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y520 (i5 7300HQ) turbo for extened period of time.

Q: y520 (i5 7300HQ) turbo for extened period of time.

Hello. I have a question regarding the turbo speeds in a Y520 equiped with a 7300HQ. While I do something in windows the CPU sometimes reaches 3,5GHz which is the maximum for it, but while I play a game or do a stress test it never goes above 3GHz. The CPU temperetures never reach above 71~72C and as far as I know it shouldn't thermal throttle until around 80C. So, can I somehow ensure that my CPU runs at 3,5GHz, the max turbo speed if the temperatures are fine? It would be useful in some games where the CPU bottlenecks the whole system like in AC Origins. Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: y520 (i5 7300HQ) turbo for extened period of time.

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Hello i have a Lenovo Y520 80WK014PTX;Processor: 1x Intel Core i5-7300HQ Processor(i5-7300HQ)Memory: 1x 16GBDDR42400Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64(TR:Turkish,EN:English)Hard Drive: 1x 128GB PCIe Graphics: 1x NVIDIA GTX1050Monitor: 15.6 1920x1080Bios: LENOVO 4KCN40WW 17.10.2017 First of all i have to say it is a great laptop and i am glad i chose Lenovo, it has one of the best cooling expect only one thing that i have a turbo boost problem. It looks like there is a thermal lock for I5 7300HQ which doesn't let Turbo boost after 80 degree celsius! When i use both Lenovo's strong cooling and my personal laptop cooler 7300HQ manages to keep turbo boost at 3095 mhz for hours in games such as BF1 and i can play them without facing any serious bottleneck nor stuttering while CPU tempetures are average 75 degree (78 maximum) and 1050 works at average 60 but there is too much noise ofc!! When i try to close Lenovo's strong cooling or my laptop cooler then bios locks 7300HQ at 2400 mhz and doesn't let it to use turbo boost no matter what and because of that im experiencing very bad bottleneck and stuttering in some games such as BF1 while CPU tempetures drops to average 68 degree! Im 100% sure this laptop can handle 7300HQ under 90 degree without strong cooling nor a laptop cooler so i wonder why there is such a harsh thermal lock? Perhaps the problem is my bios version?? I also believe bios shouldn't be locked, i know it is for protecting c... Read more

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HelloI have Lenovo Legion Y520 15IKBN LaptopSpecs:Intel Core i5-7300hq (2.5ghz, turbo 3.5ghz)GTX 1050 4gbRAM 8gb 2400mhz dual channel1TB HDDWindows 10 Pro 64bit I have a problem with the cpuMy cpu run at 2.4ghz while i playing games (ex: GTA V, Far Cry 5, Mass Effect Andromeda, etc)The temps is fine around 60-73'cI can't understand why my cpu stuck at 2.4ghz speedPlease help me!

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Hello, I'm sure Shawn is aware of this setting, and I'm sure he'll eventually read this, and can link me to the post to how to do it =)

I have my computer set up to when it is idle after 5 minutes, it will turn the screen blank for 3 seconds then it will show the lock screen. Sometimes I'm at the computer desk busy doing something non-computer related, and all of a sudden I notice in the corner of my eye that the screen goes blank. I had the computer set up to whenever that happened I grab the mouse real quick and move it to come right back to whatever was showing on the screen before it goes to the lock screen. Reason why I want to catch it right in time is so I don't have to re-type the password at the lock screen. There is a setting somewhere that lets me do that. Where is it again?

A:Where Is That Few Second Time-Out Grace Period Again?

Hello pepanee,

This may be what you're after.

Lock Screen Timeout Period - Change in Windows 8

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Hello, and thank you soo much for helping!!

I'm running Windows Vista Ultimate Home Edition with unknown service pack addition. The machine is an inspiron 1720 and is about 1.5 years old.

The problem I am having is that my machine will freeze after about 15-20 minutes when it is left alone. If I am using it it runs fine. But say I leave and come back about 30 minutes later it will be completely frozen. I will have to hold the power off button to turn it off and then turn it back on.

Just today a problem appeared from the computer saying "A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly."

A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem

View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: 8514B510
BCP2: 8F80BFC0
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

That is what I could find from it. This problem has been on going for a few weeks. After the freezing problem started I ran into a nasty trojan horse, but through the help of Chemist on your forum, I was able to defeat the vir... Read more

A:Freezing After a period of time

Is it set to sleep or hibernate after a period of time?
It may be having trouble waking up.
I have mine set to monitor off after 15 mins and sleep set to never.
Try those settings and see if it is any better.
Right click the desktop|personalize|screen saver|change power settings|change when computer sleeps.

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Hi all.

I am currently running Combofix on my laptop, however I am a bit worried about how long it is taking.

It at present only states:

Deleting Files/Folders:

"C:\Program Files\JavaCore\JavaCore.exe"
"C:\Program Files\JavaCore\UnInstall.exe"
"C:\Program Files\network monitor\netmon.exe"

It has been like this for 15 minutes, should I be worried?

A:Combofix Time Period

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I have a very idiotic problem in which i start the PC, play for 20 minutes and then the computer starts to load it self for no reason. The CPU usage is close to 98% so i can't play no more. Same thing if i restart the PC, it works like a charm for 20 minutes then it slow's down.

Any ideas?

A:PC slow's down a lot after a period of time

Quote: Originally Posted by NSRacer

I have a very idiotic problem in which i start the PC, play for 20 minutes and then the computer starts to load it self for no reason. The CPU usage is close to 98% so i can't play no more. Same thing if i restart the PC, it works like a charm for 20 minutes then it slow's down.

Any ideas?

How about we start with your system specs.

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My pc randomly reboots itself after a period of time. It usually happens when Im running about 3-4 IE browsers, AIM, and Outlook Express for a while. i thought it was my overclocked CPU that was the problem, so i disabled over heat turn-off in the BIOS. Could there be errors in my registry?

Athlon 2500+ XP overclocked to 3400+ (42 C at rest)
Abit NF7-S2 Motherboard

A:PC Reboots itself after being on for a period of time

That processor is seriously overclocked.

Overclocking reduces the lifespan of the hard ware and also overclocks the RAM and PCI bus, so have you tried not overclocking the system?

There is no point in turning off the overheating monitor in the BIOS if the processor isn't overheating, which it doesn't appear to be doing if its temperature is only 42 degrees.

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I took spare hard drive I had and installed 8 on my Dell notebook. Everything went well all driver loaded and I have been playing with it for a couple of days now, I like it. The only problem I'm having is after hours, I never really timed it, my computer shuts down and I have to restart it. Was wondering if anyone else was having this issue. I don't use it on battery for the most part and leave it plugged in. I checked power management,everythng is set correctly.

A:windows 8 shut down on its own after a period of time

Hi, welcome to forums...
Have you installed Windows 8 correctly? Which beta you are using right now? Did you let the notebook plugged in most time, if that's the case, you need to troubleshoot the battery

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Hello everyone -

I would like to express my sincere thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out. I am completely baffled by an ongoing occurence and I hope that you can help me. I am running WIndows XP pro on a dell inspiron 8600 1.8 pentium M w/2 gig RAM and a built in ethernet card. Each day, at least once, some days as many as 5 or 6 times, I am suddenly unable to access the internet. The browser I am using is IE 6.0.2900 ( I also installed firefox and it cannot accesss the net either) and I have all the current XP service packs installed. The browser will not open any webpages and says basically that they cannot be found. If I reboot the computer, the problem goes away and I can access eveything again, sometimes I'm good for the whole day and sometimes I am off again in less than an hour. Now here is the really strange part. I am on a LAN with 15 other computers and mine is the only one this is happening to. In addition, when my tech guy runs the "ping" program, it shows my computer is actually connected to the internet, which explains why I am still able to send and receive emails without any problem! I have tried connecting via a pcmcia card and the built-in wireless card after I seemed to have lost my access to the internet, but the same thing happens with both of them. We are complelety stumped - can anyone shed any light on this?


R. Patrick Sutton

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I have been getting these BSoD's for a while now, and I have tried to figure them out, but I can't seem to. It's normally a "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" or something along those lines. It generally happens when I try to play any intensive games. I have tried updating my drivers, or at least my graphic drivers.

My Specs:
Age: A year and a few months.
OS: Windows 7 Professional x64 (Service Pack 1 - Retail)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU q6700
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 260
Sound Card: Creative Soundblaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty

I am unable to preform the 'perfmon /report' as it gives me this error:
The interface is unknown.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Multiple BSoD over a period of time.

There are two causes:

1. Your Death Adder mouse software driver is the main cause, please update its driver
Razer Drivers

2. sptd.sys, part of Deamon Tools and Alcohol 120%

Please remove any CD virtualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%. They use a driver, found in your dmp, sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs. Use this SPTD uninstaller when you're done: DuplexSecure - Downloads
You can use MagicDisc as an alternative.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000047, fffff80002ac05fc, 0, fffff88004fae398}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\dadder.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dadder.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dadder.sys
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\sptd.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for sptd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for sptd.sys
Probably caused by : dadder.sys ( dadder+6da... Read more

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So I have a somewhat halfway decent computer on windows 8.1 intel core i3-2130 cpu 3.40 ghz with 6 gb of ram 64 bit system that has been a consistently good computer for doing the basics google searching youtube playing small games even able to run smite on lowest with decent frames per second and minimal lag but ever since yesterday this computer is trash

it started when even at the desktop it would take twice as long for everything to work like using the search bar or starting smite would all take longer even some instant things became 2 second things smite would lag like crazy and completely froze or crashed multiple times which is all completely new things to me it seemed to lag more oddly enough after using the text chat feature

these problems were hard to solve as even the desktop would freeze when i tried to get some of the newest computer updates i had to shut my computer down 20 times since yesterday which cant be healthy

after a bit i got stuck in the this pc needs to restart blue screen loop so i listened to a youtube video that told me how to stop it using command prompt it did it one more time still afterwards then went back to normal all ran fine so i played a game of smite halfway thru it lagged hard then crashed at the very end

the last software installed was minecraft a week ago we have no virus protection but the firewall is on but i tried to do a system recovery of the day before this started and it failed because something in the c drive called like ... Read more

A:My computer has become trash in a one day time period

sorry for no commas and bad structure i am desperate and didnt have the nerve to take my time during this post

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My computer is set to automatically lock after 10 minutes of user idle. I want to run a task when I log on, but only if the machine has previously been idle for an hour. This is so the task only runs when I've actually been away from the computer, not just if it's timed out. Is this possible?

A:Run task on unlock after certain period of time

1. Have you tried task scheduler - create task -... triggers - new -begin .. - on WS unlock
Then once it is setup disable it. But you would have to enable it if you knew how long the machine would be unattended.
I did not see any option for the task to run only if idle for 1 hour though.

2. Or you could not use task scheduler - just set up a .bat file and run it manually as needed.
Welcome to the best Windows Forum on the Web!

I have a question, has anyone ever stumped the "panel" here at seven forums?
I wish I had joined here long ago!

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My desktop computer recently got BSOD once. I thought it was nothing and so I restarted my PC. After around 10 minutes, it BSODed again. I restarted again and boom! After around 10-15 minutes, another BSOD appeared. What could be the problem? Did something I recently installed cause this?(MagicJack) Or other malfunctions? My computer is really weak and was busted several times before and It was loaded with games but I managed to uninstall almost all of them 2 weeks before it got the BSOD
Pentium 4 3.00 ghz
nVidia GeForce 210
1 Gig ram
60 GIG of total harddrive space, around 36 Gig left
Asus P5KPL-AM-EPU(Motherboard)
Windows XP SP3

A:Computer always BSODs after a certain period of time

You left out one of the most important items. What is the exact make and model of your power supply?

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firefox.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

this message displays permanently after a period of time of using a browser and
then i'm forced to close the browser ......kindly help me.....thanks.

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Is there any way that i can set my Windows XP x64 Version computer to lock itself out after 2 minutes or something?

A:Lock Windows after a period of time

will you explain a little more clearly what you want to do.. and please remove the link from your signiture.

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I encountered several BSODs within days of each other. I don't play games or download anything on my PC. I just use it for surfing the net and general usage (mostly Office). I also technically faced a blue screen just 2 days ago. I clicked on a folder and suddenly my monitor flickered and I saw a flash of blue before it went black.

I am using Windows 7 32 bit.

I am not very tech savvy so I would appreciate all the help I can get.

Attached are the minidump files.

Thank you very much.

A:Several BSODs within short period of time

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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 24, {1904fb, fffff8800db97408, fffff8800db96c60, fffff880012ba9d7}

Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs!NtfsTeardownStructures+77 )

Followup: MachineOwner
As we can see a memory volume is corrupt somewhere, so lets see if we can track it down.

Can you try this please: Run Chkdsk /f /r to detect and resolve any file system structural corruption. You must restart the system before the disk scan begins on a system partition.

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I recently assembled a new rig, meant for gaming. I've updated everything with the latest drivers and all. My problem is this: after a certain amount of time, be it in a game or on a web page, my computer reboots. I haven't been able to narrow down the reason or the culprit, but I was suspecting my video card and my hard drive.

- ATI Radeon HD 4870
- Seagate Barracuda 500GB (fw:3.AAK)
* The rest of my system's specs are in the CPUZ dump I've attached (I believed it was the best way to detail my hardware )

How did I narrow it down to those two? For starters, I have a hunch I don't have enough cooling equipment in my computer case. The thing is, I don't know "how much" is enough or too little. I also haven't found a utility that will show me the temps, besides the system BIOS, but I wanted something that would show me the temps when the parts are working full throttle. So, I believed it was the video card because of some odd glitches I see while playing Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion. When some transparency shaders are shown in the game, the screen shows a diagonal tear going right across my screen from top right to bottom left, corner to corner. By tear, I mean a kind of misalignment. Another occasion where I've seen these glitches was while playing Crysis. I'd see the same diagonal tear, but also it would be accompanied by an odd, black, thick border on the bottom of my screen and the right side. Next to the borders there wer... Read more

A:New Heavy rig reboots after a period of time

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My husband has windows 7. He wants to know how to have the computer power off after a certain amount of time has elapsed. I use windows xp and I know how to do it there but not in windows 7.
Thanks, Debbie

A:Solved: power off after a certain period of time

hiya, go to control panel>click on the view by in top right hand corner and select small icons from the drop down menu.then select power options and click on Change plan settings for the plan that is selected,

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Hi thanks for reading, I have a really weird problem with my PC, which I built myself at the end of last year.

It worked fine until, some months ago, when I was playing Call of Duty 4, the frame rate dropped drastically (I play it all High smoothly with an XFX 8600 GT). I thought it strange but expected it to stop in a few moments, but after a few seconds the whole computer shut off.

This had never happened before, so thinking it was some random error I switched it on, went off for awhile and when I came back it was off once more. I started it up again only to have it shut off by itself again after some booting.

Desperate, this repeated for a couple of times till I opened the casing cover, checked everything was connected, closed the casing and started it up. However, this time I had left my computer tower lying on the floor, instead of it standing straight up as it was previously. Strangely, it didn't shut off.

This works until now- a day ago I stood the tower straight up while it was on. It didn't turn off for a long time (about an hour or so) then it shut off. So now it's lying on the floor again.

Please help if you can! I have no idea what's happening...

I do have some other problems with my PC since I am a completely amateur to PC building and was rather surprised to find my rig works the first time after assembly, but I'm sure that they're not related to this. I'm thinking it's a cooling problem but I've no idea where t... Read more

A:Computer shuts down after a period of time

Hey there Beanbag

Yea it might be an overheating problem but its not to say.... your graphics card could be overheating or even the processor.... It could also be that your PSU is giving in....

Everest home Edition - good program to test your temperature and also gives you other valuable system information....



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Hello, been a while. Here is my problem. I have a Dell XPS 7100 desktop PC running Windows 7 home premium that a bought from a family member. Everything has been fine for the last year until now. I would wake up in the morning and the computer would not wake up. The power light is on but nothing would get the screen to come on. I have to hold the power button down and force a restart. After the restart things seem to be fine until after it has been idle for a length of time then it freezes again. I have already changed the sleep settings to never and changed the USB port settings to stay active and not close to save power. Now the computer still freezes but I can see the desktop. Nothing works, mouse, keyboard, ctrl-alt-del, nothing. Any help would be appreciated. I thought it could be a video driver issue, but it freezes with the desktop open.

A:Screen freezes after a period of time.

Turn on Driver Verifier and see if that gets the system to crash instead of freeze. Then provide us the crashdump.

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I definately clicked UK when setting this up but I see from my previous new threads that I am hours out of date. How do I change it please? (I have checked FAQs here and also searched but no luck.)

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I have what I thought was a simple time duration formula -- it works fine, unless it goes into a new day? I have each cell formulated as follows:

(Cell A1) Time Arr: 23/06/2010 3:30:00 AM
dd/mm/yyyy - ddd - hh:mm AM/PM

(Cell B1) Time Dep: 24/06/2010 6:00:00 AM
dd/mm/yyyy - ddd - hh:mm AM/PM

(Cell C1) Time at Port:
formula =B1-A1

The result is 2:30 hrs -- not 26:30 as it should be

A:Solved: Time Duration formula over 24 hr period

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I have a home server running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a PC with an Asus P5N-D motherboard. (nVidia 750i SLI chipset, nForce 10/100/1000 NIC)
We have around 10TB of hard drives connected to it and all are in RAID 1. (two 2TB+2TB arrays with Seagate Green drives and one 1TB+1TB array with Seagate 7200.12 drives)
Randomly, it will decide to slow down from gigabit to 100mbps. (My router shows gigabit as orange and 100mbps as green)
That's very unfortunate for us seeing as we transfer hundreds of gigs of data through it regularly.
If I unplug the cable from my router (Netgear N600 DR3700, DD-WRT v24-sp2 (02/17/11) st) and immediately reconnect it, it goes back to gigabit. (The light also switches from green, 100mbps, to orange, gigabit)

Here is a screenshot of my advanced network settings box.

And here are the settings I have selected:

Network Address: Not Present
Priority and VLAN: Priority Enabled
Speed/duplex settings: Auto Negotiation
EVERYTHING else is set to Disable

Under Power Management, "Allow .... turn off to save power" is unchecked.
Any help? I'd rather it stay in gigabit mode.

A:NIC slows its speed down after short period of time.

Hi YoMaMMa186, welcome to seven forums. Have you got the latest nvidia drivers for your board :- NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.57 WHQL If not try an update.

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I am thinking of getting DVDXCopy; but, I don't know which edition. I have looked at this product comparison table and I see only the Platinum edition as being capable of copying a DVD in under an hour; but, there is no direct time comparison between it and any other editions.

Just based on what is written in the table, Platinum might do it is 59 minutes and 59 seconds and the other editions in 60 minutes or even two or three hours, for all I can tell from the table. In other words, for time comparison, the chart isn't very helpful.

Does anyone here have any of these programs? Can anyone shed any light on this for me?

A:DVD XCopy--Time Period Required to Copy DVD?

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After watching so many YouTube videos for a certain period of time my computer stops running the videos but the audio continues to play. Then the video stops all together and the load circle come on. I updated all the software from Microsoft update, HP update, and driver update. But it continues to stop playing videos. I saw multiple Vulkan software updates on Unistaller and unistalled the older ones but it still continues. Can anyone help me?

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Why does my screen sometimes goes blank after a period of inactivity ( like 8 hours )? And sometimes not!. My monitor screen just turns off ( yellow light ). Then i just turn my mouse and screen goes back to normal. ITS TOTALLY RANDOM!

I disabled the screen saver and I disabled the option of the OS turning off the screen. Yet, the screen will still turn itself off after a period of inactivity. I'm currently using a Asus Monitor 19'

my pc is:
7 3770k 3.5 ghz
Asus Gtx 680
Asus Sabertooth Z77
2x4gb ram DDR3 Corsair Vengeance White 1600 LP Arctic
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 1000W
301 WHQL.

A:Monitor turn off after long period time

Sew333, welcome to the windows 7 forums.

One thing to check on your monitor is whether it has it's own power save option. I have heard about that option but never seen it.


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Please help me with my BSOD issues. Here is what you asked for. Thanks in advance!

? OS - Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

?What was original installed OS on system? - brand new build, finished 2 days ago

? OEM version or full retail version? -full retail version

? Age of system - 3 days old

? Age of OS installation - 3 days

? CPU - intel core i7 920

? Video Card - ATI radeon hd 5750 (visiontek)

? MotherBoard - asus p6x58d premium

? Power Supply - corsair 750tx

A:BSOD after playing WOW for a short period of time

Any ideas or do I need to post this elsewhere? The system seems fine until playing WoW anywhere between 15-60 mins of play time...

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It will sleep when told, as far as I can tell... and it will hibernate if I manually right click and tell it too, So I've enabled hibernate, went into advanced setting under sleep to tell the computer when to hibernate. I set it to what ever time. It refuses to hibernate at the allotted time whatever it is set to it will not hibernate when told. Feel like im beating a dead horse. Thanks in advance for any and all help.

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this is a problem that is similar to many other posts on this site, but is just unique enough that the solutions don't work:

recently my internet has stated to err after a short period of time of being open. I have a DYNEX wireless enhanced G usp Adapter for my desktop so I can use the wireless in my house.
My computer is running win XP sp3. while on the internet my dynex adapter stops flashing, and the wireless icon turns red and says that it has "limited or no connectivity" When i try to re-connect to a wireless network, the computer says it's appempting to re-establish a connection...it never succeeds. the only thing that allows me to go on the internet is a restart. I have run every registry cleaner, disk cleaner, malware remover and AntiVirus that I know of, and no success. I have tried System restores, CCleaner, CHKDisk, and "repair connection" all to no avail. I have tried re-installing the driver about eight times.
HELP! please!!!! :[[

A:Internet Says Limited or no connectivity after a period of time

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I'll cut to the chase - my computer is crashing, a lot. It seems to do it mostly when I am either 1) allowing it to idle and do nothing for more than a few seconds, or 2) performing medial tasks like writing in Word or something like that.

All of my info is attached in a zipped file.

I'm specifically focused on the three most recent crashes (Codes 3b, 24, and 1e) . There should be a lot more in there because my system seems to bug-check if I leave it idle for more than 20-30 seconds, but my computer wasn't creating .dmp files until I ran chkdsk with both options selected.

Let me know if you need any further info. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Several Different BSOD Errors - Short Time Period


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i neglected to activate windows xp on my daughters computor in the alloted thirty day time period.....microsoft will not let me activate, what can i do to getting her computor running on windows again? help!

A:activating windows after the time period lapse

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Hi All,

I am using Exchange Server 2007 and I am wondering what the default email retention period is for all folders? Will Exchange 2007 automatically delete messages after 'x' number of days/weeks/months/years? If it does delete automatically what is the default time period?

Kind Regards,


A:Default time period for message retention when using

Closing dup. Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic.

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I'm not sure if this is being caused by malware or spyware, I am just gonna make sure. My computer keeps telling me something is wrong with the Winsock Provider Catalog. My internet will work for a little while and then I will lose connection. Then I will have to restart the computer in order to get back on the internet. I notice I lose connection faster if I'm downloading something.

HJT Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:07:42 AM, on 1/23/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2300 Series\lxcgmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2300 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =

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A:Internet Quits Working After Period of Time

It maybe that your Winsock need repairing...Try this utility.

Download WinSockFix from here or here.
Backing up the Registry
1. Double click on WinsockXPFix.exe to open.
2. On the Winsock and TCP Repair Utility screen, click "ReG-Backup"
3. On the ERDNT Welcome screen, click "OK".
4. On the Backup to: screen, click "OK".
5. On the Folder does not exist question screen click "Yes".
6. You will see a status screen as your registry is being backed up.
7. On the Registry backup is complete! screen, click "OK" and you will go back to the main window.

Resetting the Winsock Stack
1. On the Winsock and TCP Repair Utility screen, click "Fix".
2. On the Apply the VB_Winsock fix? screen click "Yes".
3. The screen will display a status message "repair completed please reboot."
4. On the Repair Completed screen click "OK" to reboot your computer.
5. If your computer was not using DHCP, you will need to reconfigure TCP/IP.
6. You should have connectivity restored.

Winsock Repair Tutorial
Tutorial with graphics

Let us know how you go...

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i am using IE7 with latest updates for both it and windows XP...

i have recently got my pc back from a friend having been away for 2 years...it seems they didnt maintain it very well in terms of virus protection and updates!

I have spent a large chunk of time downloading all the recent updates and have cured some problems but not the this....

I get the 'page cannot be displayed page' after a random period of time after booting. MSN messenger still works but not the internet or pokerstars which i've been on! (luckily for play money at the moment!)

i have had a long read through various sites including this one and have tried various things, including downloading 'malwarebytes' 'adaware' and 'hijackthis'

malwarebytes picked up 6 problems and they have been removed, i was wondering if someone could check this HJT log for me as my exp with the registry is basically 0.


ogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:36:20, on 03/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPWinLct.exe
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A:Hi all...Internet stops after random period of time...

hey, appolgies for the bump but this is driving me crazy....

even if someone knew a way of getting the internet working once again with a cmd code or something, just so i dont have to reset the pc each time....?
what is it reseting the pc is fixing..?

please help!

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Hey this is the second time I've gotten this message in the last 3 days and both times my Pc was turned on and left when I was absent. Here are the details!

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: f4
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA80095D0B30
BCP3: FFFFFA80095D0E10
BCP4: FFFFF80003180720
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
I've attached the ZIP with extra files. If anyone can shed some light on this I'd be very thankful

A:BSOD When leaving my PC on for a longer period of time

Anyone have any info? Anything at all would help

Sorry to bump

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I have bought JBL Speaker FLIP Model FHP 2 on 14th July 2014 but it worked for only 2 to 2.5 months thereafter not working anymore.
I have taken to SPAR Artee Industrial on 29/09/14 but they are not providing free replacement not they are able to repairs as Charging PIN has spoiled. THe part is not available locally. The JBP Speaker are not working at all now.

Kindly suggest, for the Customer Care Complaints I am unable to find the Customer Care/ Replacement Customer Care / Service Center / Top Management Contact numbers for getting help for repairs / replacement.

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Hi there, I normally leave my computer on overnight so I could do things such as defragging, virus scans and sometimes downloading.

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, which I installed 3 days ago as I got a new hard drive. The system was blue screening since then, so I'm guessing it's not a faulty hard drive, OS or memory (Replaced memory and done 20 hours of memtest86+)

I bought this machine about 7 months ago, but since then I have replaced the motherboard, memory, graphics card, CPU cooler and hard drive.

It only seems to bluescreen when idle, like when all it's doing is downloading on uTorrent or has finished doing a defrag.

According to bluescreenview, it has been caused by dxgkrnl.sys, atikmpag.sys and dxgmms1.sys . It was these causing it before the reinstall as well.

A:BSOD when idle for a long period of time.

"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds.

If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating.

Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU.

Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference.

If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps

STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

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I need some help very badly. I just bought a rebuilt computer and already I have had the computer lock up and prevent my keyboard or mouse from operating at some point in the session. I am just about ready to take this to another computer repair shop and tell them to go through the system with a fine tooth comb and fix all the remnant problems.
To make matters worse I cannot get the computer to boot if there is anything connected to the USB ports.

Here is a look at my computer's profile from running Belarc Advisor:

Computer Name: User1-1bac5d77e (in WORKGROUP)
Profile Date: Sunday, August 19, 2007 12:19:58 AM
Advisor Version: 7.2t

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.60 gigahertz AMD Athlon
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
64 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: 8363-686
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 03/27/2001
Drives Memory Modules c,d
30.74 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
26.88 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

COMBO IDE5216CO [CD-ROM drive]
Lite-On LTN483S 48x Max [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 6E030L0 [Hard drive] (30.75 GB) -- drive 0, s/n E125QXDE, rev NAR61590, SMART Status: Healthy 256 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'BANK_0' is Empty
Slot 'BANK_1' is Empty
Slot 'BANK_2' has 256 MB
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A:Computer Locks Up After Short Period Of Time

And here is a HijackThis analysis...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:23:03 AM, on 8/19/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Speeditup Free\SearchDefender.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.searchgateway.net/search
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.searchgateway.net/search
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://www.searchgateway.net/search...:000000;GFNT:0000FF;GIMP:0000FF;FORID:11&q=%s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Search Defender] "C:\Program Files\Speeditup Free\SearchDefender.exe"
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910... Read more

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I've browsed through many forums including the ultimate resource (this one) to no avail to my specific problem. I have found some that are close but not quite it.

Problem: Internet stops working after a few hours
Scenerios: Happens when there's no internet activity
Fix for now: Restarting Computer
Hardware: Onboard Lan (wired connection) for PC, we use an apple airport extreme router
I havn't installed anything specificly other than windows updates that make me think that I've done something but after a few hours my internet stops completely working on only one computer- the rest work. I've tried ipconfig /release then renew I've tried disabling and re-enabling the network connection, and have ran multiple spyware scans (i.e. Spybot S&D, Adaware, AVG anti-spy formely ewido) as well as my virus scanner (I use AVG). I use Zone Alarm's firewall which I've never really had any problems with, and I have checked all those settings to be correct. Also, I've tried shutting down Zone Alarm completly when I have this problem to see if it's the firewall, but I still get no connection. This hasn't always happened something that started like 2 weeks ago and I've just been doing a restart after its been left on for a few hours of inactivy.
One thing I did read that a guy was having problems on Vista (I'm using XP) and he had to shut down QoS and assign a DNS rather than getting it automaticly. I guess I can give that... Read more

A:Internet stops working after period of set time

This sounds kind of off the wall but have you tried cheking to see if you have anything overheating?

I'm no guru, just a granny geek, but sometimes I get caught up in compex detective work and the solution turns out to be simple.

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G'day all,

My computer with XP Pro when idle for 15 minutes (exactly) the hard drive will start up chattering by itself.

I open "Task Manager" and find that dfrgfat.exe is running.

No 3rd party defrag programs installed, only the Windows XP Pro default defrag.

I run defrag "analyze" and it states hard drive not needed to run defrag.

Once Task manager opens, the dfrgfat.exe stops running till computer is idle 15 minutes again.

There is nothing in Scheduled Tasks.

Any help be much appreciated, this is driving me nuts.


A:[SOLVED] Defrag starting by itself after a time period

Searched for dfrgfat.exe and found that the process belongs to Diskeeper:


and it's most likely installed somewhere, some way. Look in the Control Panel, Remove Software area.

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This is going to be a little hard to explain. My computer just recently started doing this, but when i play a game (the game itself isnt the issue I'm like 99% sure) I have a period where my monitor freezes completely. There's a timer in game, and when this happens i go from say 2:30, freezes on that frame, then 2:40. It will do this about every 30 seconds making anything like that impossible. Also to maybe help diagnose it i noticed that it does it far worse and freezes for a longer time if i click on my second monitor if i have them both hooked up. If i click on the second monitor it will freeze for about an entire minute before snapping out of it and coming back.

Ive tried two separate graphics cards, different hdmi cables, completely refreshed my pc to factory settings and reinstalled windows. Dusted off any dust i had in my pc. I feel like it has to be a physical part that is messed up, but i dont think its the graphics card and am not sure where else to go from there. Any help would be appreciated.

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