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  • #1452
    Rojo
    Rojo
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    Hey guys!

    I hope you are all doing fine! I am having a random problem with my laptop. I would be browsing, or playing, or just in the main screen and all of the sudden it would freeze up. There would be no blue screen or anything. So, because there is no error I am having difficulty on knowing what could it be. I know I need to replace the battery, but I don’t think that could cause that issue. I have check my hard disk with the cmp and it says everything is fine. So, I am thinking is either the RAM or the video card. The only way I know about seeing if the RAM is going bad is if when you go to properties on the computer and it says less memory than it should, which is showing me the correct one. I don’t know how to check the video card. I have my laptop connected to my TV though HDMI, I don’t remember my laptop freezing up on me while not connected to the TV. But then again is 90% of the time connected.

    • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    • 2nd generation Intel(R) Quad Core(TM) i7-2720QM (2.2 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) w/Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz
    • 1GB GDDR5 Radeon(TM) HD 6770M Graphics [HDMI, VGA]
    • 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    • 750GB 5400RPM Hard Drive

    Thanks,
    Rojo

  • #1453
    Joey Cam
    Joey Cam
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    Hi Rojo!

    My PC tends to freeze during the Summer. Hot weather (over 90 F) combined with CPU and/or Graphic intensive tasks (video encoding, playing newer games on high settings) is a good way to freeze my PC. This particularly happens because the room my PC is in does not have A/C and is not properly ventilated. So my PC acts like a heater, further increasing the room temperature.

    Here is what I do to minimize my computer freezing during the summer…
    – Clean/Dust off the inside of my PC with a can of compressed air, aka “air duster”. Use the can to blow out all of the dust inside your case no matter the location of the dust. My 3 main focus areas I go over several times is the power supply, CPU and graphic card fans and surrounding areas.
    – Point a room fan at your PC’s intake fan. Don’t forget, intake fan, not the fan that blows all the hot air out. If your PC does not have an intake fan then point a room fan at the front of the case (for laptops it is probably one of the sides).
    – (Laptops Only) Buy and use a “Laptop Cooling Pad”, especially if you place the laptop on your lap.

    Since your PC is a laptop you just have to be a little more delicate when cleaning the dust off. But do this at least once a month during the Summer. Your laptop intake fan will be small when comparing it with PCs and as I said above it will probably be on one of the sides. If it is not on the sides then check the front.

  • #1463
    Rojo
    Rojo
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    Hey Joey!

    Well I have my laptop over a fan base. My room has A/C and I keep a room fan running for the room, and to minimize the expenses of the A/C. I’ll use the air duster tomorrow then hehehe.

    Thanks for the advise!

    Rojo

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