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Computer freezing up?

post #1 of 4
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Ever since I bought my computer, computer freezes out of random. First I had a 965p-ds3
2gb corsair
I thought it would be my mobo or ram. I replaced them with a 680i and 2gb gskills. I thought that would fix the problem but after a while my computer started freezing up again. I have come to a conclusion that it is my hard drive. When ever my computer freezes up and I restart it, at start, when it searches for devices it never finds the hard drive after my computer has froze. I have to unplug my computer unplug the sata cable and sata power cable and replug them into my hard drive for my computer to recognize my hard drive again. Anyone have any suggestion? Is is truly my hard drive? And is it a sign to replace hard drive?
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post #2 of 4
Go for the easy things first and try replacing the SATA cord or using a different SATA power connector from the PSU. Maybe you just have a bad one.
Then you need to run some kind of diagnostics on the hard drive. If you have the option to enable SMART(HDD diagnostic) in your bios you can use 3rd party apps to analyze your HDD. Usually you can get programs from the manufacturer of the drive I would start there. How old is the HDD and does it have a warranty?
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Corsair H80 Win7 64Bit Samsung 226CW Razer Lycosa 
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post #3 of 4
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I tried some of the stuff you said. I used a different sata cord, different power connector on psu, and even different sata connection on motherboard. I am going to run some diagnostics. The hard drive is only like 10 months since I bought it.
Tw1l!ght
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Tw1l!ght
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I did some diagnostics and didn't find any errors but I am sure there is something wrong.
Tw1l!ght
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Corsair 750TX Antec 1200 
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2 x 74GB Raptor Samsung 22X CD/DVD Burner XP PRO Samsung T220 22" 
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