i'm so frustrated with this problem...
my comp. keeps freezing when i play "tom clancy's ghost recon", "myth 3", douclick on icons to access folders in c drive, and recently froze while i was editing my essay in MS Word. When the comp froze while i was using Word, i saw ver small green line on top of the screen like this:
i've seen those before when the comp froze
someone said that it may be HD's problem and i scandisked and defragged, said everything was fine.
1.333GHz t-bird [c] not oc'ed (due to these freezings)
iwill kk266plus w/ latest bios
pc-150 256MB corsair
20GB ibm 60GXP (partitioned to two drives 50/50)
ati radeon LE (Hyper-Z enable and oc'ed to 166)
Gamesurround Fortissimo II
NIC 3con 3c905txm
I had the same problem. I was using an ati All-in-Wonder Radeon w/VIA chipset. Turned out the problem was "compatibility issues" between the Radeon and the VIA chipset. Solution: download newest 4in1 chipset drivers and newest vid card drivers. Hope this helps...
I find it funny, whenever people are complaining about their amd systems, people always ask about the fan. Shouldn't a standard fan be enough if you aren't overclocking? Otherwise these chips might have serious heat problems!