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Computer freezing

Built my computer about 6 months ago and the last few days my computer just freezes up for no apparent reason.  I recently added a Roswell wireless card , changed my OS from Vista 32 bit to 64 bit and added 4 more gigs of memory.  Don't know where to start looking.  Any suggestions....

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Written on {{'2008-11-22T10:27:24-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Remove one stick of RAM at a time and see if it will still freeze up.
Written on {{'2008-11-22T09:38:17-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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control panel (classic view) administrative tools
Written on {{'2008-11-22T09:37:16-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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The curser disappears and the computer just freezes.  Reset the bios to safe settings and it still freezes.  How do I find event viewer?
Written on {{'2008-11-22T08:27:11-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Yea, past the tests, definitely look at the drivers. Drivers can be quite a pain in Vista 64 bit. I know that when I switched to Vista 64 bit I had quite a few video driver issues and one of my wireless cards wasn't even supported yet. So, check out the websites for downloading the latest drivers, then slowly rolling back...but I would only go through this tideous process if the tests come back clean - more of a last resort.

 d3k0y[shh]

 And what is the nature of the freezing. Does it just jump or completely freeze? Does it happen more during certain tasks? How long does your computer run before freezing? Etc.?

Written on {{'2008-11-22T08:25:24-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Make sure any/all overclocking settings are unset.

Make sure in BIOS memory is running at "stock" settings of 1.8V, 800MHz. (Auto timings) 

Written on {{'2008-11-22T08:08:57-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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yup also you could check the event in event viewer and run Windows memory diagnostics tool. the next time you start your PC, a report will be created.

and wireless driver for vista 64bit gosh.

 

Written on {{'2008-11-22T07:57:25-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Run memtest86 and prime95 on the system not at the same time of coarse and see what one will make it lock up. Memtest86 will test the RAM and see if there are errors, Prime95 will test the system and stress the CPU.

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