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Computer Randomly Locking Up

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My computer randomly freezes completey with no error messages, sometimes within a few minutes of booting other times its fine for a couple days. Since this starting happening there had been no changes to software or hardware. It will freeze in all apps, while browsing internet, gaming or just on desktop. So far I have scanned for viruses using NOD32, and trendmicros housecall. Run adaware pro, and spybot search and destroy. Run my registry cleaner, cleaned all temp files, and defragged. Updates BIOS, Catalyst drivers and disabled active desktop.
When the CPU freezes so does the clock and there are no events in the event logs to correspond to the time that it freezes or even near the time. My CPU, vid card, and mobo temps are all fine. All fans are running fine. I have also run SCANNOW /SFC on my windows installation. And all windows updates are installed. I can't think of anything else apart from replacing memory or PSU and hoping for the best. Any other suggestions would be much appreciated.
Here are my specs

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:54:38 PM, on 8/18/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

AMD 64 3500+
ATI Sapphire x800pro 256 pci-e
asus a8n sli deluxe
1 gig corsair value select (512 * 2 matched)
Antec Sonata case with 350W PSU

this system is about 6 months old and there have been no hardware or software changes recently besides what ive done trying to fix the problem..
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Download Motherboard Monitor
and keep an eye on your temps. I would rule out heat before replacing anything.
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my temps are still at 40 degrees as they were when new...
going to run memtest and check modules...
im almost positive its hardware though as ive double checked all software ends i can think of
just got to start eliminating
HDD, PSU, mem, mobo
any ideas on easiest way to do this....
memtest for mem etc...

oh and of course it hasnt happened since i posted this on here originally
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