Help, bad problem!

By burrella
Nov 1, 2005
  1. Hey! thanks for veiwing, please help me if you can :(

    I recently purchased a Gigabyte GA-8I848P775-G motherboard and a P4 Intel CPU and a 500w power supply and 1gb DDR 400, so now i have 1.5gb DDR 400, and a NVIDIA 6200 OC 256mb DDR, so I reformated with the new hardware, and it looked fine..

    Oh when i got the motherboard, the IDE 1 slot wouldn't work, it would just freeze at the loading of the IDE slots at the startup..

    There is no update for the bios for the motherboard, but I tried to just re-install the F1 update, so i did, and now the IDE slots both work. So that solved that issue.

    Now my other issue's are when i play games they freeze during random spots in gameplay, sometimes it doesn't, and there are random system restarts, now the funny thing is i turned off automatic restart, yet it still automaticaly restarts, yesterday it would atleast go to a blue screen..

    When i reformated windows xp 2 days ago, it kept freezing during the installation, and i had to restart, it successfully worked finaly though, so it seems to crash..

    the funny thing is, when i could get the blue screen i usually got either a driver error or a memory error, sometimes it was my harddrive, memory, or video card..

    Someone please help.
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    are you sure your still not having issues with that IDE controller?

    And are those RAM modules matched (speed and maker?) if not, they can be the cause of annoying hangs/BSOD.

  3. burrella

    burrella TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well my HDD is on the IDE that wasn't working and it seems to be working..

    do you think it could be my HDD locking up or something like that?

    and no the ram modules are Kingston and i don't know the other brand..
  4. burrella

    burrella TS Rookie Topic Starter

    could it be my CPU overheating?

    for regular use such as listening to music and browsing the internet it runs at 40C-50C

    and for playing games, it gets up too 60C-70C
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