Ok, this happened to me before and then went away, now the problem is back. Why my computer first begins POST'ing, before mem check, it freezes for about 5 minutes, then will continue to post normally and everything is fine. No beeps, no warnings. What would cause this semi lockup? My computer is OC'd but is stable, this problem occurs at stock speeds as well as oc speeds. I have changed cases and hardware and problem can occur under any setup. My specs are as follows...
P4 Prescott 2.8 @ 3.2
1GB DDR Corsair Value with heat spreaders
Abit IC7-G Max II Advance (bios 26)
BFG nVidia 6800GT OC 256MB
36GB SATA WD Raptor
160GB Samsung SATA
(2) Maxtor 60GB PATA DiamondMax Plus
TDK 12x CD-RW
Orion 420W PS (very stable rails)
Looking at my setup you can see that I dont like to wait for things, and am very impatient, so a 5 minute lockup is about 7 3/4 years to me...so I'm hooking up whoever can solve my problem.
Let me know if you need more info...