Computer freezes, turns off and on. Or not at all
Computer freezes,turns off and on. Or doesnt come on at all.1 person needs an answerI do too
May 17th, 2010 10:35pm
Could be a failing power supply however: First try running Memtest86+, this runs from a boot disk or CD and should eliminate or confirm if your one or more of your memory sticks are bad or the SPD values in the BIOS are correct. Let it run for as long as you can: 2,4,6,8 or more hours, if no errors by then your ram is OK. http://www.memtest.org/ Prime 95: http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/ It's a stand alone .exe file contained in a .zip archive. Just choose to run the "stress test" option for 3 hours or more. If your PC can pass this test both your memory and CPU are fine (close the case cover to maintain proper ventilation) Core Temp: Monitor the temperature of each core of your processor. For non overclockers using the stock Intel/AMD heatsink and cooling fan you can expect a temperature of 35 to 40C at idle and up 60C to 65C when running Prime95. http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/ CPU-ID (CPUZ): Shows the clock speed of the CPU under various load conditions (if you are using Intel's EIST speed step technology). Also has two tabs (Memory and SPD) which show the actual memory speed and 'SPD' tab shows the rated speeds for each memory slot that is populated. http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php CPUID HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed. http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php HD Tune: Provides drive info and has an option to test your drive. http://www.hdtune.com/ SpeedFan: Monitors internal temperatures and has an online drive health analysis feature (SMART tab) for hard drives. It will show how your drives compares with other drives of the same make and model. http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php GPU-Z: A lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU. http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/ PC WIZARD: A powerful utility designed especially for detection of hardware, but also some more analysis. It's able to identify a large scale of system components and supports the latest technologies and standards. http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php Partition Wizard Home Edition: http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html Some of the features and Functions include: Resizing and Move partitions, Restore Partition after accidental deletion, Create partition, Delete partition, Format partition, Convert partition, Explore partition, Hide partition, Change drive letter, Set active partition. JS http://www.pagestart.com Never be afraid to ask. This forum has some of the best people in the world available to help.
May 18th, 2010 3:19am