Anyone see anything in my hardware that could cause this? I have no idea where to go from here. I installed a second fan incase it was an overheating issue.
Hopefully someone can help me with this, its been killing me since august.
Try the latest BIOS and Chipset Drivers, as well as run Check Disk on the HDD to ensure there isn't a File System error (Reinstalling Windows won't fix the problem if it's a FS error). It might be CPU or PSU, the 820 is known for some problems, see if you can try a different PSU. I highly doubt this is a GPU or RAM issue, and probably not a Mobo issue apart from the Drivers.
Sorry, I should have stated that I am running the latest firmware and drivers. I have been religious about that hoping that would eventually fix the problem.
The 250 gig HD is partitioned and one partition has XP and the other has XP 64bit. Both experience the issue.
There are also 2 other HDs in it. A 100gb and an 80gb both via IDE.
Okay, tell me what you're doing when these lockups occur, such as only during specific moments such as running applications, gaming, just browsing the net, or just spontaneous even if the computer is idle?
Try it with all drives (DVD/CDRW/hd) except one with OS on it disconnected (pwr and ribbons)...jsut to rule out a potential conflict, where a DVD/CD drive access attempt freezes entire system)
What are your cpu core temps under idle/load conditions? (You can run two ea. Prime95's for 30 minutes to find full load cpu core temps) (Did you use generic $2/tube thermal paste, or Intel's supplied thermal compound? Generic is often insufficient, use Intel's thermal compound, or arctic silver, etc..)
Might also try a PCI graphics card, just to rule out an intermittent gpu issue, if you can borrow one...
Might also try memtest86, or live version of Linux to see if same freezes occur...
Have a bigger, better PSU you can borrow to slave in?