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First off sorry if this is the wrong area, I'm new to the site... I'll learn. I recently just built my first comp (see below). However, I have been experiencing random freezes, and I need help identifying the problem.

First off here is my set up

Motherboard: Asus P67 sabertooth thermal armor edition
CPU: i5 3.3 non-oc(yet) Sandybridge
Memory: 8 gigs G-Skill DDR3 ram 9-9-9-24-2N
PSU: 700w cougar power supply
GPU: MSI 460 gtx

(yes i know that mainboard is currently on recall due to memory loss, I am holding onto mine until they have the new ones)

OK so as I said my computer will randomly just freeze, absolutely no response whatsoever. My keyboard is back lit and about 50% of the lockups that backlight turns off indicating the mobo stopped sending power to it... My cpu temps are all ok at the time of the freezes (30-32*c idle 55*cish prime 95). It rarely locks up when I'm playing games, but it has before. Most of the lockups happen when just doing basic tasks such as web, movies or other very light functions.

Random notes:
Because of my cpu heatsync (i plan on replacing) I am forced to use ram slots
3 and 4, when 1 and 3 are the recommended. not sure if that can do something...

My motherboard and GPU drivers are both up to date.

Sometimes when I'm trying to superclock my GPU the screen flickers and says the blah blah "nvidia kernal driver has crashed but has been recovered" blah blah

Running Windows 64 bit..

and that's about all I can think of.

Anyone with some time and a good heart wanna help me if possible?

Thanks

Slim
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Ram.
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which heatsink are you using?......can you put the stock one on, put the ram in the recommended slots and then do some gaming to see if it freezes?
    
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X5680@4.8GHz 192x25x1.47v EVGA X58 Classified(E759) EVGA GTX980 Ti SLI @1515/8400 6x4GB GSkill Ripjaws@1540 8-8-8-20-2T-1.55v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force GT 120GB/OS Corsair Force LS 60GB/PAGE Toshiba 4TB/GAMES CPU-EK Supremacy 
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MB-EK FB Classified GPU-EK FC TitanX/Backplates Rad-Swiftech 360mm MCR-320/Pump Rad-Barrow 280mm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Ram-Corsair 2x60mm Resevoir-Barrow 250x50mm Misc-6x120mm/2x140mm/NZXT Sentry,Barrow 3/8 fit... Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Seiki 50'' 3840x2160 30hz Logitech G110 EVGA Supernova G2 1300 Lian Li PC-A77F 
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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
I'm using a Zalman 92mm, the problem is the retainer clip that sticks out all the way over slot 1 and 2. and no I haven't tried the using the stock cooler using the recommended slots. It's a POS cooler.. also any recommendations for my next cooler are welcomed.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500 gb Samsung 3gps Asus 7 64bit Asus 23" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Cougar 700W Antec twelve hundred R.A.T 7 
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post #5 of 6
Make sure your Ram voltage is manually set to the proper amount in the bios. Once you have completed that go to this site http://www.memtest.org/ download the iso and burn it to a disc, and run memtest to check your memory for errors if any errors are present RMA your memory. If not, once you have completed those steps, and if the problem continues post again on this thread. I am sure there will be plenty willing to help, and in your user control panel fill in your system info.

heard this is a decent cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233040
Edited by f16-r1 - 2/25/11 at 7:09pm
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
4 1TB WD Caviar Blacks/ Vertex 3 160GB Sony 18x DVD +/- R XSPC Raystorm CPU block 2 x Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta Quad 120mm Radiato... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Bitspower Water Tank Z Reservoir Swiftech MCP-655b Pump Tubing is 1/2 ID x 3/4 OD Win 7 Ult x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3 x Dell 2408WFP Ultrasharp res @ 1920x1200 Corsair Vengeance K70 MX Cherry Blue Evga Supernova 1500W Corsair 900D 
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Yea the voltage avg is at the stock settings and the ram check came up with no errors. =/
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Intel 3.3 Sandybridge (not oc) Asus P67 Sabertooth MSI 460GTX G.Skill 8gigs Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500 gb Samsung 3gps Asus 7 64bit Asus 23" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Cougar 700W Antec twelve hundred R.A.T 7 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3.3 Sandybridge (not oc) Asus P67 Sabertooth MSI 460GTX G.Skill 8gigs Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500 gb Samsung 3gps Asus 7 64bit Asus 23" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Cougar 700W Antec twelve hundred R.A.T 7 
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