I stopped. It's time to install the OS that came with the machine. Also, there is very little story here. Not a word about that added video card, ram or if you did your basic work such as put on fresh heat sink compound.
There are a lot of other posts about this kind of problem but most have come up with a solution that hasn't worked for me, so I'd thought I'd start my own.
My Windows PC will suddenly hard freeze, only way of getting out of it is holding power button.
I've flashed/updated my bios, checked all drivers, changed to balanced power mode. It's definitely a hardware issue.
My PC is an Advent PC (piece of crap)
I'm also a noob at hardware so any solutions please explain in Lehmans terms!
OS Name Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Version 6.2.8250 Build 8250
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Advent
System Model QC6003
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz, 2331 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. IDG4511H.86A.0104.2009.0120.2130, 20/01/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.4
BIOS Mode Legacy
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.2.8250.0"
Time Zone GMT Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 5.93 GB
Available Physical Memory 4.28 GB
Total Virtual Memory 11.9 GB
Available Virtual Memory 10.0 GB
Page File Space 6.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions No
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions No
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware No
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes
I could REALLY do with a solution!