Originally Posted by telford
on another note it freezes on a regular basis, do you think this could be linked?
it possibly could be linked...i wouldn't say forsure tho. See if you can get the pc back up in a running state...and then go through the sytem log files...in event viewer and see if there are any error message etc.
Freezing could be a good chance of hardware failure...or a cause of hardware beginning to fail.
Try the PSU and video card first...and then if they don't work...then you know its something more...aka the motherboard. you said you got these pieces from a friend...aka no brand new...and probably used a lot...therefore the parts could be failing on you...very good possibility.
If you want further help on this...maybe from someone a lot more experianced from me in this area of computers...post your computers specs, like Processor, RAM, motherboard,...etc.
Well thats about all i can recommend to you and tell you...try it out and see if it fixes the problem.
I'm sure someone else might have some other fixes to offer you too!