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April 11, 2010 10:53:44 PM

Here are my components, if anyone knows of any problems with any of these components, please let me know. My boot times are close to 10 minutes, Once in windows the computer will start freezing every 2 minutes where i am unable to do anything for 30 seconds to a minute at a time. I have switched MOBO, switched ram, updated bios... I am a newbie and cant seem to get this running properly.

Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129024

ASUS M4A79 DELUXE MOTHERBOARD

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148262

AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HD960ZWCGDBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103244

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail

LG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner w/ SecurDisc Tech Black SATA Model GH20NS15 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136149

nMEDIAPC ZE-C68 All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader w/ USB Port - Retail
Item #: N82E16820132016

WINDOWS XP

What kind of issues can you get from not having a big enough power supply.

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April 11, 2010 11:16:31 PM

The PSU that comes with that case is a 500W Antec Earthwatts, and is more than enough for your rig; you could add a HD5870 and it would still be enough.
Does Windows' Task Manager show what's eating your CPU during the freezes? This sounds like something is being checked/rechecked and keeps timing out. Temporarily remove that nMEDIAPC card reader.
Did you reset the BIOS to default after updating it?
Check your Ethernet connection too.
Is your hard drive light on during these pauses? Any clicking from your drive?
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April 13, 2010 4:55:41 AM

divers2deep said:
I have switched MOBO, switched ram, updated bios... I am a newbie and cant seem to get this running properly.


When you switched the motherboard, did you re-install Windows? If you are still running on your previous install, your system is probably one big driver conflict right now. That can cause anything from slowness and random freezing to the machine not working at all. 99 times out of 100, you have to reinstall the operating system when you install a new motherboard or you'll end up with glitches like that.
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