emachine ET1831 freezes

December 2, 2011 at 11:36:45
Specs: Windows 7
Hey, i have an emachine ET1831 and it freezes without warning. When it freezes i have to do a hard shutdown. It started the day i got it and that will be a year at Christmas. I have tried reinstalling windows, changing the ram and replacing the hard drive. My system spec is:

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Intel Pentium E5400
NVidia GeForce 7050 integrated
DVD-Super Multi drive
320 GB HDD
3GB DDR2 Memory

I have stopped using it because you don't know when it's going to freeze. One last thing when you reinstall windows the freezing becomes less and as you use it more and more the more it freezes.


Thanks Stuart

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December 2, 2011 at 11:43:02
If it has a one year warranty, you should have taken it in for repair long before this. It could be a hardware or software problem, but given it's age, it shouldn't be your problem. Get it in before the warranty runs out.

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December 2, 2011 at 11:45:07
it has run out.

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December 2, 2011 at 11:55:44
It's not Christmas yet and it carries a one year parts and labor warranty. Is it over a year old?

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December 2, 2011 at 11:56:04
Yea. My parents got it in September 2010.

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December 2, 2011 at 12:25:27
A main cause of freezing is overheating. Since it froze from day one, we can rule out dust and dirt buildup. Emachines are notorious for their cheapo power supplies. you could try a new power supply like this


It has a single 12 volt rail which is actually the best design for a power supply. You can also monitor your cpu temps. It's possible the cpu could use a fresh coat of thermal paste. Easy enough to do. Have a look at this link for instructions.


I see the machine came with Norton Antivirus. If you use that, I would dump it in favor of Microsoft Security Suite or possibly a free antivirus like Avast Free Edition.

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December 2, 2011 at 13:34:45
ok will buy it in the next few week. I will let you know how it goes in the new year. should i try puting a fan inside the back of the case just in case it's overheating?

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December 2, 2011 at 14:17:12
Not unless that fan isn't working. Good Luck !

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