System freezing mystery

By jebsilver
Mar 15, 2007
  1. I have a workstation that is giving me fits. I recently rebuilt it with a new motherboard and processor. Since then, it freezes up and must be restarted. The freezes don't coorespond to any particular user action or program. I've even had it freeze while in the BIOS config screens.

    So far I've tried:

    replacing the hard drive
    reinstalling windows
    replacing the thermal paste with arctic silver
    new video card
    new power supply
    disconnected cd rom drives
    disconnected floppy drive
    new mouse/keyboard
    new memory
    new heatsink

    Just about everything in the case is new, except for the case itself. At this point I'm leaning towards a BIOS config issue. If anyone can give me any ideas before I launch this thing into the pool I'd appreciate it.

    ASUS P4s800D-X mobo
    Intel Pentium 4 3.0E Prescott 3.0GHz Socket 478 Processor
    330W PSU
  2. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 TS Rookie Posts: 137

    1.Your PSU may not be powerfull enough
    2.Monitor temps of your computer by downloading Speedfan to see if you system is overheating.
    3.Your motherboard maybe faulty
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    you forgot bios updates, incompatible ram, bad or old drivers.
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