PC Freezing (Not sure if its hardware or software)
Ok, well my names is James, and I'm new to this forum. I've been glancing around on this website and I have seen quiet a few things I like. I have a pretty annoying problem with my pc, which nobody can seem to help me with, so I figured I would bring my problem to you guys.
I'll be playing my games, and my computer will randomly freeze. It doesn't matter whether I'm playing Madden 08, World of Warcraft, or Aion. My computer will randomly freeze and I can't do anything for a good 20-30 seconds.
My attempts at figuring out the problem and fixing it -
First thing I did, was make sure my computer was above the minimum requirements for the games that I play, and I was well above the recommended system requirements.
Next thing I tried was lowering the graphics all the way down, I was running anywhere from 80-120 FPS, and was still freezing randomly.
Thought it was my internet, had a tech support guy come out and check out my lines, all tested well, and there was no problems there.
Updated the BIOS, still didn't fix the problem.
Updated all Drivers, still didn't help any.
Then I decided, what the **** I'll reformat the PC, there is no way that won't work! WRONG, failed miserably and wasted 2 days downloading WoW patches and Aion.
I do still have the warranty on my PC, but I do not want to turn it in and be computer-less for 30 days while they do absolutely nothing to it.
PC Specs -
AMD Phenom x 3 8400 Triple-core Processor
4 gig memory
320 gig hard drive space
Nvidia GeForce 8200 gfx card
512 kb/s modem
Windows Vista (Unfortunately)
Please help me with this problem, any suggestions would be very well appreciated.