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Newly built computer random freezing and freezing on starting windows

Q: Newly built computer random freezing and freezing on starting windows

I recently built my first PC three days ago...
i7 bloomfield 960 processor
4x4 vengeance ram
crosair hx850 PSU
evga x58 ftw3 mobo
hd 6870 radeon graphics xfx

When I first installed windows it started to work just fine but I soon noticed that it would randomly freeze every 15-30 minutes of use, but not on a particular program or anything. I assumed it was drivers so I installed the latest drivers for my GPU and MOBO and keyboard. It seemed fine again until it started crashing again. I ran a GPU burn test and a CPU burn test it passed both... (I tried runing memtest86+ but it froze at like 12%) Then I tried fixing the registry so I downloaded ccleaner and fixed the registry problems. Freezes continued. I finally decided to re install windows so I did and the problems still continued. I am at a loss of what to do and can't think of anything else.

any advice would be appreciated if not I will bring to a repair shop and have them sort it out.

Preferred Solution: Newly built computer random freezing and freezing on starting windows

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.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Newly built computer random freezing and freezing on starting windows

Hello Skytri and welcome to Seven Forums. My usual disclaimer: I'm not at expert at anything.

I'm wondering if there isn't a RAM problem. Perhaps one of the sticks wasn't seated properly, etc. You could open Resource Monitor > Memory tab and make sure all RAM is being recognized. Make sure Installed = 16384MB and the Available + Cached + Hardware Reserved is the same amount. (You are using 16GB total, correct?)

Resource Monitor

If Memtest freezes you could try a quick check for a bad RAM module. Install one stick in Slot # 1 (or whichever slot the mobo manual says to use.) Run the computer to test for freezes. Test each of the remaining sticks one at a time. If all 4 sticks work you might want to go through these troubleshooting guides. They are time consuming but many people have been able to isolate their computer problems.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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So i just built a new rig i got everything hooked up and i installed windows 7 ultimate x64. Here are the details.

Intel i7-3820 3.6ghz
Asrock X79 Extreme9
RAM G Skill 4x4gb ddr3
EVGA geforce gtx 680 2gb
Corsair HX 850
rosewill rnx-n250pce wireless network adapter

I got all the motherboard drivers and the video drivers installed then when i installed the drivers for my wireless network card and restarted and it froze on the starting windows screen.

I've been trying everything i can think of to fix this. I pulled the extra memory out, switched the power supply with one from another rig, switched the hard drive out for another one that i had.

after that, since it was a fresh build and nothing was saved on it i tried to reformat the hard drive and re-install windows, but the install disc also freezes on the starting windows screen.

so now i can't get it boot normally, in safe mode, from the disc or from another hard drive.

when i try and boot in safe mode it stops at ClassPNP.sys

please help guys im out of ideas.

EDIT: the start up repair also freezes when i try to use it.

A:Fresh built computer is freezing on starting windows screen

To try to save the current install you'll have to get a disk to boot to follow steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot for repairing Startup or System restoring.

Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

If this fails go over the build to check for loose or faulty cables or connections.

Wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command from DVD using DISKPART At PC Startup

Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ for 5-6 passes or overnight.

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Hello all,

A few months ago I built my first computer. Everything booted up perfectly and it was running smoothly with absolutely no issues until a few days ago. I was on for a few hours the night before but when I turned it on the next day, it wasn't working properly. At first I would turn on the computer and it would boot fine until I entered into a program (game/internet). It would first start to lag and everything was delayed (typing in something then 5 seconds later it would appear). It would then completely freeze up. After a few restarts, It then did not even allow me to get past the log in for windows without freezing up. It would just give me a blank screen and all the fans and lights were working fine. I did notice that the light on my keyboard would light up when I first booted the computer up but then right before it would freeze, the lights would turn off. The light on the mouse stayed on. I have already tried resetting the motherboard to its default, resetting CMOS(taking out the batteries for a few minutes). I have tried booting it with only one 4g stick of ram. I have another pc and replaced the hard drive to see if that could be it but is wasn't. I took out my video card and tried booting it with the on board video but it still froze. I removed all the hardware and re-secure the CPU. I tried to reinstall windows but it would freeze up at random times during installation. It wont let me boot up in safe mode. I also have to hit the cut off s... Read more

A:Newly built (two months ago) computer keeps freezing up during startup

"I removed all the hardware and re-secure the CPU"...

Did you clean off and re-apply new thermal paste?

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Hey, I recently built my first ever PC. Here's the spec:

- AMD Phenom 9500 Quad Core (2.2 GHz) Processor
- MSI K9A2 CF Motherboard
- nVidia Geforce 7300GS Graphics Card
- 500Gb HD
- Antec TruePower Trio 430 PSU (430W)

The PC is up and running, i've had it working for about a week. But sometimes the PC just freezes, then i have to hold the power button on my computer to shut it down. This has only happened whenever i've been watching a movie (I watch high res MKV files on Windows Media Player), burning a DVD or playing Civilization IV.
When the PC freezes you can hear a constant buzzing sound through the speakers.

I've tried to do research on my problems but so far i can't really limit the options much. Apparently it could be a driver problem, a graphic card problem, a memory problem, overheating problem? or maybe i don't have enough power? It's a mystery to me.
I limit the amount of processes going on, I have stopped most of them from starting up. Right now the task manager shows 24 processes running (inc 3 IE windows, task manager and my download manager which takes up 2 processes, and finally NOD32...my Antivirus) I have 8-11 CPU usage right now.

Even though i built it all myself, my dads friend put the Processor on the motherboard with all of the heating materials, it doesn't feel overheated.
I installed my graphic card driver before all of my windows apps, from the disc i had with my card. According to the Geforc... Read more

A:Newly built PC, Keeps freezing. Help Please!

Nobody at all can help?

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Hi! I've just recently built a rig for gaming. It's my first build and everything has gone perfectly until now.

Whenever I try to do certain things it completely freezes up. Can't move the cursor, open task manager, nothing. Dead. And it does not come back, I let it sit for 8 hours last night and nothing. It happens during (but not limited to) the following tasks:
- Downloading.
- Changing my screen resolution.
- Viewing certain sites (Tried to visit the Sapphire homepage).
- Moving some files from a USB to the hard drive.

The only thing I can think is that I have some old RAM in my PC right now that is currently just there until my Crucial Ballistic sticks come in. I removed two sticks (there's 4x2GB sticks) and I was immediately able to download Steam. Then I tried to download a game.. nada. Any ideas? Thank you guys!

A:[SOLVED] Newly built rig freezing during certain tasks?

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

What are the system specifications?

Are all of the drivers fully up-to-date?

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I just built my first computer and am having a serious issue with getting it to run. I have a 680i LT SLI mobo from XFX. I got everything together (correctly- I think) and when I start it up everything seems to be recognized just fine. However, about between 15- 45 seconds after startup the bios freezes. The cpu temp seems to be fine, and everything I installed seems to be recognized without issue. I'm not sure if it is a bios issue or it is a faulty mobo. I don't have a floppy drive, so I'm not sure how to try and update the bios to see if that would help.

How can I narrow the potential source of the problem? I know it could be a variety of problems but I don't get any time to fiddle with the bios before it locks up.

How can I try and update the bios without a floppy drive (preferrably use a USB flashdrive)?

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Case: Raidmax Smilodon
Power supply: Rosewill RP550-2 ATX12V v2.01 550W
Graphics: EVGA 640-P2-N829-A1 GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit
Cpu: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775
Hardrive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16M
Cd Drive: LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
Ram: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

(I dont think I missed anything.)

Alright as I said this is me building this from just the parts so it is of course possible that I messed up. Although I have redone this around half a dozen times so if I'm messing up im in real trouble. But anyway what happens is hit the power button and absolutly nothing happens. I do have it plugged in, and also I notice when I hit the I/O button on the power supply turning it on, the keyboard that is plugged in Cap/Number lock buttons will flash a few times. Other then that nothing happens.

Alright I understand that this probly is not really a ton to work with, but any suggestions/ideas would be welcome.


A:Newly built computer not starting

You have BOTH power plugs into the board (24 and 4 pin)?

Can you test the psu outputs?

You were sure to use the mobo stand-offs in the correct configuration to insulate the mobo from the backboard?

You have a battery installed correctly in the cmos battery clip?

You have the psu set for the proper voltage?

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I'm going to post two different scenarios that happens when my computer needs a hard restart
My computer freezes completely (literally no movement on the screen or anything, it's not slow it's frozen). And an extremely loud buzzing sound comes out of my headphones or speakers.The same thing as above except without the loud buzzing noise.

I saw that this happened to someone else who had both the speakers and the headphones plugged in at the same time. However, scenario #2 just happened to me 10 minutes ago even though I only had my headphones plugged in.

I built this computer six months ago and it's the first computer I've ever built. I assume it's a driver issue but I can't really pinpoint the problem since no BSOD appears on the screen and I have no higher computer knowledge.

I'm attaching the zip file required.


A:Random Computer Freezing - Need to hard restart after freezing No BSOD

Wow, this sounds like the same thing that happened to a friend of mine when his hard drive was failing. Replaced the drive and the freezes went away. Even the buzzing noise.

Also you may need to look at what drivers you may have just install/updated.

Hoping you don't have any failing hardware "Motherboard, video card, etc". Those are expensive

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I'm going to post two different scenarios that happens when my computer needs a hard restart
My computer freezes completely (literally no movement on the screen or anything, it's not slow it's frozen). And an extremely loud buzzing sound comes out of my headphones or speakers.The same thing as above except without the loud buzzing noise.

I saw that this happened to someone else who had both the speakers and the headphones plugged in at the same time. However, scenario #2 just happened to me 10 minutes ago even though I only had my headphones plugged in.

I built this computer six months ago and it's the first computer I've ever built. I assume it's a driver issue but I can't really pinpoint the problem since no BSOD appears on the screen and I have no higher computer knowledge.

I'm attaching the zip file required.


A:Random Computer Freezing - Need to hard restart after freezing No BSOD

Wow, this sounds like the same thing that happened to a friend of mine when his hard drive was failing. Replaced the drive and the freezes went away. Even the buzzing noise.

Also you may need to look at what drivers you may have just install/updated.

Hoping you don't have any failing hardware "Motherboard, video card, etc". Those are expensive

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I have a new PC that I built and i'll include the parts at the end. I'm running Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview. Eval copy. Build 10565. This machine randomly freezes on me(No BSOD) and I haven't been able to figure out the cause. It does not matter what i'm doing whether it be, browsing the web, downloading driver packages, checking email.. etc. I feel that i'm experienced enough to figure these things out with 3 years of troubleshooting experience, A+ certified and i'm a SQL dev. So any help is appreciated!

Motherboard - ASRock FM288X Extreme4+
CPU - AMD A8 7600 3.1GHz 4M FM2+
RAM - 4x 4GB PNY DDR3 2133MHz CL10
OS is booting from SanDisk SSD PLUS 240GB
2 - 2TB HITACHI ULTRASTAR HDD's for storage
TP-LINK N900 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Wireless Card
Graphics - Radeon R7 360B 2GB GDDR5 D5 DP HDMI 2XDVI
1 300GB HDD is hooked up because I was recovering data for a buddy
Logitech K350 Bluetooth K/M combo

Right now I only have 1 23" Dell Monitor hooked up to DVI because I wasn't sure if it was the other 2 causing the graphics card to freeze up.


A:Random freezing while using a PC I built.

Hi zachart96,

As you have a Windows 10 TP, the sister forum tenforums.com is a better place for you as the Windows 8 Help Forums is for those who are using Windows 8 / 8.1

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Just built a new computer and it ran great for about a week or so.

ASUS P5K-V LGA 775 Intel G33 ATX Intel Motherboard
GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16
Rosewill RX950-S-B ATX Power SupplyIntel core 2 quad q6600
OCZ (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

also running Windows XP Professional with sp2

the computer is randomly restarting while in Windows, while loading the OS, while going through the normal boot process, and even restarted once while in the bios. No blue screen or anything. any idea on what it might be?

Can't currently post a link but here's the info:
Rosewill RX950-S-B ATX 12V v2.2 & EPS 12V v2.91 950W Power Supply 100 - 240 V TUV, FCC, UL, CE, ROHS
i must have cut some things out when i posted

A:Random Restarts on newly built computer

Rosewill RX950-S-B ATX ??? Never heard of it. With the specs of your rig, your PSU is about the second most important component (after cpu).
Can you give us the spec of this psu? Amps on each Rail (12V, 5V) and over all wattage please.

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I just reformatted my computer and it keeps freezing up on me. It seems like if I use it for too long or leave it alone for more than 15-20 minutes, I cannot use any programs when I come back. I try to hit CTRL+ALT+DLT and the task manager doesn't normally show up. The icon shows up in the system tray but the window doens't open. A couple of times it has shown up and one of the svchost.exe processes has been running at about 95% each time. When it freezes up like this, I cannot turn it off the normal way (Start > Shutdown...). If I try that it doesn't work. So I have to hold the power button in until it turns off and then turn it back on.

If anyone has encountered this before and can enlighten me on how to fix this, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You

A:Newly Reformatted Computer Freezing

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Hello to whoever can help me!

This is my first post on this forum, so I'll do my best to follow instructions carefully if you could just bear with me.

So, I built this new PC last tuesday and since the moment we got it up and running it's been experiencing seemingly random BSOD crashes. Sometimes it will run for hours with no problems before a crash, and sometimes it'll crash 30 minutes after booting up. It's crashed while I was surfing the web, playing a game off of Steam, and even while I was just listening to music.

I'm running off a clean install of a brand new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 with SP1 installed on it. I've reinstalled it twice now, but to no avail.

You can check my computer specs in my profile but again -

Motherboard: ASRock M3A770DE AMD770+SB710 Chipsets
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor 3.20 GHz
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3 (4 x 2GB)
Graphics Card:nVIDIA GeForce GTX 465
PSU: Rosewill Value 2 RV2-700 700W

I've been following jcgriff2's BSOD Posting Instructions as closely as possible and I've (hopefully) attached the correct .zip file.

Thanks again to whoever can give me a hand with this!

A:Random BSOD's on newly built pc running windows 7

having a look

edit1: while i'm having a look. do you have an antivirus system. because it's saying you don't have one installed...(don't worry if you do have one installed)

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put together new pc recently.was working fine until i installed XP SP1.when i tried to restart,pc jus started up on a blank screen but with fans an all internal working.......any suggestions to a fix welcome!

A:Newly built pc starting up blank

Might be a RAM problem.

Do you get any POST beeps?

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I have a custom built computer I put together in 2011.  It didn't have problems until 6 months ago.  The computer will freeze at random times after streaming music from iheartradio, watching youtube, or playing a video game.  When the computer freezes the sound turns into a blaring noise until I hard reset the thing.  I have tested running the computer with each RAM stick by itself and without the graphics card, and the problem still persists.  I have run chkdsk and still have not found anything that helps me pin point the issue.  What can I do to figure out what is causing the freezing issue?
Thanks for the help.

A:Custom Built Computer Freezing

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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I built a computer and am having a very annoying issue. At first I could make it freeze every time by running multiple browser tabs. I thought it might be the video card so instead of using the on board bought a geforce 660FX. That seemed to stop it from crashing every 30minutes but continues to crash what seems to be randomly now and much more infrequent. It could happen 2 times in 1 day or not for nearly a month and it could happen at any point even when its asleep. When the computer randomly locks up/freezes the only solution is powering it down. Some things I have tested: This happens in safe mode, I have run Memtest with no errors, ran Ran 3dMark for over an hour, checked power in bios for my ram, unistalled all anti virus, CPU temp idling at 40C. I tried the ram sticks one by one. Next im swapping out the power supply.

Windows 7 32bit
My gear:
CORSAIR 500W power supply
Intel i7-3770K processor
ASRock Z77 Extreme3 motherboard
Team Vulcan 2x4GB DDR3 PC3 19200
Mushkin 240GB SSD
Geforce 660FX
Thank you in advanced. I'm pulling my hair out...

A:Help! My built computer keeps freezing/Locking up.

Let's try looking at these reports:
1)  Please provide this information (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
2)  Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

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I have a custom built computer that seems to have something wrong. It is constantly freezing, mouse getting stuck and just not seeming right. I has a GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3, I5-2500K, 120 Crucial SSD and many other Mechanical drives installed.

I had Windows 8 Pro installed and noticed the problems starting. I then installed Windows 7 thinking it maybe software, but problems persisted. What faulty hardware could it be and what tests should I start running. Memtest, what hard drive test is there for the SSD where the OS is installed. Appreciate some help on this issue.

A:My custom built computer is constantly freezing!

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Hi, I just finished building my new computer a few days ago. I'm still in the process of loading everything on, but it's already giving me a little bit of trouble. I think it's only done this three times, but thats enough for me to see it as a problem. Here's what happens: The computer will freeze and repeat a millisecond of whatever audio it's playing, giving a nice buzzzzz sound. The weird thing is, after about 5-10 seconds of that, it will continue normally for about a second, and freeze up again for another 5-10 seconds. When it continues normally, the mouse will move, until it freezes again. If I move the mouse rapidly while it's "frozen", it will carry out that action when it unfreezes for a second, as if the command is being acknowledged and is just backed up. Sounds like something's using all my CPU for some reason? It happened the first time while I was listening to iTunes and installing my Panda Antivirus software. The second time I'm not sure what I was doing, but it didn't do that continuing thing, it simply froze and stayed like that (while repeating the playing audio). The latest time, I began playing a video on Vimeo and full-screened it. It froze on the audio, so I pressed Esc, and when it snapped out of it for a sec, it got out of full-screen, but it just froze and unfroze for a few minutes until I shut it down. I wish I could see what was eating my CPU when this happens, but the computer isn't functional for enough time for me to call up Task Manag... Read more

A:Brand new self-built computer randomly freezing

Why don't you have the task manager running straight after boot up?

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i think it might be the power supply i have that casues the frezzing! it frezzes will loading games and when i try to install things or watch movies on the internet

A:Built my own computer havin problems w/ it freezing

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Happens when I play games or watch videos, around once a week, I've looked in event viewer and haven't found anything relevant. Have to cut off power and reboot. Computer runs cool, NVIDIA GeForce experience is updating all my drivers. GREENBEAST-PC-Mon_03_17_2014_131023_66.zip

A:Freezing with Buzzing noise, new custom built computer

Got this error message, got it before but this is only the 2nd or 3rd time I've received it.

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer

A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated time interval..."

generally the freezing has been happening more when I play Dota 2 on steam, but sometimes while watching videos on google chrome such as youtube or gamespot.

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Hello everyone. I was hoping to get some help on a very frustrating problem with my computer. I'm not sure where the problem is originating but it could be from the operating system but I'm certainly not sure so I hope this is the proper place for my issue. I have a Dell Inspiron N7070 icore 5 laptop (17" screen) that I've had for about 10 months. Within the last 2-3 weeks, the computer started having problems starting. At first it happened a couple of times but after kicking into Startup repair (which itself never has repaired the issue) and shutting it down via on/off button, it would eventually come back up. Then it just froze and wouldn't start at all in my home environment. My brother works in IT for an organization and I asked him to take a look at it which he did. He first restored it to it's original state through the Dell Backup program at his house but when I brought it back to my house it immediately froze in the same way (the process starts but just gets hung up). I had an older router (G series) and he suspected that the problem might be related to that but when I got a new router (n series) the same thing happened when he repeated a restore process and brought it back to my house. It did actually reach the user choices a couple times but froze from there when trying to connect to the wireless system. Next he restored it again but this time used a restore image program (Acronis True Image 2012)and once again it worked perfectly ... Read more

A:Computer keeps freezing when starting

I will tell you already there are really only two suggestions about what's going on there.

One: The restore image is corrupted or has a virus in it - probably unlikely, you've restored multiple different ways (Dell Backup, Acronis Restore, Dell Factory Restore) and all have the same result.

Two: Hardware failure. I'll be honest, this is more likely the case. Without further troubleshooting I wouldn't be guaranteed, but your descriptions tell me that software issues should not be the case.

Have you tried just using the Dell Restore system that came built-in to the system, instead of the backup/acronis solutions? That might be something Dell will demand you have done before they do any hardware service on this relatively new laptop.

Work fast, because I don't know specifically the length of time of warranty on Dells (could be 1 year, could be 3 year) but you should get this taken care of soon.

Good luck.

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When I boot my computer, it starts up but within 2 or 3 minutes freezes, and then when the computer is reset, the monitor does not display anything. My OS is Windows XP.
I have tried booting in safe mode only to witness the same problem, and have also tried booting on a second operating system that I have installed (windows XP 64 bit), with no luck.
I have a AMD 4400+ Dual Core processor with a 7800GT Video card and 2gb of ram.

Any ideas what the problem could be?
Thanks in advance,

A:Computer freezing up on starting

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Me and my Father built a brand new gaming computer using a, ASROCK B250M-HDV motherboard, an Nividia EVGA GEFORCE GTX 1050 Ti Graphics Card, a EVGA 430w 80 plus power supply, a 1tb Toshiba Internal Hard Drive, an Intel Core i3 Desktop Processer, and a Thermaltake Versa H23 Tower Case, with a USB Windows 10 Operating System. I've tried to install the Driver CD and a Windows 10, Windows doesn't recognize the drivers, if there on there, and won't properly boot. I get the blue screen saying some Thermal Kernal thing, then it reboots, flashes to the ASROCK loading screen, and an error pops up saying it can't assess the problem, asks me to reboot again, then loads back to the Windows downloading screen, so I try to download it again, it says there's already a windows file on the computer, I continue anyway, and the same thing happens. Now, my dad has tried working on it, not sure what he's done, but it was freezing on the instillation screen, I've managed to "fix" it, but I can't find any answers to how to completely fix, whatever's wrong with it. I've contacted Microsoft support, but they keep trying to sell me there service, and ive looked it up, but no one seems to have the answer, and only provide temporary solutions. So, some help would be much appreciated if anyone knows what's wrong.

A:Can't install windows on a newly built computer.

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So I recently put together a computer for a friend of mine. We booted it up, and everything seemed to be fine. Unfortunately, he has been having intermittent BSOD crashes, often when installing new software (though not always). We've tried reinstalling Windows 7 (64 bit) several times, and I've had him run various RAM and hard drive diagnostics, which have (so far) not indicated any issues. My suspicions are beginning to point towards the motherboard or power supply, but honestly I'm pretty inexperienced when it comes to analyzing dumps. I've attached the relevant dump files.

I don't have a full list of hardware directly at my disposal, but if necessary I can have him run a System Health Report tomorrow and get numbers on the PSU wattage, etc.

For the record, it's an OEM version of Windows 7 64-bit. All hardware is new.

A:BSOD On Newly Built Windows 7 Computer

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In most cases, BSOD's that continue after reinstalling WIndows are due to hardware problems. BUT, this all depends on what elese is installed - both through Windows Update and what the user installs.

FWIW - the most common problem that I have when assembling systems is that I haven't firmly seated the connections. So I suggest that you remove and reconnect all devices and connections as your first step (take proper anti-static precasutions).

The dump files will give us some idea of what's going on, but the additional files that I've requested will help us even more.

9 memory dumps dating from 16 Sep to 01 Nov 2011
5 different BSOD error codes
6 different causes blamed
This is most likely a hardware problem, although compatibility issues, low-level driver problems, or even malware can also cause these problems.

I would suggest trying these free diagnositcs/stress tests:



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 cu... Read more

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So I recently put together a computer for a friend of mine. We booted it up, and everything seemed to be fine. Unfortunately, he has been having intermittent BSOD crashes, often when installing new software (though not always). We've tried reinstalling Windows 7 (64 bit) several times, and I've had him run various RAM and hard drive diagnostics, which have (so far) not indicated any issues. My suspicions are beginning to point towards the motherboard or power supply, but honestly I'm pretty inexperienced when it comes to analyzing dumps. I've attached the relevant dump files.

I don't have a full list of hardware directly at my disposal, but if necessary I can have him run a dxdiag tomorrow.

A:BSOD On Newly Built Windows 7 Computer

Unfortunately, the dumps are fairly uninformative. They implicate ntoskrnl.exe, which is usually driver-related, but is so general that even heat could be involved.

One dump was different and implicated tdrpm228.sys, the Acronis Try&Decide virtualization driver. This is an unlikely cause and this driver's failure may have been due to its having been caught up in some other problem, but just for now, you might uninstall Acronis until the problem is tracked down. May just disabling the T&D service would be enough.

Make sure that you have the latest drivers for graphics and your network card(s). If you used some driver DVD, go to the web site and use the drivers there.

(If you could capture a full memory dump, it would tell you more. But you would need to analyze it because it would be the size of your RAM. C:\Windows\memory.dmp)

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dell vostro 1500 windows xp working fine a few weeks ago. was gone a few hours and came back and trouble starting up ever since. sometimes, just the power light comes on when i restart it, but not screen (usually, this'll happen many times in a row).
sometimes, it starts up, but either freezes sometime during the startup, or after startup when i try to open something.
a couple weeks ago it stayed on long enough that i did some virus searching, cleaning, defragmenting, etc. before it froze finally. for awhile it seemed to only freeze when i move the laptop, but the last couple days its freezing without me touching it too. i didn't worry much for a couple weeks cause the cleaning seemed to help (that was the phase where it pretty much only froze when i touched it). but the last couple days, much worse
other hints are the following messages i've received

blue screen saying "check adequate disk space. if a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates.
try changing the video adapters
check with the hardware vendor for BIOS updates.
disable BIOS memory options (caching or shadowing)
for safe mode, to remove or disable components, restart the computer. F8 for advanced startup, then select safe mode

memory address line failure at .....(numbers here)
to resolve this issue, try to reseat memory
decreasing available memory
the amount of system memory has changed
if you didn't change your memory...... Read more

A:computer crashing, freezing, not starting

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I've had my fair share of computer problems and still am (Lots of blue-screens and it randomly shuts off when trying to start up), but the most severe problem I've faced just arose today. When I try to run certain programs, like Ewido Security Suite, or Winamp or VLC Media Player, etc., my computer starts it up, then completely locks up. It sits there for a nice 10 seconds and then it just shuts off.

Keep in mind, EVERYTHING in my computer is relatively new, set aside the hard drive. ANY ideas?

Edit: I'm running on Windows XP Pro., forgot to mention

A:Computer freezing when starting certain programs

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hey, my computer graphics started freezing and going distorted. and now some times my computer will only show a black screen when turned on . i bought a new graphics card and it will not work either and after that i tried my old graphics card that also stoped working in a few hours. all this started happening after i added 1 gb of ram but even without it my graphics cards are still not working. when the computer starts up some times there is all distorted sysmbols over the screen then everything goes fuzzy and the computer freezes or restarts. When the graphics do work as soon as it gets past the loading xp part the screen goes black and i cant get to the part to log on.
Please help

A:computer graphics freezing and not starting

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I have just built a new computer and i am wondering if it is possible to use my old windows 7 OS on a hard drive on the new computer. old computer was a HP pavilion elite-141f and the new computer has AMD fx-8350 , asus GTX 660 TI and a gigabyte motherboard

A:Old windows 7 Hard drive to newly built computer

If the OS was pre-loaded on the HP machine it will probably balk when it sees a different motherboard. If you installed a retail OS then you can move it as much as you want as long as it runs only on one machine. But you may want to search "license" to get more in depth description. I'm not an attorney. I've never even played one on TV.

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I have had multiple BSOD crashes and have got the most recent dump in the zip file attached. I've recently (yesterday) built my new computer and it keeps getting BSOD's. I have installed all the drivers that came with it and it crashes, updated them, still crashes. There doesn't seem to be many similarities between the BSOD errors, but i'm no computer expert so i wouldn't know. Please take a look and help in any way you can.

A:BSOD Windows 7 Professional x64 newly built computer

Hello yatest,

Install Service pack 1 and all other windows updates.
Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Service Pack Center - Microsoft Windows

Your crash dumps are not showing any finite probable cause. In such a situation, it is better to enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.

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Need help fixing screen freezing which happens at random intervals e.g. sometimes around every 20mins, sometimes even faster. Sometimes the audio freezes as well. Tried troubleshooting tools and some online research but wasn't helpful. Would be helpful if someone could help me out asap
Here are the computer specs:
Alienware 17 R4
windows 10
I7 6700HQ
16gb ram
64 bit
intel graphics hd

Thanks in advance :)

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Bought this pc back in oct 2015. guy i bought it off of said it was fresh install and everything was working. He also advised me to go to Nvidia site to download Geforce experience to get proper driver installed. Now my video card is a Geforce GTX 465 GPU: GF 400 Series: GTX 400. So i take his advice on the Geforce experience download and it gives me a driver that was 353.30 if i remember right this was in late OCt early NOV so i'm a little foggy on the actual DL. Any how i could not even make it to the log in screen it was stuck into reboot loop big time. Got stressed quit messing with it. At the time didnt realize that it was the video driver that was causing this so i did a clean install of win 10 and had a few problems still but i was able to make it past log in screen a few times to check video driver which was let windows find updated driver it downloaded which never let me make it past the little blue window load screen. finally was able to get into safe mode and disable driver and pc is stable for now. Nvidia's latest driver is 364.72 but have not tried it cause all the reports coming out about problems i have already faced with other driver downloads. should i just look into buying a different video card?

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Hey guys,

i'd appreciate anyone's opinion on this as I recently built a computer for video editing, took on my first assignment, and have recently begun experiencing huge BSOD's and application freezing in the last few days.

The project is due Sunday!

I'm really sort of flying by night on this one, learning as I go. I saw that people posted their associated .dmp files to go along with it but I can't even figure out how to change the permissions to let me attach it.

I feel like this problem really started getting worse after I left the computer to render footage. I came back about an hour later to discover that it had restarted, perhaps as if it had updated. I dunno, I'm just trying to give all the information possible.

Please help a stranger with an unusual problem! I'd be forever indebted if you could help me solve this issue! I can't even save in Premiere Pro without freezing the program. Sometimes when I press the power button Windows doesn't even boot. Something is seriously wrong.

Thanks for your time,


BCCode: 19
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP4: 006500660069006E
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

AMD Phenom II 965
ATI Radeon 4600 series Graphics Card
Asus motherboard

A:Recently-built video editing computer, frequent BSOD / freezing

Can you please attach minidump(s) for analysis with your next post? You can find dumps in C:\windows\minidump. Kindly zip them together in a single file in case there are multiple dumps. Regards

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Over the last 12 hours, I've noticed that when I start up my laptop, about 30 to 60 minutes later it will suddenly freeze and I can't move the mouse cursor or anything, forcing me to shut down the computer by pressing the power button.

I checked online and at first I thought it might be a hardware issue, but when running Vista in Safe Mode, the problem disappears. Some of the things I've tried include running a Malware program, doing a system restore, but the problem persists.

A:Vista Freezing 30 Minutes After Starting Computer.

are you using it on a hard flat surface

check your temperatures

check the air vents are clear of dust

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Hello, I recently just got my new computer in a bundle and assembled it together. It was running great with no problems for first week. But then, the infamous BSOD found it's way to my monitor. And not just once, it's nearly a 70% BSOD rate when I start up my computer. I don't know what I did the first time, but I did something to where it decreased the amount of times I saw the BSOD. Although, it was too much to handle again and I reformatted. Reinstalled windows and everything. This was last week. Here I am again, with same problems. There are BSOD's with stuff like 0x0000008e, STOP 0x00000050, and STOP 0x0000000A. PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA seems to appear as well. I'm guessing this is a memory fault or hardware issue. I keep reading up on other people with these problems and how they were guided to fix it, but it's not quite working completely for me. I appreciate the help.

ASUS P7H55-M Pro Motherboard
Intel(R) Core(TM i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz, 2942 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processors
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0703, 2/9/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.84 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.37 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.68 GB
Available Virtual Memory 6.00 GB

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A:Newly built computer with multiple BSODs. Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

0x8E errors are almost always caused by hardware; 0x50 and 0xA errors both have hardware possibilities as well as drivers and software.

Your motherboard is an Asus and they make great motherboards but they are also quite well known for being picky about what RAM is installed on each and every board model they make. So much so that they create a Qualified Vendors List (by no means exshaustive) for memory per board. So...

1. Is your particular G.Skill Ripjaws on that list?

2. Have you tried running with just 4 gigs?

3. Check the BIOS and see what the memory voltage is set at. Is it set according to G.Skill's specs? If not do so manually.

4. Have you run memtest on your memory to check for corruption?

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We just built a new computer and its running fine and showing the bios and all that. Now we want to install the operating system and it says to insert the boot disk and press enter. I burned the Windows 7 64-bit ISO onto a blank dvd-r disk and when i put in the disk in the computer, it just says that it failed to open or something like that and it says to put in the disk and press enter again. So we thought that the problem was with the cd drive so we swapped it with another one we have and we had the same problem. Anyone know why this is happening?How can we fix it?

A:Solved: Problems installing windows 7 on newly built computer.

You are rebooting after inserting the disc aren't you? Make sure your Cd/DVD drive is setup in the bios as the first boot option.

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I just built my first PC and I've been getting random BSOD. I'm not doing anything in particular when they happen. Sometimes it's when I connect my headset...other times were when I opened a program. Once I was trying to access my yahoo mail and I got a message about shockwave player failed to launch and then my PC blue screened on me. Would really like to know what I need to do to fix this. This PC is only 3 days old as I have just built it. Any help would be appreciated...thanks!

A:Random BSOD on a newly built PC.

Hello and welcome III mate in the dump files there are refrences to a drive problem so can you run these in safe mode for starters
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
I would suggest you leave only the C: drive as the one connected to the board.

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I recently built this PC about half a month ago and have been using it since with no major issues until now. I was playing Borderlands Presequel for 30 minutes, exited it, and then went to go watch a YouTube video. About 5 seconds into the video, the audio started stuttering and then it immediately BSOD'd. I've played more resource-intensive games prior to this (Witcher 3, for example) without problems.

I've attached the diagnostic file below. Hopefully, someone is able to detect the cause of this issue and that it's a driver-related problem rather than hardware. Thank you in advance!

A:First Random BSOD on Newly-Built PC

Hi touchtoplay.

The zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump.

Follow it: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Go to Option Two, Point 2. Download the .reg file and merge it in registry by double clicking it.

Now wait for another BSOD. When it occurred, search the .dmp files manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump. See if the crash dump is recorded or not (hopefully it will be recorded).Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Dont run any disc cleanup tool before you upload another zip.

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Hey Guys,

Recently i've started expierenceing random crashes on my pc i just built... it just started 2 days ago... i've had the computer built for probably a good month now and it just started this...

While playing any game it'll just up and shut off... it wont reboot just shut off

should i try and replace the Cpu coolin gel? new Heatsink?

here are the specs:
Gigabyte GA-K8NS Mobo
AMD 64 3200+
Corsair Value 1Gb Memory (512x2)
Connect3D Radeon 9550 256mb Video
Creative Sound Blaster Live LS
Seagate 80gb HD
Diablo Case 450w PSU (1 side exhaust fan)

Any help would be GREATLY accepted!!
PS - hehe yes i know i scrempt on a few things but it was tough gettin the money! LOL

A:Random Crashes on Newly Built PC

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So ever since I have built my new computer I have been getting this f4 bsod and I have no clue whats causing it. I have done the steps listed below but I still get it.

PC Specs:
Intel I7 4790k
GTX 970 ssc
MSI Z97S Krait Edition motherboard
Corsair vengeance 16gb ram
Samsung 850 evo 250gb ssd
WD blue 1tb hd

What I have done:
Updated all drivers
Checked ssd driver and it is fully up to date
Ran memtest 86 on ram and got no failures
Ran windows memory diagnostics and got no errors
Ran check disk on both ssd and hdd and got no errors
Changed sata cables on both my ssd and hdd
Ran driver verifier
Ran malwarebytes to check for malware and viruses

I have attached the zipped folder from dm log collector and the minidumps of the f4 bsods.

A:Random F4 bsods on newly built pc

Something is crashing both winint and csrss processes on the system. Given they both have very different purposes in life, the likelihood is you have a driver that's causing issues if the hardware tests out OK. Unfortunately with minidumps, there's little information available (in this case it's an access denied/access violation, as far as can be told, but nothing further) to use to troubleshoot. In the case of an F4, we'd need a kernel dump to gather what's going on with any level of certainty. However, I'd start with upgrading all of the drivers in the system (which you've said you've already done), making sure the machine is fully patched, and then configure the machine for a kernel memory dump (not a minidump). Note you'll need a paging file that's approximately 4GB in size on the Windows volume to make sure you can capture a kernel dump the next time a crash occurs.

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Hey guys any information you can give me would be great. I built this machines and it's had BSOD out of the box so i'm thinking a piece of hardware might be the cause. I ran memtest86 and it showed 0 erroes. Here is the zip file.

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Hi guys,
I have just put together my third build and I'm running into problems

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card
Case: NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)
CPU Cooler: Kraken x60

A week or so ago I installed windows on the SSD, set everything up. I had some issues with windows detecting the HDD but once I installed all the motherboard drivers, new bios, etc., everything seemed good. Unfortunately I started hitting random BSODs quite frequently, each time a different type. I got frustrated so I re installed windows and did a more patient and methodical install of the drivers and software. Tonight I got around to installing the remaining motherboard drivers, as well as a few of my apps (things like Chrome, Dropbox, Evernote) as well as GPU drivers, Audio drivers, etc.

TONS of bsods!!

My SF Diagnostic Tool Log: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9059388/SF_08-06-2014.zip

If interested:
Here is my speccy snapshot: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/U2mkAfHOEShVxAcvz75rKwO

A:Seemingly Random BSODs on newly built PC

Hi guys, I REALLY need your help.

As I predicted, the wide variety of BSODs have begun in earnest. Mostly just browsing the web, I have not even installed any of my main productivity apps or any games.

So far in the last several hours I have run into several different BSODs including:


Is it possible the z97 board is simply too new and doesn't have the proper driver support yet? I can't understand how else I would be getting different BSODs each time.

I would be happy to send in new logs or files to anyone who would be able to help.

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I have a new system build with Windows 7 OS, ASRock 990FX Extreme4, AMD FX 8320 Black Edition, 500 GB Toshiba ATA HD, EVGA 750W PSU, AMD Radeon HD 6450 Graphics Card, and 16 GB DDR3-1600 Crucial RAM (4 sticks) that reboots randomly. I can have the system sitting idle for a period of time (8 Hours) and then when I wake the system it may or may not reboot. I have noticed that the only consistency is when I may have multiple instances of VLC going and/or several tabs open on google.

I have been able to fairly consistently reproduce the problem with the multiple instances of VLC. However, if I uninstall VLC this does not resolve my problem. I initially started with a 650W PSU and had read multiple threads stating that it could be a faulty or under-powered PSU so I purchased the 750w PSU.

Additionally, I had read to try not allow the Hard drive to sleep by adjusting the advance power management and setting it to Never. This has had no effect either on the system.

I did attempt to run memtest86 over night but it displayed Pass: 0 the following morning. I will run this again tonight and post results. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have spent a couple of month trying to resolve this. I am considering a clean install to see if this may help.

A:Random Reboot on Newly Built Win 7 System

Please perform the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:

2. Run the tool, and then click Copy - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the tool here in your next reply

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Last week we built 4 new client for our renderfarm. They all have the same specs but one of them is acting strange. It restarts from BSOD approx. once a day and has been doing that for about a week now.

Grateful if someone would want to take a look at the crashdump.

Thanks in advance!

A:Random BSOD on newly built Renderfarm.


Please post the following information:

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions



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I was given some money to buy new parts for my antec 180 case computer

new stuff:

evga 680i SLI
700watt toughpower psu
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel

old parts:

SB LIVE Audigy

Well my initial issue with the machine was the cpu getting to 80c when merely loading/running WoW and being around 47-60c idle. I took off the heatsink removed their crap stock paste and added my own. It went down to 22-28c idle and about 30-35c while in WoW. But I noticed some weird flickering every 20-30 minutes or so. And after a few hours of use the computer would hang while in game or out. GPU is running pretty hot 62c idle. But I was told the hanging would be associated with the CPU/RAM. Any ideas?

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Greetings all,

I am helping my step-uncle build a new computer. We got everything put together, turn on the computer, the computer will boot up and then within 2 minutes will just shut off. The most it has stayed on is 5 minutes before it would shut it self off. The computer doesnt even have an OS on it yet.

System Specs:

AMD Athlon Xp 3200
DFI NFII Ultra B Motherboard
Diamond Stealth S100 - Radeon 9600SE 128mb Vid Card
1024gb PC 3200 Ram
Creative Blaster V.92 Modem
Emprex 8x DVD RW
Western Digital 120gb harddrive
Raidmax 420w PSU

There are no errors or any warning. It just powers down. Any help you guys can offer will be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Newly built comp - random shut offs

Hey that is interesting question

try this

Go in bio

find PC Health or find any bio that have monitoring temperature

if found, change target cpu temp in disable, change cpu temp shut down in disable to stop random shut down

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