What can it be, lately i have had this desktop freezes (no movement on desktop even after 10 min, nothing works only restart helps).
Last time i was rendering and opened firefox to read online newspaper (the page has a lot of animated flash advertisement). Got frozen frame of desktop, 40 hours render was crashed and there is no resume option
I was thinking maybe it’s PSU fault but before i got new one, should i look into something else?
Windows has that hybrid sleep that resumes all work from sleep mode that i do for good night sleep.
Is there way i can auto backup all the work with given interval (~ 2 hours or so) and resume from backup like wake up from sleep resumes?
Maybe it’s your RAM, my computer doesn’t do so good when I go over, how much RAM does your system have currently?
And yes, just have it render out PNGs instead of using AVI, if your system goes down, just start the rendering the frame after the last PNG you have, then when it’s all done, convert the PNG sequence into an AVI or whatever you use.
CPU: c2d e 4500 2,2 GHz 60W.
Mem: 3 x 2GB ddr2 800 MHz A-Data memory.
GPU: is new low-end nV GT 630 4GB, takes all the power from PCI ex 16 slot.
1 sata DVD RW and 5 sata HDD’s + 1 IDE HDD.
PSU: Chieftec 750W
Vista HP 64bit
PSU served me well many years even with Ati HD-3870 ~ 3x more power hungrier GPU 155W (GT 630 is around 50W that i have now).
The crashes don’t happen every day. If PSU is broken i should have crashes all the time.
So maybe it’s GPU or motherboard.
I don’t see CPU temp. The temp sensor is either broken or the temp really is constant under every work load from 1-100%.
And then there is this option as my country’s single electric company is moving over to remote reading electric meters (installing them to all the clients). There as been fuss around it ruins sensitive electronic equipment. They use same power lines to deliver measured data back to company.
I hope to upgrade soon to x79 mobo with 8 mem dim slots. I take first 2x 8gb memory and Core i7 3820. Just in case new PSU.
Incase when old one burns down
Just on note. The main boot HDD that holds Vista. It seeks 30-40 sec something sometimes before lets webpage to load. Weird kinda.
Make sure your video drivers are up to date! Try this: (If the freezing is too much to handle boot in safe mode)
Go into your device manager and disable+uninstall the display driver. Restart computer when you get to the desktop again it should auto detect and start the install process. Fresh and new. Restart again to be safe.
Bad shutdowns or overloaded cpu/ram can sometimes screw them up I’m finding. About every 6-9 months mine fall apart and the entire system starts acting really funny, long freezes like what you’re talking about.
edit: I’m also on vista from around 2008, my tech buddy advised against using any sort of sleep mode when I bought the machine and OS.
If it gets worse, i take ram module out one by one, if that’s bad memory. And visible inspection inside PSU and mobo, if the capacitors are broken or not. Fresh OS install might be also good idea after 4 years. And clean CPU + fresh thermal paste.
with that as soon as it boots you can scroll down to the “extras” menu (hit enter) then choose
while its running press “c” then 1 then 3 then 5(press enter) then 0
let it run for about an 1-2 hours or so…
if it doesn’t get any errors then the memory should be ok.
(if you get errors you either have a bad stick of memory or
you have the timings set to high/fast in the bios or the voltage not set right)
you can make a bootable USB pendrive with this…
(this is windows installer, you can make bootable linux usb drives with it)
or if you want a multiple usb boot drive you can try YUMI
with this one you can have say linux mint, kubuntu, ultimate boot cd, and say parted magic all on one USB key…
the first one you can can only have one per usb drive(but its easier to use imho)
Another thing to check, make sure you have the latest bios for your mobo…
If you want to you can use this program as free trial to make USB boot CD(with the above iso)
or even burn iso’s to cd(make bootable cd’s)
If you’re worried about your power supply it would be worth investing in a UPS (uninterrupted power supply); as well as keep your computer safe from power loss, allowing you to shut down, they can also protect your system from unreliable delivery of power. Also protect against lighting hitting your line.
Vista itself is a hog; windows 7 and 8 are an absolutely massive improvement.