computer randomly locking up on desktop (complete freeze)

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#1 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2638 posts) -

one of the systems in my house 

-amd 9500 phenom 2.2

-9800gx2-

-muskin 4gb ddr2

-gigabytes ma770

-1tb WD

-ocz 600 watt

this computer has a fresh copy of windows xp sp3 and randomly the whole computer locks up when just sitting on the desktop. temps throughout the whole pc are fine 36c cpu 25c on Mobo, 43Con GPU. no viruses and fully defragged. any ideas?  the computer is about 5 years old

#2 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
Are you using MSE? I've been getting errors lately that I fixed but it was causing freezes on desktop. You might also need to update Microsoft antimalware too. This is just one possibility ofc. Check your event viewer. Computers can freeze and lock up without a critical error. all it takes is a reg error.
#3 Posted by zaku101 (4427 posts) -

Check to see if your HDD is dying.

Burn and boot this iso and let it run a hardware test on the system.

https://mega.co.nz/#!8R9EiSDK!aBYM80ARRa4n-7_ibWMG2T51uotniPlkOcOKqVMth_Y

#4 Posted by kraken2109 (13255 posts) -

2.2ghz first gen phenom with a 9800gx2 on XP, weird build you got dere.

#5 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2638 posts) -

2.2ghz first gen phenom with a 9800gx2 on XP, weird build you got dere.

kraken2109

How is that weird? haha

#6 Posted by kraken2109 (13255 posts) -

[QUOTE="kraken2109"]

2.2ghz first gen phenom with a 9800gx2 on XP, weird build you got dere.

_SKatEDiRt_

How is that weird? haha

9800GX2 is actually quite a good card still, and that phenom is weak.
#7 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2638 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="kraken2109"]

2.2ghz first gen phenom with a 9800gx2 on XP, weird build you got dere.

kraken2109

How is that weird? haha

9800GX2 is actually quite a good card still, and that phenom is weak.

I cant even run tf2 or css @ 120hz. i hate my 9800gx2. only 512MB VRAM

#8 Posted by kraken2109 (13255 posts) -

[QUOTE="kraken2109"][QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

How is that weird? haha

_SKatEDiRt_

9800GX2 is actually quite a good card still, and that phenom is weak.

I cant even run tf2 or css @ 120hz. i hate my 9800gx2. only 512MB VRAM

You don't need more than 512mb for source games
#9 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2638 posts) -
[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="kraken2109"] 9800GX2 is actually quite a good card still, and that phenom is weak.kraken2109

I cant even run tf2 or css @ 120hz. i hate my 9800gx2. only 512MB VRAM

You don't need more than 512mb for source games

not saying the VRAM isn't enough but the 9800gx2 doesn't give me near 120fps constant. But for gta4 512mb isn't not nearly enough. Also sli does not work for gta
#10 Posted by kraken2109 (13255 posts) -
[QUOTE="kraken2109"][QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

I cant even run tf2 or css @ 120hz. i hate my 9800gx2. only 512MB VRAM

_SKatEDiRt_
You don't need more than 512mb for source games

not saying the VRAM isn't enough but the 9800gx2 doesn't give me near 120fps constant. But for gta4 512mb isn't not nearly enough. Also sli does not work for gta

GTA4 runs like crap on everything though.
#11 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2638 posts) -
[QUOTE="kraken2109"][QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"][QUOTE="kraken2109"] You don't need more than 512mb for source games

not saying the VRAM isn't enough but the 9800gx2 doesn't give me near 120fps constant. But for gta4 512mb isn't not nearly enough. Also sli does not work for gta

GTA4 runs like crap on everything though.

the point being lol they advertise It as 1gb when it's only 512
#12 Posted by kraken2109 (13255 posts) -
[QUOTE="kraken2109"][QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]not saying the VRAM isn't enough but the 9800gx2 doesn't give me near 120fps constant. But for gta4 512mb isn't not nearly enough. Also sli does not work for gta_SKatEDiRt_
GTA4 runs like crap on everything though.

the point being lol they advertise It as 1gb when it's only 512

Not false advertising, it technically contains 1GB of vram, just happens that because of the way SLI works you only get 512mb
#13 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2638 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"][QUOTE="kraken2109"] GTA4 runs like crap on everything though.kraken2109
the point being lol they advertise It as 1gb when it's only 512

Not false advertising, it technically contains 1GB of vram, just happens that because of the way SLI works you only get 512mb

technical tricks ahhh

#14 Posted by kraken2109 (13255 posts) -

[QUOTE="kraken2109"][QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]the point being lol they advertise It as 1gb when it's only 512_SKatEDiRt_

Not false advertising, it technically contains 1GB of vram, just happens that because of the way SLI works you only get 512mb

technical tricks ahhh

Like verizon and their internet ;)
#15 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2638 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="kraken2109"] Not false advertising, it technically contains 1GB of vram, just happens that because of the way SLI works you only get 512mbkraken2109

technical tricks ahhh

Like verizon and their internet ;)

sii mister :)