what version of windows are you using? you could try reformatting, i know its a hassle but its always worked for me. have you got latest graphics drivers and mobo bios? can you try your system with a different graphics card to isolate the problem?
I need a 1.5 Ghz Athlon + 512mb ddr ram to write emails......honestly
Seems to happen during the day when it's the hottest.
Well, this appears to be a case of your machine running too damn hot! What CPU and HSF are you running? Is it overclocked? What's the ambient temp of the room? If it's an Athlon, I would not trust the stock heatsink at ambient temps above 80°F. Perhaps you need a better HSF and use some AS3.
Also, make sure your case is well ventilated. Two large exhaust fans should take care of it (intake fan is unnecessary if you have enough exhaust vacuum).
yeah sounds like something running to hot, but if it was i would expect the system to freeze and not just crash into windows, try taking side casing off so everything is cool and see if it still crashes.
please click on "my rig" and go under "my system rig" i think it's called. well it's the first one. for specifics about my current system. BTW i no longer have RAID set up. Nor do i have a sound blaster installed.
well run your PC till it crashes, then remove the fan and touch the heatsink. if its warm or hot its doing its job. if its cold then its probably not touching the surface of the northbridge chip properly.
the NB cooler is typically held on in 2 ways:
via a sticky thermal adhesive, gently twist then pull to remove, or via plastic pins that clip through the motherboard.
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