Computer Freezes, Video Stops, Fans Stay on, HELP!
Posted on 2004-08-14
I just put together a new computer today.
Gigabyte K8NS-Pro Motherboard
Athlon 64 3200+
1GB PC3200 Crucial DDRRAM
Radeon 9600 SE
200GB SATA Western Digital HD
Lite-On 16x DVD Drive
LIte-On 48x CD Burner
This computer, when first installing windows xp, froze at 19% reformatting the HD to NTFS. I rebooted, and quick formatted, and the computer worked fine for an hour or so. We noticed that the mouse and keyboard sometimes would stop working, and often the whole computer would stop responding. Over the next few hours, the computer gradually lasted for less and less time. Occassionally, it would even freeze while loading windows. Currently, we can get it into windows for about 10 seconds to 2 minutes before it stops again.
We've removed everything but the video card, one stick of ram, and the cpu, and removed the motherboard from the case, and it still does this. We've found no remedy, and so i'm asking you guys. We've tested all kinds of different combinations of hardware and we're unsure of where to go from here. I need to know if anything I have may be bad, and if so, what. I'm offering 500 points as this question is extremely urgent. Please help!