i have gateway 5082 desktop computer. and recently i had a problem where my computer would freeze in like 30 sec, it would boot from the cd or the hdd but it would freeze in 30sec. after putting my brains into extream test i finally found the problem, when ever there was a memory chip on the second slot the computer kept on freezing, if i removed it it would then work just fine. so i started using my computer with out a chip in the second memory slot( on the mother board) for about a week it worked just fine but some times a blue screen came up telling me "windows is shutting down to prevent damage on your computer AND SO on" now my computer would not let me open any external hdd or falsh drive, it would recognize it but not open it. now my computer just freezes and that blue screen would come up every 5 min.
i am sick of this i am planing to replace the mother board, i would it online for 79$$ you guys think i should replace the mother board??
if i plan to replace the mother board then do i need to buy any thing else or just the mother board?
( i am sure it is not a hdd problem because i tested the hdd on the other computer)
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