Troubleshooting Your Computer in Cincinnati
The culprit of unstable computer operation can be any component. If the computer constantly hangs, then the reasons can be covered in overheating or undernutrition. Hanging up is also caused by errors in the program part: operating system problems, viruses, faulty drivers or system applications.
Approximately suspicion of overheating should check the temperature sensors of the components, which can be done through the BIOS or using a monitoring program, of which there are a lot. For example, you can use SpeedFan or Everest. If even without a load the temperature is high, then it’s time to climb inside the housing and clean the cooling system. Overheating of the processor and other components is a trivial «malfunction» of the computer, which is easy to eliminate for a couple of hours with a vacuum cleaner, brush and thermal paste.
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After cleaning, the temperature is OK, but the computer still hangs? Then the next component, which is worth paying attention to, is the power supply. If this product went with you in the kit with the system unit, but it is not the most expensive, and the computer is quite a gaming configuration, then there is nothing to think about. No offense is said, but crafts from manufacturers such as JNC, Codegen or similar Chinese brands can normally feed only an office machine and do not last long. For a powerful machine you need a suitable power supply. To check the stability of the PSU, you can observe the parameters in the BIOS or run the S & M test once.
Computer malfunctions resulting in a hangup may well be associated with poor contact at the places of connection of cables, loops, memory slots or boards. Everything should be assembled and installed neatly, tightly, reliably. For a full explanation of the circumstances, you need to disassemble the computer, and then collect and test, adding one piece. With this simple method, we determine the cause of the hang.
So far, only «iron» computer malfunctions have been considered. And hangups and PC malfunctions also occur due to software errors, especially drivers and system services. Remember, after installing which program started crashing, and remove the same program in safe mode. If it does not help, you will most likely need to reinstall the system.
BSOD (blue screen of death)
The blue screen of death usually visits the system when the devices or software fail. Unlike the usual hang, when the BSOD appears on the screen, information is displayed about the error that occurred. BSOD error codes determine the computer’s malfunction, though, quite often, instead of the readable text on it, you can see «krakoziabry». If you managed to read on which device the system complains BSOD’om, then try to replace it or clean the contacts. In general, BSOD is a topic for a separate large article.
The computer reboots
If the computer constantly restarts, especially when starting a heavy game or a resource-intensive application, then it’s possible again in the failure of the power supply. As we see, he can not only «hang» the computer, but also reboot. To check that the computer’s fault data is related to the PSU, and not to something else, you need to start the previously mentioned S & M program in the power unit testing mode.
In general, S & M — a universal tool for testing the stability of the computer. With it, you can check the system for both overheating and the stability of the power supply circuit. By loading the processor, memory and graphics card to the limit, the program squeezes all the juices from the PSU. True, it is possible to burn something. But if the system unit passes the test, then the computer’s failure is caused by viruses or operating system failures.
If the computer warns in advance that a reboot will take place in a minute, then you can not cancel the restart, it is most likely caused by the action of the Sasser virus or its modification, or the consequences of intensive system treatment from viruses. The situation will fix the updated antivirus or the installation of the operating system from scratch.
The computer turns itself off
The most likely cause of spontaneous shutdown of the computer is overheating of the processor or power supply. Motherboards monitor the temperature of the processor and turn off the power once it reaches a critical value. This is protection against overheating, the parameters of which are configured in the BIOS.
As far as the chips are heated, you can find out with the help of programs, as described above. If for some reason it does not work out, then nobody canceled the tactile way. Touch the radiator with your hands — if your fingers do not burn, then everything is in order. Otherwise, check the condition (presence) of the thermal paste. The computer can shut itself down due to a malfunction of the temperature sensor. It seems that nothing overheats, and the sensor shows incorrect data — there is no way to do without the help of computer repair specialists.