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Is My PC Finally Dying?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Gday folks!!

I have recently been having some very frustrating issues with my PC. Here are the following issues:

  • Freezes a lot
  •  Sometimes fails to boot up not recognizing ram, HDD/ssds
  • Random glitches in games, word, OS in general
  • Screen sometimes flickers.

I have done the following to resolve the issues:

  • Check all HDD/SSD's for errors (All came out fine as expected)
  • Cleaned out dust from the unit itself
  • Tried the GPU in a different machine and ran furmark overnight
  • Windows Reinstall on a spare disk
  • Scanned fro viruses using Kaspersky, ADWcleaner, Malwarebites and Ccleaner
  • Tried different PSU

All of the above did not solve the issues.

Here are the specs of the machine

 

i5 750 CPU

4GB RAM

GTX 260

VS550 PSU

Gigabyte GA-P55a UD3P

2x 1TB

1x 750GB 

1x 120GB ssd

Corsair H60 cooler.

 

Any help is really really appreciated!

Thanks

 


Main System Specs:

  • Intel Core i5 6500 3.2GHz CPU
  • Gigabyte GA-H170-D3H Motherboard
  • Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 2400MHz, Gskill Ripjaws 8GB
  • Asus GTX 1060 Turbo
  • Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD
  • Seagate 1TB NAS Grade HDD x2
  • Thermaltake NiC F3 Cooler
  • EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Power Supply
  • NZXT S340 Red/Black Case
  • Noctua NF-F12 Fan x2

Laptop Specs:

  • Intel Pentium N3700 CPU
  • 4GB Kingston RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 10 Home

Peripherals:

  • Microsoft Wired 600 KB
  • Dell 2003 Mouse
  • HP Compaq LA2206x Monitor
  • Logitech X530 5.1 Speakers
  • Roland RH-5 Headphones
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Just now, Warning said:

Gday folks!!

I have recently been having some very frustrating issues with my PC. Here are the following issues:

  • Freezes a lot
  •  Sometimes fails to boot up not recognizing ram, HDD/ssds
  • Random glitches in games, word, OS in general
  • Screen sometimes flickers.

I have done the following to resolve the issues:

  • Check all HDD/SSD's for errors (All came out fine as expected)
  • Cleaned out dust from the unit itself
  • Tried the GPU in a different machine and ran furmark overnight
  • Windows Reinstall on a spare disk
  • Scanned fro viruses using Kaspersky, ADWcleaner, Malwarebites and Ccleaner
  • Tried different PSU

All of the above did not solve the issues.

Here are the specs of the machine

 

i5 750 CPU

4GB RAM

GTX 260

VS550 PSU

Gigabyte GA-P55a UD3P

2x 1TB

1x 750GB 

1x 120GB ssd

Corsair H60 cooler.

 

Any help is really really appreciated!

Thanks

 

How old is your pc?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, LegendDynasty said:

How old is your pc?

2009-2010


Main System Specs:

  • Intel Core i5 6500 3.2GHz CPU
  • Gigabyte GA-H170-D3H Motherboard
  • Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 2400MHz, Gskill Ripjaws 8GB
  • Asus GTX 1060 Turbo
  • Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD
  • Seagate 1TB NAS Grade HDD x2
  • Thermaltake NiC F3 Cooler
  • EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Power Supply
  • NZXT S340 Red/Black Case
  • Noctua NF-F12 Fan x2

Laptop Specs:

  • Intel Pentium N3700 CPU
  • 4GB Kingston RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 10 Home

Peripherals:

  • Microsoft Wired 600 KB
  • Dell 2003 Mouse
  • HP Compaq LA2206x Monitor
  • Logitech X530 5.1 Speakers
  • Roland RH-5 Headphones
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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, airdeano said:

prolly the SATA controller is weakening, if the drives are dropping in and out.

I'm guessing there is no fix or a way to confirm that....


Main System Specs:

  • Intel Core i5 6500 3.2GHz CPU
  • Gigabyte GA-H170-D3H Motherboard
  • Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 2400MHz, Gskill Ripjaws 8GB
  • Asus GTX 1060 Turbo
  • Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD
  • Seagate 1TB NAS Grade HDD x2
  • Thermaltake NiC F3 Cooler
  • EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Power Supply
  • NZXT S340 Red/Black Case
  • Noctua NF-F12 Fan x2

Laptop Specs:

  • Intel Pentium N3700 CPU
  • 4GB Kingston RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 10 Home

Peripherals:

  • Microsoft Wired 600 KB
  • Dell 2003 Mouse
  • HP Compaq LA2206x Monitor
  • Logitech X530 5.1 Speakers
  • Roland RH-5 Headphones
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Just now, Warning said:

2009-2010

Well an average lifespan of a pc is 4-5 years but it's best if you do some research before springing towards a new pc.
I'll help you research as well.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, LegendDynasty said:

Well an average lifespan of a pc is 4-5 years but it's best if you do some research before springing towards a new pc.
I'll help you research as well.

I have considered buying a new PC. All I want to buy is CPU, RAM and Mobo. I have them in mind right now but I have no money currently.


Main System Specs:

  • Intel Core i5 6500 3.2GHz CPU
  • Gigabyte GA-H170-D3H Motherboard
  • Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 2400MHz, Gskill Ripjaws 8GB
  • Asus GTX 1060 Turbo
  • Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD
  • Seagate 1TB NAS Grade HDD x2
  • Thermaltake NiC F3 Cooler
  • EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Power Supply
  • NZXT S340 Red/Black Case
  • Noctua NF-F12 Fan x2

Laptop Specs:

  • Intel Pentium N3700 CPU
  • 4GB Kingston RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 10 Home

Peripherals:

  • Microsoft Wired 600 KB
  • Dell 2003 Mouse
  • HP Compaq LA2206x Monitor
  • Logitech X530 5.1 Speakers
  • Roland RH-5 Headphones
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Just now, Warning said:

I have considered buying a new PC. All I want to buy is CPU, RAM and Mobo. I have them in mind right now but I have no money currently.

Question, how old is your monitor?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Pretty new. I forgot to mention I tested it with another pc aswell as cables


Main System Specs:

  • Intel Core i5 6500 3.2GHz CPU
  • Gigabyte GA-H170-D3H Motherboard
  • Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 2400MHz, Gskill Ripjaws 8GB
  • Asus GTX 1060 Turbo
  • Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD
  • Seagate 1TB NAS Grade HDD x2
  • Thermaltake NiC F3 Cooler
  • EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Power Supply
  • NZXT S340 Red/Black Case
  • Noctua NF-F12 Fan x2

Laptop Specs:

  • Intel Pentium N3700 CPU
  • 4GB Kingston RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 10 Home

Peripherals:

  • Microsoft Wired 600 KB
  • Dell 2003 Mouse
  • HP Compaq LA2206x Monitor
  • Logitech X530 5.1 Speakers
  • Roland RH-5 Headphones
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Not an expert on this, but it does feel like it's in order for an upgrade or a new build.

 

If you lack money, there might be deals around if you look hard enough and make contacts. Could be something fun to read on the forums!

 

 


"Anything that could one day be is as real as what I'm saying
If something is nothing it must not be something in any possible way"

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Run advanced system care 9 and check over all the connections, if nothing then start digging the grave.


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[i3-4360 | mini-itx potato | 4gb DDR3-1600 | 8tb wd red | 250gb seagate| Debian 9 ]

[Dell Inspiron 15 5567] 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 minutes ago, Burz said:

Not an expert on this, but it does feel like it's in order for an upgrade or a new build.

 

If you lack money, there might be deals around if you look hard enough and make contacts. Could be something fun to read on the forums!

 

 

I plan on doing a used part build for a temp pc. I will prob buy an all new pc at the end of this year


Main System Specs:

  • Intel Core i5 6500 3.2GHz CPU
  • Gigabyte GA-H170-D3H Motherboard
  • Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 2400MHz, Gskill Ripjaws 8GB
  • Asus GTX 1060 Turbo
  • Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD
  • Seagate 1TB NAS Grade HDD x2
  • Thermaltake NiC F3 Cooler
  • EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Power Supply
  • NZXT S340 Red/Black Case
  • Noctua NF-F12 Fan x2

Laptop Specs:

  • Intel Pentium N3700 CPU
  • 4GB Kingston RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 10 Home

Peripherals:

  • Microsoft Wired 600 KB
  • Dell 2003 Mouse
  • HP Compaq LA2206x Monitor
  • Logitech X530 5.1 Speakers
  • Roland RH-5 Headphones
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GTX 260 owner I see :D I would say you might be looking at sata controller issues like @airdeano said and just overall motherboard issues due to age and heavy use. If they system works fine for you right now other than that random drive issue I would look at getting a cheap sata controller that you can use in the PCIe/PCI slots, before that though try running Crystal Disk Info and see if the drives are failing. It could also be a PSU issue. #1 Drives #2 Drive Controller #3 PSU or Motherboard Issue and you might just be better off with a new system overall :)  


I've only used air cooling, my old signature was a lie ❤️

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Just now, Warning said:

I plan on doing a used part build for a temp pc. I will prob buy an all new pc at the end of this year

I would love to see a log of that. Sort of like Scrapyard Wars :D


"Anything that could one day be is as real as what I'm saying
If something is nothing it must not be something in any possible way"

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, Burz said:

I would love to see a log of that. Sort of like Scrapyard Wars :D

lol maybe thats what I will do when the time comes


Main System Specs:

  • Intel Core i5 6500 3.2GHz CPU
  • Gigabyte GA-H170-D3H Motherboard
  • Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 2400MHz, Gskill Ripjaws 8GB
  • Asus GTX 1060 Turbo
  • Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD
  • Seagate 1TB NAS Grade HDD x2
  • Thermaltake NiC F3 Cooler
  • EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Power Supply
  • NZXT S340 Red/Black Case
  • Noctua NF-F12 Fan x2

Laptop Specs:

  • Intel Pentium N3700 CPU
  • 4GB Kingston RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 10 Home

Peripherals:

  • Microsoft Wired 600 KB
  • Dell 2003 Mouse
  • HP Compaq LA2206x Monitor
  • Logitech X530 5.1 Speakers
  • Roland RH-5 Headphones
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With 7 year old hardware the PC is doing a pretty good job surviving. 

 

Can you put the MOBO CPU and SSD in to a seccond system and try replicate the crash. 


|| 5820K @ 4.7GHZ - R15: 1362 || GTX 770 || 16GB LPX || MSI X99A Krait || 128GB 850 PRO || RAID 0 4x128GB SSD || NH D15 || NZXT H440 || 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, Mixchew said:

With 7 year old hardware the PC is doing a pretty good job surviving. 

 

Can you put the MOBO CPU and SSD in to a seccond system and try replicate the crash. 

I will try that now

 


Main System Specs:

  • Intel Core i5 6500 3.2GHz CPU
  • Gigabyte GA-H170-D3H Motherboard
  • Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 2400MHz, Gskill Ripjaws 8GB
  • Asus GTX 1060 Turbo
  • Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD
  • Seagate 1TB NAS Grade HDD x2
  • Thermaltake NiC F3 Cooler
  • EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Power Supply
  • NZXT S340 Red/Black Case
  • Noctua NF-F12 Fan x2

Laptop Specs:

  • Intel Pentium N3700 CPU
  • 4GB Kingston RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 10 Home

Peripherals:

  • Microsoft Wired 600 KB
  • Dell 2003 Mouse
  • HP Compaq LA2206x Monitor
  • Logitech X530 5.1 Speakers
  • Roland RH-5 Headphones
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2 minutes ago, Warning said:

lol maybe thats what I will do when the time comes

I have plans to do stuff like that actually :) I am pretty excited about it because I am new to all of this. I tried to upgrade a PC today and broke a Dual Core 2.16GHz CPU. :P I hope I can fix it. It just has some of the bottom... connectors? bent.

 

Edit: It was a spare CPU I had.

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"Anything that could one day be is as real as what I'm saying
If something is nothing it must not be something in any possible way"

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, Mixchew said:

With 7 year old hardware the PC is doing a pretty good job surviving. 

 

Can you put the MOBO CPU and SSD in to a seccond system and try replicate the crash. 

Just tried it still the same problems


Main System Specs:

  • Intel Core i5 6500 3.2GHz CPU
  • Gigabyte GA-H170-D3H Motherboard
  • Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 2400MHz, Gskill Ripjaws 8GB
  • Asus GTX 1060 Turbo
  • Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD
  • Seagate 1TB NAS Grade HDD x2
  • Thermaltake NiC F3 Cooler
  • EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Power Supply
  • NZXT S340 Red/Black Case
  • Noctua NF-F12 Fan x2

Laptop Specs:

  • Intel Pentium N3700 CPU
  • 4GB Kingston RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 10 Home

Peripherals:

  • Microsoft Wired 600 KB
  • Dell 2003 Mouse
  • HP Compaq LA2206x Monitor
  • Logitech X530 5.1 Speakers
  • Roland RH-5 Headphones
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Ok, so we have narrowed it down to those 3 parts.

Try using just that SSD in the second PC. 


|| 5820K @ 4.7GHZ - R15: 1362 || GTX 770 || 16GB LPX || MSI X99A Krait || 128GB 850 PRO || RAID 0 4x128GB SSD || NH D15 || NZXT H440 || 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Mixchew said:

Ok, so we have narrowed it down to those 3 parts.

Try using just that SSD in the second PC. 

Still an Issue. I think it is just a mobo/CPU prob


Main System Specs:

  • Intel Core i5 6500 3.2GHz CPU
  • Gigabyte GA-H170-D3H Motherboard
  • Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 2400MHz, Gskill Ripjaws 8GB
  • Asus GTX 1060 Turbo
  • Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD
  • Seagate 1TB NAS Grade HDD x2
  • Thermaltake NiC F3 Cooler
  • EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Power Supply
  • NZXT S340 Red/Black Case
  • Noctua NF-F12 Fan x2

Laptop Specs:

  • Intel Pentium N3700 CPU
  • 4GB Kingston RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 10 Home

Peripherals:

  • Microsoft Wired 600 KB
  • Dell 2003 Mouse
  • HP Compaq LA2206x Monitor
  • Logitech X530 5.1 Speakers
  • Roland RH-5 Headphones
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