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    Post by Hect on Fri May 16, 2008 8:55 pm

    I do have another computer question to ask all of you tech people out there. I just built my new system and have vista 32 bit installed, and it seems to quite often to freeze or restart all by itself. Is there something I am not doing correctly?

    I was thinking that maybe my power supply is not big enough (450W). Please let me know what you all think.
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    Re: Computer problems

    Post by Lorahand on Fri May 16, 2008 9:03 pm

    Bios could be a problem too... I had the same issues with teh 32bit vista and an 8800gt... I had to update my bios to the newest version to make things right with vista. I tried many things but ever since I did this I do not freeze or crash


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    Re: Computer problems

    Post by Lorahand on Fri May 16, 2008 9:04 pm

    Now I also see you are only running 450watts... what are you all running with that? Its very likley not everything is getting enough power


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    Re: Computer problems

    Post by Killer_Shark on Fri May 16, 2008 9:11 pm

    Hect wrote:I do have another computer question to ask all of you tech people out there. I just built my new system and have vista 32 bit installed, and it seems to quite often to freeze or restart all by itself. Is there something I am not doing correctly?

    I was thinking that maybe my power supply is not big enough (450W). Please let me know what you all think.

    Lack of power can make your system unstable. Also, if your ram voltage, speed, and timings are not correct you will get instability.

    Have you done any stress testing on your computer with OCCT or Prime 95? Memtest is also good for just checking your ram.

    Really there could be a variety of things causing the issue if you have been upgrading and/or overclocking.

    As mentioned in the above thread, outdated bios and drivers can make problems too. Vista likes to have the newest versions.

    Did you do a clean install of Vista or an "upgrade"?
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    Re: Computer problems

    Post by Hect on Fri May 16, 2008 9:15 pm

    Let me see if I can get this all correct.

    Intel Core duo 2 processor 3.00 ghz

    4gb of ram

    nvidia 8400 geforce gs 512 mb

    also three fans are running with lights

    180 gb hard drive

    Sorry but I dont know all the technical terms for all these things.
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    Re: Computer problems

    Post by Lorahand on Fri May 16, 2008 9:16 pm

    Did you do a clean install of Vista or an "upgrade"?

    If you do have an upgrade disc the other thing I did was first do a clean install of windows xp(format and all), and just update it with all the windows updates don't install anything else.... then do the upgrade to vista basically a clean install but with the upgrade version of vista.


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    Re: Computer problems

    Post by Hect on Fri May 16, 2008 9:16 pm

    I did a clean install of vista.

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