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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,

recently my pc has been locking up the mouse, keyboard do not respond and the screen is frozen..

Not really sure what to do ?

Here are my pc specs:

FX 8150
GA-990-FXA-UD3
PSU 1000w (Brand unknown)
GTX 560ti
RAM 8gb kingston
Case thermaltake overseer rx-i

Mouse - Logitech something
Keyboard - G510
post #2 of 7
It could be anything. Start by testing your ram (with memtest)/swapping your ram a stick at a time.
 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.Skill Trident X 2X8GB DDR3 2400MHz Samsung 840 PRO 256GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB SATA III 6Gb/s 64... Pioneer Blu-ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Liquid Single Loop Triple Radiators Win 7 SP1 Professional x64bit  Samsung SynchMaster 24" Widescreen 1200p TFT-LC... Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300w 80+ Gold Fully Modular  Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Allsop Redmond Mouse Pad 
Audio
Realtek Chipset Audio v.6.0.1.6971 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX mITX  Sapphire HD 7990 @ 1090MHz/1600MHz G.SKILL Ripjaws 2X4GB DDR3-1600 @ 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial SSD 128GB mSATA SATA III 6GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA II 32MB 7200RPM LG DVD R/W SATA with LightScribe Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Professional x64bit Samsung SynchMaster 24" Widescreen TFT-LCD Logitech G15 Corsair AX850 Gold Fully Modular 
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post #3 of 7
Check if it's a software problem first then work your way to hardware. When your computer locks, does it blue screen? Or does it just get stuck in Windows? Download Malwarebytes and do a malware scan and check for viruses doing a scan (I prefer scanning with Kaspersky). Then try defragging and do a registry check to see if you registry is ok (You can use Defraggler it's free but there are better software out there that are paid). If you download and uninstall software a lot it can cause problems. Then run the command line and do a system scan type sfc /scannow. It would be helpful if you told us what operating system you ran. Fill out your profile for your PC in your account options.
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CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
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post #4 of 7
Is the computer overclocked? If so take the OC off and run it see if that helps.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
ok thanks for the responses,

my os is win 8 64bit

and my pc is not overclocked

I will try run those listed programs when I have the chance

oh and yea it just gets stuck in windows, internet browsing.

hasn’t happened while gaming yet.
Edited by Jordan32 - 8/2/13 at 11:57pm
post #6 of 7
I would try upgrading drivers too.
post #7 of 7
Does the lockup seem to happen at any predictable interval? Meaning, does it always happen after the computer has been on for a long period of time, or after/during using the same program? Does the lockup fix itself, or do you have to a hard reboot to get the machine responsive again?

Can you check the event viewer to see if its throwing any arrors that would give us more of an idea where to start digging into?

Generally making sure all drivers are up to date is considered a good thing to do when you're getting weird problems. And checking the ram is also a good idea, as bad ram can do pretty much anything.

And do you know what model that PSU is? And have you had any power surges anytime recently that could have damaged it?

Good luck thumb.gif.
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