Posted 31 August 2004 - 05:56 PM
Hi! I am having "issues" with my PC. It is a home built 2.8 ghz P4, 768Mb of ram, blaa blaa blaa. I built it about a year ago, and it's been working great...up until about a month ago. The original power supply that came with it died. It was a 310 watt power supply, so I picked up a 300 watt from Comp USA. Not a great move, because within two days this power supply went up in a nice puff of smoke also (literally!!). I took it back and got a 400 watt, and so far, it's held up. Next up the video card went. Well, at least I'm pretty sure it did. I replaced it with a NVidia GeForce4 MX4000 card. The video has worked after that, but since the whole power supply/video card incidents, the computer will completly lock up whenever there is multiple applications running. For just surfing the internet, running simple things like outlook, etc it's alright. Start doing other things, though, like open a PDF or play a video, etc and it'll lock up. I will have to power the PC off and let it sit for a bit before it will restart. Even Norton Antivirus won't run through a complete scan without locking it up, so I have no idea if I have a virus.
Any help/suggestions would be appreciated!! Thanks!!