lockups



Vaughn
07-10-2005, 01:22 AM
I'm looking for some hints in trying to determine why my system locks up.
My environment:
ABIT NF7
ATI Radeon 9800 pro
CPU AMD 1800

I know there could be thousands of things to consider -- can anyone suggest
a few?

Vaughn
07-10-2005, 01:22 AM
"Vaughn" wrote:

> I'm looking for some hints in trying to determine why my system locks up.
> My environment:
> ABIT NF7
> ATI Radeon 9800 pro
> CPU AMD 1800
>
> I know there could be thousands of things to consider -- can anyone suggest
> a few?

At times the lock occurs in a game, other times in windows apps -- some
times they occur after a period of inactivity.

Nog
07-10-2005, 01:22 AM
"Vaughn" <Vaughn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5A4BB171-1F7D-4C72-9BB0-98CC861F6DD8@microsoft.com...
> I'm looking for some hints in trying to determine why my system locks up.
> My environment:
> ABIT NF7
> ATI Radeon 9800 pro
> CPU AMD 1800
>
> I know there could be thousands of things to consider -- can anyone
> suggest
> a few?
Sometimes what looks like a lockup is a busy processor that can't do
anything else at the moment. Wait a while. If it happens too often, find out
what is taking all the processer time. A background virus scanner that is
crunching a large file can stall the system. A virus itself can freeze you
too.

Vaughn
07-10-2005, 01:22 AM
"Nog" wrote:

>
> "Vaughn" <Vaughn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5A4BB171-1F7D-4C72-9BB0-98CC861F6DD8@microsoft.com...
> > I'm looking for some hints in trying to determine why my system locks up.
> > My environment:
> > ABIT NF7
> > ATI Radeon 9800 pro
> > CPU AMD 1800
> >
> > I know there could be thousands of things to consider -- can anyone
> > suggest
> > a few?
> Sometimes what looks like a lockup is a busy processor that can't do
> anything else at the moment. Wait a while. If it happens too often, find out
> what is taking all the processer time. A background virus scanner that is
> crunching a large file can stall the system. A virus itself can freeze you
> too.
>
>
> The mouse freezes, as well, and the cpu light is not flashing.


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