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All good with the Hdd, it passed the extended test in 3 hours...umm wonder whats wrong...maybe the gfx? Im using a gtrx 295...
    
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Please look in your windows event viewer and post any errors or warnings around the time your computer froze so we can diagnose the problem a little easier and more accurately. This information will help about 50% of the time.

Next, run a SMART scan on your HDDs (with HDtune. It should be the "Health" tab) to see if there are any faulty sectors. It sounds like a corrupt Windows install or HDD problem. thumb.gif

One more thing! Set your all of your OCs and voltages (memory, video card, CPU, NB, etc...) back to stock "default" values as your OC may be making your computer unstable.
Edited by bajer29 - 12/20/11 at 1:29pm
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SMART and bad sectors are taken care of by it passing WD Tools long test. It does a read and read/verify test which will check for and (if found) attempt "fix" them by mapping them out.
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Touche, I didn't realize... redface.gif
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Dont forget to backup anything you want to save, because when a HDD goes like mine just did (the only warnings I got were random freezing). Then one day without warning the sound of death came from the drive,, all data lost.
 
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It passed the long WD tools scan...could it be a bad install of windows? Would I have to boot from disc and reinstall windows 7 again?
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You can try a repair. Go HERE and follow the instructions. I has having major issues until I did a repair, now everything is working waaaaaaaay better than before. It's worth a shot redface.gif
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Awesome link, thanks. One more question - bought an OEM copy of windows from newegg, and in the list on your link it says a factory OEM would not work, but a retail OEM would. I assume the one I got on newegg was 'retail'? Thanks!

bonus question - Is there anything else that causes freezing I can look into, if necessary? Like motherboard problems, or RAM timings?

bonus bonus question - any chance that programs like CCleaner can fix freezing problems? What is it's registry scanner doing? I've run it before and it seems to clear some space, but that's all I understand.

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Originally Posted by js7277 View Post

Awesome link, thanks. One more question - bought an OEM copy of windows from newegg, and in the list on your link it says a factory OEM would not work, but a retail OEM would. I assume the one I got on newegg was 'retail'? Thanks!
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bonus bonus question - any chance that programs like CCleaner can fix freezing problems? What is it's registry scanner doing? I've run it before and it seems to clear some space, but that's all I understand.
I LOVE this site, thanks for all the help guys!

You could try running memtest86 which comes on a live linux disk http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download you can run the test when you boot to the cd or usb stick just select memtest86 and see if it finds any errors with your memory.
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If you're memory was bad you'd experience programs crashing or blue screens. Bad memory is a major problem. The same is generally true of failing motherboards and CPUs. Random freezing is usually either a bad HDD or a bad OS install.
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