I have this computer that has been a one way ticket to hell for me. After buying a new 650 watt power supply and a new copper 2.4ghz cpu heat sink and fan I decided to install windows xp. It wouldn't get to the installation prompt without shutting down my computer. I eventually updated the bios and windows installed fine. The registration went fine. After that....well, my computer began to randomly standby. It would work fine with games (Like half-life 2) but when I went back to windows, it would go on and off again. I decided to let it be because I used the computer for gaming purposes only. It recently decided to start randomly shutting down before a game would boot.
I have the temperature constantly monitored and it never goes above 45 degrees Celsius.
I know for sure it can't be a cpu overheating problem because my games work wonderfully for many hours.
I believe it is windows xp which is causing the problems. I unchecked the hibernation option and told it to never go into sleep mode no matter how long I leave the computer on.
I have the most recent bios update and nothing is being over-clocked.
my specs are
a-bit kd7a motherboard
AMD Athlon XP 2400+ cpu
radeon 9250 pci video card
512mb 400mhz ram
256mb 333mhz ram
Memorex dvd writer
Sony dvd drive
40gb hard drive
20gb hard drive
a pretty old case that has a ventilation tube for the cpu
I know these are old parts for a gaming pc...but It works for the games I enjoy and I have plans to get a new computer when I have the money (which may take a while)
(I never had any problems using windows 2000)
Thanks in advance