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Thanks to everybody for the good advice. Sorry for the late response. I was afraid that I needed to spend on a new computer. Thing is, I love the box! So I'd just be replacing the guts.

A few things to respond with:
1. I updated my details. I have Windows 7 now, but I doubt that changes any of the above.

2. I've been afraid to reformat because I'm using crappy hacked versions of Win7 and Office. I spent all my money on Adobe CS4 lol. But today after work I'm buying the real things so that I can reformat it tonight.

3. Last night I sprayed canned air into my system. It is a b*tch though! Because any time you don't have it perfectly vertical it blasts your internals with water, which can't be good. It's especially hard for me cause I have an "htpc" box, which is horizontal like a stereo component.

4. If a reformat doesn't work, I'll try the following in the following order:
a. more RAM
b. better processor and fan
c. new motherboard.
d. throw the computer on the ground

To be honest, and this sounds weird, I've been using an iPad more than my computer for screwing around on. So maybe I'll just let my HTPC kind of rot away for a little while, lol.

Again, thank you for the advice!! Rep all around!

Later.
    
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Athlon 64 X2 4400 Biostar T-Force 790GX EVGA 9600GSO 384MB 192-bit 2GB (2x1) OCZ Platinum 1066Mhz (only 800 utilized) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
400GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 LG DVD RW Windows 7 Ultimate x32 bit Viewsonic n3752w (37" 1080i LCD TV) 
PowerCaseMouse Pad
600W Powertek Skytek (loud) ThermalTake DH101 Apple G5 
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post #12 of 12
Its not water, its liquid nitrogen under pressure and will not hurt your components. I can say you have more than enough memory for 7 and HTPC tasks. I would try a different power supply if possible.
Edited by AMDPhenomX4 - 4/21/11 at 8:18am
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