Solved Computer Started Locking up

Asus P8p67 intel p67 h67 chipset cpntlga...
June 3, 2011 at 17:36:54
Specs: Windows XP, Core i4 / Corsair 4Gb
HI, I have recently built a new core i5 computer wih ASUS P8P67 (Rev 3.0 - New P67 B3 Revision) Motherboard, it was working fine for approximately a month when it suddenly locked up - there was a high pitched noise coming from the speakers, CTRL ALT DELETE did nothing and the only way I could clear it was to turn the machine off by holding in the case switch. The locking up is becoming more and more frequent now - every 10 mins or so and it is so annoying - same symptons each time - I thought it may be the sound card that was causing the problem but I purchased a new one and it is still doing the same - I moved the sound card to another PCI Slot to no avail and have removed it and switched onboard sound on which has also made no difference - is there anyting I can do to find out what is causing this problem?

All temperatures are in the normal ranges, and the cores were running at approx 2% when it last locked up.


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June 5, 2011 at 14:52:08
download this and create a bootable live cd:
http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06695

disconnect 2 monitors, keep the 1 connected to the vga port. Boot from the cd and get to the desktop, see if the locking up "every 10 mins or so" stops.
post back results

larry



#1
June 4, 2011 at 11:11:36
post the specs of your power supply.

larry


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#2
June 4, 2011 at 13:44:42
CIT 550W PSU - 12cm Fan 4x Molex 1x SATA

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#3
June 4, 2011 at 19:58:14
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158482

looks like 16 amps on the 12v rail, not alot. what graphics card do you have??

larry


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#4
June 5, 2011 at 08:14:27
ATI Radeon Sapphire X1550.

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#5
June 5, 2011 at 08:28:52
Full Machine Specs

Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache 173804

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1155, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler 176157

CIT 550W PSU - 12cm Fan 4x Molex 1x SATA 102994

Startech 6IN 4 PIN TO 8 PIN EPS POWER - WITH LP4 CABLE ADAPTER - F/M UK 188284

Asus P8P67 R3 Socket 1155 USB 3.0 Bluetooth 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard 260771

Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 XMS3 i5 Memory Kit CL9(9-9-9-24) 1.65V 173122

Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 OEM PCI Soundcard - would prefer to use the motherboards onboard sound card but the microphone is so quiet when used that you can't hear it unless you shout - not great for skype.

ATI Radeon Sapphire X1550 Graphics Card

I also have an ezcap USB to DVI/VGA adapter output USB - I have 3 monitors in total - one connected to the grahics card vga port, one connected to the graphocs card DVI-I Output and the third connected to the USB 2 to DVI Adapter.

Thanks for your help.

James


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#6
June 5, 2011 at 14:52:08
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download this and create a bootable live cd:
http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06695

disconnect 2 monitors, keep the 1 connected to the vga port. Boot from the cd and get to the desktop, see if the locking up "every 10 mins or so" stops.
post back results

larry


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#7
June 11, 2011 at 04:19:47
Hi,

Many thanks for the above, I have now done as suggested (took a while as I have been rather busy), When running on Mint 11 there were no lockups either with or without the extra monitors connected so therefore the problem must be software not hardware - I am thinking that it could be an issue with internet explorer 8 but I think the best option will be to reload xp pro with a full hd format and start again.

I have removed ie 8 using add remove programs but for some reason the icons are still there and when you click on the icon it still opens up and runs as normal, even though there is now no sign of it in add remove programs.

Thanks for all your help larry, it is much appreeciated

James.


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