Computer Freezing... Is It Hardware ?
I'm posting this question for a friend so I don't have the exact RAM speeds or make of GPU etc.
The system is running on an Athlon 1800XP, 512 Mb RAM, and a GeForce 4 GPU. The problem is that during games every so often the computer will lock up for a few seconds and then unfreezes and catches up with itself i.e. the character has run to the position he would have done had the computer not frozen. This makes the games completely unplayable.
I've tried formatting the hard drive and re-installing windows - that didn't work, and I also ran memtest86 to test the RAM, after 4 hours no errors had shown up. So I'm assuming it's some other hardware fault, could it be th GPU ?
Anybody got any ideas why it's happening and how this could be fixed ??