Freezing

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Twink, Apr 25, 2002.

  1. Twink

    Twink Guest

    Hey, my mates computer for no apparent reason locks up and needs to be rebooted at random intervals whether it's being used or not, it even seems to happen before windows is loaded, I figured it was some kind of hardware failure, so I used a program from simmtester.com to check the memory and found no problems. I formated the harddrive and reinstalled windows 98 (yeah I know this is an xp forum)

    It's a celeron 800, with onboard video and only 64MB ram.
     
  2. xsivforce

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    What is the CPU temperature? Sounds like it may be overheating.
     
  3. Twink

    Twink Guest

    not sure, I will go find out....

    nah temp should be fine. it seems to sit round 45ish
     
  4. xsivforce

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    Does it have the latest bios?
     
  5. dijital

    dijital Guest

    check all your cables to make sure none are partially in/out or make sure none of them are faulty
     
  6. Twink

    Twink Guest

    cables are fine, just updated bios, still freezing, although 45 is meant to be quite high for a celeron
     
  7. Decepshun

    Decepshun Guest

    The chip is going into Historesis, that's the level before it actually fries itself, after all it is a celeron. another 5 to ten degrees it will fry itself....your celeron should sit between 35 and 39 degrees celcius.

    check the fan rpm. and the box temp.

    i used to have trouble with celerons doing what you mentioned all the time