ECS A890GXM-A AMD 890GX Socket AM3 Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X4 640 3Ghz AM3 CPU
EVGA GeForce GTS 450 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
Corsair Vengeance 4GB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz
Ultra LSP650 650w Power Supply
Seagate 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
ASUS 24X DVDRW SATA OEM
I put it together and made sure everything was plugged in correctly. I turned it on and put in a Windows 7 Home Premium burnt disc. I chose the hdd, which was unallocated space up to this point, and clicked format and install Windows. At 64% the system locked up and I had to hard reset to get it to respond. I did tried the installation again and it went through. After I installed the drives for the motherboard and graphics card, via discs, I installed the drivers for a usb wireless device. It decided to freeze once again while just sitting idle at the desktop. I hard reset again and tried to update drives through the web. When I started to download drivers it locked up. I took out the ram and moved it to DIMM 3, it was in DIMM 1, and rechecked my thermal paste and cpu seating. I turned it on and it worked all the way up to the point of me installing Halo 2 Vista and playing 20-30 minutes in.
I have absolutely no idea what is the source of the problem. I tried a different hard drive and it froze as well.I have my monitor plugged in through the graphics card and am using the orange SATA cables for my dvd drive and HDD. I also did a mem86 test and the memory passed.
If you guys have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.