Building your own computer and GAME FREEZES!

I put together my computer this weekend, that was exciting enough, the bonus being it worked, first time… I must have done something wrong. Nothing is this easy.

The specs for my machine are:

  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (2.0Ghz dual core)
  • 1GB Corsair DDR2 800Mhz RAM
  • 250GB + 350GB SATA2 7200rpm HDD (chained)
  • CoolerMaster iGreen PSU 600W
  • ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe motherboard
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT (256MB)
  • Dell 2007FP 20″ UltraSharp Widescreen (1680×1050 native)

In time I’ll break some of the parts out and build a server and personal machine, dropping back to a single 3.0Ghz+ CPU for gaming.
I did some research into why games were freezing, a common issue being inadequate cooling. I’ll add an additional rear-fan (Gigabyte DC brushless fan 1800rpm), upgrade the provided heat-sink (AMD) as well as reapply thermal paste. I hope this will fix it.

Woot, new PC!

AMD 64 Athlon X2 3800+.jpgASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Albatron nVidia GeForce 7600 GT.jpg Corsair DDR2 TWINX 800Mhz 1Gb Dell 2007WFP 20inchq CoolerMaster iGreen 600w

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