I am having problems with my new computer but i will just start with one/two queries first. I downloaded MAXPower from Maxtor to test all my hard drives in two computers. Out of four, three are either failing or failed the Burn in Test or the advanced test ..... not a happy bunny All Maxtor Drives BTW of course.
I currently have a Maxtor 120GB, less than 4 months old. This is OK.
My mobo is ASUS K8S-MX, and i would like to use another make of harddrive when i get a new one as i have lost confidence in Maxtor. The Bios is version 1010 ( i may upgrade it soon). Since this machine has been built i have problems with it just crashing suddenly, or when using programs the program just vanishes and closes , i reopen the program and all my pictures ie in Paint shop pro, appear again. OR, the computer just shuts down and i have to reboot. It also takes ages to boot up.
I think its either a hardware conflict or a hardware/software/ BIOS conflict and i can't fathom out where best to start.
HD Maxtor 120bg 7200 Ultra-ATA/133 (only one hard drive at the moment)
MOBO ASUS k8s-mx
CPU Amd Sempron 3000+ (1800 mhx 9x200)
Nvidia GeForce FX5500 (256mb)
The temperature averages
What should i be looking at to make the system stable
What hard drive/s should i be looking to buy ( no more than a 120gb or 2 x 80gb) NOT MAXTOR.