Problems with Freezing (Epox / Radeon / Audigy)
Posted on 2003-10-27
Alright, I got a .. slightly older system (hah!)
Epox 8KTA3 AMD Tbird 1.33ghz
1024MB PC133 RAM Kingston/Corsair
SB Audigy MP3+
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
3COM EtherLink XL 3C905B-TX
Now, I don't remember exactly when the random freezings started, 2 or 3 months ago at most, but I know they've stuck around. Since then, I've formatted in a rather fun and time-consuming way...
Format -> Install Win2k Pro
Low Level Format -> Install Win2k Pro
Format -> Install Win XP Pro
Through all of that, the random freezings are still occuring.
The BIOS is up to date, I've underclocked the video card, I've downgraded the Catalyst drivers, I've run MemTest x86 and GoldMemory on several passes, and I'm running low on ideas.
I don't think its a software conflict, I had minimal software installed on the XP install, and it locked up again...
I got a Antec TruePower 550w PSU, the voltages dont deviate from:
12v- 11.83v 5v- 5.03v Core- 1.75v I/O- 3.58v
As for temps, the CPU never gets over 105F (40C) It idles at ~ 90F (32C).
The system overall is around 3 years old, so its obviously time for a new one... but I'd like to hold on to this one for a little while longer...
When I could run Halo, I'd get around 45 fps, and Max Payne 2 left me with around 60, so It's performing okay... when it would work anyhow.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what it could be? Or more diagnostic software I can try? I'm at the end of my rope.