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Unread 05-07-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
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Computer freezing.

since my computer has been freezing due to the cause of a virus or the power turn off by my mother pulling the plug. does that mean i have to change RAM or motherboard? because i got my computer fix by my friend and he says that the mother is making some clicking sounds.

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Re: Computer freezing.

A virus cannot do you a hardware damage. This is not the case with the PSU, if it's some chinase brand. Hearing clicking from the motherboard isn't always a bad thing - it can be some coil. I have one board which continuesly make 10 sort and then 1 log clicks, but it's working fine for over an year now at full CPU (Pentuim D 2.8GHz@3.15GHz) load.
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Re: Computer freezing.

then wut is the cause of my computer freezing?
the last time my friend fixed it the virtual memery was at 1440 for the minimum i forgot the maximum. but i know that he change 1440 to 4192 and it didnt freeze anymore and it it starts freezing again and tyhe setting is the same
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Re: Computer freezing.

Do you get any blue screen, or restart or it just freezes?
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Re: Computer freezing.

none of that
just and froze screen like color and all purple colors nothing works
and sometimes it when i try to turn it on it just show a blank screen
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Re: Computer freezing.

That sounds like a GPU problem. Can you share your GPU model?
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GPU? wuts GPU? how do i share it
i dont have internet connection thats why i believe it must some virus or something
something like this happen before but i told u how it got fix and now it came back again
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Re: Computer freezing.

You should read the blog post that I wrote the other day on viruses. That should clarify what a virus is and isn't. If you still think it's a virus after reading that, it's worth consideration, albeit an unlikely cause.

From what you have said about virtual memory, I'm beginning to wonder what you have for RAM, how old it is, and in what condition it is. Normally I would agree that the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit--your graphics card) is the most likely culprit, but if changing the VM size affected the problem, then I'd lean more toward RAM.

Just to cover all bases, can you paste a HijackThis report?

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Re: Computer freezing.

I think it's the GPU cause RAM problems do not freeze you computer. If you have RAM problem, it'll trigger BSOD and make a memory dump. So I believe it's the GPU.

GPU is your video card. You should be able to see it's brand and model in the window where you change your resolution.
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RAM problems can cause any sort of error, metal03326, depending on the severity. A single sticky bit can go unnoticed until you go to open a program and the window no longer has a minimize button. RAM errors can literally have any side effect imaginable, seeing as everything running on your computer goes through RAM first.

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