I built my computer around 6 months ago and it was running just fine untill about 2 weeks ago. Before these problems started I hadn't made any hardware changes for well, right around 6 months so I doubt that has anything to do with it.
When the problems started I got the blue screen of death(really hate getting that in XP <_<), so I restarted since it was the first time I had seen it and that's when I really started having issues...
Since that blue screen I've been having issues with the computer just up and restarting on me while I'm trying to play my games... or it will freeze while trying to play.
At least one time I had a freeze occur, yet I was still able to move the mouse around... I thought this was strange seeing as how I had just restarted and I doubt the game would've frozen on me since it never has before.
At this point I'm able to get the computer up and running and use it for web browsing and talking on messengers for at least 30-60 minutes or so before it will go and freeze on me. Or if I try loading one of my games right after a restart it will freeze right while the game is loading.
So far I've gone through and tried finding out exactly what the problem is on my own but I'd love to get some other peoples opinions on it.
I've run a virus scan... Nothing
HDD is just fine...
RAM is just fine... Swapped it out and popped in a good stick and it started freezing when I booted it up this morning(had put it in standby)
No hardware changes for at least 4-5 months
Fans are clean and I've been running the machine with the side panel off
Normal case temp is around 28 degrees C and the CPU is normally at about 40-44 degrees C gets up to around 60 degrees C while running high end games
I'm starting to think there might be something wrong with the motherboard but I'd like to hear others opinions on this before I spend money on trying to fix this since I don't really have that much money to be throwing around to get it fixed... And if anyone would want more information about my system to better help then just list what you would want to know and I'll be sure to list it.