Ok so, I built this computer very many years ago. It was in storage for a while so it was giving me these same problems a few years ago, but since I'm using it regularly again, thinking I should try and see what the problem is and fix it - with your help
Intel D865 PERLL motherboard, P4 2.4 ghz processor, 2GB OCZ ram, WD 160GB SATA, ATI All-In-Wonder Pro.
I mainly use this computer for multi track recording with my MOTU2408, but now I can't use it for much of anything.
I'll start it up, open a project, start editing or recording, and all of a sudden it will freeze. If audio is playing, it'll emit a digital humm forever until I manually restart my PC. Most times, as well, it will freeze while re sizing a window, any window, very annoying.
At first I thought it was the hard drive failing because it was very old. So I took one of my old SATA drives that I hadn't used in a while, and re formatted it, and it was running super smooth for a couple weeks, then started doing the exact same thing. No idea what could be causing this freezing. I was also thinking faulty RAM? I know it's definitely time for a new beast, but in the meantime, I'd love to see if I can fix this old beast, since I have some high end projects on the go and using my laptop will take forever (without my main recording interface)
Any help/advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!