Hey all, a long while back i was asking around this forum for help on setting up a computer. I have had great results with the computer that you all helped me build, however lately im having some problems. First off i will describe my computer.
-P4 3.0 currently overclocked to 3.3 800 mhz fsb with hyper threading. (it was Oc'd with arctic silver and changing it back to 3.0 doesnt help problems)
-motherboard is the asus p4c800-e
- 2 sticks of 512 mb corsair 400 mhz ram that is dual channeled on the mb.
-Graphics card is ati radeon 9800 pro using latest omega drivers and i added 8 small heatsinks to each of the ram slots on the card (they are designed specifically for this card)
-sound card is sound blaster audigy gamer 32 bit (latest drivers)
-The system has 4 HD:
-2x maxtor 80 gig 7200 rpm and these are raided using the onboard promise raid controller
-40 gig western digital 7200 rpm
-60 gig western digital 7200 rpm
-Plextor 708a 8x dvd burner combo
-liteon 16x dvd rom
- have a 375 watt powersupply
ok i think that covers the broadstrokes of the system, now on to my problem: Recently i am hearing clicking noises coming from my computer. After it clicks my computer will momentarily freeze and then it will resume again. This happens usually during games, but can happen when browsing, or when just doing some non tasking applications. I noticed recently when i rebooted my computer one time that on startup my computer shows my DDR frequency as 266mhz, when i first put this computer together it was 400mhz (thats the kind of ram i have corsair 400mhz 512mb) I have updated all drivers, i have cleaned out the system with spybot and adaware. Im protected by symantic corporate edition AV, and have found no virus's from scans. Even more recently my system is starting to act very sluggish. Long delays when opening applications, right clicking to bring up property windows is slow and lags alot. This computer and all the parts are under a year old, and im just wondering whats the best way to diagnose what the problem is and then how i would fix it.
Thanks in advance if any of you can help me out.
(ps) as i just clicked on that smiley face i just added, my pc froze for a second before it added it to the text. =