sorry, i'm an idiot, accidentally posted this question in the microsoft windows section....some moderator feel free to delete that post.
So one day I decide I want another partition on my drive for another OS, so I use parition magic 8, and ever since then my computer craps out. Long story short, I know it is either the ram, cpu or mobo. It isn't my modem or any of the drives. What happens is, the computer will run fine when my bios is set to failsafe defaults. But, when I have it set to optimized defaults, where it used to run at, the computer always freezes several minutes into powering it up. Doesn't matter whether I'm logged in, reinstalling, or on a live Linux cd. It even froze when I was running the microsoft memory test. I'm in the middle of running memtest86 right now, but the way my pc has been acting I don't think its the memory. Any ideas? Sadly I have no extra parts, otherwise I would try using them.