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The problem started as random freezes during normal use, with or without any load, the PC would randomly freeze..

Thought the problem was related to the OS, had a fresh install, but the problem never left..

For the last week, the problem evolved from being a random freeze, to a OS loading freeze, to a BIOS freeze, down to ASUS logo freeze [sometimes with the red CPU failure LED]..

Tested all the hardware and narrowed it down to MB/CPU.. Every other component would work on a different PC, and the faulty one with still freeze with the RAM/PSU/GPU from the second computer..

Unloaded the MB from the case, it ran fine for almost 2 hours [making me think it was shorting out], but then it froze again and lost all hope..


This is NOT an overheating problem, I barehand touch all the components at the time it freezes and they are warm, not even hot [H50 on CPU]..

What the heck is going on..?


EDIT: I've never OC'ed, and BIOS is on it's defaults, I've had it reset 3 times now, PC worked fine for almost 6 months without swithcing HW, this is my sigrig I'm talking about..
Edited by kpriess - 10/14/11 at 5:02pm
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sounds like a failing hard drive to me.. long boot freezes? even before bios?
 
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Yes, even before BIOS, while on BIOS, or before POSTing; but this "Before OS load" freezing stopped happening after I unmounted everything from the case and put it on a carboard box..
Edited by kpriess - 10/14/11 at 4:34pm
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No one..?
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