Well, this is the first post ive made here, or anywhere for that matter on computer based problems, so please forgive me if I sound a bit noobish.
I bought a PC bare bones kit and put together a computer... and as of a few months ago, have been haveing a problem with it.
First off I guess I should give you the specs.
Time of this report: 10/22/2007, 18:30:09
Machine name: ARMOR-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_gdr.070627-1500)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU X6800 @ 2.93GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1118MB used, 7223MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
Now the problem is:
1) When I boot up the computer, it will often not boot properly. it will check the disks, and then it will beep 3 times after about a minute. after checking the computer for loose connections, (usually the video card) it will generally boot all the way up.
2) While surfing the web, system is idle, in the middle of a game, (in other words whenever it wants) the system will either blue screen or just freeze. after a reboot it seems fine for a while, like a day or 2, then it does it again.
I know it sounds like just a loose connection, but the card is all the way in the mother board. I dont know what the problem is, but it is making me contimplate gouging my eyes out.
if anyone has any ideas, or has run into this problem, please post here with your input.
and if you need me to post any other information let me know.
As others have said, "system specs" is normally a list of the model numbers of every component in your system, including things like the case, power supply, CPU cooler, video card, MB, hard drives, optical drives, etc.
It's always a good idea to start by making sure your CPU & memory are working properly. Run memtest86+ (freely available as bootable floppy or CD images) through at least a couple of complete passes. If there are any errors, that's the place to start looking.
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anything else that could be of use?
Unfortunately, A+ certification was a necessary evil at the time that I took it. People looked at it as the holy grail around here. Not like I'm saying it's an impressive certification at all, but it will at least teach the ignorant people what a beep code is.