2009 1:33:32 AM

Does it freeze in gaming only or just normal windows use? Also, check out your temps as it could be a faulty fan on something, although that would normally cause a crash before 5 mins are up.
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July 20, 2009 1:36:57 AM

Yahh, I mean its around 5 minutes, sometimes it close to right away, other times its like 30 minutes. And I could just be using firefox, or looking at my desktop. Right now it hasn't crashed yet and its been about half an hour. I'm sure it will soon though.
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July 20, 2009 2:31:29 AM

Go into the devise manager and see what needs updating. Also try plugging the mouse into another USb port. You should do a maggot ware scan. Something may be hogging your memory.

spyware terminator-
google "trend micro house calls"-
AVG anti virus-

May be heat related. 5 minutes to a half hour or so would lead me towards the heat sink for the processor. May be an under power problem. What's your power supply ?
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August 24, 2009 4:25:00 PM

i have the same problem, every time my laptop starts up nicely them 5 mins later CRASH, everything stops....can't seem to find an answer anywhere other that WINDOWS VISTA SUCKS!!!! My advice is do what i plan to do and get Widows XP install fresh.
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December 30, 2009 1:46:26 AM

i bought a new computer with 6 gb of ram 750 gb of hard its a preety good computer has windows 7. ive had it since this christmas of 09 im not sure what i did but after i boot it up around 5-7 minutes into the boot it freezes nothing wants to shut down nothing starts up all my icons disappear and it happens every time
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