I have whittled this problem down to be either mother board related or CPU. When I am doing memory intensive opperations such as installing large applications and system scans my machine locks up.
I have ruled out RAM with a memory scan, replaced the video card and replaced the hard drive. I replaced the video card as I was having flakey problems and wanted a new one, and replaced the hard drive because it was free.
Originally I was locking or rebooting while playing Warcraft but now I cant even install large programs, after reformatting my hard drive.
Pretty sure that my BIOS is fine. Here are my specs.
MB: ABIT VT7 478 pin
RAM: 512 mb Kingston, I have as much as 2G but right now I am running the 512 to rule out problems.
HD: 250 Gig Seagate Barricuda 7200
VC: NVidia 7600 512mb ddr2
PS: 480 watt True Blue.
Misc: 9x Multi slot drive, DVD+-RW & Heat detection.
This problem started gradually and has escalated which lead me to believe it was HD realted.3 AnswersOther - Hardware1 decade ago