My friend has a custom built PC, and it freezes occasionally. He said yesterday it froze twice. When it freezes, the image on his monitor stays, and he cannot click or do anything with the keyboard. This forces him to press the button to restart.
His computer use to randomly shut off, but after he bought some new thermal paste it works fine and is much cool, so I don't believe its his processor. He just returned the motherboard, and got a new one, and it use to freeze on the old and now on the new one to.
This leads me to believe its his power supply. I'm not sure though and I want to be positive that it is so he doesn't waste a lot of money. The power supply he has is cheap, it came with the case. Here is the link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811208008
Also, if it is the power supply can someone give me suggestions to some good ones. I was thinking around 400-500Watts, and hopefully nothing much more then 50$.
Pentium D 2.8ghz. Upgrading to a C2D e6600
2gb DDR2 667 ram (2x1gb) Might eventually get 4 sticks of 1gb.
80gb sata hard drive
XFX nvidia geforce 8600GT.
Really nothing that power consuming. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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