Can anyone help as I am completely stumped as to what the problem can be.
I have a Maxtor ATA133 120GB HDD with 8MB cache (6Y120PO). On high end games, the system locks after four or five minutes of gameplay (this happens with The Thing, Jame's Bond Night Fire, Black Hawk Down, Splinter Cell...). My pc dual boots between Win98SE and XP Pro. This lockup happens on both OS's. I swapped out every component (excluding Mobo & CPU) to see if it a hardware issue with the pci devices. No change. If I put my old 40GB IBM ATA100 HDD in, it is fine (both disks are partitioned with same number of partions and partition formats).
ABIT KT7 with XP1600.
512 PC133 SDRAM
Sparkle GeForce4 MX440 128MB AGP
Maxtor 120GB on IDE 1
Panasonic DVD & Cyberdrive CD-R/RW on IDE 2
Creative SB Live Value snd.
I have run Maxtors check util and all appears to be fine, but could this be something to do with the HDD made in China issue & how could I prove this????