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XP machine with quad core processor and 4 gb of ram freezes constantly

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We have run Malwarebytes,disk defrag,chkdsk,increased the pf, verified that all old network drives have been disconnected, ran disk clean up. The computer freezes after 5 minutes of use for 90 seconds and then we get another 5 mins of use and so on.
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i think problem with RAM or Hard Drive...

if you have 2 unplug one...
Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information Systems
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Try disconnecting from any network as well and see if that helps.
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Can you describe "freezing"? Do you get a BSOD or is it just the mouse and keyboard that do nothing?
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Think I got it, it is temporary. Make sure you have installed all the correct drivers. Also make sure your HD controller uses DMA mode, and not PIO mode. Also check for any apps running in the background that could cause this.
Is this a 64-bit system? If not, remove a stick of memeory to get down to 3 Gig if you have individual 1 Gig sticks. If you have 2x2 G, then pull one and test. Non 64-bit XP systems do not like over roughly 3.5 G memory.
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what is your ram setup?  if you have 4 sticks, try with 2
Have you done a diagnostic scan of the motherboard?
Please clarify hang. Does anything respond when the system is hung. Like mouse, keystrokes etc?.From sound of it vaguely i feel something in network stack.

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