Riddle me this,
So I'm beginning to be fairly sure that my chipset is overheating. Everynow and then while running a game my computer locks up and I get that annoying sound loop of whatever the last sound playing was. At first I thought maybe it was a VGA problem but the Nvidia driver doesn't warn me about the threshold and it never really goes above 65C which I thought was common for high end devices.
I also think it might be the chipset because the heatsink on it is hotter than the sun, so I replaced it with a chipset fan, and after doing this, the computer would lock up way faster. After putting back the old heatsink, it seemed to last longer so.
I was running a 0 RAID with 4 drives and I figured maybe it was overkill to stripe 4 hard drives, so I changed down to using two seperate RAIDs with two drives each and a 5th drive as a partition. Still no good, comuter still locks up while running games. This shouldn't stress the chipset too bad but I decided to just go with one raid and the 3rd partition drive. Still locked up on me.
My computer is in this
I'm running on an Asus P5ND2-SLI motherboard
Nvidia 6800 GS video card
2Gigs of Ram and a 3.0 Intel CPU