PC Chips 925ALU Motherboard - Socket 478, 400/533Mhz system bus
256 Mb Ram
Onboard Video, Sound, LAN
OS - Win XP PRO SP2
The pc would freeze after a few minutes of use. I tried to roll the pc back to a restore point months prior thinking that a conflict occurred with a windows update. - still froze
Next - figuring something with the OS or software was causing issues. I decided to format C drive and start fresh. I couldn't even format it before it locked. I took the hd out and put it in another pc - formatted no problem. I even installed Win XP Pro on it in the other pc fine.
I put HD back in pc - still locks.
Unhooked the cd burner - still locks.
Flashed the BIOS - still locks.
Purchased a new 512 Mb stick of memory and removed other stick - still locks. (at least I have more memory now)
Checks cpu fan - it's running the entire time so I can't see how it would over heat.
I tried to run the Mem86 pgm to test all the cache and memory. The program locks up before it can test. It gets to about 7-11% and freezes again.
I'm lost on this one and I'm about to go buy a new motherboard. Is this the answer? Is there anything else I can try before I spend the money?
Thanks for the help!!!!