Windows 7 constantly freezing?

I have windows 7 home premium and it constantly freezes. I think it may be the video driver but I'm not sure, and if it was I wouldn't know how to fix it. I just wiped my computer so viruses can't be the problem. Surfing the internet I freeze, attempts at playing video games I freeze, it's a real nuisance. It already happened one time while typing this. It will last for about ten seconds and occur anywhere from 5 seconds to 20 minutes apart. Please help me, any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

Specs are: Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @1.86ghz 1.87 ghz

RAM:2.00GB

32bit

Video Drive:NVIDIA Geforce 2010

PS:Not very tech savvy so if you need something more in the specs please tell me.
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  1. Go with your first suspicion and update your video driver. Go to NVIDIA's website, look for video drivers, and follow the instructions.

    When you say "I just wiped my computer" - does that mean you just did a fresh install of Windows? If you did do a fresh install then that might be your problem since Windows needs a graphics driver to look smooth.
  2. I already did download my driver off NVIDIA website but I guess I can try again, and by wiping I mean I wiped my entire computer clean and installed windows 7. Thanks for the help.
  3. Spaztastic said:
    I have windows 7 home premium and it constantly freezes. I think it may be the video driver but I'm not sure, and if it was I wouldn't know how to fix it. I just wiped my computer so viruses can't be the problem. Surfing the internet I freeze, attempts at playing video games I freeze, it's a real nuisance. It already happened one time while typing this. It will last for about ten seconds and occur anywhere from 5 seconds to 20 minutes apart. Please help me, any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

    Specs are: Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @1.86ghz 1.87 ghz

    RAM:2.00GB

    32bit

    Video Drive:NVIDIA Geforce 2010

    PS:Not very tech savvy so if you need something more in the specs please tell me.
  4. Spaztastic said:
    I have windows 7 home premium and it constantly freezes. I think it may be the video driver but I'm not sure, and if it was I wouldn't know how to fix it. I just wiped my computer so viruses can't be the problem. Surfing the internet I freeze, attempts at playing video games I freeze, it's a real nuisance. It already happened one time while typing this. It will last for about ten seconds and occur anywhere from 5 seconds to 20 minutes apart. Please help me, any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

    Specs are: Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @1.86ghz 1.87 ghz

    RAM:2.00GB

    32bit

    Video Drive:NVIDIA Geforce 2010

    PS:Not very tech savvy so if you need something more in the specs please tell me.

    Check all fans ( video,hdd,processor,case ) over heat will cause this
  5. Sorry for the very late reply I haven't been able to access a PC as I've been very busy. I checked the fans and they are working fine.
  6. Use a program like PC wizard to check you temperatures. Your fans might be working but they could be blocked by dust.

    http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/pc-wizard.html

    Something like this could be the cause:



    Also, use soimething like Memtest to check for memory problems (RAM errors could cause random freezing).

    http://www.memtest.org/
  7. I'm pretty sure its not fan problems, I'll leave it off for a day and have it on for less than 1 minute and it will freeze. But I will check both anyways. Thank you very much for the response.
  8. bump please help
  9. hey!
    im having the same problem, its dramatically annoying....have you found a way to sort it out?
    i think its a conflict of allocation of graphic resources, maybe configuring better in the nvidia control panel, or elsewehere, would solve it all? i wrote to nvidia but still no answer...

    here, im on a fresh install of win7 64bits, nvidia gt320 with latest drivers...and freezing as hell!
  10. I have the same issue however I just finished reading somewhere that it could be that the graphics card is dusty and needs to be cleaned, however I haven't tried this yet so I'm not sure if that's it or not.

    Worth a try anyway and you'll also avoid a fire hazard as well.
  11. im new and seeking help, my windows 7 machine is constantly crashing its most often when surfing the web, ive done a system reinstall 3 times and has yet to fix this ive wiped all malware so that is also not the issue, its a windows 7 pc with a 3ghz Pentium processor 8gb of ram and integrated graphics, could it be a cache problem with my hdd or a memory problem?
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