Been having a few nagging problems with my computer for a while now, decided i dont want to put up with them anymore.
im using a MSI K8T Neo (MS-6702) Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
have 2 sticks of RAM 1 1gig 1 512mb.
Radeon X800 Pro
windows XP home
The issue im having is my Computer sometimes decides to completely Lock up. as im usally playing games, it usally happens when im playing one and what ever sound is made at the time of the lock up is on a stuttering repeat forcing a manual reset. (although it has locked up when doing nothing in windows)
sometimes it happenes 30mins-1h from when i turn of the comp to only happening once a day.
At first i thought it was down to overheating, which prompted the purchase of the golden Orb II heatsink/fan for the processor which fixed the problem for about 4-6 months i think.
Plus i downloaded a temp monitor and the temps shown never went above 50.
of course it have recently reared its ugly head again. did a reinstall of windows prehaps thinking it was a software issue or something. but it still persists.
one thing ive notced from my computer is the beeps it makes when starting up. 1 beeb a few seconds after the computer has powered on. and 2 more beebs after POST is done oh and i have the AMI BIOS.
So i took out the 512 stick first. same result. then tried with only the 512Mb stick in. same again! so unless both sticks of RAM is smegged (which i hope it aint) then im assuming RAM isnt the problem.
Of course i am Assuming that the Beebs do indeed have something to do with the Lockups in the first place.
sorry for the long rant, but im lost at what to do!!
thanks in advance for any help