I was playing wow again and those lockups were occurring but at steady intervals and completely lagging my entire computer. I realized that the source of the problem was CPU spikes that were occurring consistently. I shut down all of my programs and checked my system manager. I had no strange programs running and nothing was the deliberate cause for the spikes, but they were still occurring. Then I decided to scan my system for spyware/virii/trojans, but my computer would not open any new programs.
I tried to reset and that wouldn't happen either. I ended up hitting the reset button and my boot up screen(with my cpu and memory specs) had all these symbols at the bottom in a grey box. I reset again and my bios reset to default cpu clocking speeds.
So I restarted in safe mode with networking and started scanning my computer for spyware/virii (haven't found any as of yet). And now the spiking problem is occurring in safe mode as well. I can barely open any new programs and my cpu is consistently spiking. Does anyone have a clue what's going on? It sounds like hardware failure, but that's just a wild guess.
Also, nothing is overheating, I checked that.
Edited by PygmyBBQ, 18 December 2008 - 08:07 PM.