i did memtest86, no errors reported. i have written down all the info from the screen. not sure if it is worth writing up on here though if there were no detected errors.
i just checked my cpu fan, it is working fine, and ever since i have had the machine, the hottest temp i have seen for the cpu is 38c well within acceptable limits i think, on average it is about 32c.
i am checking all my drivers now. maybe there is a compatibility issue? or i don't have the the most up to date ones.? also just read something suggesting i should install a hotfix http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ad.php?t=81429
looks overly complicated though. i think i might give that a miss, untill i properly know what i am doing.
strange thing is though, the computer hasn't froze yet. it has been on for a couple of hours now. yesterday and the day before it would freeze within 5 minutes of xp loading, today it hasn't happened at all. all very confusing.