Rodge Posted July 31, 2005 Posted July 31, 2005 HI everyone, I just need some help troubleshooting what the heck is going on with my new computer. This has been by first build and I think I did a decent job and have learned tons but am still having a few issues that are annoying me. First, here is my system: Silverstone 650W PSU LP UT NF4 SLI-DR mobo BFG 6800 GTOC 256mb pci-ex Video Card 2 gigs of OCZ 3-3-3-8 400mhz CM STC-101 case WD Raptor 74GB 10000rpm HDD Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Sound Card AMD 64 3500+ Venice CPU I am experiencing random crashes during boot up, installation of programs and while playing games. Sometimes I can play a game for hours with no probs and then sometimes it crashes after 10 seconds after windows xp loads repeatedly. I checked my ram and cpu with windows diagnostics tool and they seemed to be running fine. I benchmarked my hdd yesterday and nothing looked strange in the results. I am running the original BIOS version that came with the board and haven't upgraded yet(could this be the culprit)?? My graphics card is also running over 60 degrees celsius under load(is this normal for my card)? Also, I dont currently have a 3.5" floppy drive installed; can I place the the newest BIOS version on a cd-rw disk and just make an ISO image of it and boot from that after I change boot order in BIOS?? I know I need to update BIOS but have a hard time believing that the version that came with my board would be responsible for these random crashes. I am a civil engineer and I have done 3 weeks of troubleshooting on my own and simply can't read any more because my head hurts so I have resorted to posting here. Thanks for your help in advance. Matt Rodgers Colorado Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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