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This is concerning my sig-rig.

The problem: I boot into Windows and somewhere 30 seconds later, it freezes. Mouse still works but clicking icons, all that... forget it.

I think it's a hardware problem because I had the same problem in Linux. I switched to Windows and it just got worse. My line of thought is whatever was crashing Linux just got more broken over time.

What I have tried.

1. I swapped out the PSU for my trusty 450w Corsair. I had to swap out the GTX465 because that won't run on the 450w. I also swapped out the video card to the 9600GT with my sig rig's PSU.

2. I took out 4gb of RAM. I've tried all different combos thinking I had one bad DIMM.

3. I swapped out the mobo for my old EP43-UDLR (or is it UDRL?).

4. I had to re-seat my CPU with the mobo change.

I'm stuck. I'm considering just RMAing everything I can and starting over...

Any suggestions?
    
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post #2 of 8
HDD? Seems as though one of the few things you didn't switch out.
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Yeah, I thought about that but I don't think so. Let me try that.
    
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Yeah, I thought about that but I don't think so. Let me try that.
In my experience, HDDs seem to fail quite a bit more than motherboards/CPUs/PSUs. The majority of problems that occur seem to involve them or RAM.

Keep us updated with results, it would be quite a bit easier to replace a HDD than RMA an entire system.
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Check the hdd with chkdsk or download Hiren's boot disk, which has several diagnostic tools on it.
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I wanted to thank you two for the replies. I try not to post on my netbook since it sucks so hard. I cleared the CMOS and started up the system. I did a fresh install of Windows 7 and it seems to be working okay for now. HDD came back healthy. I'm still stumped.
    
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I wanted to thank you two for the replies. I try not to post on my netbook since it sucks so hard. I cleared the CMOS and started up the system. I did a fresh install of Windows 7 and it seems to be working okay for now. HDD came back healthy. I'm still stumped.
Have you overclocked your RAM or CPU at all? If so, are you sure they're stable? If you've overclocked your CPU, try bumping up your CPU voltage. Even if you haven't overclocked your CPU or RAM, set your RAM at its default timings/voltage.

I don't know what else to try, man.
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post #8 of 8
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I seem to be running stable now. Maybe it was just a bad windows install or something with the CMOS? I don't know. I'll keep my eye on it and if I get any weird crashes, I'll just start replacing parts.
    
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