I've had this computer for 1.5 years and have never had a problem, but, for the last 4 days I've been experiencing seemingly random freezes. It's happened while playing graphically intensive games, while surfing the net, and while rebooting after a freeze. thanks to this forums, I eventually decided to reformat, just to skip all the software related issues. While I was using ThunderboxPC's excellent disc image restoration disks, the system froze. After restarting that and getting it completed, I installed updated drivers for sound/graphics and directx 9.0c. No Joy, still freezes.
My first guess was overheating, and when I first checked my temps in BIOS, I had a CPU temp of 60C. SO I opened it up and cleaned it out, it had a ton of caked, burnt dust on the CPU fan and heatsink. after I had cleaned it thoroughly, I restarted and had a CPU temp of 42C. after running a game for awhile, it froze. I immediatly restarted and checked temps from BIOS, and had a CPU temp of 50-51C.
So I finally decided to run this passed you fine folks and see if you can help me. I'm hoping it is an overheating problem, RAM is over my budget at the moment. I was going to post the temp. info everest gave me, but it all appears well into a normal 31-44C range at the moment.
I worked 12h days and have to sleep, so I may be slow to reply, thanks in advance for any assistance
Edited by ishist, 14 November 2005 - 11:32 AM.