I just bought and built a new system after Christmas, and it's wonderful, except for one huge glaring problem. During gameplay, my entire system randomly locks up. It doesn't restart, it doesn't shut down, it just freezes, and nothing can get it to stop other than restarting the whole computer. Sometimes I can play for an hour before it happens, and sometimes it happens after 3 minutes. I'm relatively new at the whole putting-together-my-own-computer game, so I've been doing a lot of research. The first thing that I've found, is that many people who have this problem are told to run a test on their RAM. So, I went and made a boot disk of Memtest86+. I ran that, and it froze about five minutes in. This led me to think that my RAM is indeed the trouble, so I made a boot disk of Microsoft's Memory Test, just to be sure. This ran through a full pass with no problems. (Granted, the test couldn't check my entire RAM, because I have 4GB, but am running Windows32, so it only shows up as about 3.5) After this was finished, I re-booted with the Memtest86+ disk. Once again, lockup at 5:33. This time, I wrote down the test results at lockup. I present them to you here:
Whew. So, my questions are:
What should my next step/steps be?
What else could it be, besides a RAM problem?
Oh, and my sysspecs:
Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3
Memory (RAM): 3327 MB
CPU Info: Pentium® Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz
CPU Speed: 2489.1 MHz
Sound card: Realtek HD Audio output
Display Adapters: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series | ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Screen Resolution: 1680 X 1050 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport
CD / DVD Drives: D: TSSTcorpCDDVDW SH-S223Q
Hard Disks: C: 931.5GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 539.8GB
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 06/19/08 | GBT - 42302e31
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. EP45-DS3L
Edited by Holkeye, 07 January 2009 - 07:04 AM.