i have a very big problem.. my computer keeps on freezing.. it freezes ALL the time whenever i try to install a major program.. such as a virus scanner.. or adobe photoshop.. and sometimes it freezes out of no where. it was all fine until this one day i brought my computer to my friends house and we lan. my graphic card is built in wit the motherboard which is a Soyo SY-P4VGM.. and the graphic card supports only 32mb.. and i was playing a game which needs more.. and then my computer crashes. so i stopped playing the game. then when i brought it home my computer was slow and freezes. so i try to format my computer. but then when i tried to format it it keeps on freezing on me.. and i actually got it formating but then when it was in the process of installing it froze on me.. so i had to go through the whole process again.. i used different Windows XP disc also.. after a few attempts i gave up.. then i got my Windows Me disc.. and i reformatted using thta and installed windows Me.. it worked fine.. but still freezes a lot. then i tried upgrading to Windows XP but again.. it keeps freezing.. can any one PLEASE help me with my problem.. i really cant take the freezing anymore.. thank you.
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If you initially purchased cheap, unbranded 'generic' RAM, then I'd also strongly suspect that was your problem. RAM incompatibilities will certainly cause the behaviour you've described.
But another thing which would cause the behaviour is overheating. If the heatsink fitted to your processor came with a 'Thermal Pad', are …
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New questions warrant a new topic please. 'Piggybacking' new questions onto an existing discussion just makes things confusing, and limits your chances of getting an answer.
aaroN42, I must have missed your question earlier. I think the heatsink on that processor is attached by four 'pushpins' …
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