i have followed your instructions to the letter.
the same thing happens it freezes at the same stage as before
my motheroard is the followinghttp://www.via.com.t...hbridge/vt8235/
I have also noticed a couple of things when I boot it, the screen says
AMD Athlon , 1250 Mhz
Checking NVRAM ...
524288 KB OK
DRAM Clock = 200 Mhz, SDRAM CAS Latency=2
DEL:Setup F11:Boot Menu F12:Network boot TAB:Logo
This is the point it freezes
My computer is a athlon 2600 Mhz not 1250, does this mean anything?
Also the ram is PC2700 which runs at 333 Mhz, it may be imagining this but I am sure previously when booting it used to say 333MHZ instead of 200Mhz, infact I am positive about this
Also I have a DVD Drive which previously before this freeze it started to malfunction and kept spinning and stopping and spinning again. I was unable to install and play San Andreas. When I turn the computer on I can hear it make this sound twice spinning stopping spinning stopping. Does this mean anything. I tried disconnecting the power and cable to this but it still freezes.
By the way the DVD is the master and the CDRW the slave.
Do you think my motherboard is goosed, displaying incorect info about my processer and ram speed.
I forgot to mention it is a time PC, I know silly move buying one of these. When I first got it it wouldn't turn on and I had to send it back, they said the motherboard was faulty and replaced it. Since then it has worked fine though.
Hope this is enough info for you. Look forward to your reply and thanks for your help.