New computer freezing problem
So I just built myself a new computer with the following specs
gigabyte motherboard model: GA-MA770T-UD3P (rev. 1.0)
phenom 2 tri core processor
4gb ddr3 mushkin ram
tp link wireless card
2 LCD's hooked up to the 4670
Windows 7 64-bit/ XP 64-bit (not at the same time)
+tons of cooling so nothing is over heating
I installed windows 7 and it kept freezing up every once in a while and I tried just about everything to fix it. Updating bios, cleaning the registry, making sure all the drivers are up to date, all sorts of things.
So I thought it was Windows 7 giving me the problem. I uninstall windows 7 and installed windows xp. I loaded up everything got the drivers up to date and after a couple of hours it froze up. Then I rebooted and bam another freeze 3 minutes into being on the computer. And again the next time 15 minutes into being on the computer.
Now Im not sure if the freezing is happening on windows 7 for the same reason as on Windows xp and it is driving me crazy not being able to use my new computer Any ideas on what I can do to fix the problem?
Thanks for any help.
Got some more details.
1) I noticed when I move a window around I my cp usage spikes from 1% to close to 30%. Not sure if this is normal but with tri core 2.8ghz doesnt seem like this is good.
2) When I have 3+ windows open and I drag them over each other it leaves a trail or shadow of its edge so it looks like I am dragging many windows. Sometimes this shadow is just white.
3) Also when I try to install a game the computer will always freeze before it finishes and most of the time right at the beginning.
4) When I press the button to force it to go off and then turn it back on it often just comes up with a black screen and I have to repeat. it always turns on the second time.
How can I tell if it is my hardware?
Just did a video stress test and benchmark. Everything was normal. Ran "cpu stability test 6.0". Watched it for 20 minutes then I left the computer and came back to see it frozen in screen saver.
Temp 1- 26c
It is pretty cold in my room.
I also found something that makes it freeze every single time I have done it so far. When trying to install world of warcraft as soon as I click agree in the install setup it freezes. 6 out of 6 times.
My power supply is 500w "stable power"