FlakpanzerWell, if its freezing up, then that already hints at a RAM issue.
RAMBLING......................................... Now, of course, all my rambling has gone nowhere fast, and half of what I said is probably gonna get proven wrong by some 'random' person. *Cough*C38368*Cough* or someone else (Sorry guys, of course I'm biased. He's helped me a lot with lots of hardware issues :)) Hope ya get it figured out.
No need to apoligized about hinting at "C bunch of numbers". He did get 1st place in the 05 Tech of the Year award. I only got third. :uhm:
As for it being a memory problem, I do agree.
Memory timing can be off, and DDR RAM can overheat. Try going into the BIOS, and downclocking your memory.
Set the CAS Latency to 3.0, for better stability. Set the RAM Clock or Frequency to 333mhz, to decrease heat.
It may sound bad to take DDR400, and slow it down to DDR333, but it could do worlds of difference for stability. The performance decrease will be minimal.
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27th January 2004
I have the same stability issue. I lowered my RAM to 333 and that seemed to help. I still crash when playing BF1942 for some reason, but it helped. Just don't go lower than 333. I did and then my computer wouldn't boot....Take CMOS battery out, wait 2 hours, put it back in and I was all set.
Well I'll try that, but something else that bothers me is that I'm lucky if I can even boot up properly. For example, when I load up my PC windows loads fine until it hits the 'Welcome' screen and you hear the background noise. It takes roughly 30-45 minutes to boot up to my desktop, and another 30-45 minutes to view icons/start bar. Once all of it is done booting up, it lags; I can move my mouse around, but it just jumps all over. But when I do get it to boot right, everything appears to work fine, except of course when I do something that requires cpu usage. Like yesterday, I downloaded Google Earth and started tinkering around with it and I locked up and couldn't do anything. But I'll try the RAM technique, and post back if it works.