There are a few things that lead me to agree with gerryf. Sounds like something is overheating.
normally when I am doing more than one thing at once
extra processor activity will cause it to heat up
the amount of time it takes to freeze varies between 30 seconds and 10 minutes
Random freezing is also a sign of overheating
I reinstalled Windows completely and it didnt freeze during the reinstallation process but when everything was set up again, it froze after a few minutes
It actually takes a minimal amount of processing power to install an OS. Think about it. It's kinda like just running one program that copies files over to your hard drive. Once you use the OS, it's running about 30 (+ or -) different processes
My best guess is that it's your CPU. Even if it doesn't feel warm in the back, the heatsink may not have a good grip on the processor. One thing you can try safely is to open up the case and just look inside with a flashlight to see if the CPU fan is spinning.
Also, what programs are you using to monitor the temp.? And which temp. are you actually monitoring (i.e. the CPU, video card, ambient case temp, etc...)?
One last thing. You said you used Safe Mode and it worked perfectly. How long did you keep it in Safe Mode before being assured of this?
Edited by UV_Power, 29 July 2005 - 03:46 PM.