Originally Posted by Trogdor636
Never had a problem until now. Bought 7 Pro for 30 bucks through ultimatesteal, and put it on our Dell, been running great forever. Built this, and its been a headache to say the least. Just so many things it CAN be, with no firm answer on what it absolutely is. Dont get me wrong, I love 7 and wont go back. I will probably be going ATI once WoW Xpac gets closer, waiting for some card prices to drop a bit more.
Are you running AVG or anything like that, at all?
Also, are you allowing Windows to Update, then getting freezes?
My missus' laptop (that I'm using atm to type this) has Windows 7 Home Premium, and suffered bad freezing due to an Update causing instabilities with AVG, I removed AVG for two months, then they'd Hotfixed it by then, and reinstalled AVG at that point, and all is good again.
Some Hotfixes have known to cause instabilites with programs, so remove any programs that're currently running and see if it still freezes running solely Windows, and remove any Hotfixes if you installed them right after installation.
Depending on what you have on there, it may be quicker to just do another clean installation, with no Ethernet lead in your PC so it doesn't pick up any internet, if you have Wireless, when it asks the option of connection to a netwrok *don't* when you first startup, I've always found that with the very first startup of Windows, it'll always get Spyware/Virus' if you startup with the internet connected.
If it still happens, you can rule out conflicts with any Programs or Updates, make sure you install the chipset Drivers for your Mobo, try one stick of RAM and doing what usually causes the freeze, then two sticks, if it still happens, RAM ruled out.
Last but not least, and maybe actually do this beforehand, download SpeedFan, goto the Configure button and in the temps tabs and voltages tabs, click once on each temp and click the 'enable logging' button on the bottom left.
Do what you're doing with SpeedFan running, it'll freeze up, restart it and goto C>Program Files x86 or just Program Files>SpeedFan and there'll be .txt's or similar there, the name is actually the date and time jumbled together, best opened with Excell or Wordpad.
I use SpeedFan for all background logging if the proverbial brown stuff hits the fan, HWMonitor and Everest are okay, but I believe you have to manually save the logs on them, whereas SpeedFan'll do it constantly when enabled.
I finally left my Vista x64 Black Edition for Windows 7 recently, using the nVidia Edition with my normal Ultimate serial and I love it, much less RAM usage than my Vista, beforehand, I hated 7, lol.