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I am sick and tired of this. I have an AMD 965 OC to 4.1ghz stable, 12gb of 1333 ram and a GTX 570...temps are below 40* and my computer CONSTANTLY locks up.

A while ago, i could listen to music and play ANY game and change songs using my keyboard controls. Now...no such luck. I play a song, start up, say AC: Brotherhood, and It locks up ocasionally, sometimes forcing me to restart my computer. This happens without music playing, but with it, i can tell when a crash is coming, because the music stops. The Witcher 2 runs at 45fps maxed out, and no loading lag...but it gives me the BSOD sometimes or just straight freezes. SOmetimes it comes back, mostly it doesnt. I Ran CCLeaner Business Edition, defraged, checked for viruses ( a few false positives) with many peices of software, and it was clean. the things i think it might be is

My 7200rpm 500gb drive (about 70gb free)
Or my memory. I do get a memory error every now and again.


This is making me so angry...I have been having a **** couple of months, my fiance had to move away, so i barely am in contact with her...all I want to do is numbingly kill things on AC: Brotherhood or GTA 4..and cannot lol. I just would like to try to resolve this issue. I am pretty good wth software, so you don't have to answer me as if I am a 4 year old, but I am more of a hardware person


Thank you for any help!
post #2 of 16
If you know you've been having memory problems, that should be your first port of call.
Have you run memtest86?
post #3 of 16
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Yeah, and of the 3 times I ran it, only 2 times errors came up in the new sticks i bought (2dimms of 4gb). I removed those, and just kept in the 4gb sticks that I know work great, and I am still having some issues...windows randomly locks up and such, now this could be simply because i am using a third of the memory.


Im curious to know if my HT is too high

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I even underclocked from my 4.17ghz which was unstable after 12hrs of prime...so for me...thats basically stable, to 4.01ghz which I know is 48hr prime stable, and I am still having issues.

I cleaned out 986 registry errors with CCleaner, scanned my HDD at boot for errors...nothing. I am going to get an SSD soon, about 60gb for my boot drive and a few programs, so I will have to reinstall windows on that, clearing up any issues I may have (hopefully). Since ram is dirt cheap, especially 1333mhz, Ill pick up some new ram, getting maybe a name brand lol. I bought microcenter branded memory for about 35 bucks...Ill probably aim to spend at least 45 on it now, maybe some corshair.
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I had this type of issue before i reinstalled windows. Something little that i had was that on start up, when you get into the desktop, do you sometimes have the spinning disk icon as your cursor and you can click on anything and the only way to solve it is through a restart? I think it may be cause by a Corrupt windows file, so the only real way to eradicate is to reinstall. As you're getting an SSD already, you may aswell just hold out till then if you can.
post #5 of 16
Sounds like it's the Windows install itself or possibly your HDD. Try running HDTune and see what it comes back as..
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Did you test each stick of RAM individually, for at least 3 passes?

Because if you didn't - you're likely missing errors that would show up.
    
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Did you test each stick of RAM individually, for at least 3 passes?
Because if you didn't - you're likely missing errors that would show up.

i actually did. It was the boot test, I did each stick by itself 3 times
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I had this type of issue before i reinstalled windows. Something little that i had was that on start up, when you get into the desktop, do you sometimes have the spinning disk icon as your cursor and you can click on anything and the only way to solve it is through a restart? I think it may be cause by a Corrupt windows file, so the only real way to eradicate is to reinstall. As you're getting an SSD already, you may aswell just hold out till then if you can.

Yeah when i boot up im getting this error saying cannot connect to Group Policy or something. It actually made it so I couldnt log into my account, it would make a temp account for the time being. I had to restore to earlier that day (thank god I installed beta 570 drivers haha) and I could finally log in.
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Yeah when i boot up im getting this error saying cannot connect to Group Policy or something. It actually made it so I couldnt log into my account, it would make a temp account for the time being. I had to restore to earlier that day (thank god I installed beta 570 drivers haha) and I could finally log in.

Sounds like you're infected/corrupt OS install.
    
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How many anti viruses are you running? I would uninstall all anti-viruses and install Microsoft Security essentials (uses very little resources). I had a problem like this and it was due to too much anti viruses. I would give this a shot. I would try repairing the OS with windows startup repair. If that doesn't work you might want to reinstall, but only as a last resort.
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