It's a Pentium 4 3.0 GHz that my boyfriend bought for himself under my protest because I always thought a minicase overheats easily and I asked him to research the company he'd buy it from. Now it's crashing constantly, many times while he was playing counter strike, and now it crashes randomly. I at first thought it was just overheating but I'm no so sure anymore. I've opened the case and opened a window on the side of it to no avail.
Can someone help me and tell me what this most likely indicates? The cooling system in there sounds a little funky too so I'm thinking maybe the heatsink do hickey is failing but I'm just pulling stuff out of my arse. It whirls up and sounds funny not smooth-running like before. Here are specs:
Pentium 4 Processor 3.0 GHz 1.55V max.
System Bus 800MHz, 512 KB L2-Cache, PGA-478 Pkg
1Gig Ram, Radeon 9800Pro Video Card
Creative Audigy LS Sound Blaster
Small Form Factor System 200T
I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to hardware but I'd like to get this fixed for the beau so we can get back to gaming. If you need more specs please let me know... I have a lot of them I just don't know what to do with them. I beseech you all to help me as I know I won't be getting technical support from Northgate.
Geek-help the little girl who grew up without a father and tries to fix everything by taking it a part. It would be a great learning experience if someone could walk me through this.