Re: Having issues with my old desktop
1. take the video card out and use onboard VGA, see if the problem stops.
2. if it doesnt, take 1 RAM stick out, see if it stops.
3. if not, put that stick back in and take the other out.
if it still happens after all these, its the mobo or HDD.
also, your current CPU is Socket AM2 i believe, the newer Athlon/Phenom II X4 CPUs use AM3 so you wouldnt be able to get a board with 5000+ support AND compatibility with newer quads.
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