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pc is freezing up, where should i start looking?

post #1 of 9
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cpu and gpu are running on stock settings.

plan on running prime95 and furmark.
is there anything i can DL to test my hard drives?

pc is freezing up while sitting idle, working, or gaming.
post #2 of 9
What have you done to the system (hardware and/or software wise) recently?
This should be the first place to check.

If you have changed nothing, open the case and clean out all the dust first. And check the temperatures with RealTemp or CoreTemp.
post #3 of 9
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any suggestions on a tool to stress test a hard drive?

only new install is VMware Player and the VM lives on my raid.
post #4 of 9
most likely:

1) driver/registry errors
2) overheating components

first, id download speedfan and check to make sure your components aren't overheating. if thats not the case, make sure you have the latest drivers for everything. if all else fails, reinstall your OS. the first time i changed video cards i left one of the old cards display drivers thinking id need it to see what was on the screen. ended up getting conflicting drivers between my old and new cards and had to reinstall windows because the computer would inevitably freeze anytime it was on.
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Try reseating the ram
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so far so good.
after installing a new mobo asus sent, things appear to be stable.
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Computer freezing often a common problem among computer users today. Many times when your computer crashes, you receive an error message, many times it is not. The task of troubleshooting a problem when an error occurs usually easier when there is an error.Computer freezes can occur at any time the computer is the operating system at startup,and during system shutdown.
post #8 of 9
Check ur ram timings and clock speed. make sure they are set to ur ram stock settings in bios
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joshepphillips View Post
Computer freezing often a common problem among computer users today. Many times when your computer crashes, you receive an error message, many times it is not. The task of troubleshooting a problem when an error occurs usually easier when there is an error.Computer freezes can occur at any time the computer is the operating system at startup,and during system shutdown.
no error messages.
not even in the Event Viewer.

the computer could be sitting idle and freeze.
could be in the middle of game and the computer would freeze.


after installing a new mobo (same model) and changing the ram order, the computer is now running how it should, no more freezing.
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