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Offline Allevia  
#1 Posted : 20 September 2013 20:16:34(UTC)
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The last couple of days my PC has been locking up completely during use.
This can be during gaming, or just web browsing - when gaming, everything in the background freezes and the game continues to work until I try to exit it, then that locks up too.
When frozen, I cannot select anything, access task manager, or anything - I can only hold the power button to turn off the pc.

Any suggestions?
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#2 Posted : 20 September 2013 22:12:14(UTC)
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tried rolling back graphics drivers on off-hand suggestion by Nam, still no luck.

from what i can tell, i'm managing to get maybe 45mins to an hour, then it freezes up
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You know, last couple of weeks mine has been doing the same - random!
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#4 Posted : 21 September 2013 03:20:13(UTC)
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it's annoying to say the least. it started yesterday with everything outside wow and ts freezing up, now it does it without me even doing anything major
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#5 Posted : 21 September 2013 15:02:45(UTC)
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I would suggest looking at your CPU temps or GPU temps.

This can happen if the heat sink is a bit loose. So find some sort of monitoring that will give you an indication of the temp. You can see this after a boot-up if your CPU or GPU idle temps are very high.

If this is the case, try to see if you can tighten the screws a little, or if it is the rubbish stock intel fan with that bad plastic mounting system, get yourself a new CPU cooler like an enclosed water cooler which is as cheap as a normal air cooler.

Another thing to check is your ram with a mem diagnostic tool.



If it fails then try to remove a pair of memory sticks to see what pair is causing it, when you find the pair, swap one of the sticks in either pair with the other to find the one that is faulty. (If you know what I mean.)

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#6 Posted : 21 September 2013 17:37:47(UTC)
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Ok, so temperature wise up to and including the mark where it fails - processor and gfx card never break 40 c and my ssd's and hdd never break 22 c

The memory test completed with no problems.

The 45min mark seems to be the sticking point... which makes it seem very much like a hardware issue - and now with the memory test going fine, that would mean a failing PSU or motherboard?

Thanks for the advice btw Tyf, and any more would be much appreciated!
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#7 Posted : 21 September 2013 19:05:06(UTC)
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Hmm, then your temps seem fine.

Have you tried booting in safe mode? Does it freeze after 45 min then?
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not booted in safe mode as of yet - 45m-1hr it seems to be, and that's with not doing anything major.
last time it crashed (about 1hr ago) i just left it, and it kept popping up with processes not responding (leave it or end process options) - before gradually having my desktop icons disappear and then more and more locking up - which now adds my processor into the possible mess ups.

i'll update in between crashes - thanks again Tyf

edit: whenever the freezes are happening there are no warning lights on the motherboard

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#9 Posted : 21 September 2013 20:52:14(UTC)
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Are you running ssd?

I know someone that had the same symptoms and that was fixed with a firmware update of the ssd disks. You also need to do a windows repair after the fw update if that is the case. There will be some corrupted files as a result.
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#10 Posted : 21 September 2013 21:03:25(UTC)
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Are you running ssd?

I know someone that had the same symptoms and that was fixed with a firmware update of the ssd disks. You also need to do a windows repair after the fw update if that is the case. There will be some corrupted files as a result.


yea, i have a crucial m4 64gb for windows and a samsung 840 pro 250gb for games.

thanks for the tip Tyf, will keep you posted.

edit: My Crucial m4 was on 0009 firmware, now updated to 070H. No signs of corrupted files though.
let's hope this helps!...

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#11 Posted : 22 September 2013 02:00:52(UTC)
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ok, the updating of the firmware seems to have worked...
,,X (^^) X,, that is the case
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#12 Posted : 23 September 2013 10:07:19(UTC)
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If it was the SSD then it's great! However if it still happens I'd try different gcard. The tempeatures seems fine, but too fine tbh. Unless you got some ancient one or has pc in the fridge, the cards have more than 40° in the load. I'd bet the tempeature sensor might be fucked up as that's often the case. If you got some old card around check it, if not try and change the fan as Tyf suggested.
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