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Winamp crashes when syncing music library

Q: Winamp crashes when syncing music library

Hi all,

Winamp's being... temperamental, to say the least.
I have a music library of ~2000 songs which I want to get it to sync to my MP3 player. It recognizes that my player is connected to my PC just fine, but when I tell it to sync all 2000 songs in one shot the program freezes and crashes.
I really do NOT want to have to sit at my PC for hours and sync my music library 50 songs at a time. Is there a workaround for this problem or am I just going to have to bite the bullet?

Thanks,

-'Mage

EDIT: Mods, please delete this thread, I reposted it in "Misc. Software". Thanks.

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A:Connections tray crashes

Download and run Superantispyware Free and run it. Tell us what it finds
 

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A:Unable to play music from external HDD

This is the normal instruction for setting up a file association.

1. Open Default Programs by clicking the Start button, typing "default programs" and then clicking Default Programs in the pop up list.
2. Click on Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
This opens a list of extensions.
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If you have already done this try right clicking on the file and selecting open with then choose the player.
 

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A:Computer crashes with fuzzy screen

I suspect at first look that your PSU is under powered but would need to check it. What is the model and make of the PSU. How many hard drives and what make are they and likewise for the CD/DVD drives. What version of Windows are you running.
 

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A:Windows Media Player 11 will not burn music on blank DVD-R

1. I would check current firmware version for the DVD and look for a firmware update
> Use Nero Infotool to see current drive info incl. firmversion and look if updates available

2. See if this might apply CD/DVD or Disk Problems? How to Fix Problems Caused by Filters

3. You might also try a DVD+R disc

/* EDIT */
Oh! i also just noticed you posted in the Introduce Yourself forum. Next time please post in the forum for topic
 

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A:Wireless card crashes

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A:Gainward GTS 250 'oh so great'? Not really. BSOD, crashes, freezes... you name it

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A:My laptop crashes randomly and often

Shutting down after some period of use could be related to heat. The fact that it comes on after sitting for 30 minutes also points to a heat issue.

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A:Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music

You can do better with your budget. I recommend this:

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Can you take a screen shot of the actual error message and post it? You might just have to re-install the sound card driver, but who knows you haven't given enough info yet to give you a good answer.
 

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A:Laptop crashes instantly upon boot

you may be able to recover the hard drive, or your data, after your new system arrives.

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A:Sudden crashes when playing video games

Totally wrong power supply for the equipment listed...
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A:3d games/programs crashes at full screen in a powerful laptop

make sure all vents and fan intakes are not blocked, download and run HWMonitor and run a game and tell use all the min and max temps
 

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A:My computer crashes at will

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A:New PC crashes when playing games

What are the idle temps on your system?

I assume you have all the latest drivers installed for the GTS 250. It does look like a heat issue. Have you actually seen the PC working properly at your builder's? Also, since you've had the machine for 2 months, did the issues occur earlier or just recently?
 

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A:Computer crashes during gaming

First thing I would do is set the RAM voltage and timings to what the factory spec is... should be a sticker on the side with this information. I usually don't rely on the "Auto" setting; it's better to put in the information manually.

There have been reports of the 5770 acting up but make sure you have unlocked the manual fan controls if you are using CCC (Catalyst Control Center) and adjust the speed before playing a demanding 3D application. I would also advise to install the latest C++ Redistributable Runtime libraries and make sure DX11 is up to date. I've had my share of freeze ups with games under Win7x64 and installing prerequisite software has helped for the most part.

I also want to bring up that if you have nvidia Physx installed (still required for some games even with an ATI card) you want to make sure that is up to date too. Some ATI users have reported some issues with outdated physx engines which is why i bring that up.
 

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Tomorrow ill look around for parts, prices, I just realize am better off of building my own unit.


As far as the mobo goes. I would like to get .....
500 gig hard drive
Graphics card. (I won't be doing any gaming, cheap one will be neat)
Motherboard (i need fire wire on it)
RAM (4-gigs) ddr2
Case (i need a case with good air flow)


Any suggestions , references....
 

A:Building Music Production Computer

Rock4MUSIC said:





I have a budget of 500-550. The purpose for this computer is for music production. Ill be using cu base 5, ill be using vsti such as east west, toon track superior drummer,trillian etc. (To give you guys more of a visual) Ill be running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
Tomorrow ill look around for parts, prices, I just realize am better off of building my own unit.


As far as the mobo goes. I would like to get .....
500 gig hard drive
Graphics card. (I won't be doing any gaming, cheap one will be neat)
Motherboard (i need fire wire on it)
RAM (4-gigs) ddr2
Case (i need a case with good air flow)


Any suggestions , references....Click to expand...

I'm thinking that without gaming ambitions, the new Intel core i3 CPUs might meet your needs with their integrated graphics. These give pretty decent scores in
the Windows Experience Index, something like 4.9 for Areo, and 5.3 for business and gaming graphics. To the best of my knowledge, the matching H55/ H57 Intel chipset motherboards provide Fire Wire input.

You should first subscribe to Newegg's Email list, so you can grab your parts as they become available on sale.

Here is Intel's list of socket LGA1156 CPUs available at Newegg; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...=2010340343 50001157 1051749233&name=LGA 1156


And the matching integrated graphics H55/ H57 boards in the Gigabyte brand; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...01314 1070549182 107173338&name=Intel H55/H57 Be sure to pick one with 4 memory sockets. (4 out or 5 do). I have this one; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128421

Please pay no attention to the bad reviews for this product, they were all written by imbeciles claiming, "high technical ability". I don't know squat about computers, and I had one of these systems up and running perfectly, with Windows 7 installed, in about 3 hours.

In fact, I'm hoping Newegg will offer "don't know squat" as a technical ability claim option. That way, I'll be able to check, "don't know squat", and report, "it works perfectly for me, 5 stars"!

Here is a test report done on a few of these boards at Techspot; http://www.techspot.com/review/259-intel-h55-motherboard-shootout/
 

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A:Dvd player has sound with a music cd, no sound with a movie

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Specs

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
CPU
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5550 @ 1.83GHz 53 C
Merom 65nm Technology
RAM
2.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz 5-5-5-15
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0U990C (Microprocessor)
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Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
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A:Inspiron 1525 crashes every so often

May want to check in the event viewer to see if there is any pattern in errors. If there is nothing in there that appears useful you could check your RAM with either the Windows 7 checker from the disk or memtest86.

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Hello Talanar:

Please provide us with the complete specs of your system (including casing + cooling solutions) & PSU model/make/power rating etc.
 

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my pc keeps crashing when playing games
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I have done a clean install of windows and it hasnt made a difference.

anyone got any ideas as to what may be the problem?

SPEC

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A:PC crashes when playing games

when you install windows do you install your chip-set drivers
 

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A:Computer crashes

Or the PSU or RAM?

Well I have few suggestions for you:

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2. To check RAM Download memtest 4 and run atleast 8 passes.

3. To check PSU you need a multimeter; check out all the connectors

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A:Computer crashes randomly with black and gray lines

gamobigz says....
has a looping sound that sounds like a microwave.
Click to expand...

Have you tried to figure out which component may be making such noise, or is it coming out of speakers?

Also try checking system logs in Control Panel/Admin Tools / Event Viewer; may be something is being logged there which can help in giving clues what may actually be the problem.
 

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A:How come some background music of games sound different?

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A:Computer crashes whenever I play any online games

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Can your check the Windows error logs and post back please.

You've done just about everything I would suggest. Let's hope the logs tell us something.

-- Andy
 

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A:Stuttering/disappearing sound when playing some games or using winamp

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A:Continuous computer crashes

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A:Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 Crashes

I am familiar with your computer. Based on what we see in our shop, I suspect the problem may be inadequate memory capacity.
I am sure you didn't mean to report the memory as 182 GB vs 200 GB as that would be an enormous amount.
I suggest you download and run the free Belarc Advisor or Everest Home. Either program will inventory your computer and tell you what working memory it finds.
Tell us what the inventory says.
If you have less than 512 MB, you simply do not have enough memory for that machine. If you have more than 1 GB, then memory is OK, and we must look elsewhere.
Even though your return privilege is up, you still have warranty rights.

But whatever the cause, I would use download AVG Free Antivirus and free antispyware. Then remove the free 90 day version of McAfee Security, using Add and Remove Software in the Control Panel. Once McAfee is removed, install the AVG software. It is free, and very good, and will not abuse resources the way your McAfee does.
 

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A:Comp crashes when ram intensive apps are running

Replace the power supply first... Don't go too cheap
 

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A:ATI Radeon 9550 GFX Card crashes and driver issues

you can download SIW a freeware utility and it will tell you what hardware is in your system.

http://www3.sympatico.ca/gtopala/

what kind of cooling do you have for the case?
 

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A:ATI Radeon 9550 crashes a lot

Go ahead and update XP to Service Pace 3 and where did you get the video drivers from? If off a supplied CD go to AMD/ATI's support website and download the latest XP Catalyst and video driver from there
 

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Before i had a HUGE lag on Xbox Live, and then a "Script" error,
"Syntax error
Script, " ", error
check console"

The xbox worked on every other game, the dashboard crashed on xbox live, only,
we resolved that.

Please help.
 

A:Xbox 360 WAW crashes

Your XBOX power supply may be overheating or it may need to be replaced
 

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A:PC crashes regularly

hello robowen...
I have read your note, and I started to look at your report... I will review the minidumps for what may be learned there.
Meanwhile, here is what I am noticing...
First... the temps of your CPU and Mainboard look to me to be on the high side...
You may want to research what the acceptable temps are for your board and cpu... (You may be okay... I just thought it worth looking at). I rethought this part of my note after the Minidumps.

More importantly, at this point is what you tell us in the your note... You did have malware. You paid to have it removed.
Unfortunately, we do not know (and unless they told you, neither do you) exactly how thorough this cleanup was.
I would strongly suggest going to the Virus and Malware section...
http://www.techspot.com/vb/menu28.html
read the three stickies at the top and then follow the eight steps...
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html

While you are getting started there, I will review your minidumps.
If you run into trouble, or find virus/malware with the 8 steps, start a new thread there.
Make note of it here, so we know what you are doing.

Additional Analysis:
Because the the information below, I am going to strongly suggest checking temps! You may have a cooling issue.
But... the fact remains that Virus or Malware may be causing problems too! I think this especially likely since Zonealarm and Firefox are implicated in your dumps, suggesting that Malware is causing them to misbehave.
So, I stand by my initial recommendations.


Minidump analysis....
1.
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA
PROCESS_NAME: zlclient.exe
MISALIGNED_IP:

Per MS (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314063)




Typically, this error occurs when a driver uses an incorrect memory address. Other possible causes of this error include an incompatible device driver, a general hardware problem, or incompatible software.Click to expand...

2.
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7f_8
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: vsmon.exe
MISALIGNED_IP:

per MS (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842465)




This problem occurs if one or more of the processors in the computer:

* Require a microcode update that is not applied by the computer's basic input/output system (BIOS).
* Are damaged or defective.
* Are operating outside their specified ranges for temperature, power, or other conditions.Click to expand...

3.
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA
PROCESS_NAME: zlclient.exe
MISALIGNED_IP:




Typically, this error occurs when a driver uses an incorrect memory address. Other possible causes of this error include an incompatible device driver, a general hardware problem, or incompatible software.Click to expand...

4.
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA
PROCESS_NAME: firefox.exe
MISALIGNED_IP:




Typically, this error occurs when a driver uses an incorrect memory address. Other possible causes of this error include an incompatible device driver, a general hardware problem, or incompatible software.Click to expand...

5.
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA
PROCESS_NAME: zlclient.exe
MISALIGNED_IP:
See above
 

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We have a Network running on a WRT-110, fairly new router and, at times, 4 laptops all Vista. Any 1 laptop can connect no problem to the network. As soon as any of the other laptops attempt to join the network, the entire network crashes.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:If more than one connect, network crashes

Well I'm pretty good but not that good. At least until I graduate Physic school!

More info/details?

What have you done to attempt a fix?

Do you have any wired computers, like a server?

How do you confirm entire network crashed condition?

Are you positive it is not just one computer?

And what do you mean by connect? Just the act of finding available networks, or that works and it happens when trying to connect to a Shared folder, or all works until someone tries to connect to the Internet!

Mike
 

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BCCode : 1000007e BCP1 : C000001D BCP2 : B941DF72 BCP3 : B404EBE0
BCP4 : B404E8DC OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 256_1

I downloaded new drivers, disable specs on the CPU (e8500) as recommended, but 3d game crash out regularly after about 30 mins or so.

Asus p5n-d is a bit of a dodgy MOBO but I tried everything that has been recommended including bios flashes, memory check, cpu heat checks and rectifying the correct nforce 750i drivers...latest windows updates...etc...

What is the crash? hardware or software? I have a Proline 500w psu and also run a single xfx geforce 9800gt, Intel core 2 duo e8500 wolfdale, Kingston ddr2 667 mem, 200 gig sata seagate hardrive and a cathode ray 17" monitor.

any clues ideas, other than a sledge hammer. Your help will be appreciated.
 

A:BSOD BCCode : 1000007e random crashes from what?

0x0000007E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

A system thread generated an exception which the error handler did not catch. There are numerous individual causes for this problem, including hardware incompatibility, a faulty device driver or system service, or some software issues. Check Event Viewer (EventVwr.msc) for additional information.

As you can tell the causes of this error are very diverse which makes it a difficult one, sometimes, to pin down. For clarification, are your BSODs only while doing 3d gaming? What about video card heat checks?
 

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A:PC crashes while gaming

Firstly make sure you have the latest nvidia driver... 182.08 at time of writing this.
Does your power supply have a dedicated pci-e feed or are you using the 2 molex to pci-e adapter?
If you are using the molex adapter try connecting them to different feeds from the psu. Low power getting to the card can cause your symptoms...
 

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A:Computer crashes during games

Read the links in my sig for starters. Generally when a 3D game crashes a PC, it's either poor PSU or overheating. It can also be HDD or RAM failures but then these would show up randomly anytime.

Post back with your system specs, mobo, CPU, video card, PSU and the amps on 12 and 5V rails. You can get the amp info off the PSU label. See the pic example in my sig LABEL. For your other specs you dwnload CPU-Z

Cheers.
 

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things ive tried-- removed graphics card, removed sound card, disconnected other IDE drives (HDD an DVD/cd), tried new psu, tried default ps/2 mouse any keyboard. tried takin ram out an swappin it around the slots.
apart from changin mobo an cpu ive run out of ideas.

anyone got any ideas?

oh yeh an its not a virus as ive even formatted an used 2 diff HDDs still same problem
 

A:PC crashes for no reason

Test the RAM with Memtest. Best to try this overnight, unless you expect a freeze within a few minutes.
 

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A:Game crashes after approx. 2h of play

Sounds like your original 512MB stick of RAM might be faulty.
 

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Basic problem is that my computer freezes every time i start a game. I'm assuming this has something to do with the video card.

My steps so far have been to format my HD and re-install windows vista. I have not connected to the internet since re-installing windows so I am almost certain I have no viruses.

The problem occurred whilst playing a game, the computer froze and was totally non-responsive - even to ctrl+alt+del.

Sometimes when I switch it on, it loads up until the login screen which stays blank.
I have found that I can start it up successfully in safe mode.

My specs are as followed:

Manufacturer: Dell Inspiron 531
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 5600+ 2.81 ghz
RAM: 3582mb
System type: 32-bit OS
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS
OS: Vista Home Premium

If you need anymore info pls ask
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A:PC crashes whenever I try and play a game

Yep, i downloaded the latest from the Nvidia website.
 

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A:PC crashes randomly and in games

If you know it's not power (and you can't be sure unless you have tested the PSU with a tester tool and multimeter) and it's not heat, then check your ram with memtest 86+
 

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A:How to Configure MIC to transmit music through it?

can someone help me out with this please.
 

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A:Computer crashes by itself

Almost certainly a hardware issue. And I'm smiling to myself as I write this because this fits into the cliche'd response of it probably being your PSU or the RAM. Based on your electrical comments I would guess it is the power supply.

To eliminate the RAM, or at least attempt to, you can download and burn a memtest iso, then boot from that and run it several passes. If it can't make it a pass without freezing (but no memtest errors) I would say there is a 95% chance it is your PSU.
 

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A:Can't get the music tp play on my Sylvania MP3

let;s try this for simple starters

Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32
Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, then Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy Paste into next post

 

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Well Im New Here and my computers getting on my nerves lol.
My Computer Keeps Crashing . Makes 3 funny sounds and switches off . If I Go On Msn It works Nomrally But when i have too many things going at once it switches off for example when im on youtube it just switches off whats wrong with it :S
 

A:Computer Crashes

The hard drive may be corrupt and you may have a failing power supply
 

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Of late I found my desktop PC crashing now and then. The situation was getting worse by the day and it was becoming frustrating to use the PC.

I opened the box and got my fingers dirty, so before I looked further I decided to blow out all the dust with a vacuum cleaner. Loads of dust billowed out. I would recommend holding the CPU fan blades so that it does not spin uncontrollably.

After the dust clean up, the PC is working great and no unwanted crashes. I guess the dust was preventing the cooling of the CPU.
 

A:WinXP constant crashes solved

Thanks for the info

I stated similar fixes, and other common power up fixes here:Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)
 

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Hello I m having a hard time with this brand new PC and can t figure out what is wrong I have tried the following games Shayia WolfET Fallout Far Cry All of them crash after min to hour of gameplay I get a blue screen that flickers then my pc reboots I tried WinXp b and WinXp sp still the same results I tried with the drivers that came with my system didnt fix the problem so tried with the ones on the manufacturer s hour crashes PC New after Brand to 1 10min gaming websites for all hardware Brand New PC crashes after 10min to 1 hour gaming didnt work any better Here is my gear CPU Intel Core Duo E G M S MOBO ASUS P Q It broke after days of games failing so I had the store give me a new one since they believed that was the problem RAM CORSAIR Mhz DDR NO-ECC M TWINX C Hard Drive G SATA SEAGATE Power supply Corsair W Video Card EVGA GTX M I use to understand everything that was happening with my old PC years old even changing blown up caps on it but this new computer with all the new technologies is overwhelming and after spending a good amount of cash I would like to be able to play a game Will wait your expert advice nbsp

A:Brand New PC crashes after 10min to 1 hour gaming

Take it back to the store and have them check it out. You might also have a defective video card or memory
 

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Hi all I m having trouble with a friends PC that I offered to have a look at All I was going to do was speed his machine up a bit as he complained that it was running extremly slowly i e mins to load windows Checked to find that he only had seconds after Loads then OS crashes 20 MB of RAM installed So found some old PC RAM that I had lying around and booted it up Loaded window in just over a minute Loads OS then crashes after 20 seconds and all was looking good then Heard a noise from inside the PC and it just powered off not shutdown Opened the case to find that one of the plastic clips on the retainer bracket for the heatsink fan had snapped off Purchased a like for like bracket and replaced it Power it up but nothying happened apart from a slight movement from the CPU fan half a turn if that So thought it might be the power supply so purchased like for like again and replaced part Powered it up and the same thing just a slight movement from the CPU fan So thought it might be the processer replaced processer with a spare MHZ celeron thermal paste etc remounted heatsink and powered up And It worked went through POST and into loading OS YAY I thought to myself thank god for that It loaded up desktop and then after about secs returned to it s initial problem and just died again Now when I power it up the CPU fan spins as do HDD but doesn t perform POST no BIOS screen or memory check no output to display etc So now I m thinking has something blown up again Checked to make sure the system board wasn t making contact with the case and it s not so hopefully componets are all still O K I m guessing that it could be an overheating problem and that the System board just shut down to protect the parts but since the PC does nothing now I have no way of checking If the memory wasn t compatable witht he board then it wouldn t have booted in the first place The power supply is new and I ve tested it in my machine and it works fine The CPU must work as the st time it performed the POST with no error beeps Does anybody know what could be causing the problem as I m fresh out of ideas This was supposed to be a simple upgrade for a mate and now it s starting cost me alot of money and time and can t afford to buy any more parts and said I didn t want any money off him untill his PC was returned working thinking a simple swapping of memory modules would do the trick PLEASE if anyone has any ideas could you let me know as I ve tried everything I can think of and I m starting to lose my patience with it Thanks for reading Help me O B kenobi you re my only hope nbsp

A:Loads OS then crashes after 20 seconds

The motherboard is toast. Can you see if there are any bulging capacitors near the CPU?
 

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