Here's a few areas to explore.
1. "Frequently users blame problems like this on sloppily programmed drivers or hardware mined with errors.
But often it turns out that the power supply unit..."
To sniff this out I drop the FSB from 266/200 to 100 MHz and the AGP rate to 1x. If its better...
Pull the case cover, point a fan at it and try again.
Many builders won't install the latest BIOS. They (wrongly) think the new board would have a newer BIOS. This area seems to be very important with the AMD boards.
ok, heres the deal, I reinstalled my windows and all components a couple of months ago. Ever since my computer freezes while online and especially during a game(Nascar4 by Papyrus). When I reinstalled everything, I updated all drivers and Windows. I am at a total loss!!!!! Here is the message that appears when I reboot after a freeze...
"system has recovered from a serious error"
This is the Error Report:
c:\DOCUME-1\WILLY\LOCALS-1\TEMP\WERL.tmp.dir00\SYSDATA.xml and c:\WINDOWS\MINIDUMP\MINI031704-04.dmp
Here is my system:
AMD Athlon proc.
1.40 GHz...512 MB
Win XP (SP1+updates)
Nvidia GeForce4 mx 440 Vid, SB Live! series ver. 188.8.131.52
If anyone can help me I would GREATLY appriciate it. Thank you, Willy