Ok, I don't know if I'm posting this in the the right place, but my computer has been locking up/freezing/forcing me to reset it. What I know is that whenever its CPU fan is running alot (maybe unnecessarily) the system likes to lock up. It happened often when I played FEAR, the CPU was working hard then.
Now, I'm thinking that it has something to do with possible overheating issues, but the tower is not against the wall or in a cabinet. I recently replaced a PSU (power supply unit) with a $100 PSU, so there's more than enough power for it. I'm just wondering if it's a hardware problem or a software issue. (I've stopped using FEAR, system still locks up from Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, and other high-CPU-use programs.)
I built my system from a barebones kit, so it's possible that the motherboard is a POS. The previous PSU was from the same kit, it died on me.
P4 3.00 GHZ (Intel 630)
1 GB Kingston RAM (two 512MB sticks)
Motherboard: Chaintech MP4M800 (Link to it: here
AGP Video Card: ATI Radeon 9550 256MB RAM
Wireless NIC: Netgear
SATA hard drive: Maxtor 100GB
Thanks in advance,