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June 7, 2013 10:25:41 AM

Hi all,

I recently ordered parts for a new pc which arrived on Wednesday and I finished building yesterday however I've ran into some problems, whenever I seem to download something like a game my computer seems to freeze and the only way of getting out of it is holding the power button down.... I've played a game today for about 4 hours straight with no problems but when I continue to download it freezes up (3 times in the last two hours).

Specs:

i5 4670K
Gigabyte Gtx 770 windforce x3 OC
Asus Z87-A Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard
Sandisk extreme SSD 240gb
XFX 850w core edition '80 plus bronze' psu
Crucial Ballistix sport 8gb (2x4) DDR 3 1600MHZ
Cooler master hyper 212 evo
Windows 8


When I also installed windows 8 for the first time it froze as soon as I entered the desktop so that makes me think its a hardware issue?

All help appreciated,

thanks
Conor,

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June 7, 2013 10:37:56 AM

conorj1994 said:
Hi all,

I recently ordered parts for a new pc which arrived on Wednesday and I finished building yesterday however I've ran into some problems, whenever I seem to download something like a game my computer seems to freeze and the only way of getting out of it is holding the power button down.... I've played a game today for about 4 hours straight with no problems but when I continue to download it freezes up (3 times in the last two hours).

Specs:

i5 4670K
Gigabyte Gtx 770 windforce x3 OC
Asus Z87-A Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard
Sandisk extreme SSD 240gb
XFX 850w core edition '80 plus bronze' psu
Crucial Ballistix sport 8gb (2x4) DDR 3 1600MHZ
Cooler master hyper 212 evo
Windows 8


When I also installed windows 8 for the first time it froze as soon as I entered the desktop so that makes me think its a hardware issue?

All help appreciated,

thanks
Conor,



The first thing to look up is what are your temperatures?
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June 7, 2013 10:39:39 AM

update your bios
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/308518-30-update-bios

i was having the same problem and doing that helped me

there are a few other things you should try too to check for hardware failure etc.

#1 Check you ram
http://www.memtest.org/

#2 check your temps like DS suggested, Run y-cruncher and core temps
http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
http://www.numberworld.org/y-cruncher/

#3 run burnintest
http://www.passmark.com/download/bit_download.htm

#4 make sure everything is hooked up correctly
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...


hope this helps! :D 
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June 7, 2013 10:44:47 AM


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The first thing to look up is what are your temperatures?



With arma 3 running at the moment and it being on for the last 15 minutes I'm sitting at 37'C


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June 7, 2013 10:45:44 AM

PanicMaster85 said:
update your bios
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/308518-30-update-bios

i was having the same problem and doing that helped me

there are a few other things you should try too to check for hardware failure etc.

#1 Check you ram
http://www.memtest.org/

#2 check your temps like DS suggested, Run y-cruncher and core temps
http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
http://www.numberworld.org/y-cruncher/

#3 run burnintest
http://www.passmark.com/download/bit_download.htm

#4 make sure everything is hooked up correctly
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...


hope this helps! :D 




Thanks I will give them all a go now!

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June 7, 2013 11:11:59 AM

I've had this very problem. a few months back when i first build my system. I originally installed Windows 8 and everything was fine except for random freezes seemingly when my master drive was being used excessively, like a defrag or disc check.
I later downgraded to Windows 7 and have no problems. If you go thru all the steps PanicMaster85 listed and still have the same problem, try Win 7.
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June 7, 2013 11:23:06 AM

well that would be expensive, i think we should look into more than just what i said, what i said is to just try and narrow down the problem... I think the bios are a very possible candidate and possibly a curroupted install of windows, so if it comes to it you may need to install windows 8 again but hopefully not downgrade to windows 7.

oh yeah here is another hting to try, try using your gpu in every pci-e slot, if you have multiple cards try one at a time in each slot... this will not only take out the gpu's being defective but most likely also your motherboard.
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June 8, 2013 3:25:35 AM

PanicMaster85 said:
update your bios
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/308518-30-update-bios

i was having the same problem and doing that helped me

there are a few other things you should try too to check for hardware failure etc.

#1 Check you ram
http://www.memtest.org/

#2 check your temps like DS suggested, Run y-cruncher and core temps
http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
http://www.numberworld.org/y-cruncher/

#3 run burnintest
http://www.passmark.com/download/bit_download.htm

#4 make sure everything is hooked up correctly
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...


hope this helps! :D 


PanicMaster85 said:
well that would be expensive, i think we should look into more than just what i said, what i said is to just try and narrow down the problem... I think the bios are a very possible candidate and possibly a curroupted install of windows, so if it comes to it you may need to install windows 8 again but hopefully not downgrade to windows 7.

oh yeah here is another hting to try, try using your gpu in every pci-e slot, if you have multiple cards try one at a time in each slot... this will not only take out the gpu's being defective but most likely also your motherboard.


Ok so I did everything you said and it all seemed to be fine so I let it download overnight - I come back this morning and it is sitting on the bios menu.... I can't boot from my ssd unless I turn of my pc and back on again after it has crashed as it does not appear, so could my ssd be corrupted?

I've had problems where if I shut down my PC via power button because it has frozen it shoots straight to the BIOS after it re starts up and does not pick up my ssd first time round....

Really frustrating
Conor



Don't...

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http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first
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June 9, 2013 12:40:06 PM

it could be your ssd, is windows installed on your ssd?
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June 9, 2013 1:00:23 PM

Yes it is, should I re install?
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June 10, 2013 12:58:21 PM

yes, if you are still having the same problem you should try installing it on your hdd if you have one
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June 15, 2013 3:14:02 AM

The problem has been solved, thanks all for your help - it was a faulty SSD
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June 17, 2013 6:14:05 PM

glad I could help... if i did :D 
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