Weird Hardware problems
Posted on 2005-03-13
For a while now I have been having some weird problems with my computer and seeing as I have formatted and reinstalled windows on a number of occasions I'm putting it down to the hardware.
I don't have any consistant problem but every so often when I restart or shutdown the computer, it freezes and I have to restart manually, when I shutdown the computer re-starts, whenever I play any game with high-end graphics after a while I get a serious error and the game crashes. sometimes my recycle bin shows that it's full so I open it and it's empty, then when I empty it it asks me if I'm sure I want to delete windows!!! normally I would put it down to a virus but as I have formatted and re-installed windows a number of times I don't think so...
I have replaced the processor fan, the graphics card, the memory and the harddrive and no joy...
I think it may be something to do with the graphics card over heating because if I open the case the graphics card is hot to touch.
Here is my spec:
CPU: Athlon AMD 2200
RAM: Corsair XMS 512mb
Hd: Seagate 80gg
Motherboard: Matsonic MS8137C
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
I would appreciate any suggestions...