Hardware Thread, PC Hanging in Technical; I have a PC which keeps hanging. IT works fine for about 15 - 20 minutes the just hangs, frozen ...
5th June 2008, 02:59 PM #1
I have a PC which keeps hanging. IT works fine for about 15 - 20 minutes the just hangs, frozen and nothing can get it back unless you power it off.
It's had a totally fresh build (from scratch) plus I have just rebuilt it with a fresh new ghost build because I thought it might be a software problem but it is still freezing up.
Has anyone got any other ideas or suggestions as to what might be causing this.
5th June 2008, 03:00 PM #2
5th June 2008, 03:01 PM #3
I'd go for Overheating too..
5th June 2008, 03:01 PM #4
If it's always 15 - 20 minutes consistently, then I agree there's a high probability it's overheating.
5th June 2008, 03:05 PM #5
try safe mode and see if it continues...if it does, I say hardware..check for overheat issues or damaged motherboard components like capacitors etc. Download and run Memtest to check the RAM..
I have a Dell Precision here that I've ghosted twice..runs A1 in here, A1 next door..take it back to it's room, and instant recurring BSOD/Boot loop. Bring it back here - it's fine.
My money for that is the TFT...I've got a CRT downstairs that is guaranteed to produce an instant and continual BSOD on any machine I hitch it to. Computers are weird..
5th June 2008, 04:11 PM #6
Brought it up in Bios H/W monitor and its crept up to 51c in about 30 minutes.
What's the optimum temp, I thought it was around 40c. It's a P4 3.2Ghz processor if that makes any difference.
5th June 2008, 04:23 PM #7
40-50c isn't bad for a P4, but you need to monitor within windows - although the BIOS is a good tool for quickly checking there's no major fan malfunction it doesn't really show the true working temp as there is no real load at all on the processor when you're just sat on a BIOS screen. Stick something like Speedfan or Motherboard Monitor on the PC and see what's happening...
16th June 2008, 11:57 AM #8
possible fault maybe there is limited or no termal paste/pad on cpu and heatsink
or if the supplier has maybe put a sticker to mark the cpu
16th June 2008, 12:49 PM #9
I had a similar problem here a few month ago, changed the motherboard, ram, psu, re-ghosted nothing worked, in the end it turned out to be the graphics card.
The the card had a cooling fan but the trouble was the power wires had become dislodged stopping the fan spinning thus the card overheated.
16th June 2008, 02:58 PM #10
Longshot, but it's not a Dell sx270, gx270 or gx280 is it?
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