The System that i have built boot perfect however will experience random freezes in windows. There's no pattern to the freezes, it will sometimes freeze within 5 mins - 20mins and if i'm lucky enough, it can last a few hours without freezing.
The freeze can occure while i'm surfing the internet, typing a word document and frequently by just leaving it idle. Dispite the remedy actions i've done the problem still exist. I'm so frustrated please advise.
Initially i'm using a budget PSU thought it might be faulty hence I replaced it with a more stable Antec 350W PSU.
Because the motherboard only support up to DDR2 533MHZ, thought there might be some competibility issue so I replace the 667MHZ ram to 533MHZ ram
Have read some articles saying that if chasis is not grounded properly might cause stability problem hence I Change the chasis of my system to CoolerMaster 330 Elite.
I have run the following test and results are fine.
memtest86 - No Errors reported after 6 hours of testing
speedfan - Temperature check at load is nominal
Scandisk - No errors reported
I'm now suspecting that the motherbaord might be the root problem to the random freezes.
SYSTEM INFOMATION by EVEREST.
Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Manufacturer ASUSTek Computer INC.
Version Rev 1.xx
Serial Number Ch-12345678
Asset Tag Asset-1234567890
Chassis Type Desktop Case
Chassis Lock Present
Boot-Up State Safe
Power Supply State Safe
Thermal State Safe
Version Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2140 @ 1.60GHz
External Clock 200 MHz
Maximum Clock 3800 MHz
Current Clock 1600 MHz
Type Central Processor
Voltage 1.4 V
Video Adapter Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family (128 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel GMA 950
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C0
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive SAMSUNG HD080HJ (80 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Optical Drive TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223B
SMART Hard Disks Status OK
No, I didn't OC my CPU. It's running at default voltage.
The BIOS is at factory settings version. Haven't done any updates to the bios. I guess will have to update the BIOS to the latest version once i'm home. will keep this post updated once i finish flashing the bios.