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Computer keeps Freezing: I've tried everything!!

post #1 of 7
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So I built my first PC with the help of my PC wiz of a friend who helped me create the build. I think I'm going crazy. So my PC wiz friend had another friend of hers create the exact same build as me out of pure coincidence. He has had zero issues with his build. I on the other hand have had severe issues. First month of playing was fine, a couple freezes on rare occasions. All of a sudden, BIOS load up. My SSD turned out to be corrupt and 'locked' away my OS. Couldn't pry the OS out no matter what I did. Sent it in, they gave me a new one. I get the SSD, I get the OS, and everything seems to be good, up until my computer decided to start freezing WAY more often. build.PNG 44k .PNG file
There is my setup

I have tried everything. I ran a memtest and it froze halfway through it so it had to be the RAM right? Nope, I replaced the RAM and it still froze, even tried different ports. I have all of my drivers updated, and every time my computer freezes the little led on the motherboard still says A0 (it means its running fine... yeah right). I ran a cinebench to check the rest, and still nothing came up. I'm worried there is something wrong with my motherboard physically at this point. I already waited 3+ months to get back on it only to have the freezing problem again. I pulled up the thingy that lets you see the temperature and power supply to all components of the computer. No overheating even when the computer freezes. I've tried everything. If there is something I missed, or something you know, please. Help me, I really don't want to send out my motherboard and have to wait a ****load of time again only to find that it didn't fix anything. Please. Help me.
post #2 of 7
Have you looked at Windows Event Viewer?
Look at what was going on just before a lockup.

Lockups are usually memory related. You could try underclocking the memory and / or increasing memory and CPU voltages and see if the problem goes away.
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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post #3 of 7
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The event user isn't showing anything. I would guess that Windows can't even pick up what the problem is. The freezing is completely spontanious after about 30min to an hour
post #4 of 7
Overheating? Check for CPU GPU temps using CPUZ and Afterburner.
Could be also malware- try cleaning with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
Could be a RAM stick- take one out and keep just one in an see if it stil freezes.
post #5 of 7
If it's hard freezes like that, the 5 bits of hardware which can cause that is the PSU, the CPU, the motherboard, the RAM or the video card. I would lean towards the memory or video card, assuming your PSU is ok (it's not the greatest but should run your system ok). I'd try going into the BIOS, load fail-safe defaults, then set everything safe, no overclocking of any sort, no XMP profiles for RAM, keep it all very basic, and then see if you can run a full pass of memtest. if that works, you can go from there.

You could grab a USB key and install http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ onto it. Disconnect both your drives and boot from the key, it'll eliminate drive problems pulling the system down. this should allow you to test the CPU, memory, and Video card, and check for problems without windows being loaded. You can use a CD instead of a key if you have a DVD-ROM drive.

It could be something as silly as a bent pin in the CPU socket too, so that may be worth investigating. It's all time consuming stuff, but you need to try and be methodical at finding out the problem part.

You may need to invest in a test PSU and a very cheap low end video card. This would give you the ability to test in a "bare-bones" setup, eliminating PSU or video card problems.
post #6 of 7
Did you wear an antistatic wrist band whil working on the pc, or groundef yourself first?
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
yes, i grounded myself before putting in every component
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