I decided to reinstall windows 7 32 bit since it was long overdue and my son managed to mess up the windows. I have had the fresh install of windows on there for a few days now and it is having ridiculous problems. It is rebooting pretty frequently out of the blue. I'm semi- computer literate so I dug through the event logs and tried to find the problem, but it's above my head. There were a few things that I kept seeing.
Corrected hardware error occurred
Component: AMD Northbridge
Seems to be what shows up with every reboot. And I call BS on corrected error, that clearly does not mean that anything was corrected. I can't fathom that it could possibly be an actual hardware failure considering we had no problems the day before reinstalling windows 7. Literally the only thing that has changed here is windows. I have searched a couple dozen google results and they are all full of idiots answering questions they don't know the answers to so here I am.
I pulled up the motherboard website and downloaded all of the available files. It's the Biostar TA790GXE 128M if that matters. On a side note, the memory seems to be running balls to the walls also since I reinstalled. I pull up the performance monitor and it keeps showing the resources just maxed out. This computer never had problems lagging out or sucking all the memory and cpu doing the things that cause it now. Normally the reboots happen while downloading or playing WoW (pretty resource heavy). During the windows updates, it crashed repeatedly and I kept having to download only a few at a time hoping to get done before the next random reboot. Now I have all the available updates for windows and that didn't help one bit. I think that about sums up all the info I have available. Someone please save me from setting fire to this thing.