Need some help. My system freezes randomly and froze twice before I could post this message up. I've gotten varied use time from as lil as 10 minutes to as long as overnight 8 hours before it freezes.
Anyhow, My system specs
A tyan KT133A board running an amd 1.2tbird cpu
nvidia 64mb geforce2 mx 200
At first I was thinking if heat issue was a problem.
I have a 300watt power supply plus two case fans (one blowing out from the back, one blowing in from the front bottom)
My hardware monitor shows an average temperature at around 38-40 degrees celsius. I sometimes get crashes at 35degrees. Im thinking my monitor is off but when i feel the heatsink it feels fine.
The funny thing is, my GeForce2 card is pretty hot. But I read around, that others have their cards kinda hot but it works fine. I found out something weird though, the sound on my system continues to play even though the system froze. (eg, playing game, playing mp3s)
Is it the video card? I cant do anything after the freeze (jamming keyboard moving mouse does nothing) All i can do is hit the reset button.
This is getting a bit annoying since the freezes are so random. I cant even monitor the temp and shut down or save in time before it freezes.
Is there anything that might be causing these sporadic freezes? Any info would be great! Thanks