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August 10, 2011 10:19:22 AM

Ok, so my computer keeps freezing so i thought i'd give it a clean out because i thought dust could be causing my computer to freeze. So i opened up my power supply and found that a screw has some green stuff on it.

Pictures here:

http://tinypic.com/r/2vrx2br/7

http://tinypic.com/r/2ijomc2/7

http://tinypic.com/r/2re5udg/7

Could this be why my computer keeps freezing?

Also any tips on how to solve computer freezing feel free to give me any advice.
I've ran registry scans and driver updates.

Please could anyone help me solve this freezing problem?

Thanks
August 10, 2011 11:06:36 AM

Unlikely that that has anything to do with it, it's just a coating, probably for some other part, that got on that screw. Or maybe it was meant to be on it, I dunno.

Still, no, it wouldn't cause your issues.

Describe your computer freezing a bit more. Is it under load? Do you hear any noise from your computer? Have you check for errors on the HDD? Run a test of the memory?

August 10, 2011 11:15:17 AM

The freezing did mostly occur when starting up but today and yesterday it has started to freeze while playing world of warcraft.

Yesterday when it froze there was a loud buzzing noise from what looks like is a speaker inside of the computer (think it was the last noise from the game)
I tried unplugging it but it seemed to freeze more? (maybe just a coincidence)

Yesterday i ran something called chdsk or something like that (cant remember the name sorry) in Start > run.

I have not ran a test of memory.

Also i don't know what you mean by under load ;p Sorry i'm not that great with computers.

Thank you.
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August 10, 2011 12:32:02 PM

lukepwh said:
Ok, so my computer keeps freezing so i thought i'd give it a clean out because i thought dust could be causing my computer to freeze. So i opened up my power supply and found that a screw has some green stuff on it.

Pictures here:

http://tinypic.com/r/2vrx2br/7

http://tinypic.com/r/2ijomc2/7

http://tinypic.com/r/2re5udg/7

Could this be why my computer keeps freezing?

Also any tips on how to solve computer freezing feel free to give me any advice.
I've ran registry scans and driver updates.

Please could anyone help me solve this freezing problem?

Thanks

Looks like epoxy meant to keep the nut from falling off
a b ) Power supply
August 10, 2011 1:04:20 PM

delluser1 said:
Looks like epoxy meant to keep the nut from falling off


QFE. "Locktite" or something it's usually called :) 
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