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Homebuilt PC keeps freezing on me.

Hi,

I finished building my pc a few weeks ago but now it keeps freezing randomly (it did not do this right after the build), the screen freezes and you can not move the cursor but it does not crash or give a bluescreen. This is my first build so i might have done something wrong whilst building it. And i have noticed that my hard drive LED is always on (it worked before so its not wrongly connected).

Specs:

Case:
Coolermaster K380--4 Fans

Motherboard:
Asus P8H77-V LE --http://

CPU:

Intel i5 3470 @3,2 Ghz--http://

Coolermaster Hyper TX3 EVO--http://

Graphics Card:

MSI GTX650--http://

Memory:

4x4GB Value RAM (cheap shit)

Harddrives:

2 TB Seagate Barracuda--------------- RAID 1
2 TB Western Digital Green Edition-- RAID 1
1 TB Samsung ???? Drive
120 GB Kingston SSD
Samsung Dvd drive

Extra:

PCI Creative Soundblaster 7.1 soundcard
16in1 Card reader USB Thing

Ask me if you need anymore specs or whatever

Greetings,
Cyber023

PS I'm Dutch and Dyslexic so sorry if there are mistakes :).
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  1. A couple questions:

    Do you have anti virus?
    Have you updated you anti virus
    Run scans with your anti virus

    Do you maintain your PC with programs such as defraggers?

    Updated drivers? (ALL OF THEM)

    Updated OS?

    Updated BIOS?
  2. Best answer
    does it do it if the raided drives are not connected? I think a raid issue, latest versions of intel rst etc?
  3. Could also be psu, if it's a crappy one.
  4. False_Dmitry_II said:
    Could also be psu, if it's a crappy one.


    Its a corsair cx500
  5. burritobob said:
    A couple questions:

    Do you have anti virus?
    Have you updated you anti virus
    Run scans with your anti virus

    Do you maintain your PC with programs such as defraggers?

    Updated drivers? (ALL OF THEM)

    Updated OS?

    Updated BIOS?




    I have ESET Smart security 6
    Yes do it every week
    I scan my PC every 2-3 days

    I defrag it every 2-3 weeks and ccleaner ect.
    Updated all the drivers
    Windows 8 updates automaticlly
    I updated BIOS 3 weeks ago
  6. Memtest? Prime95?
  7. Is your copy of windows legitimate?
  8. Hi Cyber023!

    Random freezing could possibly be caused by faulty RAM.

    Try removing the RAM, and putting just one stick back, then testing it too see if the system freezes. Do this with the other sticks as well.

    Good luck!
  9. I think the freezing is caused by the RAM.

    Please provide the link to the memory that you bought (if you did it online).
    I think your motherboard isn't setup properly for the RAM. You need to change the timings to 9-9-9-24 and 1.5V if it's DDR3 1333mhz.
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