View Full Version : Computer Freeze
05-10-2001, 11:21 PM
My computer occasionally freezes.. I am not sure why.. one thing I can think of is my Pentium III and the plastic piece that holds it together have been damanged. But the cpu is still firmly in its slot.. I don't see what's wrong though.. any help or opinion would help.
05-11-2001, 01:03 AM
That's as vague as "my car makes a funny noise" with no additional info.
05-11-2001, 02:47 AM
system specs dude.......we need them.
More input....need more input. :) (Short Circut :))
05-11-2001, 07:27 PM
Hit it, it should work. It works for my TV.
05-11-2001, 09:23 PM
Some specs.. motherboard is IWill vd133 and cpu in question is an intel pentium iii 650 mhz, ram is 256k.. are there any known issues with such a config?
05-11-2001, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by kewlio
ram is 256k.. are there any known issues with such a config?
yea there is ur problem u only have a 4th of a mb of ram...heh
[Edited by xsiled on 05-11-2001 at 09:44 PM]
05-11-2001, 09:43 PM
uh okay I meant 256MB of ram :-P
05-13-2001, 07:51 PM
Okay narrowing it down, I think my fan is busted (or malfunctioning). Can that cause my system to freeze? Any suggestions on where to get fans and what kind should I get?
05-13-2001, 07:57 PM
It most definitely can. Without a fan--depending which fan--various system components will very rapidly overheat. The worst is a CPU fan failure. Intel chips have automatic heat shutoffs. But if you have an AMD chip, it'll run till it fries itself. That's why some AMD motherboards monitor the CPU fan's spin rate.
05-13-2001, 08:02 PM
So most likely, if my fan is busted, my Intel chip shutting off is causing my computer to freeze, correct?
anybody knows what kind of fans are good for a pIII 650?
05-13-2001, 10:50 PM
It shuts off before it does permanent damage, though not necessarily before you get errors. I dunno if your processor actually shut down.
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