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post #1 of 32
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Hello guys,
Im having this strange freezes for sometime now...
actually i have had these freezes just three times in last 4 months...
so about the freezes,these freezes(2 of them) happened while playing just cause 2 in 3 months span...
and the third freeze happened today while playing homefront....
what happens is:

1)the pc freezes,i mean the game screen freezes with no gfx corruption or such thing..

2) i can't alt-tab or use alt-ctrl-dlte...nothing responds..

3)no bsod,gsod or any stop/error codes/msgs..

4)this one's strange---my pc power on and reset buttons on cabinet also do not respond...i mean i cant restart or power off....the only way to power off/restart is by turning my ups off and on..

5)another strange thing---my speakers start producing strange hiss noise(its like the noise which comes out of speakers when signal is having noise or the system is not earthed....

6)now after inspecting my system components i see that my hdd activity becomes 0 after freeze but my gfx card's led's kep glowing(those led indicate the no, of power phases operational)..

i have stressed my cpu with prime 95
result no error

i have stressed my gpu too with furmark,kombuster
result no crashes/errors

i tried loading my psu too by runnig prime95 with 4 windows/instances of kombuster so that my power draw was at max...
result no shutdowns/crashes/freezes

and these freezes as u can see r so random i cant even say for sure whether any replaced part will produce those freezes or not....

the only coincidence between these freezes i have noticed is that both happened with buggy games....

thats all i know,does anyone have a clue whats going on???
the strangest thing about this is that why the heck the power on and reset button stop working.....
any help would be highly appreciated..
thnx in advance....

if u need any more specific info pls tell.....

EDIT:my system is not at all overclocked...all@stock....
Edited by ghost_z - 4/2/11 at 11:58am
post #2 of 32
your ram might be the issue. try running memtest86 it's free.
post #3 of 32
Did you try power button for more than 4 seconds.
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post #4 of 32
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Originally Posted by Cacophony View Post
your ram might be the issue. try running memtest86 it's free.
but how could bad ram cause my reset and power on buttons to stop working...wouldn't it be something related to mobo or psu????
still thnx i will try running memtest...
post #5 of 32
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Originally Posted by stratman View Post
Did you try power button for more than 4 seconds.
yes i tried but still nothing happened....
post #6 of 32
Check event logs.
Do you see any Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power, event ID 41?

If so, check Microsoft's article on it.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
    
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Check event logs.
Do you see any Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power, event ID 41?

If so, check Microsoft's article on it.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
yes i have that event listed(41)
but still this caught my eye in the link u sent
"The PowerButtonTimestamp is listed as zero. Circumstances can prevent writing the PowerButtonTimestamp information before the computer restarts or shuts down. In this case, a value of zero is logged. This can occur if the power button is pressed and held for at least four seconds when Windows has an operation running that prevents writing the event to disk. You could also see this scenario if the computer was “Hard-locked†and therefore unresponsive to any input, and the computer had to be powered off. To determine whether the computer is unresponsive, you might try to press the CAPS LOCK key to toggle the CAPS light on the keyboard."
still its quite unclear that why this is happening....
post #8 of 32
Quote:
Scenario 3: The system randomly restarts and no Stop error BugcheckCode is listed, or the computer is completely unresponsive (hard hang)

To check whether this scenario is occurring, press the CAPS LOCK key on the keyboard. When you do this, if the CAPS LOCK light on the keyboard does not change when you press the CAPS LOCK key, the computer may be completely unresponsive (hard hang).

This scenario usually indicates a problem with the hardware. Another possibility is that a driver may cause this problem. To help isolate the problem, check the following items:
Overclocking: Disable overclocking and see whether the issue happens when the system is run at the correct speed.
Check the memory: Verify the memory by using a memory checker. Verify that each memory chip is the same speed and that it is configured correctly in the system.
Power Supply: Make sure that the power supply has enough wattage to appropriately handle the installed devices. If you added memory, installed a newer processor, installed additional drives, or added external devices, such devices may require more energy than the current power supply can provide consistently.
Overheating: Check whether the system is overheating by examining the internal temperature of the hardware.
Defaults: Use system defaults, and run the system.

If you see that the computer generates a Stop error that contains a BugcheckCode value that is not reported in an event ID 41, modify the restart behavior for the computer. To do this, follow these steps:
Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
Click Advanced system settings.
Click the Advanced tab.
In the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings.
Click to clear the Automatically restart check box.
Did that make it a bit more clear?

I personally hate this issue. Happened to me twice thus had to RMA twice. The second one is being RMA'ed now.
    
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post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by Cee View Post
Did that make it a bit more clear?

I personally hate this issue. Happened to me twice thus had to RMA twice. The second one is being RMA'ed now.
as u can see from my sig...my psu is more than enough to hadle my rig...
about memtest im gonna do it tomorrow
and my system is all stock no oc..except i have underclocked my cpu a bit(120mv)...
and about drivers i cant be certain coz i had this freeze twice in just cause 2 with 266 nvidia drivers and have had one in homefront with 270 driver(beta)..
and this freeze has happened thrice in 4 months..so its not frequent either....
thnx for ur help im gonna wait for some more opinion.....
post #10 of 32
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cee View Post
Did that make it a bit more clear?

I personally hate this issue. Happened to me twice thus had to RMA twice. The second one is being RMA'ed now.
what part had the fault and what did u rma twice....????
and how frequent were ur freezes????
Edited by ghost_z - 4/2/11 at 12:18pm
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