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PC freezes exactly an hour after it boots

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May 23, 2012 12:10:41 AM

Can anyone help me diagnose why my system freezes exactly one hour after booting up, no matter if I'm running a graphics intensive game or doing nothing at all. What info do you need from me to help figure this out?

TIA,

JSS

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a b B Homebuilt system
May 23, 2012 12:52:35 AM

The first thing to do is to check your temperatures in the BIOS, ensure your air vents are clear and heatsinks are not filled with dust.
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May 23, 2012 1:46:01 AM

sounds like there's some kind of unstable program set to run 60 minutes after startup. a program's auto-update for example.
what did you install/uninstall/update/modify just before this started happening?
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May 23, 2012 3:07:58 AM

i've got a cpu temp checker and it shows normal temps even right before lockup. as far as programs running in the background. it continued to do this after a windows reinstall.

JSS
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May 23, 2012 3:11:24 AM

This sounds like something is overheating to me, maybe not the CPU, but possibly something else.

Can I ask what CPU you have and what the actual temps it is running at?
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May 23, 2012 3:53:09 AM

AMD Athlon II X4 640 (Propus) all 4 cores running about 27 C.

JSS

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a b B Homebuilt system
May 23, 2012 4:03:59 AM

also run a malware and virus sweep just to be sure. you can alos use msconfig go into the start up tab and turn everything off but your anti virus.
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 23, 2012 8:24:07 AM

If the problem is not overheating, and it is not due to a software cause, the next most likely suspect is a faulty power supply.
Also you should check that your hard drives are not getting to hot and that they have air flow over them.
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May 23, 2012 10:31:38 AM

So how would I test the power supply?

JSS
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 23, 2012 3:07:34 PM

Quote:
So how would I test the power supply?


Substitution of the power supply is the only reliable test.
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May 23, 2012 10:13:02 PM

I wonder if the one I have is still under warranty... I'll have to check.

JSS
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