Help me goodjers!
I brought home a brand new computer yesterday, it's really powerful and I've been enjoying games with graphics set to 11 that have been running like crap on my old computer for months. I've been all giddy and excited, but that's all come crashing down on my head because it's been locking up with alarming regularity. I only got it yesterday, put in a wireless card this morning so I could connect to our router and therefore the internet. The lock ups have only been happening since, but I'm not sure if it's the wireless card that did it since I wasn't using it a whole heap last night anyway without the internet. Plus it seems odd that it'd cause lock ups, and only under certain conditions.
The lock ups aren't random, for example, they happened multiple times when I tried to transfer a large file across from my old computer across the wireless network (but it transfered fine across my cross-over cable), and the moment I hit the confirm box too, so it was definitely the transfer. Now it's locking up when I try to search for Team Fortress 2 servers, every time... this is clearly a deal breaker. The problem is, both of these problems point back to the wireless card, despite the fact that that very card is letting me access the internet to write this up, so it clearly works to some degree... but I thought I'd see if anyone here had any ideas before I did anything too drastic.
Help me! There's nothing worse than bringing home a brand new computer and having it die on me!
Edit: Running Vista Home Premium 64 bit incidentally. Wireless is a D-link DWA-510, I don't know what else is relevant, but I'll let you know if you ask.