Anyway, let me get right to it: I just built myself a pretty awesome new system (about 2 weeks ago) and it seems to be giving me some rather awkward issues as of a week ago. I fixed most of the major crashes that were occuring but now they seems to be mostly limited to gaming. Whenever I play a game, it locks up and or studders a bit--sometimes it will come out of it, more often than not it just locks up for good and I have to do a manual restart. In the last few days I have updated all of my hardware and all the games that I am running, held my breath...then been let down. I built this thing specifcally for gaming so the fact that it has prohibited me from doing just that is quite irritating. Any help I can get at this point would be great. My next step is Geek Squad...I would like to stay away from that step if at all possible.
Here are the guts of my machine (the really important stuff):
- Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
- Corsair Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
- GIGABYTE GA-EP45C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
- Apevia Warlock Power ATX-WA750W 750W
- MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
- Windows XP 2002 SP3
I am sure that I have managed to leave something out that is necessary to diagnosing the problem so let me know if anything else is needed.
By the way, just thought about this, I don't have a sound card--I thought the one on the motherboard would be fine. Could this in ANY way be a contributing factor? I'm not sure it would be, but it's worth a shot.
Edited by KARABATSOS, 21 September 2008 - 01:01 PM.