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hey folks

There is a weird freezing issue with my computer, It randomly freezes without any warning and i have to reset the pc for it to happen again in a random time. I thought my hard drive was the issue so I replaced it and installed a fresh new windows 7 on it and same problem.

So the stuff I have factored out are that its not my HDD or my windows since i have used them on other computers.

What can i test to find out the problem. I have ran memtest and the ram has passed. What else can it be?

Could it be the powersupply?

thanks
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The 3 important rules for testing hardware.. 1. run a FULL SCAN of hard drive diagnostics. 2. Run 7 passes of MEM TEST. 3. Take out any hardware that is plugged in like wireless cards, NIC cards, and graphics card if you have integrated gfx. Power supplies can cause freezes and also boot loops. if you have an extra PSU just try running it from the outside of the case for a while and see if it freezes.
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I have tried multiple hard drives that I know have no problems and they still freeze, I have tried working RAM from my good computer, and this PC has no expansions just integrated video.

I am leaning towards the psu. I will give that a try.
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I don't know how much help this will be, but I was having the exact same issue. It would just randomly freeze completely. Sometimes a few minutes after boot, other days a full day or two later.

I did like you, tried several different hard drives, I tested all of my memory. I was thinking it was my PSU also. But I decided to take my computer apart and give it a good cleaning when I noticed some dust on one of the fans. I found so much dust on the cooler for my cpu, it was horrible. If I had to guess it was probably restricting at least 80% of the air flow.

Anyways, after a very thorough cleaning of taking parts out, using canned air and cleaning the hell out of everything. She's been running extremely solid ever since.

Maybe check up on that. Over heating components can cause blue screens, random shut downs, freezes, etc...
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Different psu didn't solve it, and I had already cleaned the computer.
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If a different PSU didn't solve it then it's probably your motherboard/cpu.
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Try a bare bones build. See how you go.
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