Hello, I'm using a socket a 939 motherboard system, so not the latest and greatest.
I'd know for quite a while that the most recent and recommended BIOS (over a year old)
caused my XP system to completely freeze occasionally while browsing the net.
The solution was to use one of the older BIOS' and the problem didn't occur.
I've been doing this, but I experienced some problems with power saving and cool and quiet.
I decided to put back the newer bios and see if I could troubleshoot.
Shortly after I put it back, my wife was using the machine and sure enough,
the box froze with that typical bright, diagonal pattern. After restating the machine I looked
in the browser history and tried the same page again. Sure enough, the same crash occurs on both Firefox 3 and
IE 7 (I booted to Ubuntu on the same box (dual boot) and it's OK there)
This is the page she looked at, http://hk.news.yahoo.com/article/081218/3/9t9i.html
It's basically Chinese news, with the typical Flash animations. It freezes my XP system everytime.
Any body have any idea what this problem could be?
I'm Running recent chipset/graphics drivers from Nvidia. (their recommended driver).
The only thing I know for sure, is that it doesn't occur when I use the older BIOS. I've checked cpu and mem voltages,
but I don't see anything amiss.
Appreciate any suggestions.