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Computer freezes even in bios

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Got a new 'puter a while ago which worked fine for a while but started freezing up after a while.. It can load windows and you can start up programs if you're fast but it freezes pretty soon after welcome screen. Software problems? Malware? So did I think too at first. But the weird thing is that it freezes even if you go to bios menu. I haven't clocked it but it seems that whatever you do with it, it freezes a set time after powering up. It boots up again if you disconnect it from the power strip for a while. And freezes promptly again. :)

So, would anyone have any ideas what's the (most likely) culprit? Motherboard? Processor? Faulty memory?

Can't send the whole thing back since I built it myself and the store will receive only separate parts. Or should I just pester them to take the mboard/memory/processor back(they at least have spare parts for finding out what is faulty..)

Kingston 2048MB 750MHZ DDR2 DIMM CL4 NON
Tricod Longitude ATX-6057L-1 case
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB UltraATA
Connect3D Radeon X1600 Pro 512MB DDR II
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ boxed prosessori, 2.
LG GSA-H20LB 16x IDE DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
Asus M2N-E AM2 NF570 Ultra ATX - motherboard
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Hello, and welcome to Geeks To Go.
This may be a heat issue.
  • Please remove the heatsink\fan assembly.
  • Apply fresh thermal grease.
  • Install the heatsink\fan assembly back on to your processor.
If the computer still freezes up you may have to use a thermal pad.
Thank you.
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