How come my computer keeps freezing up even after I updated some of the components?

by on October 10, 2012

Q:┬áLately my computer’s been freezing up a lot. It started right after I revamped it and changed some of the components. I changed the Processor to an Core i7, its running 16gb of ram, and has a new motherboard. The computer or its original parts are 4 years+ old, and the graphics card is an Nvidia Quadro FX 3700. Other than that I replaced the Power supply as well. I just cant figure out if it might be the HDs which are still original, and that they might be failing? or if its the GCard? Any opinions on this that could help me out?

It freezes if I view a video in youtube, all other video sites seem ok for now, and two days ago it was freezing up a lot where I ended up changing the Background (my wife suggested it and I scoffed at her comment, but it worked??) and its been ok for now.

I work 3D a lot in my workstation, please let me know if you know or if it has happened to you before.


2 Responses to “How come my computer keeps freezing up even after I updated some of the components?”
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    Is this a clean OS install or is it still the original OS? I imagine that you are running Windows7 x64. I would go to the manufacturers site and download any drivers for the Os (including the chipset and BIOS). Update everything manually and not use windows updates just in case it did not find new drivers for some reason.

    If you are still having problems you might want to try a clean OS install if that was not done. It could also be a hardware problem as well. Try running select RAM and see if performance changes it could be bad.

    Also I would look into a new HDD even if that wasn’t a problem. As the drive ages it could go at any time and with a almost new build you may as well upgrade the HDD to a newer spec one as well.

    If you are still having problems after trying what i have mentioned above there may be a configuration setting in the BIOS that needs to be changed or it may be a issue with the Hardware itself.

     
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    Thanks, I will look into those things you listed to see what could be the problem, right now the system is runnin in windows XP professional x64, sp 2. I dont know if I should run sp 3? And maybe that could take care of it? Ive been hesitant since I dont want to do anything to the system that could make it worse.
    Thanks again,