Built new computer has problem need input
Posted on 2005-04-19
I have just built a new com[puter for my girlfriends mother. I built it with a all new components. It ran fine for the first few days and now its locking up and freezing. Its completely random. Its just recently started to re-booot itself too, theyre telling me, though I have only seen the freezing. Mouse, Keyboard, and Ctrl+Alt+Del dont respond have to push the power button to restart. So here is what I've done to trouble shoot it. I've updated the entire thing all the drivers OS the whole thing all the software is certified to work with windows except Nero Rom that hasnt even been used yet (its not using the whql drivers). I ran Memtest on it no errors. I used everest software from lavalys to check out everything and it all looks good.
80 GB HD
256 MB Ram
Motherboard/ W/ On board audio
ATI Rage 63 mb Card AGP
AMD Sempron 2800 Chip
*****235 Watt PS****
I realize the PS is a little small other than that I can only think that there is a motherboard problem. So does anyone have an opinion I think that the PS is too small but am unsure. Other than that the motherboard is the only thing I can think. The case is well ventilated though I could probably do to add another fan. The bios doesnt have any temp sensing and I cant figure out how I can find that so any input there would be helpful.
bottom line I ruled out memory and Video card
Drivers are good no BSOD or anything
The only thing that jumps out at me is the PS
If its not that than I think the MB
I'm adding a new fan though I dont think heat was a problem
So any input? I need to get this resolved soon cause everytime i go over there "so any idea about the PC"