Faulty processor/CPU makes Win10 fail to install

What to do if a faulty processor/CPU is the cause when Win10 fails to install on a new build PC Faulty processor/CPU problem An amateur system builder builds a desktop PC using brand new components from a mainstream online computer store  – PC case, RAM memory, motherboard, power supply, processor/CPU, graphics card and M.2 NVMe…

AMD Ryzen PC freezes due to automatic BIOS overclocking

High-end AMD motherboard and Ryzen CPU PC freezes due to automatic BIOS overclocking set by default The lock-up/freezing problem A high-end desktop gaming PC randomly locks up – freezes – several times a day. The system builder, with decades of experience, tested the PC thoroughly before shipping it to the buyer. The solution – Automatic…

PC freezes every 15 minutes requiring a reboot or shuts down

PC freezes: My desktop/laptop PC keeps freezing every 15 minutes requiring a reboot PROBLEM – PC freezes regularly My elderly desktop PC runs Windows 7 SP1 64-bit version with 4GB of RAM and an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Socket AM2 processor. Of late. The PC freezes regularly, about every 15 minutes, which requires a restart…

Immediate computer startup shutdown problem

Immediate computer startup shutdown problem: Faulty reset switch causes computer shutdown during startup This article summarizes and adds additional information to the solution of a very interesting, obscure desktop-PC startup shutdown problem that the video link at the end of the article provides. This particular problem illustrates how devilishly obscure some computer problems can be.…

Replace the motherboard without reinstalling Windows 7/8.1/10

Motherboard problem:  Can I replace the motherboard of my PC without having to reinstall Windows 7/8.1/10? Motherboard and Windows problem Can I replace the motherboard of my PC? – My computer running Windows XP Professional SP3 is using an elderly AMD Athlon X2 4600+ dual-core processor and Socket 939 motherboard, so I am looking to…

UPS – Plagued by power outages – Use an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) unit

UPS – The solution to power outages crashing desktop PCs and internet connections – Use an Uninterruptible Power Supply unit Laptop computers working from the mains electricity supply have a built-in solution to sudden short power outages – their battery, which kicks in as soon as a power outage occurs without losing any unsaved work.…