p random freeze

  shauny36 17:12 14 Nov 2010
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my pc keeps freezing randomly was doing it before with xp so formatted it and installed win7 .
everything went ok for a while then started again.
thought it was my usb wireless adaptor like b4 so upgraded driver and still no joy.

please help

  onthelimit 17:21 14 Nov 2010

More likely to be a dust choked CPU heatsink. A good blast with compressed air is the best way (but stop the fan spinning when you do so).

  BRYNIT 17:25 14 Nov 2010

Another possibility is a faulty hard drive have you checked you hard drive for bad sectors.

  citadel 08:10 15 Nov 2010

could be psu, more so if its one of those cheap ones that comes with a pc.

  shauny36 20:07 21 Nov 2010

what is the best software for checking for bad sectors.
will also give a good clean.
have updated wireless driver and upto now seems ok.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:18 21 Nov 2010

FReeezing PC

1. Overheat due to faulty / blocked fans

2. PSU voltages

3. Household power surges fridge etc switching on/off

4. faulty memory stick try memtest click here

5. virus or spyware scan for both especially if shutting down with in a few minutes of switch on or internet use

6. driver conflicts especially grahics cards get the latest drivers for your equipmen

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