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August 8, 2013 5:36:26 AM

Hey there, I recently built a computer myself and it worked great for the first few days but after a while when I went to start it up everything went on (fans etc.) but nothing displayed on the monitor.

After about 20min of turning it off/on it would come on and work fine for the rest of the day. I would have to repeat this process everyday until the monitor displayed something and then it worked fine. However, recently after it (eventually) turns on properly, games freeze. Interestingly enough the game freezes but I can still hear game sounds for a few seconds after it freezes, then everything stops and I have to turn my computer off and on, going through the same 20min process.

My specs are:
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 BIT
AKASA AK-All-02BK Black LCD Display AIO Card Reader Temp Fan
Corsair Hydro Series H110
Intel Core i7 3970X Extreme (6 x 3.5 GHZ)
Corsair Vengeance LP 64GB (8x8GB)
Cooler Master HAF X V2
Asus P9X79 WS (Intel X79)
Coolermaster 1500W Silent Pro M2 (Modular) - PSU - Low Noise
4 TB Seagate (4000 GB) SATA-III HDD 7200 RPM 64MB
Wireless LAN 450Mbps (PCI-E)
480GB Corsair Force GS SSD SATA-III, Read 540MB/s, Write 455MB/s - Silent
480GB Corsair Neutron SSD SATA-III, Read 555MB/s, Write 511MB/s - Silent
Creative Gaming Sound Blaster ZXR 5.1 (PCI-E)
ATI Radeon HD 7990 - 6 GB - (XFX) - (PCI-E)

As you can tell I've spent alot of money on this setup and I am very worried that something terrible has gone wrong! Thanks for taking your time to read this and any help would be immensely appreciated!

Thanks,
James

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August 8, 2013 6:48:22 AM
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I do not claim to be an expert, but I do have two ideas. 1. with computer turned off, and unplugged, remove cards, starting with the video card, and put back in. Often issues you describe have to do with a card not properly seated, even if it "feels" right when you try to jiggle it. 2. As you are apparently overclocking (e.g., Corsair Hydro Series H110), try running it at stock speeds (i.e., no overclocking) then gradually over clock in steps, using the computer with your usual games that displayed problems to get to a stable overclock speed. It could be a number of things, but I suspect it more to do with overclocking than anything else. Good luck!
August 8, 2013 9:07:20 AM

batkerson said:
I do not claim to be an expert, but I do have two ideas. 1. with computer turned off, and unplugged, remove cards, starting with the video card, and put back in. Often issues you describe have to do with a card not properly seated, even if it "feels" right when you try to jiggle it. 2. As you are apparently overclocking (e.g., Corsair Hydro Series H110), try running it at stock speeds (i.e., no overclocking) then gradually over clock in steps, using the computer with your usual games that displayed problems to get to a stable overclock speed. It could be a number of things, but I suspect it more to do with overclocking than anything else. Good luck!


Hey there! Yeah i moved my video card as it seemed to be sitting wrong but I'm not sure if thats the problem, as for overclocking I think you might be on to something! I got a few errors in the first few days when it took me to the motherboard options to reset some things.

I got a blue screen during one of the many attempts to turn my computer on. Hope this helps!

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF8800701049E
BCP3: FFFFF88007EE65C0
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\080813-10920-01.dmp
C:\Users\James\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-21730-0.sysdata.xml

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