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Hi everybody,

So since I upgraded to Intel, I've been having issues with my PC. Pretty much, it randomly crashes. No blue screen at all, just locks up. If there's sound it'll just lock up on the bit and go ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

Anyway, I've replaced nearly everything except the motherboard, processor, and hard drives. I've run plenty of tests on everything and nothing seems to be showing up as faulty in the tests/stress tests. I cannot replicate the problem at all.

There'll be times where I can keep my PC on for 3 or 4 days without a single issue, or sometimes that it will lock up/freeze after 5 minutes loaded into Windows. memtest86+ shows no issues, Prime95 runs fine, along with AIDA64, Kombuster, HD Tune, and all my games.

I'm stumped on what's wrong, and am about to throw all the parts up for sale on the market place if I can't figure it out. Anyone have any more suggestions? I don't have a case but I keep the motherboard and components dust free and cooled (nothing on the sensors are showing as overheating).

I'm not running an overclock. PC is in my sig rig.
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This sounds eerily familiar. I'm having the same issue with my rig (in sig) recently, but not as severe as yours. It usually happens after booting to Windows, but not always. Sometimes it seizes at the sign in. I'll start to type my password in, then all of a sudden all the characters in the password box disappear and the machine is locked in place, except that I can move my cursor with my mouse. I suspected that either I have a problem with the proc or motherboard, so I am running a stress test right now to see if it crashes and gives an error code. I am interested in hearing people's reply to this.
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Anything in Event Viewer once you get into Windows after a crash? Under the Unexpected Shutdown Error look at the entries and see if a driver failed. All entries within 2 minutes of the crash take note of.
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I also recently went through something similar. Once my PC would lock up,I couldn't even post most times let alone obtain video signal. Turns out one of my PCI-E was bad which was causing my random lockups/video problems..just something to think about. Good luck!

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Anything in Event Viewer once you get into Windows after a crash? Under the Unexpected Shutdown Error look at the entries and see if a driver failed. All entries within 2 minutes of the crash take note of.

"The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly." That's the only error I get.
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post #6 of 12
try a different psu - it could be failing intermittently redface.gif
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try a different psu - it could be failing intermittently redface.gif

I did that as well. Still crashed. frown.gif
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I had a problem like this ages ago and it was to do with power issues with a HD5850 all the time it was running something demanding, fine, but it failed more on less demanding tasks and hibernation.

I changed my power plan to high performance. I think it was big problem for many back then.

My sister had a problem similar as well and it turned out to be the video card . I'd say it the vga card or mb without a doubt, leaning more to vga card thumb.gif
post #9 of 12
Have you tried running it with the discrete graphics card removed? If it freezes on integrated graphics and memtest is ok it sounds like the motherboard - but nothing is sure in life except death and taxes...

I assume you've done a clean install and are using the latest drivers? :-)
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Originally Posted by ladcrooks View Post

I had a problem like this ages ago and it was to do with power issues with a HD5850 all the time it was running something demanding, fine, but it failed more on less demanding tasks and hibernation.

I changed my power plan to high performance. I think it was big problem for many back then.

My sister had a problem similar as well and it turned out to be the video card . I'd say it the vga card or mb without a doubt, leaning more to vga card thumb.gif

I'll have to check out my power plans later. But I think I may have tried that before. This is the 2nd card it's been happening with.

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Have you tried running it with the discrete graphics card removed? If it freezes on integrated graphics and memtest is ok it sounds like the motherboard - but nothing is sure in life except death and taxes...

I assume you've done a clean install and are using the latest drivers? :-)

I'll try that out this weekend. Since I cannot replicate the issue, I'll have to just let the PC idle and hope it doesnt crash for a few days.

And yes, clean install and latest everything.
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