I am using:
4GB Ram (3GB for Vista)
Radeon 4670 Graphics card (x 2 in crossfire)
AMD athlon quad core 2.6 GHz
ASRock m3A7 motherboard
I have two hard drives (one internal, one
A while ago i went on holiday, when I returned
home my monitor was not working. It made a
clicking noise when turned on but screen
produced nothing. I googled it, found out its
power supply was broken so ordered a new
All was well untill a week later, when while
watching a movie on my new screen
(upgraded from 19inch to 21.5 inch, and from
standard screen size to 1920 x 1080
resolution (resolution improved greatly))
Anyway, during this movie the pc randomly
froze every few minutes and played catchup (it
quickly showed all the images in a rush to
catch up - because the sound was still
Anyway, it also happens when writing text on
word and can happen during anything (but i
can move the mouse around so I dont think it
is a problem with the screen).
Gradually it has been getting worse.
I recently format my harddrive and reinstalled
windows - but the problem persisted.
I have also noticed that my PC runs slower
when copying files to my internal harddrive as
opposed to my external harddrive.
I dont think it is a software problem.
I don't think it is a problem with my monitor.
I don't think it is a problem with RAM.
I think it is something to do with either the
harddrive or the power supply (according to the
However, I don't know and I haven't been able
to replace the power supply or try my harddrive
in another pc.
Any ideas? And do you think it is the harddrive
or power supply? Someone said that maybe
the larger screen meant the GPU was running
faster and required more power, however I have
attempted to disable crossfire and this does
not seem to have helped.
Sorry for th e wall of text.. its quite a complex