I have an AMD athlon 1.05 GHz, 240Mb RAM, onboard graphics and sound, so nothing too fancy. I have the original 40Gb HD, a DVD drive and CD/RW as well as a USB Netgear adaptor. OS is Win XP (SP2)
Upon startup the computer freezes the first couple of times, then it might restart or freeze after 5 mins of working. The HD light stops and the screen freezes. Occasionally I get the BSOD.
Once it starts working it will stay on all day with no issues. I run SOPHOS and MS Antispyware and am confident I don`t have a virus or spyware.
I have not changed the BIOS so the clocking speed is at the default value and the temperatures don`t seem high, can`t remember off hand, however as it is just starting up for the first time in the morning I doubt this would be an issue.
I have scanned my RAM and it found no errors, I scanned my HD using the Windows tool and it found no errors. I initially assumed that the HD was corrupt or the RAM was but the tests don`t indicate this.
I wonder if it is an issue with my processor. Is there a test I can do? I know that my system is old but I want to avoid an upgrade if possible as I can do everything I wish to at a speed that is not prohibitive.
Can anyone offer any advice?
Thank you in advance.
Edited by Oli S, 17 November 2005 - 03:56 AM.