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I sent my laptop for repair and now im playing from my old desktop computer.

The funny thing thing is i have stable fps and et runs really good,much much better than on my laptop.

But,from yesterday it has already got stuck many times where i can do nothing,task manager doesnt open and the computer is completely stuck,caps lock etc doesnt turn on.

 

Is it a  hardware issue or should i maybe upgrade to windows 8.1? it has windows 7. I cleaned the fans yesterday and all of them run fine so no overheating.

 

May be worth mentioning that it has only got stuck while i was playing et,and it keeps playing the sound that was playing at the moment it got stuck on loop.

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you can use msinfo32.exe. search for the tool under start/search

 

it is similar to dxdiag but gives you some additional information. When you open it, check under 'System Summary':

- 'System Manufacturer' and

- 'System Model'

 

Here a example from google: (The guy has a gigabyte x58a-ud3r motherboard)

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/where-can-i-find-what-motherboard-and-processor-i/221c0dd5-fb2a-44a6-a190-0255077e9358?auth=1

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already tried that,same thing,it says:

 

System manufacturer: system manufacturer

System model: system model

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are there any stickers on your case which tell you the model?

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ok this was really the problem i had before and it was my hard disk problem so check your hard disk .. it happend with me nd i had to buy new one and it does happen sometimes with the cable now also i have to keep the hard disk in a certain way to make it work or doesnt stuck so check that..

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Open a Prompt Command with admin rights and type this:

wmic path Win32_BaseBoard get Manufacturer,Product,Version /value

With this you should be able to get all the infos needed about your motherboard.

 

 

Here is the command line to get the infos of the RAM:

wmic path Win32_PhysicalMemory get Capacity,FormFactor,Manufacturer,PartNumber,SerialNumber /value
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alrighty 2gb of ram costs 30 euros....60 euros for 4gb for an old computer is definately not worth it..

 

can i put ram from a different manufacturer or will that not work?

 

btw my original problem hasnt appeared for the last two or three days,i think it might be the same issue karizmatic had.

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can i put ram from a different manufacturer or will that not work?

Sure, as long they're still compatible with your mobo.

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Open a Prompt Command with admin rights and type this:

wmic path Win32_BaseBoard get Manufacturer,Product,Version /value
With this you should be able to get all the infos needed about your motherboard.
 
 
Here is the command line to get the infos of the RAM:
wmic path Win32_PhysicalMemory get Capacity,FormFactor,Manufacturer,PartNumber,SerialNumber /value

 


I thought that some readers might not know how to open an Elevated Command Prompt, so I got the bright idea of making a primitive video of how to do it.  My video shows how to use the Admin Command window to enter Annibal's commands to copy & paste the results here.  His quote is in the spoiler above.
 
My vid-capture program did not capture the mouse pointer once it was within the DOS window, so here is an SS of the c:/ icon that you click on to get the edit menu to drop down.
 
 
post-8926-0-51555400-1445500348_thumb.jpg post-8926-0-51555400-1445500348.jpg

 

There is a Youtube link at the end of this post to show how to open the Admin command prompt in the normal ways.  My cmd.exe is pinned to the taskbar, so my vid shows a less usual way to open it.
 
You can click on this MediaFire link and my vid will play via their site.  There may or may not be a 15 second advertisement. :(   BTW, I think that I said "right click" too many times. :)
http://www.mediafire.com/watch/9l1aifedzeor8eb/AnnibalAdvice%40et_freezing_completely640x480.mp4
 
For Vista / Windows 7

 

I cannot believe that I have spent four hours replying to just two posts here tonight!  I wish that I could be as persistent with other tasks!

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alrighty 2gb of ram costs 30 euros....60 euros for 4gb for an old computer is definately not worth it..

 

What's your current ram?

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What's your current ram?

kingston hyper x ddr2 -  2gb

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and your motherboard? Because, if your mobo supports ddr3, in terms of perfs and prices better to go with this rather than a ddr2 which is still indeed expensive for an outdated component. Cheapest prices I found in Greece for 4GB in ddr2 are around 50 euros.

 

4GB ddr2: http://www.e-shop.gr/ypologistes-mnimes-ram-ddr2-sdram-4gb-list?table=PER&category=%CC%CD%C7%CC%C7+RAM&filter-193=1&filter-9729=1

 

4GB ddr3: http://www.e-shop.gr/ypologistes-mnimes-ram-4gb-ddr3-sdram-list?table=PER&category=%CC%CD%C7%CC%C7+RAM&filter-9729=1&filter-194=1

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You can't use DDR2 in DDR3 slots, although a few mobos did have slots for both kinds.  They could use one kind or the other, but not both.

 

I read that some Mobos could use DDR in DDR2 slots, but that was before memory controllers on the CPU.

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and your motherboard? Because, if your mobo supports ddr3, in terms of perfs and prices better to go with this rather than a ddr2 which is still indeed expensive for an outdated component. Cheapest prices I found in Greece for 4GB in ddr2 are around 50 euros.

 

4GB ddr2: http://www.e-shop.gr/ypologistes-mnimes-ram-ddr2-sdram-4gb-list?table=PER&category=%CC%CD%C7%CC%C7+RAM&filter-193=1&filter-9729=1

 

4GB ddr3: http://www.e-shop.gr/ypologistes-mnimes-ram-4gb-ddr3-sdram-list?table=PER&category=%CC%CD%C7%CC%C7+RAM&filter-9729=1&filter-194=1

 

oh i thought i had posted my motherboard,its asus p5q se plus,but its kinda different from the same named one on asus.com

 

it has 4 ram spots with different colours (if that makes a difference) i can post pictures if that would help.

 

isnt ddr3 "better" than ddr2?

 

and what i hate about my country is that every single site where you can find stuff related to computers its only an eshop where you have to pay 5+ euros for shipping and most of them also require at least 3euros for paying cash on delivery,beats the purpose of trying to find the cheapest one.

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yes ddr2<ddr3

 

this one, right?

post-7251-0-70646100-1445529642_thumb.jpg

 

ok.. It looks like your mobo supports only ddr2. Anyway your Os will recognize until a max of 3GB only if you're under Windows 32bits even if you put 4GB RAM. So, not sure it worths the shot spending such a cost only for 1GB more. So the cheaper would be the better.

 

 

By the way, is your bios up-to-date? Because I saw some updates\fixes for some issues related at the display.. https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5Q_SE_PLUS/HelpDesk_Download/

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