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My Computer Keeps Freezing
« on: July 22, 2011, 13:56:34 »

For a while my computer has been freezing while. Before it freezes it makes a crackling/skipping sound and when it freezes it a sound and I have to shut it off or it has a blue screen.  
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Re: My Computer Keeps Freezing
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 14:58:24 »

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Re: My Computer Keeps Freezing
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 16:01:17 »

You could run a check on the graphics card. If you observe that some capacitors have blown, this could be one reason. Hope you have a suitable power supply unit. Did that graphics card come originally with the Dell (I assume it's a desktop) or did you upgrade ?
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Re: My Computer Keeps Freezing
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 17:12:30 »

What are capacitors.
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Re: My Computer Keeps Freezing
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2011, 17:18:40 »

You could run a check on the graphics card. If you observe that some capacitors have blown, this could be one reason. Hope you have a suitable power supply unit. Did that graphics card come originally with the Dell (I assume it's a desktop) or did you upgrade ?

1. Dell puts in a smaller supply in then is needed for the card , but they made tests and said it was fine.
2. The card is original.
3. Desktop.
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Re: My Computer Keeps Freezing
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2011, 18:53:57 »

In the photo below, the capacitors are the ones circled in red. If you look closely you can see they have blown. The top of the capacitors have opened out.



I hope the PSU is at least 400 Watts.
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Re: My Computer Keeps Freezing
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 19:09:50 »

I think it's 360W.

The capitators are fine.
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Re: My Computer Keeps Freezing
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2011, 19:53:30 »

My computer freezes in the middle of games is should say.  :doh:
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