All tough I'm not oblivious to computers and how they work, I believe I have hit a roadblock.
So a few month's back (Oct) I switched my internet with Shaw, rest of my family decided they didn't need it, so I got my own box from shaw (SMC).
...The old internet box has now been gone (which worked flawlessly) and since then I've had a new one and consistantly had problems...
My PC computer randomly freezes/crashes, usually happens when I'm downloading something (mostly multiple things @ once)..I'm positive that it is a network/modem problem because even when I hooked my modem to my laptop, It started crashing all the time like my PC.
So freezes my PC (XP) and Crashes (blue screen) my laptop (Vista)...the error on my laptop does suggest a network problem but I still can't get the work around.
After installing my Wi-Fi, my laptop works perfect with internet and no crash what so ever.
But since my PC is directly hooked up to my modem, I get random freezes all the time.
I've googled relentlessly to try and get answers and have done the following things to no avail..
-Upgrade all my drivers
-memory test (passed)
-HD test (passed)
-swap memery - leave one stick in, test it, same with other etc..
-clean inside computer with comp air
-New Power Supply 540 Watts
I've tried everything I could think of but can't figure it out, I did change some settings in my Hardware>virtual memory to custom size and did appears to have made a bit of a diff..less freezes...
I really don't know what else I can change those settings to as I am not too familiar with it and It's almost impossible for me to get a hold of Shaw, especially given my schedule but if anyone out there is familiar with this prob please help a brotha out, I'd be forever grateful!!!
Edited by nux4lyfe, 09 January 2013 - 10:59 PM.