Hi, and thank you for your time. I just recieved my computer through UPS service. It was sent to me after I relocated. I don't think that is what is causing the freeze because my computer worked for the last day and a half since I have set it up. Here is what happens
When i got my cpu I uninstalled many of the programs I dont use anymore. I ran a virus scan and spyware. I installed the game Oblivion. That is about all that I have changed. Today, after I left my computer idle, and it went into hibernation mode, I went to get back on and lo and behold, it was frozen. The desktop was still up, but I couldnt hit any keys or move the cursor with my mouse. I restarted my computer and it booted up fine. Until windows loaded and I was back at my desktop. Then if I tried to click on something, it would do the same thing. I tried restarting and letting it sit for a while, that didnt work. When I rebooted and didn't touch the mouse, the same thing happened.
I figured it might be overheating, so I pulled out the heat sink for my cpu, cleared off all the dust and whatnot, put some more goop on it, put everything back together. I started it up and it worked for about a minute. Then it froze again. The computer itself is still active. The fans are still going, lights are still on, I just can't do anything.
I checked the BIOS reading and my cpu temp was around 100 degrees. I dont think thats too high is it? And that is where I am at right now. Any help or ideas you could give me would be great.