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  1. #1
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    Computer Freezes for a few seconds about every 20 seconds

    I've got this computer i built a few years ago that freezes quite a bit, mouse stops moving, videos will freeze and if there's sound playing it will repeat that note until it unfreezes

    I've run a full memtest cycle with 0 errors found, i've got a feeling its the processor or motherboard causing the problem. I've also got Sandra at my disposal.

    System is running Server 2003. Any suggestions on how to diagnose this?

    Specs:
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    Mainboard
    Manufacturer : http://www.abit.com.tw/
    Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
    MPS Version : 1.40
    Model : VT7 (VIA PT880-8237)
    Version : 1.x
    System BIOS : 08/27/2004-PT880-8237-6A7L2A19C-14
    Chipset : VIA PT880
    
    System Memory Controller
    Location : Mainboard
    Error Correction Capability : None
    Number of Memory Slots : 4
    Maximum Installable Memory : 2GB
    Bank0/1 - A0 : DIMM 2GB
    Bank2/3 - A1 : DIMM 2GB
    Bank4/5 - A2 : Empty
    Bank6/7 - A3 : Empty
    
    Chipset
    Model : Abit Computer PT880 CPU to PCI Bridge
    Revision : A1
    Bus : Intel AGTL+
    Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 201MHz (804MHz)
    Maximum FSB Speed : 4x 200MHz (800MHz)
    Width : 64-bit
    HTT - Hyper-Threading Technology : Yes
    I/O Queue Depth : 12 request(s)
    Priority Master Queue Depth : 12 request(s)
    Maximum Bus Bandwidth : 6.28GB/s
    
    Chipset 1 Hub Interface
    Type : V-Link
    Version : 4.04
    In/Out Width : 8-bit / 8-bit
    Multiplier : 2/1x
    Speed : 8x 68MHz (544MHz)
    I/O Queue Depth : 9 request(s)
    
    Logical/Chipset Memory Banks
    Bank 0 : 32MB DDR 2.0-3-3-7 2T
    Supported Memory Types :  ECC DDR Registered QDR-SDRAM
    Channels : 2
    Bank Interleave : 4-way
    Memory Bus Speed : 2x 168MHz (336MHz)
    Maximum Memory Speed : 2x 200MHz (400MHz)
    Multiplier : 5/6x
    Width : 64-bit
    Memory Controller in Processor : No
    Power Save Mode : Yes
    Fixed Hole Present : No
    Maximum Memory Bus Bandwidth : 5.25GB/s
    
    APIC 1
    Version : 0.03
    Speed : 17MHz
    Multiplier : 1/2x
    Maximum Interrupts : 24
    IRQ Handler Engaged : Yes
    Enhanced Support : Yes
    
    Memory Module 1
    Manufacturer : Kingston
    Model : K
    Serial Number : 0A0EC300
    Type : 512MB DDR
    Technology : 16x(32Mx8)
    Speed : PC2700U DDR-166
    Standard Timings : 2.5-3-3-7 2-10-0-0
    Date of Manufacture : Wednesday, February 05, 2003
    Memory DC Line : 2.50V
    Set Timing @ 167MHz : 2.5-3-3-7 2-10-0-0
    Set Timing @ 133MHz : 2.0-2-2-6 2-8-0-0
    
    Memory Module 2
    Extended Information : TF576A
    Type : 512MB DDR
    Technology : 16x(32Mx8)
    Speed : PC3200U DDR-200
    Standard Timings : 3.0-3-3-8 2-11-0-0
    Version : 1.1
    Date of Manufacture : Saturday, December 25, 1999
    Memory DC Line : 2.50V
    Set Timing @ 200MHz : 3.0-3-3-8 2-11-0-0
    Set Timing @ 167MHz : 2.5-3-3-7 2-9-0-0
    Set Timing @ 133MHz : 2.0-2-2-5 1-7-0-0
    
    System Clock Generator
    Software Programmable : Yes
    Read-Back Support : No
    
    Environment Monitor 1
    Model : Winbond W83697HF ISA
    Version : 6.00
    Mainboard Specific Support : No
    
    Temperature Sensor(s)
    Board Temperature : 35.00°C
    CPU Temperature : 47.50°C td
    
    Voltage Sensor(s)
    CPU DC Line : 1.33V
    +3.3V DC Line : 3.27V
    +5V DC Line : 5.01V
    +12V DC Line : 11.69V
    
    System Bus(es) on Hub 1
    Version : 2.10
    System Bus 0 : PCI
    System Bus 1 : AGP
    Multiplier : 1/6x
    
    LPC Hub Controller 1
    Model : Abit Computer VT8237 PCI to ISA Bridge
    Revision : A1
    ACPI Power Management Enabled : Yes
    Delayed Transaction Supported : Yes
    Delayed Transaction Enabled : No
    
    Audio Device
    Model : Abit Computer VT8233/A AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller
    Revision : G1
    Type : AC '97
    Version : 2.04
    
    Audio Codec
    
    Audio Codec
    
    USB Controller 1
    Model : Abit Computer VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (All VIA Chipsets)
    Revision : I2
    Version : 1.10
    Interface : UHCI
    Channels : 2
    Speed : 48MHz
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps) 
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No
    
    USB Controller 2
    Model : Abit Computer VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (All VIA Chipsets)
    Revision : I2
    Version : 1.10
    Interface : UHCI
    Channels : 2
    Speed : 48MHz
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps) 
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No
    
    USB Controller 3
    Model : Abit Computer VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (All VIA Chipsets)
    Revision : I2
    Version : 1.10
    Interface : UHCI
    Channels : 2
    Speed : 48MHz
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps) 
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No
    
    USB Controller 4
    Model : Abit Computer VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (All VIA Chipsets)
    Revision : I2
    Version : 1.10
    Interface : UHCI
    Channels : 2
    Speed : 48MHz
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps) 
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No
    
    USB Controller 5
    Model : Abit Computer VT6202/12 USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
    Revision : I7
    Version : 2.00
    Specification : 1.00
    Interface : EHCI
    Channels : 8
    Companion Controllers : 4
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps) High (480Mbps) 
    Addressing Support : 32-bit
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No
    
    System SMBus Controller 1
    Model : VIA VT823x SMBus
    Advanced TCO Mode Enabled : No
    Slave Device Enabled : No
    PEC Support : No
    Speed : 14kHz
    
    Expansion Slot(s)
    PCI0 (8h) : PCI 32-bit +5V PME Full-Length Available
    PCI1 (9h) : PCI 32-bit +5V PME Full-Length Available
    PCI2 (Ah) : PCI 32-bit +5V PME Full-Length Used
    PCI3 (Bh) : PCI 32-bit +5V PME Full-Length Available
    PCI4 (Ch) : PCI 32-bit +5V PME Full-Length Available
    AGP (8h) : AGP 32-bit +5V Full-Length Available
    
    Port Connector(s)
    PRIMARY IDE : ATA
    SECONDARY IDE : ATA
    FDD : 8251 FIFO / Floppy Disk
    COM1 : Serial Port 16450 / 9 Pin Dual Inline / DB-9 pin male
    LPT1 : Parallel Port ECP/EPP / DB-25 pin female / DB-25 pin female
    Keyboard : Keyboard / PS/2 / PS/2
    PS/2 Mouse : Mouse / PS/2 / PS/2
    USB0 : USB
    AUDIO : Audio

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    Re: Computer Freezes for a few seconds about every 20 seconds


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    Re: Computer Freezes for a few seconds about every 20 seconds

    i had the same problem but that was with windows xp i checked all hardware and peripherals but nothing was there. The problem was in windows xp as i format and reinstall windows everything worked fine.

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    smile Re: Computer Freezes for a few seconds about every 20 seconds

    I had this same problem but fixed it by disabling my wireless card. If you have one, give it a shot. Being hard-lined is 2x as fast anyway, lol.

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    smile Re: Computer Freezes for a few seconds about every 20 seconds

    I have solved the problem. just remove the RAM from your computer and put it in again, you can also clean the RAM connectors with alcohol, then everything works just fine, It's not software or virus problem but just hardware.

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