This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Lately it seems that my one year old computer will chug along just fine for several hours, sometimes longer, sometimes shorter. Suddenly everything will just freeze -- the mouse, the keyboard, even the reset button doesn't work.
Someone suggested that this is probably a hardware problem. I run virus scans regularly, so I think that it probably isn't that.
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What are you doing when the computer freezes? I had that problem with one of my boxes and it turned out to be a video card that was overheating... Everything would run fine until I started up a game or something, and then it would run for about 5 minutes and lock up. When I rebooted I got all kinds of freaky windows errors unless I waited 5 minutes for the card to cool down. Finally it started freezing about 5 minutes after any graphics were on the screen... even the windows desktop! So right now I am running Linux in text mode on it until I decide what new video card I want to buy...
In the past I have also had intermittent lockups due to bad memory... that's a little harder to troubleshoot without extra memory lying around...
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