Hi, stubmled across these forums whilst searching for a solution, sorry my 1st post is to ask for help! Just spent about 10 mins writing a post, then lost it when trying to submit. DAMN! here we go again...... Recently put together a pc using components I have previously tested as working - but some haven't been used for a few months. specs are: AMD Athlon 1700 384MB ddr ram 2100 onboard gfx solarmax 300w psu pc chips m841 mobo Win Xp Recently the pc has been freezing- its been getting much worse lately- and when I reset the monitor loses signal. Even switching off @ back and on again doesn't get the signal back, but if i turn off for 30mins-1hr it will get a signal again, but then freezes after a few mins again. Freezing can occur at any stage, including in the bios setup. I've swapped the ram around several times, im sure its not that. i know the psu is weak but it has worked fine with much more devices in the past, and I am only running the essentials now mobo, hdd and still freezing occurs so dont think its a psu problem. Also dont think its a temp problem as i have been checking in bios b4 when its around 35-40c and its froze then. I spoke to local pc shop who said it sounds like a gfx problem. Does that sound right? If it is the only option is to buy a new mobo as its onboard gfx and i dont want to buy pci gfx card which are almost as expensive a cheap mobo. Just wanted your advice, if it is defo a gfx card problem im happy to buy new mobo as Im buying a case anyway so I'll save on postage costs.