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March 21, 2012 9:27:20 PM

Hey guys, new guy here and I think this would be the best place to ask this, since the issue may be linked to what I believe is my CPU heating up badly.

My computer freezes within the first 15 minutes of turning it on, there are no BSOD's or anything coming up on BlueScreenView that tells me if anything is wrong. The computer at hand is an Asus CG5290.

Everything is stock except for the OS, being Windows 7 x64 and all the drivers and BIOS being updated.

The computer, according to RealTemp, is at 60 deg. idle, and when running a game it goes up to 80 degrees.

I had BSOD issues before the freezing but now it's just the freezing after I updated the BIOS. I'll post a picture of it later since it's on the problematic computer and I'm on my laptop.
March 21, 2012 9:39:11 PM

Check to make sure the heatsink and thermal paste are on correctly. That's probably the most likely thing.
March 21, 2012 11:27:58 PM

http://s1073.photobucket.com/albums/w393/belee1996/?act...

Well aside from the fact that it looks like absolute sh*t, the heatsink is on properly as it doesn't move.

Let me assure myself this;

Is it logical to assume that due to the excessive heating of the components, the parts decided to wear down and eventually are on the point of destruction that is causing my computer to freeze (pun intended)?

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March 22, 2012 12:39:09 AM

Does it freeze randomly or does it do it when you do a certain thing.
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March 22, 2012 1:23:23 AM

Try cleaning the system of registry errors and other resource wasting crap with CCleaner. Do the Clean and Registry both.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
March 22, 2012 7:29:27 PM

Ran CCleaner and did nothing. It freezes after leaving it idle for 15 minutes, and sooner if I ran a game or process, like moving stuff to EHD.
March 4, 2014 2:07:25 PM

nodnarb you having problem in your ram change your ram.The issue you thinking of your bios is what you having problem with your ram same it hangs after when you load something.
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March 4, 2014 2:14:09 PM

nodnarb11 said:
Ran CCleaner and did nothing. It freezes after leaving it idle for 15 minutes, and sooner if I ran a game or process, like moving stuff to EHD.


Please list your system components. In the meantime, you may want to check to see if one of your system memory sticks has failed. Download the .ISO file and burn yourself a Memtest CD: http://www.memtest.org/

Boot to the CD with a single stick of memory in the first slot. Let the pgm run for at least 1 FULL pass. If no errors, switch out the stick(s) and run again. If any errors at all show up, that stick is bad.
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