I know it's like looking for a needle in a haystack, but somehow I need to cure my system from freezing frequently and at unpredictable moments. I have eliminated several possibilities but am now moving into the area of maybe having to consider replacing hardware, and would appreciate some advice before I go further.
My System comprises:
Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-54 motherboard
AMD 4600 Athlon 64
2 gbs of ddr memory
GeForce 8600GT graphics card
4 SATA drives
Windows XP Home Edition (SP3)
My problem consists of the screen and all activity (as far as I can tell) permanently freezing up, the only remedy being to reboot, after which everything is fine again. It can happen when I am in the middle of working, or when the computer is standing idle (with maybe some programmes running in the background). It is getting progressively worse - and I have noticed that it tends to happen mostly in the morning (I have my computer on most of the day) but the evenings are relatively safe. Can it be something to do with the system "warming up"?
My tried solutions so far have included: reinstalling Windows from scratch, defragging the system drive, replacing the system hard drive, taking out and replacing the memory sticks and reinstalling the Graphics driver. None of these helping, it makes me wonder if it could be the processor itself or maybe the Motherboard.
Any thoughts please.