PC troubleshooting

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Yarash
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PC troubleshooting

Postby Yarash » Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:22 pm

When my pc has just started up, launching computer games will cause it to freeze. However, if it has been running about 30 min or so and then I try to lauch the games, the computer will not freeze. So the pc must be warmed up or it can crash easily. Any idea which hardware component could be to blame?

- Mike
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Postby rylan » Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:27 pm

Unfortunately that could be almost anything...

The more likely causes are a cold solder joint on the motherboard or another component (which are very difficult to find without a solder rework station). Also an iffy connector could do that. Easiest thing to do is reseat all of your expansion cards and unplug/reconnect cables for your drives at both ends.
Check the capacitors for the CPU power regulator on your motherboard to make sure you don't have any that are leaking or expanded/bulging.
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Postby Kallinar » Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:31 pm

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Or...

Postby Grumdikanikus » Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:11 pm

You just got too much crap in startup.......Msconfig and uncheck or uninstall someof that stuff you don't need.


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Re: PC troubleshooting

Postby teflor the ranger » Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:22 pm

Yarash wrote:When my pc has just started up, launching computer games will cause it to freeze. However, if it has been running about 30 min or so and then I try to lauch the games, the computer will not freeze. So the pc must be warmed up or it can crash easily. Any idea which hardware component could be to blame?

- Mike


Depending on the games, I'd have to say video card.
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