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My Computer Is Freezing Randomly?

Postby Walfrid » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:46 am

I know there are HUNDREDS of Google searches with this exact title, but I seriously have NO clue why my PC is freezing up.
Here are the specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64x

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Processor

6.0GB RAM

Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+

PSU: Rocket Fish 500W; 600W is at its peak (At least that's what the box says)

Now, I've updated my sound card and graphics card to the latest versions.
Scanned for malware and spyware multiple times with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Avast!, and cleaned out my registry and defragged my computer.
And I don't think my PC is over-heating.

If this was a hardware problem the BIOS would have picked something up, so is it a software problem?
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Postby Buach » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:29 pm

It could be a software issue if you don't have automatic updates turned on you should it will continually update windows to make sure things like that don't happen.
If you do make sure none of the drivers or any software you have is conflicting with one another.
Also you can check device manager to make sure all your drivers are good.
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My Computer Is Freezing Randomly?

Postby Pranit » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:02 am

BIOS wouldn't really detect anything past POST.
and the things that cause crashes... sometimes get past POST.

...first thing that jumps out at me.
64bit win7 with 6GB of RAM and a GPU, on 600W of PSU.


600W is a bit weak.
if the computer is crashing, as it ramps up to do more intensive tasks, or crashes randomly after lesser use... or wake from sleep.
it may point to a power supply issue.
either one that's bad, or can't supply enough juice for the system.


aside from that... heat is the next biggest killer of computers.
or cause of crashes.
can download any number of cpu monitoring utilities... CPUz comes to mind.
see what temp the cpu is running at etc.
in general make sure fans are spinning, and dust is blown out of the case.
and vents aren't covered.

win 7 comes with a RAM tester.
can run that utility.
after crappy PSU, and overheating on the CPU.
it's dead or bad RAM.

sometimes... updated drivers can cause system instability.
can try... rolling back the drivers.
or checking for a firmware update to the BIOS.
..although firmware updates rarely fix things.

aside from that...can try reinstalling the OS.
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Postby Faraji » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:04 pm

This is because of the computer?s registry. The registry is a very complex and often misunderstood component of Windows. It?s vital to your computer?s operation. Think of the registry as your computer?s brain. And everything you do on the computer, everything you install or remove, is stored in the brain. When you remove things, very often certain registry entries are left behind, like memories. But these memories are good for absolutely nothing.

The registry hangs on to them, though, and eventually it gets so full that it?s hard to find things that are important now.
The registry is probably the culprit if your computer freezes randomly.Consequently, one of the best solutions in managing the situation is to use registry cleaning tools http://clean-up-registry-faster-pc.com with great power and capacity to completely flush out all junk files and fix all errors found.
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Postby Row » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:18 pm

Virus infection or corrupt windows registry can result into freezes. I recommend AVAST free and Reginout system cleaner to you. Your system would be back to normal hopefully. Adding more RAM would be a plus.
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