Random lockups...maybe? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-19-2008, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3
Question Random lockups...maybe?

Hey guys, I went through and upgrader many things on one of my old household computers, i went and bought a new Mobo, vid Card, memory,cpu and case to power the video card

Intel core2 Duo 2.6ghz
E-geforce9800 512 gddr3
2g 800mhz Corsair
500w 34A Antec psu

I didnt bother upgrading my hard drive(Old IDE 300g) to a new sata to get that outa my mobo hoping i wouldnt have to reformat, which i ended up doing after it was all said and done, i got all the drivers, and hardware hooked up it runs great, however the odd time when i am playing games, mostly WoW :d the monitor will black out, show no signal, I can still hear the game in the background for about 5 sec and then it dissapears, the computer locks up or i assume it does because num,caps or scroll lock do not light up when pressed, the computer screen will still be blank if i press the reset button on the case but it will work when i power it off then back on, it doesn't do this all the time sometimes it will be 10min into comp use and others like 3 days into comp use, i ws just wondering if anyone would know from personal experience if this could be hardware related and maybe to the fact that the hard drive is old an getting to its final days that and the soundcard SB Live 24bit! are the only 2 hardware parts that i did not replace during my upgrade. i also thought it may be a video card problem but sorta through that conclusion out after realizing the whole computer locks up when this happens, i am running Windows XP fully updated, and i am pretty sure i have only experienced this problem during my lenghty dates with World of Warcraft, any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks in advance, a helplessly confused White guy

TheWhiteGuy999 is offline  
Old 03-20-2008, 12:22 AM   #2 (permalink)

Baez's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 6,987
Default Re: Random lockups...maybe?

That video card is fairly new and it might just be that drivers haven't matured enough to smoothly yet. Happened with a couple of games for me when I first got my 8800GTX. Got it the day it came out and the drivers weren't the greatest. You could try reinstalling your drivers for now though.

Baez is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Random Generator? akasixcon Programming 1 03-19-2008 02:11 AM
Random and Frequent Restarts with a BSOD Nick Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 02-01-2008 09:12 AM
Dell Desktop. Belkin USB Wireless. Linksys Router. Random Conn Loss. Jayce Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 0 01-17-2008 08:13 AM
Random Powerup/shutdown loops Skeeter35 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 5 09-28-2007 03:15 AM
Random reboot - temperature? Gaelfinn Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 08-19-2007 02:37 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.