Since then my computer has been locking up randomly and I don't know why. I don't think I installed the CPU incorrectly or else it would just not start.
I thought it might be a PSU problem but I cleaned it out and I find no other indications that it could be a PSU problem since once it freezes and I restart it everything turns on fine.
I thought it might be a heat problem but most of my hardware seems to run at normal temperatures
CPU - 32 C
GPU - 64 C
Everest Home Edition:
CPU - 40 C
GPU - 64 C
Why the discrepancy between the two CPI temperatures? I don't know either.
The strange thing is that once I started playing graphic and cpu intensive games my computer would never freeze up. It wouldn't freeze up after it was done playing either. I played for a good 4 hours or so then left my computer on for the rest of the day and through the night AND THEN through the rest of the next day! It was completely fine, yet once I turned it off for the night and turned it back on in the morning my computer froze up again.
I don't understand what is going on. My screen will just be frozen at whatever it was doing and any mouse or keyboard inputs won't make it respond. No BSOD or anything.
Also, I unplugged and plugged back in my USB mouse thinking that it was my mouse the first time this happened, but the red light on my mouse failed to light back up once I plugged it in while my computer was frozen. Also the HDD light stops flickering too.
Now I'm thinking it's a mobo problem.
Edited by hamluis, 30 August 2010 - 05:12 PM.
Moved from XP forum to Internal Hardware ~ Hamluis.