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Topic # 5721 21-Nov-2005 09:01
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Hey i was wounder.. what is wrong with my computer.. IT freezes alot and sometimes when it comes up with the error report it says there was problems with my Nvidia graphics card, and i don't know what to do.. i don't want to buy something its it's not going to stop it and the other thing is i think i need more memory


Please help thanks.

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Reply # 23597 21-Nov-2005 09:09
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Hello there... Hard to say. The subject says "56 MB ram"... Really you meant to write "256MB"?

Here goes some questions (mind you not solutions, this is up to you, really):

  • What OS are you running? Is it up-to-date?
  • Are you overclocking your computer, perhaps going beyond its limits?
  • Are you sure there's no faulty memory in it?
  • Perhaps the power supply is faulty, or not enough to provide the power for all cards, peripherals, etc?
  • Are you running the latest or more stable drivers for this video card?
  • Do you have too many programs running at startup?
  • Do you know if there's a virus or other malware on this PC?
  • Have you installed any program that could have replaced standard dll without you knowing?


    This can be a long list of "if...". If this PC is under warranty perhaps you want to take back for a service?








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    Reply # 23598 21-Nov-2005 09:18
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    I took it back a couple of months ago when in warrenty and they found nothing wrong with it.

     
     
     
     


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    Reply # 23622 21-Nov-2005 15:41
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    littleangelboy: Hey i was wounder.. what is wrong with my computer.. IT freezes alot and sometimes when it comes up with the error report it says there was problems with my Nvidia graphics card, and i don't know what to do.. i don't want to buy something its it's not going to stop it and the other thing is i think i need more memory
    Please help thanks.

    If you have XP and 256MB of RAM, then upgrade by adding either 1 x 512mb to your existing config, or replace the current RAM with 2 x 512mb. This will be your most cost effective options with a good performance hike.

    Find updated drivers for your NVidia card. Re-install windows. Dont install every little freeware app you find, just stick the basics - only load software you actually need/use all the time.

    Your problems could be just about anything - from a virus, to spyware, bad drivers, trashed RAM, overheated CPU (check your CPU fan and all other fans are still turning - one may have failed...).

    Is 846mhz your CPU? Your mobo may support 1GHZ or higher, and these chips are as cheap as.... well..... chips these days on freitasm's favourite auction site - but make sure you get the right type for your mobo - there are heaps of different socket types...

    I assume your PC is not under warranty due to the speed (or lack of) of your CPU...? You could splash out and buy an upgrade kit from trademe (I got an Athlon XP 2800+ and a mobo really cheap brand new).




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