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Custom Build Problem, Random Freezing, plz help!

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May 15, 2013 10:28:17 AM

Hello, (if I am not posting this on the right thread plz let me know, thanks)

I have had a computer sitting around that I recently re-built after ruining the CPU(at least I think that's what was wrong). When I first built it the performance was great but soon after I started running into this freezing problem. At first it would only freeze once in awhile but within 3 weeks of building it, the computer would continuously freeze. My friends help me build the computer but they can’t seem to fix the problem and I know less than them so I was told I could get help on this website. I have exhausted my resources as far as sending things back. Here is the List of parts:

• ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
• G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
• Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
• Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
• Corsair GS600
• EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti

After testing it a number of times, I have found that the freeze is not triggered by any particular action on the computer. I have run stress tests and such and if it doesn't randomly freeze, it can make it through the tests and score decently. It has frozen within 5 min of turning it on just on the desktop screen and it has frozen 15-20 min after its been turned just as randomly. I don’t think it’s a heat problem and I have been told the physical build of the comp is good. I have been told it may be a compatibility problem or a problem in the Bios. Any ideas or thoughts on this issue would be extremely appreciated (especially solutions!).

May 15, 2013 10:53:46 AM

What is the make and model of the power supply?
May 15, 2013 11:11:47 AM


Download and run memtest86. It is a bootable utility that doesn't rely on windows which will allow you to test the RAM, which can cause freezing if its bad.

Hope this helps!
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May 15, 2013 5:01:01 PM

Sakkura said:
What is the make and model of the power supply?

Corsair GS600, sorry not a 660w that was a typo
May 15, 2013 6:45:49 PM

Okay, that PSU is pretty decent quality. If memtest86+ doesn't find any errors, it's going to be painstaking troubleshooting. =/
May 25, 2013 4:14:41 PM

did you find the problem? I am having a similar problem now..