Sometimes my pc hang and failed to re-boot.

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by sweater, Dec 21, 2005.

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  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    I was confused then... there are times that when I am playing heavy graphics games in my pc for several hours it suddenly hangs up or freeze and no matter what I do I couldn't move anything even could not move the mouse pointer. :( Then I have no choice but to press the re-set button... but the problem is... it didn't start up or re-boot like before..and nothing happens in the monitor everything is black.. but still the lights on my pc tower casing was still flashing. Then I just turn off the UPS and unplug the power source, and after several hours of "rest" I try starting it and it starts. :eek:

    It happens several times already, not only when playing games... but also there at one time I am scanning w MS AntiSpyware.. it also hangs and didn't finish the scanning process.

    What's the possible cause of this? o_O
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,
    Overheating perhaps?
    Do you overclock?
    Mrk
     
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  4. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    No, I don't use overclocking as it is dangerous and I'm no expert in that. :doubt:

    Overheating also was not possible coz I have a program called CPU eat n Cool (not very sure if this is very effective) in w/c i set the required temperature target to cool down the cpu if it reach the target temperature. :cool:

    My PC is Pentium 4 2.40Ghz, 533FSB, 256MB RAM, and 40gig HD.

    After that incedents, I am now trying out the RAM Idle software to at least manage my ram memory as I can't buy for now an extra ram. But m not sure yet if low memory ram is the real cause. :rolleyes:
     
  5. hadi

    hadi Guest

    yes, RAM is your problem 256Mb is not enough for XP-SP2. it is just about for SP1. Treat your self with another juicy 512Mb stick and FEEEEEEEEEEEEEL the difference
     
  6. nadirah

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    Does your Pentium 4 processor have Hyper-Threading Technology? It improves performance of some applications.
     
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