restarting, freezing etc

October 30, 2009 at 05:54:58
Specs: Windows XP
decided to update my computer earlier on this year, but it seems very unrelable, when playing games, doesnt matter what type or what game it often freezes, 7/10 it will be complete and i will have to reboot, 2.5/10 it will restart automaticly without an error message and .5/10 i can ctrl del it, its all random as well, not only during loading scenes but when ever it tickles the computers fancy, no blue screens either, i have lowered the graphics of the games but that doesnt help still freezes

and often it reboots several times in a row without loading back up, sometimes it starts up but the monitor doesnt pick anything up, computer doesnt seem hot and i downloaded the latest drivers when i first got the computer less then a year ago so i could try that but i dont think it will help it also sometimes restarts if u tap the case (accidentally ofcourse) we sent it back and they checked the wiring and everything to make sure it wasnt any lose connections and they said it was fine so yeah

heres whats in it

windows xp sp 3
Processor = Intel Core 2 quad cpu q9400 @ 2.66ghz (4 cpus)
directx version = 9,0c
Display = 512 ATI radeon HD 4800 series @ 1152 X 864 (75 hz)
Sound = realtek HD audio
RAM = 4 gig

and i have spybot search and destroy and antvira personal

it runs fine out of games but in games it doesnt, and yeah sometimes if i knock the desk it restarts, etc (i couldnt find any lose connections neither could the people who checked it) and it usually if it restarts suddenly more often then not will need to restart half a dozen times in quick succesion before it starts up again

any ideas would be great, i'm slowly leaning towards cutting my losses and buying a whole new box and turning this one into an expensive paperweight

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October 30, 2009 at 06:10:00
Please post in WinXP forum

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October 30, 2009 at 20:43:57
Make sure the case vents and fans are clear of dust. Take out the RAM and clean the edge connectors with a pencil rubber, then pop the RAM sticks in and out a few times to ensure the sockets themselves are clean. You could do the same with the Video Card to if it's an add-on. Recheck firmness of all connections inside the box.

Please let me know why you chose W95/98 forum rather than XP (your stated OS)? We get a lot on here and I'm helping the webmaster with any comments I receive, in case something needs attending to on the selection process.


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October 30, 2009 at 20:55:01
oh i googled my problem and it lead to a topic here which didnt solve it so i clicked make a new topic, only after it redirected me after making it did i notice the windows-95 in the url, thanks for your help tho i'll give it a go

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November 1, 2009 at 15:39:04
Thx for feedback.

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