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Windows 7: all programs not responding

18 Jul 2011   #21
dez2121

windows 7 pro 64bit service pack 1
 
 

anyone


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18 Jul 2011   #22
dez2121

windows 7 pro 64bit service pack 1
 
 

i also think it might be the ram voltage but im not sure any help guys
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18 Jul 2011   #23
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dez2121 View Post
my cpu is running at 100% my temp with real temp peeked at 80c andi have 11 programs running including fire fox streaming videos from hulu and i only got 1 non responsive and it was really quick. and that was when i was downloading adobe flash player so i could stream from hulu.

so my question to all of you, i think i read online somewhere that the WD green HD time out to much is it possible that, thats whats causing all my problems my hard drive is timing out to much and causing my apps to freeze?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dez2121 View Post
i now have 15 programs going stress test, streaming video, and the moving themed background and no none responsive programs. does my computer need to be stressed to work right? this is crazy

First 80c would be really high. I am hoping this is 80F. if it is C then you have a major heat issue....

as for it running smoothly during stress test, but not otherwise, there could be a few things up.

First the power supply might not be delivering the right amount of power or the motherboard might be set to turn off if the power supply charge is too low. There should be a setting in the BIOS for this. a message usually pops up on boot if it is enabled and a problem is seen though....

The other is the HDD is timing out like you said and it is not being picked back up. You can change the HDD settings to never sleep or never turn off HDD's in the power plan settings.

Another is that you do have a bad install of windows. Did you ever run scannow multiple times? or how was Win 7 installed? from a burned disk? from an upgrade disk? or purchased in box?

Since Ubuntu ran fine, I would say that running from a disk, it could be the HDD since that wasnt being tested. but I am not sure if booting from the ubuntu CD used any of the settings for the CPU/Motherboard. but the components work correctly with Ubuntu so thats a start.
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18 Jul 2011   #24
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

If you want you can try this program written by someone in the forum. It was designed to create dummy files on a HDD every 30 seconds to keep the drive from spinning down while gaming

in this post:

3-8 second lag during gamin'

on this thread:

3-8 second lag during gamin'
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18 Jul 2011   #25
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

for the ram voltage, you should be able to set the voltage on the Front side bus to default in the BIOS. that should make the Ram run at its recommended speed.

Should look something like this:
How To Overclock Using Advanced Chipset Features : BIOS for Beginners

Also you can get CPU-Z and it will tell you what your CPU, Mainboard, and RAM are running at:

CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting
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18 Jul 2011   #26
dez2121

windows 7 pro 64bit service pack 1
 
 

thanks alot guys im going to try all of those and let you know
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18 Jul 2011   #27
dez2121

windows 7 pro 64bit service pack 1
 
 

as far as the temp goes thats what it says per real temp 3.6 my temp under full load is 80 and 79c distance to max is 25 and 26c and thermal status says ok now is that a bad thing


running with no load im at 42 and 37c distance to max 62 and 68c with thermal status of ok
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18 Jul 2011   #28
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Well overheating is a definite cause of system lockups.
I would make sure the fans are all working. The CPU is seated correctly/completely, thermal paste is good between the CPU and heatsink and the heatsink is correctly secured.
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18 Jul 2011   #29
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dez2121 View Post
as far as the temp goes thats what it says per real temp 3.6 my temp under full load is 80 and 79c distance to max is 25 and 26c and thermal status says ok now is that a bad thing
Turn power off.
Take cover off of computer.

Blow out any and all dust bunnies with a can of compressed air.

Put a floor / desktop / table fan blowing directly and strongly at your computer.

Turn on your computer.

Monitor the temps. Try moving the fan to blow at different angles at your computer until you find the place that brings the greatest cooling.

This should give you a good idea of your problem area.

There are two convenient temp monitoring programs which I use/suggest.

1. Speccy
2. CoreTemp

The other programs are overkill.

You will find links in my sig.

I have running presently CoreTemp with the CoreTemp gadget installed. I sometimes am in areas where the ambient temp is high. This allows me to keep an eye on my temps and take corrective measures.

Two effective measures for reducing temps which are not ideal for gamers are:
1. Reduce the brightness & resolution of the display (much more effective on a laptop).
2. Choose the Balanced or better yet the PowerSaver power plan as opposed to the High Performance plan.

To easily modify these and experiment with their effects upon upon your temp and performance is:
WIN + X key combo | Display Brightness section | Power section for selecting the power plan.

WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.
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18 Jul 2011   #30
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

You have received good advice from all the members here.
Please give specific answers to each suggestion you have tried, with as much detail as you can.
"I have tried everything" doesn't help, we don't know what you have tried and what the results were.

You are doing too many things at the same time, this will not help finding the problem.
If you are doing all these things and have a slowdown or crash there is no way to determine what was the cause.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dez2121 View Post
ok now im really confused ive done everything that every one has asked with no problems being indicated but i was still having the not responding issue with every program i tried to run so i got board while the western digital lifeguard test was being run (still has about 6 hours to go on the extended test) so i ran prime95 again just to stress test again first time it failed quick so i played around with the settings just to test the cpu more not the mem and its been running smooth so i changed it back and again runs smooth still running actually but thats not the thing that gets me .... my cpu is running at 100% my temp with real temp peeked at 80c andi have 11 programs running including fire fox streaming videos from hulu and i only got 1 non responsive and it was really quick. and that was when i was downloading adobe flash player so i could stream from hulu.

so my question to all of you, i think i read online somewhere that the WD green HD time out to much is it possible that, thats whats causing all my problems my hard drive is timing out to much and causing my apps to freeze?
Yes, WD Green drives are known to cause this type of issue.
What are the hibernate and sleep settings?

Intel® Core™ i3-550 Processor

Your Tcase is 72.6°C, this is for the CPU case add 5°C for the cores, max core temp is 77.6°C.
The CPU will throttle down before reaching this temp.
What power setting are you using?

What were the results:
Western Digital lifeguard test?
Any info on the Prime95 fail?

Did you run memtest86+? What were the results?
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Running too many things at the same time can over extend the RAM, page file may not be able to keep up or will slow down the system.

Post a snip of the CPUZ - CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs.
How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums


The first issue to look at is your CPU temps.
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