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Solved: Memtest freezing in new build

Q: Solved: Memtest freezing in new build

Here's my problem,

I've put together a new computer for a friend of mine the stat's of which are;

Intel e8400 3.0ghz
Gigabyte Ep45-ds3l motherboard BIOS revision f4 and f7 (updated on the first motherboard)
2X2gb OCZ 1066 platinum ram
2X750Gb WD greenpower hdds Sata
Pioneer 215 BK DVD burner Sata
MSI 9800GT OC edition
500w Coolermaster extreme power pro PSU 2 X 18 amp 12v rails
In a Coolermaster Centurion RC330 case

Posted fine but took nearly 30 secs to post on startup.
I got Windows XP to install and latest drivers. and it started freezing randomly usually while copying files pver network or running 3d mark 06, and memtest to check for stability. no errors come up i.e. BSOD for windows or memory errors for memtest, 'IT JUST FREEZES'. I've swapped out the ram, Powersupply, Videocard, and BIOS updated and bench tested the first motherboard as well as disconnected hdd's during memtest, and used a different optical drive(IDE), all of which still froze in memtest/3d mark. I've even plugged the computer into another outlet to rule out power current problems. While at the place that i purchased most of the computer parts from the powersupply tested fine, and the motherboard, with my own ram and CPU in it did not freeze during memtest, but it did take nearly 30 secs to post and they replaced it with another board. Brought it back home and it still freezes during memtest..... I'm at a loss does anyone have any suggestions????!!!!

other test components used are,

X1950 pro and another MSI 9800gt videocard
Superflower 500w PSU 30amp 12v rail
2X1gb twinmos 800 ram
nec IDE dvd drive

Please i'm going mad with trying to get it to get through memtest....

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Preferred Solution: Solved: Memtest freezing in new build

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Solved: Memtest freezing in new build

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Hello, I recently upgraded to a new computer (less than 2 months ago), built the system myself and had it running very smoothly up until this last week. The last few days I have received 5 blue screens, with 3 occurring today alone. Today I also experienced two complete freezes, where the computer would respond to nothing for 15 or 20 minutes and required a hard restart. The first freeze occurred inside Windows, the second while I was running the first pass of tests in Memtest. The blue screens seem to occur both before I log in (the computer will have just been started up and left at the login screen when it crashes after 10 minutes or so) or while I am working in Windows. Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance if you can, I've attached the reports as per these instructions: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

? OS - Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (original OS)
? OS is a student edition, not OEM
? Age of all system components < 1 year (GPU and PSU are oldest while the rest are brand new)
? Age of OS installation < 2 months

? CPU - Intel i7 2600
? GPU - MSI nVidia 460GTX 768mb
? Mobo - MSI P67A-GD65
? PSU - 730W

? Manufacturer - Self-built

A:[SOLVED] BSOD - Windows and Memtest freezing

Freezing of MemTest is not a good thing. This is most likely a hardware problem (and the BSOD memory dump analysis below tends to confirm this).
Try other memory tests (such as MemTest86, MemTest86+, Windows Memory Diagnostic, Prime95, etc

Try testing the sticks one at a time and in each slot to see if there's a pattern that you can see (to determine if the sticks or the slots are bad).

Start with these free diagnostics and stress tests:

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I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks




Then
I'd try these free stress tests:

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FurMark download site: FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
FurMark Setup:
-... Read more

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so I got a computer that keeps freezing up on me. sometimes it runs for hours before hanging, and sometimes it hangs every 5-10 minutes.

I ran memtest and it seemed to freeze up during memtest. the little blinking icon was normal, but the test wasnt running and the commands didnt work.

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?
 

A:freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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A few week ago I started having issues with my GPU freezing while in game, sometimes not freezing but the screen would turn black. The ATI Utitlity can sometimes recover from the error but most of the time I have to reset my computer. Unplugging my computer / turning my PSU off and on can extend my use of computer without freezing.

I had a feeling that it might be the video card but I tried testing my ram modules anyways jsut to be sure. I cant complete a single memtest (freezing) if I occupy more than 1 slot. I can finish a test if I use one module on one slot. Anything more, the test would freeze.

A few hours ago, I tried test my memory slots to test out which of the four is the fault one. But the same thing happens, I cant finish a test with more than one slot occupied. I dont know if this is related to my GPU problem.. but its one of my problems now.

After doing all these test... I cant properly boot now.. I cant get to the POST screen but i could the screen would freeze just before the OS loads. I tried resetting my CMOS but it doesnt work either.

Any ideas?

EDIT:

Im adding to note that my northbridge chipset fan is faulty.. but it does turn and provide airflow.. It slows down then accelerates but doesnt completely stop
 

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Hi all.
I recently built a new desktop and it was working beautifully for the first two weeks.
Then it started randomly crashing. No BSOD, log says nothing. The freezing occurs randomly after anywhere from 1 to 40 hours uptime. Most commonly within 6 hours.

At first I suspected an old HDD I had salvaged from previous build was the problem - but after replacing that it's apparent that wasn't the case.

So far I've:
Done a static discharge.
Reseated RAM and GPU. Unplugged an re-plugged everything except CPU.
Ran memtest, no results.

Specs:
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H
CPU - i5 3570k with stock cooler (not overclocked, never goes above 55 Celsius)
GPU - N660 TF 2GD5/OC, GTX 660 from MSI.
RAM - 2x4GB Corsair value ram
SSD - Intel 330 120gb
HDD - Used to be some old samsung, now a Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1GB
DVD drive - Samsung SH-224BB

OS: Win 7 Ultimate

A:[SOLVED] New build freezing randomly.

Event log and system information.

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I am about to commence a new round of memtests in this system; discovered that MS offers one for XP.
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

Does anyone with experience re this have any opinions on it, say, versus memtest????

Thank U.
 

A:Solved: MS Memtest???

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Hi, My computer is having random Blue Screens and screen distortions, I want to test my memory Rams but they are 4GB each. I need a software like MemTest but compatible with RAMs of 4GB and up, any help? Thanks
 

A:Solved: MemTest

Memtest86+ with the plus on it.
 

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I ran MEMTEST on my wife's PC because of a BSOD ( PC#1). There were NO errors.

When she came down she said "what are you doing to my computer ? " I tries to explain that I was fixing it. But she just wanted back on her PC now !

So I hit excapt and ejected the CD. Now the computer won't boot intp Windows.

She is so pissed at me now !

PLEASE HELP !
 

A:Solved: MEMTEST question

I am unable to get into safe mode. I press F8 > Safe Mode, then when I go to select WIN XP Home , nothing. It is like the keyboard or PC locks up.

Any ideas ?
 

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Hi everyone im having some problems with my computer and think it may just be some settings needing done.

I originally built the computer about 2 months ago and all worked well untill it started freezeing and when trying to start up would get no further than the xp loading screen and reboot. So i thought it was faulty ram as i ran memtest on the system and reported over 2000 errors. So after getting my new ram it was still throwing out errors, i tried changing the slots it was in with no luck but was reporting different amount of errors each time i ran it.

I phoned up gigabyte thinking it was a faulty motherboard and they advised me that the motherboard is designed to run at 1.8v for the ram and crucial ballistix ram to run at 2.2v and suggested upping the voltage. I tried that and there was still errors being thrown out.

I then looked at the timming and realised it was not showing as 5-5-5-15 as crucial specify so manually went in and changed this. On a couple of occasions the bios screen has frozen on me also.

When i try and boot widows it is constantly rebooting but if i try and format it it boots from disk but as soon as it goes to start windows from disk throws out the blue screen of death as i believe its known.

I have tried everything i can possibly think of and its still not working. Im worried i send the motherboard back and it turns out not to be faulty. However one observation i made is even though it standard runs at 1.8v for the ram when i go into the heal... Read more

A:Solved: Ram Errors in MemTest

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This works back to an active thread of mine re stop screen pool caller issue.

After running MS mem test briefly with good results a couple of days back, I just ran memtest with all 4 sticks in. I let it run for around 1 hr, 25 mins.....it seemed to only finish one actual whole test & with no errors; all the items on upper screen re percentages and my CPU I do not understand.

I only know this is the most turtle/sloth/snail like thing I have ever seen.

Are the above "results" after the interval stated, definitive? Do I need to run it longer or configure some part of it?

Thank U!
 

A:Solved: New Memtest Question

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Hello,

I am trying to run memtest and am having trouble. I made a bootable CD by double clicking on the ISO and making sure to avoid the Roxio button for "Making the CD Bootable". I have gone into my BIOS and changed the boot order so that it does the CD first. However, memtest is not starting, one time the screen was just black with the green light on, and then the other time it just went right into windows in the same way that the computer regularly boots up. Can anyone help me get memtest going? Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Memtest question

Hi microscopicxp and welcome to TSF !

Use ImgBurn : click the "write image file to disc" button and browse for the memtest .iso file. I've burned a dozen of memtest CD's with it.

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My laptop refuses to boot and when i tried to test the hd it kept switching off, so i decided to run memtest-86 to check the memory.

My question is how long do i leave it running for?, its been going over 5 hours and passed all test so far.

Thanx
Paul
 

A:Solved: A question about memtest-86

That's more than enough. Your memory should be fine, look elsewhere for a problem. See if your HD maker has utilities to check your drive's fitness (most do) or try a 3rd party one.

http://www.google.com/search?q=hd+d...ient=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official
 

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Hello everyone,

2 weeks ago I assembled a new system for myself. everything was running perfectly untill 2 days ago.
All of a sudden I started to get a lot of BSOD's.
They all had either one of the following messages.

-Page fault in non-paged area.
or
-Memory management.

The BSOD's occur a couple of times a day, but not at a specific moment. some times it's during gaming, other times it's whilst surfing the internet. The pc reboots automatically and then everything seems normal again.
In addition the programs Im working with seem to stop responding on an average bassis. Allthough a simple restart is enough to solve the problem, it is getting quite annoying because it happens a lot.

Anxious to find out what the problem was I started running a memtest. It is still running (I'm writing this on my laptop) but it already found a shocking 650 000 errors! So something is definitely wrong.

The system is 2 weeks old and I didn't do any overclocking or default changes at all.
Any ideas on what my next step should be?

Oh and here is the Spec of my system:

processor: Intel Core i7-3770K, s1155 3.50GHz, Quad-Core, 8MB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3, 1600MHz, 2x4GB, 1.5V
Power supply: Cooler Master M2 720Watt.
Motherboard: ASUS P8H77-V
Videocard: EVGA Geforce GTX570 HD DS 1,28GB PCI-012-P31577-KR
Hard disk: WD HI 3.5" 1TB SATA

I really hope you guys can help me, any ideas are welcome!
 

A:Solved: Memtest errors.

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Okay not sure if Im posting this in right place..

Pretty much has having problems with guild wars 2 all of a sudden and was recommended to test ram so I downloaded the newest version of memtest got it put onto a usb stick and went to run test. It starts all fine but never makes it past the first pass, the screen just goes no connection but the pc keeps running.

Not sure whats going on.

Any help would be awesome =^.^=
 

A:Solved: Black screen in memtest

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Hi,

My Computer (Panasonic CF-S9) shuts down whenever I use Excel files that are too large, play intensive flash applications, and the latest, when I run memtest to see what the problem might be.

Can anyone help or suggest how I might investigate this further.

As an aside, soluto.com - is this at all useful to helping to solve this problem?

Peter
 

A:Solved: Computer shuts down during memtest

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My computer has started crashing, giving 0cx0000005, and other, error codes.

One of the measures I have done is running a Memtest that showed 26 errors on test 5, see the attached .gif .

How shall I interpret this, and how to proceed?

A:[SOLVED] Memtest analysis help needed

Hi Alti, welcome to TSF...

any errors on memtest86 is a bad sign. If you're running your ram at stock speeds and voltages, then you have a high chance of having faulty modules. Perhaps try loading default settings in BIOS and scanning individual sticks for errors.

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My laptop advent won't boot.
Start up repair wont work, even a system repair cd wont fully load.
Only thing i can get to is launch repair your computer, and the only thing that works there is command prompt.

Tried fixboot & fixmbr... They worked but rebuildbcd never finishes.

Any help please
 

A:Solved: Boot/memtest.exe missing or corrupt

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Can someone confirm if my memory is bad?

The day before yesterday I was converting a video file and got a BSOD. Then upon restarting the windows machine I got another blue screen on startup. This continued for about 3 more tries before I got windows started without crashing. Although today it has been fine and has not crashed I decided to run Memtest86 and found that it got about 712 errors during test 6 [Moving inversions, 32 bit pattern].

BTW, my machine has 2Gb of DDR400 in dual channel

I was reading up and the forums and came across this thread[HERE] that said it may be the DDR socket in the mobo. Which i decided to check for myself:

Test 2: Memory stick 1(1Gb); Memory slot A1

680 Errors - Test 6 [Moving Inversions, 32 bit pattern]
Test 3: Memory stick 2(1Gb); Memory slot A1

2 Errors - Test 4 [Moving Inversions, Random Pattern]
691 Errors - Test 6 [Moving Inversions, 32 bit pattern]
Test 4: Memory stick 1; Memory slot A2

688 Errors - Test 6
Test 5: Memory stick 2; Memory slot B1

2 Errors - Test 4
680 Errors - Test 6

My question is, this would signify that my memory is at fault, correct? And not my mobo? I just want to make sure before I RMA them.
 

A:Solved: BSOD's galore. Memtest failed. Bad memory?

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Hello everyone. I am having issues with my computer freezing. It's not frequent but it and it happens pretty much whenever it wants. I can be rendering a video in Premiere Pro CS5.5 or just downloading something with the system completely idle. I check the Windows System Logs after every freeze and they're no help, they just say the last system shutdown was unexpected at the time of the reboot.

I ran Memtest86+ 4.2.0 and it came up with no errors. I also ran 3DMark Vantage, I know it's not really a stability test but I wanted to see if it would cause it to freeze, which it didn't. But then I ran Prime95 on a stress test and it causes the machine to freeze after the 640K Self-Test passes everytime I run it.

I have attached a picture of where the computer freezes everytime I run Prime95, as well dump and system file collection.

I even went as far as doing a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate to see if my install could be the issue, which it wasn't. Could it be a CPU issue? Overheating or a CPU issue itself? Or could it be a memory issue even though Memtest returned no errors? Or even a power supply issue? I have enough money to drop on a new PSU or cooler for the CPU but I really don't want to have to buy a new CPU.

I built this machine in May and it seemed to perfect after the initial setup. If you need any more info just ask. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch.

A:My New Build is Freezing

I solved the issue, turns out it was somehow my Firewire card. I was going to try eliminating possible RAM issues, but I suspected it was the cheap Firewire card I installed. So I pulled it, ran Prime95 and it made it all the way through the 8k test. Unfortunatly I kind of need the card, I'm going to try to RMA it and buy a different one.

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hi, i have a new build and i am having issues with it freezing randomly
ive only had it running a couple of days.so im not sure if its a hardware,software,heat,or a mem leak issue...so i dont know where to start asking for help...if i need re directed np.

it seems to do it when playing games. wow specificaly.
here's what happens... ill ben going along aplaying like normal and the system locks up... a full freeze.. no bsod no error message just lock. cant do anything,mouse doesnt work,keyboard doesnt work and the sound is stuck.
here is a snippit of my build but attached is the dxdiag.

os:win7 home premium 64
cpu: amd phenomII 965 x4core black edition
cpu cooler: zalman cnps9900 nt
mobo:asus crosshair formula III
ram: 8g ocz reaper ddr3 1600
vid: 2x sapphire vapor-x 5870 1g gddr5 in crossfire mode
hdd: 2x wd 650g caviar blue
psu: abs1050sl 1050w
case: coolermaster 690
case fans:x6 120mm x1 80mm

A:new build freezing up

The first thing that I would suggest is top get WHQL video driversfrom ATI.
According to the DXdiag report there is a need for them.
64bit windows wants qualified drivers and could well be the cause of your issues.

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I recently bought a used tower with everything included except for a video card and HDD which I supplied myself video card being my old one and hdd brand new. After setting everything up it ran smoothly for awhile but now suffers from random freezing, it doesn't blue screen just freezes on my current window sometimes with the sound stuttering. I've tested out the video card and hdd in another computer with it not crashing so I'm starting to be convinced it's the motherboard can someone confirm or help my theory before I go and waste money? Also have switched out RAM btw.

P.S: it almost seems to be cutting outmore if I'm watching a live stream like on twitch tv but like i said it does it any time so its probably just me imagining it thought I'd add it in though.

Operating system win7
graphics card ATI radeon hd 5770
Hdd: Seagate 1tb
ram: DDR2 8gb
Quad core proc 2.4 3.00 ghz
Motherboard: ASUS P5Q or P5K
PSU:500W Antec
any other information needed just ask

getting really desperate = \

 

A:New Build Freezing

The supply for the graphics card needs to be 75Watts. I would start by checking that first.

Is this a 64bit version of Windows 7, if not you have over 4GB of memory that it can't use.

Do you know the history of this PC, check in the Bios that nothing has been overclocked and check all the voltage settings are correct.

If the power supply checks out then I would try running the PC on one stick of memory at a time and see if the freezing continues.

Load up this software to check the GPU temps and CoreTemp for the CPU.
 

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Built the machine yesterday and installed OEM Win7 pro 64bit. Has frozen up 4 times, 2 times while transfering large number of files on the network, 2 times while installing large software packages...happens around 10-15 minutes into the progress bar. Logs are attached and system specs are filled in.

Thanks for looking,
Rhythm

A:New win 7 build freezing

Don't see any BSODs so we'll have to start off with some hardware tests

Update your Intel network drivers - http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...adType=Drivers

Please run these tests and report back the results
1. Memtest86 - Run for 7-8 passes - RAM - Test with Memtest86+
2. Prime95 - Run all three tests for 3-4 hours each or until fail - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html
3. Hard drive scan usings SeaTools - SeaTools for Windows | Seagate - Both long and short tests

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I've re-posted this from one my thread on another site hoping to get a second opinion....

I modded out an old AT case to take ATX gear to use some old hardware I had. The hardware wasn't working, and so I used different hardware I know to work well.

I took an Elite mainboard (Socket A - k7s5a) and an AMD Athlon which is supposedly a 1.7, but rates in bios as 1.5 Ghz and shows as an athlon 1800 running at 266MHz, which is the correct bus speed for it. I used a 256 DDR 266MHz stick of ram out of my own and best rig, which works perfectly. The HDD came from the computer I 'm trying to 'upgrade', as did a CDRW and DVD ROM. Also from this old Gateway machine is a miniATX powersupply, which should be perfectly sufficient for the little work I'm asking of it. In the PCI slots is also a NIC and a VGA card.

On booting this 'upgraded' machine, as was half expected, I got a reboot loop while WinXP had a fit dealing with it's new home. I used the recovery console chkdsk/r, and then repaired winXP from the installation CD.

Rebooted the machine, and Windows XP loaded up as expected. Up and to this point, there's been no hint of a problem. However, if moving the mouse a lot or are doing anything when windows is still loading the desktop, the system crashes - a proper crash where everything freezes and the capslock light won't light up when you press the key. It just stays in this state untill you turn off and reboot.

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A:New build freezing.

two things come to mind
1st off you may have to do a minimal build first just to see if all your hard ware is playing nice together, setup with just psu/cpu+hsf/1 stick of ram/gfx card, no drives, turn it on and you should get a single post beep and come up to the bios, that will tell you that at least that stuff works together.
2nd you sound like you did not do a fresh format and install of XP, you may have to do that to get it run right, I know the repair thing may work in some instances but maybe not this time.
 

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I recently built a new computer with the following new components

ASUS P5Q Deluxe MB
Intel E8500 CPU
ASUS CPU cooling tower
Kinston DDR2 800 RAM 4x1GB (On approved list)
Seagate 250 MB SATA HD
PC Power and Cooling 500 W PSU
Pioneer 116D EIDE DVDR

I also used the following used components which I removed from a prior computer I built after the MB died.

Sapphire X850XT Video card
Logitech trackman wheel USB
Logitech PS2 keyboard

After installling WIN XP SP2 and the Drivers/utilities from the ASUS MB disc I started having freezing problems immediately. The HD would show no activity and the mouse and keyboard would be unresponsive. I could not get to the Task Manager with CNTRL/ALT/DLT. Initially I installed all the ASUS drivers on the MB disc except the USB drivers (not needed) and only the ASUS probe utility. On the second install, only the chipset driver initially. Still freezing up. I tried to gradually install the soundmax, then the marvell LAN and SATA then the 6 engine power management drivers in different combinations. Still froze up.

I also downloaded all Windows updates including SP3 and updated all drivers for all devices but still had freezing problems. I reformatted and reinstalled Windows and reupdated without successfully solving the problem. I tried uninstalling SP3 without help.

The case is completely open and ASUS Probe shows CPU temp 27 and MB temp 32

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A:New Build computer freezing up

I think you are on the right track suspecting memory first.http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp You can burn that to CD and test your memory. I would pull out two sticks, leave 1 stick on each channel. Test, pull those sticks, replace with the other two and test again. You could have a bad stick, or a bad slot. It is a process of elimination tracking down a bad stick.After that, check the power supply voltage. Eventhough you have a very good power supply, problems can happen. I do wish you luck with that. I know first hand how frustrating it is when new builds act up.EDIT: All things being equal, you will always have more problems, be it with stability or with overclocking, when running 4X1 vs 2X2 memory setups.

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Hey everyone,
I recently built a PC for myself a few weeks ago.

The specs will be pasted below after the description of my problem.

While gaming, surfing the web, or running AutoCAD, my PC just freezes up.

It has happened 5-6 times and I am not sure what is going on.

I did some research and I was advised to go to ASUS's QVL for my Motherboard and check the latency and recommended speed.

I followed the advised instructions but my PC froze again while playing a game.

I then tried running virus scans to see if this was the issue but I detected nothing.

I ran Windows Update, but the problem still occurred.

The most significant recent change I did was upgrade my video card's drivers to NVIDIA's 296 driver.

Could it be the voltage of my DDR3 Memory?

It is rated at 1.5V.

Below are the specs for my machine.

Any advice will be much appreciated.

Operating System
MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz 42 C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
G.Skill Sniper 8.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 802MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8Z68-V GEN3 (LGA1155) 60 C
Graphics
VS248 ([email protected])
1024MB GeForce GTX 560 Ti (ASUStek Computer Inc) 32 C
Hard Drives
125GB M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA Device (SATA-SSD)
488GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA1 ATA Device (SATA) 35 C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp DVDWBD SH-B123L ATA Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
PSU
Corsair HX850
 

A:Windows Keeps Freezing while using my new build

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Hello techspot community new member here
I am realy stuck at the moment, I am having problems with the new computer that I built today. Every time I start it up it just freezes at the startup screen where it says "press <del> for BIOS setup". Occasionaly it would enter the bios setup screen before freezing there..
I really have no idea where the problem might be coming from. The motherboard is brand new (asus P5N-D) aswell as my processor ( intel core2 quad Q9650)
other parts include a dvd rewriter, a hd, a graphics card and a wifi pci card.

EDIT: complete list of components:

* Asus P5N-D mobo
* Intel core2 quad q9650
* XFX Nvidia geforce 9600gt
* Kingston 2GB DDR2 800MHz Dimm Ram
* HITACHI 320GB 3.5" PC SATA HARD DRIVE
* Sitecom wl-121 wireless pci card
* Sony Optiarc AD-5240S-0B 24x DVDR
* Win Power 750W psu

Please help! any idea where the problem might be coming from/ how to fix it??
i will give more info if needed

Thanks!
 

A:New build computer freezing, help

Is your RAM new as well? Asus makes great boards but they are quite well known about being very picky about the RAM installed on each and every model of motherboard they make.

For each board model they have a recommended vendor list and the acceptable version for each memory manufacturer's inventory. For example Corsair makes several offerings but not all Corsair will be recommended for a particular motherboard model even if said RAM is DDR2 and it matches timings and voltage. Is this clear?
 

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Hi Folks,
 
I have recently built a new PC to be used primarily for gaming. This is my first ever build and I have had a problem since the machine was built 10 days ago. First of all here is my part list:
 
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/FHVdGX
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/FHVdGX/by_merchant/
 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£140.99 @ Aria PC) 
 
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 V2 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£39.60 @ Scan.co.uk) 
 
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  (£61.41 @ Amazon UK) 
 
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£59.09 @ Ebuyer) 
 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280X 3GB TurboDuo Video Card  (£199.20 @ CCL Computers) 
 
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  (£30.36 @ CCL Computers) 
 
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£55.99 @ Aria PC) 
 
Total: £622.58
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-17 18:23 BST+0100
 
I have also installed a Hitachi HDD and DVD writer from my old PC. I am running windows 8.1.
 
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A:New Build PC Freezing Sporadically

Hi edwardss and
First make sure no errors exist in the Windows Device Manager. This can be done by opening the Device Manager and verifying that no "Other Devices" are listed and no device has any exclamation mark or red X.
If the temperatures are too high it can cause the computer to freeze.Also conflicting software or malware.I don`t know why you have chosen this so cheap motherboard for such a very good CPU and GPU.
 
Thank you!

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I just built this new box for gaming about 3-4 days ago, had all the parts shipped in from newegg.com and have been having problems with random freezes. No BSOD's at all, just freezing of the screen, no mouse movements, and I cant even turn numlock off on the keyboard. I have ran memtest, HD tests, virus scans, spyware scans, and have checked the temps of the CPU GPU and MB. All temps are normal (CPU avg. 25-30 degrees Celcius at idle, GPU 50-55 degrees Celcius at idle, and MB 18-25 degrees Celcius at idle). I cant seem to figure out the problem. Any input would be appreciated.

Also occassionally playing WoW, my keyboard and mouse acts like it gets unplugged and plugged back in from time to time. Mouse is plugged into hub on keyboard.

Thanks.
 

A:New Build PC Freezing Randomly

What is the make and model of your video card and did you update the drivers? If not try the following steps:

1. Download Driver Cleaner Pro or Driver Sweeper (both have free versions; make sure the version will work with your OS) to your desktop screen and install.

2. Download the latest diver(s) for your video card but don't install them.

3. Uninstall your video card drivers and reboot your PC into Safe Mode. Run Driver Cleaner Pro or Driver Sweeper. If it doesn't find any video card drivers that is quite okay.

4. Reboot and install new video card drivers.


* Also unplug mouse from keyboard hub. What are the results?
 

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I have a new build PC that I built back in December 2015.  I have just recently (last 2 weeks or so) started having issues where it is locking up sporadically, and I can't pinpoint the issue. 
 
· OS - Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista ?  Windows 10 Home· x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64· What was original installed OS on system? New Build, Fresh Install· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?  Full Retail Version· Age of system (hardware) 6-7 Months· Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?  6-7 Months, no· CPU  Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W BX80648I75820K Desktop Processor· Video Card  EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SSC GAMING ACX 2.0+, Whisper Silent Cooling w/ Free Installed Backplate Graphics Card 04G-P4-3967-KR · MotherBoard - (if NOT a laptop)  ASRock ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming Fatal1ty X99X Killer LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard· Power Supply - brand & wattage (skip if laptop)  EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 80+ GOLD, 850W ECO Mode Fully Modular NVIDIA SLI and Crossfire Ready 10 Year Warranty Power Supply 220-G2-0850-XR · System Manufacturer  N/A· Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) N/A· Laptop or Desktop? Desktop

A:New Build PC keeps Freezing / Locking Up

Only 1 memory dump in the uploaded reports.If using a disk cleaning utility (such as CCleaner), please stop while we're troubleshooting. Your UEFI/BIOS (version P2.10) dates from 2015.  Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any UEFI/BIOS updates available for your system.  This is just in case there has been a recent update.Although you appear to have a reasonable number of Windows Update hotfixes for this version of your OS, please double check for any new Windows Updates.  It only takes one update to cause a problem, so it's essential that you have all of them.  The actual number is not important.  Rather it's important that you checked manually, installed any available updates, and didn't experience any errors when checking or updating.You have 4 hard drives.  As the PSU gets older, it's efficiency will decrease and it'll work harder to suppor the hardware that you have.In short, nothing to do - just keep an eye on it. If you're overclocking, please stop the overclock while we're troubleshooting.  Feel free to resume the overclock once the system has been stabilized.  i5 and i7 processors can be "auto-overclocked" by using Intel's TurboBoost feature.  If so, it's safe to disregard this caution.The lone memory dump looks to be either hardware,  an incompatibility, or a low-level driver problem.Please look at updating the older drivers in the list below (they're sorted in date order).Don't w... Read more

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Hello dear Tech Guy friends,

I have recently build up a new PC that includes a 5 year old GPU.

The parts that I used are as followed:

Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H (bought last week)
CPU: i7 4770k (bought last week)
RAM: 2x 8GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance (bought last week)
Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 (bought last week)
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 280 (bought in 2008, expensive at the time)
PSU: Master Cooler GX 550W (bought in 2011)
HDD: Seagate ST1000DM003 1TB 64MB Cache 7200RPM (bought last week)

Problem: Windows freezes at load times or when under a small pressure (example: while downloading drivers). When it manages to surpass the start up of Windows 7 normally, it does not seem to freeze while browsing through explorer with nothing running in the background (internet explorer works, but seems to respond very slowly on minimizing and maximizing its window), but when running anything additional, such as an installer, download client, or any software program, it seems to completely freeze up rather quickly (within several seconds), but it does not shut down, fans continue to spin. I suppose this could relate to something overheating? Could it be my GPU that I've bought in 2008?

Out of my BIOS, the temperatures are as followed:

CPU Core Frequency: 3692.17 to 3692.35
CPU Temperature: 49.0C to 51.0C

DDR Frequency: 1596.64 to 1596.71

System Temperature: 40.0C
PCH Temperature: 44.0C

If anyone could help or give advice, it would be very appreciated.

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My computer freezes every 20 mins or so, often every 5mins if running a bigger application. Have reseated the RAM sticks several times and when i do i can get it running for an hr or so before it freezes again. CPU stops running when it freezes. Error log shows error 6008 on most occassions that it freezes. Any suggestions would be very helpful.

CPU: AMD Phenom 2, 2.6GHZ Quad Core
MB: Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P
RAM: Corsair DDR3 2GB 1600MHZ (7 7 7 20)
VGA: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4550
OS: Vista 32-bit
PSU: Seasonic M12 600W

Thanks for your help in advance
 

A:New build freezing issues

Download a program called speedfan and check the temperatures of your cpu.
 

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Built what I thought was a dream rig but it's a nightmare and freezes at any point from welcome screen to an hour in but it will freeze at some point any time I start it. Thought it was bad RAM or I5 RAM in an AMD build (given by mistake) but apparently not according to tech people, Corsair themselves and Memtest. The HDD is a Seagate Barracuda but a chkdsk on it was fine. Temp is fine (30's) and system in 40's. AMD 1090T, Gigabyte GA-790XTA--UD4 motherboard, OCZ PSU (700W), GEForce 9800GTX, Corsair XMS3 CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 DDR3 Core I5 (Corsair said the only difference is an AMD runs it at 1333) and an Noctua Heatsink which I only mention because it now blocks the RAM .Hoping it's the video Card or PSU as all the other wiring is hidden out of sight under the MB and elsewhere. Worked fine before, sorry I ever touched it, Windows 7 which ran on the other computer for months, Thankyou
 

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I recently built a computer and have been having a problem with it freezing. I boot it up and between 5 and 25 minutes it will freeze, keyboard and mouse stop working and I have to do a hard reset. I haven't been doing anything straining just searching the web or listening to music. The steps I have taken to try and fix the problem are replacing the RAM (which didn't change anything) and uninstalling my netgear n900 wifi dual band usb adapter, which helped a little the freezing only occurs every 20 mins or so now. I greatly appreciate any help you guys can offer me.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6200 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8120 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114370 MB, Free - 72136 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., M5A99X EVO R2.0
Antivirus: None
 

A:New computer build keeps freezing

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I just recently built a new computer to upgrade for the next couple of years and have encountered a major problem: freezing. After the build for about 2 weeks I had no problems and then the freezing started. When the computer froze it caused the screen to freeze leaving whatever i was doing displayed on the monitor and a constant looping sound of the last note of whatever i was listening to. It would happen when I played video games such as Unreal Tournament 3 or Battlefield 2. I would try to watch movies and if the movie player was in full screen or a size close to taking up the screen it would freeze. If i ran multiple programs at once, i.e trillina, utorrent, Mozilla, a video game, lots of windows open, it is guaranteed to freeze. So I memtest'ed my RAM and the same freezing occurred almost instantly or shortly after starting the test. I looked at all my temperatures using the programs Speedfan and PC Probe II. Both have all temps in the green except for a SpeedFan "Core" temp of 51*C. With the temp gauges frozen on my screen after a routine freezing, none of the temps are out of the ordinary.

After countless freezing my original RAM dies and i can't even boot up and my sytem wouldn't post. I go to bestbuy and buy the cheapest RAM i could find: 1 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 667MHz. I replace the other 2 sticks i have with the cheapo version and the same freezing occurs after a successful post and boot up. I send my Corsair RAM back to the manufacturer and ha... Read more

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So I recently buit a new PC, parts list here: AMD FX-8350, Sapphire Radeon R9 270X, NZXT Guardian 921 RB - System Build - PCPartPicker

and it worked flawlessly for a while, until a few weeks ago. Now, any time I watch a stream on twitch.tv or a video on youtube, it will freeze. sometimes I get a blue screen, but most of the time it just freezes and I have to hard reset. The only errors I have found are kernel power errors in event viewer, resulting from "unexpected shutdown". I also saw a few that said "Cache hierarchy error", but google results return nothing useful and I have been searching for a fix for a long while. Today it started crashing when I play league, so its a priority to fix now.

I can work around the twitch.tv crash by streaming through VLC.

Feel free to ask for whatever additional info you require, any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Relatively new build freezing when i do certain things

Please read BSOD Posting Instructions & How to upload files

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Hello all,
I have been grappling with my first home build for about two days now, everything seems to work beautifully except the system keeps freezing up entirely, only way to recover is to reset.I would think it was a windows issue except that the first time it happened was when I was working in the BIOS, before I installed windows. Upping the NB voltage from factory 1.1 setting to 1.2 seems to reduce frequency but not fix. Specs are below, thanks for any insight!

AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE 3.4 OC'd to 3.5
ASrock 870 Extreme 3 6gb/s USB 3.0
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
WD 1TB Caviar Black 7200 RPM 6gb/s
Sapphire Radeon HD5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB PCIE 2.0
LG 10X Blu-ray
XION Gold series 90+ 700W PSU
 

A:New/first build having problems with freezing

Have a look in Event Viewer and see what it reports for the crashes.

When you say the first time it frooze was before you installed windows, this suggests a hardware error.

This will most likely be the RAM or your graphics card.

Try running without the graphics card (if you have onboard graphics to use) and also try running with just one memory stick then swap to the other if no better.

I appreciate all your components are probably new but even some new stuff is faulty.

What OS are you using.
 

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Random blue screens and freezes occurring at various times on a new build. Have checked and updated the drivers for all hardware. There doesn't seem to be any real pattern to the freezes and blue screens. It has blue screened when downloading software, when running software, and sometimes when just sitting idle. Ran Prime 95, and Memtest 86. No overheating with Prime 95 and no memory errors after running Memtest for several hours.

A:Random freezing and BSOD on new build

Hi kyturne.

The crash dumps are not very informative for some technical reasons. But let us take some steps which should be helpful here.

First, Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the “Startup” tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
Next, Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power options (or simply Control Panel > Power Options, depending on your control panel view). Take a screenshot of that window and let us see it following Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums.

Post the screenshot now. Some actions might be required depending on it.

Also monitor how the computer runs. Let us see any further BSOD dump if they can provide some more.

Finally, a question for you. When, why and how you uninstalled AVG, and what you employed there as its replacement?

Please understand that those steps are not any solutions but an attempt to make a path for troubleshooting the issue.

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Hi, I'm desperate for some help here guys. This is my first system build, and after installing vista ultimate, and loading up some drivers for my motherboard, the system completely locks up and freezes between 5-10 minutes after me logging on again.

Specs:
Gigabyte Ga-M57SLI-S4 motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
Inno3D Geforce 9600GT
4Gb Corsair DDR2 800Mhz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory
500Gb Seagate Barracuda SATA Hard Drive
Optiarc AD-7200S 20x DVDRW SATA drive
600W Arctic Power PSU
Plexus Wireless-G PCI Adapter
Arctic Cooling Freezer-64-LP CPU fan/heatsink
Vista Ultimate OEM edition, including SP1

I've tried reinstalling with only 2Gb RAM installed (heard it might work somewhere), have swapped over the SATA cables for the disc and hard drives, have run memtest for 2 hours and not had an error, and have checked the cpu temperature which goes from the low thirties to 40C at the highest.

I'm at my wits end and don't have a clue what to do. Anyone get any helpful ideas?

Thanks in advance.

A:New build Vista ultimate keeps freezing up.

Hello bmw88

Have a look in these places for problems
1. Event Viewer
Type Event into the Search box on the start menu and hit Enter.
Expand "Windows Logs"
Check Application and System for red errors
Click each one and look at the right hand side for the events

2. Device Manager
Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Device Manager.* If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Look for yellow errors

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I have just spent allot of money for me on upgrading my PC, it was quite good as it was but i wanted a new case and stuff, it now in a new case with more fans a better mother bored and a second EVGA 560 Ti superclocked.
it looks amazing now but it crashes loads sometimes i get a bluescreen and then it reboots itself and the rest of the time it just completely craps out and hangs until i hold the power button or press the reset button.
i don't know what information could help but i can try and get it if its asked for

thanks
 

A:Re-Build crashing and freezing with and without bluescreens

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I built a Pc for my Girlfriends brother, I have a good knowledge of Computers and I am a Networking student in Australia.

He used his Comptuer for a few weeks before this started happening but this is what he has told me (I haven't actually seen the problem) the Computer would randomly freeze after about 2 hours of being on.

This also happened when he tried to open games so I checked all the connections were correct, the works and I also formatted the HDD and did a fresh install of windows.

The Computer was 100% fine at my house, didn't freeze or turn off but I didn't try to open any games as I was in a hurry.

I took it back to him and he says after a few hours of being on it randomly freezes (no picture shown on the screen). I have a feeling it's the monitor but I am not sure.

Totally stumped on this one, never seen this before. I haven't actually witnessed the problem it's all of what he has told me so I'm not sure.

The specs:

CPU - AMD FX-4300 4 Core Black Edition Processor
Mobo - ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2 Motherboard
RAM - Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1600C9 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3 (I know I should've gotten a dual channel kit but I was working on a budget and it was more expensive)
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 660
PSU - Corsair CX-600 Modular 80+ Bronze
HDD - Western Digital WD Blue 1TB WD10EZEX


OS is Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (Legitimate)

A:Pc Randomly freezing - brand new build

Well, first before doing anything rash, you should view the freezing first hand yourself. Just in case the user is mixing up their terminology.
If it is indeed freezing, this would be caused by overheating. You may need to reapply thermal paste between the heat sync and the processor. Make sure all fans are spinning. And make sure it is clean of dust. If fresh paste doesn't fix it then it would be a failing or underpowered PSU.

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Hi there, I am new to this forums.
 
I recently posted my issue at TomsHardware, and after that have not gotten a reply after i updated it since.
 
Everything is new except the HDD, which is around 5-6 years old, only used it like 1-2 times since my old PC had a faulty motherboard.
 
Here are my specs:
 
Intel® Core™ i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60GHz
Windows™ 10 64-bit (Installed on SSD)
ASUS Strix B250F Motherboard
Avexir Core Series DDR4-2400 CL16 2x8GB
MSI NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB Dual-Fan OC Edition
Samsung 850 Evo 120gb SSD
Pioneer APS-SM1 240GB M.2 2280 SSD SATA 6Gb/s
Western Digital Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Turbo; CPU Heatsink
Cooler Master Masterwatt Lite 600w
 
To be clear, I meant freezing as in my mouse and keyboard is unresponsive and i can only see the last image that is on the monitor; I have to do a hard reboot to get the PC working again.
 
It has been freezing at random times. Sometimes during light gaming, and work. Freezing can happen at most 3 times a day, or 1 at least. The longest no-freeze I had was around 1 week plus, and the freezing happens again. I noticed it to be freezing a lot during gaming; especially high demanding games like Rainbow Six Siege. So far, GTA V and Battlefield 1 has not caused my PC to freeze up to this day. 
 
Today, it froze 3 times. 2 times when playing Rainbow Six Siege, and it froze the 3rd time when i booted into BIOS; wante... Read more

A:New PC Gaming Build Freezing Randomly

Please download and run Speccy. https://www.piriform.com/speccy/download/standard. When it is finished click on file, publish snapshot, and the copy to clipboard. Paste the URL it creates here. The problem may be the HDD so I'd also suggest downloading and running the WD diagnostic test.

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I bought an SSD and installed Build 14267 on it.

I disabled fast startup and the computer now boots the first time. Still blazing fast on startup. Outlook now starts like it should instead of taking a whole minute to start.

However, if I walk away from the computer and let default sleep take over, when I come back, the blasted thing is completely frozen and I have to do a hard shutdown and reboot.

Anyone else having this problem?

A:Build 14267 Freezing when Sleeping

Originally Posted by Wynona


I bought an SSD and installed Build 14267 on it.

I disabled fast startup and the computer now boots the first time. Still blazing fast on startup. Outlook now starts like it should instead of taking a whole minute to start.

However, if I walk away from the computer and let default sleep take over, when I come back, the blasted thing is completely frozen and I have to do a hard shutdown and reboot.

Anyone else having this problem?



Yep. Just got it on the lappy the other day. Fast Startup & hibernate are disabled as well.

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Hello all,

Been a niggling issue for a while, just gotten around to dealing with the problem. These are my system specifications:

Intel Core 2 Duo 3 GHz Processor
Gygabyte GA-EP35-DS3
Indescribable RAM/Two sticks
Very generic 400W PSU
Nvidia 8400GS Card (to be replaced with something better anyway)

The computer will boot from the Windows XP install CD, go through the formatting/extracting without issue. However, when it reboots to enter the actual system install screens (when it gets graphical), it freezes and hangs.


Could this be a weak PSU issue, or perhaps because the RAM is crappy?

Thanks for all inputs!
 

A:New build freezing at start-up: possible PSU or RAM issue?

We're assuming that this generic power supply came with the case. If so with few exceptions a power supply that comes with a case is of very poor quality and rarely supplies the power it promises to deliver.

A poor power supply will cause many system issues.

If you want to find the make of your RAM download the free and safe utility SIW and it will tell you the make of your RAM and all kinds of other information of your system as well.
 

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Hi guys, I have a problem with Windows Home Premium 64-bit ultimate freezing and would be grateful for any help. Software engineers and other IT proffessionals have had a good look but have not been able to solve the issue. I'm not sure if it's a hardware incompatibility issue, a problem with the software or possibly some form of virus. I've detailed all information below - any help would be much appreciated!

The Machine:
Motherboard: Gigabyte MA785GMT-UDH
Processor: Phenom II x4 965
Memory: Crucial 4GB Ballistix Memory Kit
Graphics card: Zotac GTX260
Hard drive: Western Digital 1.5TB
Network Card: D-Link AirPlus-G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter
DVD R+/-W: Sony AD7241S
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

The Original Problem:
Chronic freezing - The freezing is random, was probably most severe following boot-up, generally occured whilst using IE or just opening windows explorer, but also froze with any other program or when idle. During this time, programs would not respond (and would turn that grey, not responding colour if that makes sense). The cursor remained resposive, as did the start menu although buttonclick was unresponsive. During the freezes, the harddrive light would be on constantly although the machine would be very quiet, appearing completely idle. Freezing would generally last 10 minutes, occassionaly up to half an hour, then the machine would churn into action and all programs would suddenly be working very quickly again. Half an hour or so later,... Read more

A:Chronic freezing and Build Error

Well, if you did a complete wipe and reinstall of Windows, you can only assume that the problem is hardware related. Your next step is to start testing each peice of hardware looking for errors.

I would start with the RAM and then move to a hardware test. For a RAM test you can use Memtest86+. For a hard disk test you should use the manufacturer of hard drive's the specific hard drive testing tools (i.e. for a Seagate HD, use Seagate's tools). You will find all that you need on Hiren's boot CD.

Also, have you checked your event logs?
 

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I built a new computer setup and have been having frequent crashing, hanging and freezing problems. At one point I had the odd BSOD but as of late no BSOD's just freezing up. I have attempted full reinstall of the OS, checked all updates, drivers, firmwares, bios setttings etc and still am plagued by this very frequent problem. Have also tried installing and uninstalling SP1 and the recently released MS hotfix for freezing issues with no improvement.

Built this system spring 2011:
Asus P8P67 Rev 3.0 B3 mobo
Intel Core i5 2500K
Patriot Division 2 DDR3 8GB 1600MHz EL
Intel 510 120GB SSD (os)
Seagate 1TB (data)
WD black 1TB (data)
Hitachi 2TB Deskstar (data)
Radeon HD6870 Turbo 1GB
Corsair 850watt PSU
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
Antec P183 v3 case

Not sure what else I need to include that may be helpful. Thanks in advance for any help with this issue.

A:System Freezing, Instability. New Build W7 x64

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

As the problem is likely to be hardware related you could try a process of elimination by removing your graphics card and all your RAM except one stick.

You can download MemTest 86 to check each stick of RAM in turn: Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

If your RAM is OK, you can put your graphics card back and if you haven't found anything untoward you may have a problem with your motherboard or power supply.

As an aside, have you tried running your computer in Safe Mode? If it doesn't freeze it would point to a driver problem.

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Hi guys, I recently built a new pc and I'm having some issues with Windows 7 which seems to freeze on start up. By this I mean at the "Starting Windows" screen the animation will start but will freeze after a couple of seconds. It usually takes me about 3 restarts to then get into windows. I haven't been using Windows Repair tool because the restore deletes all of the programmes that I've put on and the crashing continues to happen despite the changes. I'll list my specs below:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
ASRock Pro3 Gen3 Z68
Intel Core i5 2500k currently @ stock speed
Gigabyte 560Ti OC
OCZ ZS 550w
8GB DDR3 Crucial Ballistix 1600mhz
Kingston HyperX 120gb SSD (Boot Drive)
Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue (Overflow Drive)

I don't think the SSD is the problem because when I did the install on the WD HDD I still had the instability and the crashes.

The drivers I have installed are: Realtek LAN drivers, Nvidia 500 series Graphics, Nvidia HD Audio and all of the "Important" Windows 7 updates.

If you need any more info just shout

Thanks in advance for any help guys!!

A:Freezing/Crashing on Start-Up, New Build

A couple more things may help:Please upload your msinfo32.nfo file. To get this: Start Menu -> Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box -> When it opens, go to File, Save -> Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember -> Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info -> Right click the .nfo file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder -> Upload the .zip file here.

Please upload your msinfo32.txt file. To get this: Start Menu -> Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box -> When it opens, go to File, Export -> Save as msinfo32.txt and save in a place you will remember -> Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info -> Right click the .txt file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder -> Upload the .zip file here.

Do both of the above so we have the information two ways in case one fails. Thank you.

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