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Computer freezes when watching videos on YouTube and on startup

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System hangs after Windows startup

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Freezing of computer while watching flash videos (contd) [duplicate]

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Computer Freezes Up With Vertial Lines Across Screen and Audio Spazz

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Computer stopped working when multiple cores enabled

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Desktop freezing under heavy graphics load

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How to diagnose computer lockups and freezes?

I built a desktop computer a couple years back with the following specs: CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz 6 MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80580Q9300 Motherboard: EVGA ...
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I have a very strange problem: Since I have my new PC, I have always had problems with it. From time to time the computer freezes for some seconds and suddendly reboots by itself. I've had this ...
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Crash / freeze - probable hardware failure - ideas?

Hi I am running a (until yesterday) stable PC with Vista. Since yesterday, I've had four instances of this problem: The system, without warning, completely stops responding - no reaction to mouse or ...