Help, I just built a brand new pc. There are two problems.
The first is that after about 20mins to 1 hour of use, the computer will just freeze up, and I can't move the mouse or control alt delete. I have perform a hard-reboot to get out of it. This problem has happend twice on the login to windows screen, several times just on the desktop, once playing a game, and several times playing music.
The second problem is that sometimes, for no reason, with without any userinteraction, the pc will just reboot itself(Has only happened when playing MP3's, but I haven't tried much else)!!
I have monitored the System/CPU temperature and they are both within the acceptable range. I have also monitored the power coming into the system and it is clean.
Any ideas as to what can cause this mess? I am wondering if it is a bad component, or if I have something setup incorrectly(like the busspeed, or the memory settings) in the bios. I am using the gigabyte 333 7VRX model motherboard with 512meg of samsung 333 DDR ram. Using AMD 2000 XP processor. I have the Maxtor 40gig ATA 133 harddrive, and my motherboard has a built in promise controller. My video card is the Leadtek TI 4400 Geforce4. My sound card is on the motherboard(creative chipset). I have a toshiba DVD rom drive, and an AOpen CDBurner. My Powersuppy is a 431W Ermax P4/AMD approved.
I am running windows ME with all of the latest updates and patches.]
Thanks again for your help,
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