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System Freezes And The Screen Goes Blurry


I just had it fixed and the same problem still occurs! The guy who repaired it said that it is not a problem in my computer but in the software. I tried to re-install xp, tried different drivers for the graphics card etc but nothing seems to help. And this is the problem: couple times a day my system freezes and the screen goes blurry. I hear one "beep" and the whole computer is stuck. Sometimes when i wait, the screen flashes and everything is okay again, but usually only rebooting helps.

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Hardlocks, Screen Freezes, Sound System Makes Noises

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My computer is an hp pavilion 325c

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- A widescreen patch i tried out (made no difference so i uninstalled it)
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But when i power off and power on, it boots up again. Sometimes it will freeze again right away, other times it will happen after say 10+ hours of use. Anyone know what could be causing this? Mem test reported 0 errors. Prime95 wasnt crashing either. I'm thinking maybe its the video card?


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Please guide me what could be the reason behind this? (This screen problem is immediately i boot the computer and very first display occurs on screen. Hdd is blank slate, mean no os yet, as i am not able to go ahead from this point only!)

Intel core 2 duo q8200 processor
Gigabyte ga-ep45-ud3p motherboard (revision 1. 1)
Sapphire hd 4850 1gb gddr3 pci-e hdmi graphics card
Umax 4 gb ram(2x2) 800 mhz
I-ball 450w psu
Seagate 500 gb sata hdd
Lg dvd r/w
Lg 2243w 22" lcd monitor


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Windows only sees and uses a single cpu. Can't set processor affinity. And single thread programs use the whole cpu. I don't have that problem under linux. Strangely enough it seems its not hyper-threaded? I thought my cpu was. At first i blamed overheating. But the computer freezes with the cpu at about 50 degrees. Tried reseting the bios to factory default. It didn't help. (That just made windows complain). So now i'm thinking a hardware component might be dying. I'm thinking either the cpu or mother board. I'm rather unsure as to what to do next to try to find the source of this problem?

Computer specifications:

Cpu: amd athlon 64 x2 4400+
Mobo: msi k9n platinum
Ram: 2x 1024mb corsair
Gpu: nvidia geforce 8800 gts
Psu: assus 550w


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Press enter to install windows xp
Press r to repair
Press f3 to not install windows xp

But none of the buttons work, i put the ide hard drive in another computer and i formated it and hooked it back up to the original pc and it still will not go past the above menu. I even tried a different ide hdd and the same thing is happening. I don't think its the drive that's bad so i changed ide cables and we get the same thing again.


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Specs:
* Intel core i7 920 nehalem 2. 66ghz lga 1366 130w quad
* Asus p6t deluxe lga 1366 intel x58 atx
* Sapphire ati radeon 4870 1gb 256-bit gddr5
* Corsair 6gb ram
* Corsair 750w psu
* Windows vista 32bit (going to move to windows 7, so didn't want to pay extra for 64bit now)

Drivers:
* Ati driver: 8. 612-090428a-080268c-ati catalyst version 09. 5, 8. 01. 01. 899
* Direct3d: 8. 14. 10. 0662 (directx 10)
* Opengl: 6. 14. 10. 8664

Temps:
* Steady for all cores in the upper 40s
* Coretemp and speedfan show some fans aren't working, but i see them spinning, so. * Not sure about video card temp, working on rivatuner. Problem:
* Full system hard freeze
* No errors or bsod
* Only while playing video games

Diagnostics already done:
* Avg/ad-aware ok
* Defrag & hd tune are ok, no bad sectors

To-do:
* Uninstall all video card drivers and redo catalyst install
* Figure out how to get rivatuner to sync with my video card
* Memtest

Randomly freezes constantly while playing video games such as everquest 2. I can be logged in for a few minutes and then it freezes the entire system. I'll have to hard reboot to bring it back up. Otherwise i have no issues, can watch movies, do regular tasks like browsing and whatnot without any issues. So i believe it is my video card, but it's just a hunch based on what i've already said. Any other suggestions?


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