Why does my PC keep locking up?

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Re: Why does my PC keep locking up?

Postby Ekona » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:43 pm

It's an Intel 510 iirc, good couple of years old now but I've had no real issues until now. I've got a new one here I can use to try, if needs be.
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Re: Why does my PC keep locking up?

Postby Tinlad » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:04 am

Intel SSDs are generally pretty solid, so it's perhaps unlikely that it's the cause.

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Re: Why does my PC keep locking up?

Postby Ekona » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:33 am

That was my reasoning for buying one, although like I say it was about three years ago now.

It's been fine since my last update, although sometimes it can be fine for a fortnight and then lock up, so I'm not holding my breath just yet. I can't run Memtest though, as for some reason my PC won't boot from USB. I've set all the settings in the BIOS, and all my USB slots work, but it refuses to see the USB stick. Most odd.
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Re: Why does my PC keep locking up?

Postby Tinlad » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:16 am

Some USB drives need to be made 'bootable' before they'll work - did you use the Memtest86+ USB auto-installer?

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Re: Why does my PC keep locking up?

Postby Ekona » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:26 pm

I have no idea :blush:

I'll have another go tonight. I think I did though...
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Re: Why does my PC keep locking up?

Postby Ekona » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:24 pm

At fear of cursing myself, so far so good. Gfx driver updated manually, no lockups of which to speak at all.
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