I just bought a custom-built PC from C1 Shoppingmall (www.c1com.co.nz
specs are as follows:
500GB Seagate HDD
2x2GB G-Skill DDR2-800 RAM
2.66GHz Wolfdale Core 2 Duo
8800gt 512mb Graphics
Vista Premium 64-bit
When I start it, it will go to the desktop, everything will run fine, then
suddenly nothing can be clicked, and soon the cursor also freezes. No chance
to Ctrl+Alt+Dlt or bring up task manager. This freeze was initially happening
after about 30 seconds, but after taking out one stick of RAM it lasts as
long as 5 minutes before freezing (may be coincidence). This started
happening before I changed any settings, the PC is still as new.
I have tried taking out the RAM and putting back in, leaving one stick out
as mentioned above, and having a look at the BIOS on startup (didn't really
know what to look for though). Made sure everything is plugged into PSU,
everything looks right, I'm truly at a loss as to why this is happening.
Oh, and freeze doesn't happen in Safe Mode, which leads me to believe it's
nothing to do with hardware and is related to Vista or drivers?