Consider the following screenshot from Resource Monitor running on my Win 7 laptop:
There's a dip in CPU and RAM performance ( I don't know if "failure" is the right word for it)...but it dips all the way to zero. During this time it's like my PC freezes, then starts back up again.
It doesn't happen all that often, probably once every 2 hours or so, but when it does it's pretty annoying. I want to understand what might cause these sudden dropouts...? There is nothing in particular I do at the moments it happens.
I do put some pretty serious demand on this computer as I do many tasks at once while working / web browsing... I'm beginning to wonder if I'm killing the old coot.
Windows 7 OS (originally Windows XP) 32 bit 3.00GB RAM (2.75GB usuable) 1.60GHz AMD Athlon processor TF-20 139GB hard-drive
Bought in 2009.
Thank you kindly