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January 18, 2014 7:28:40 AM

I'm getting random freezes.

Time of this report: 1/18/2014, 23:53:23
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: H67M-D2
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8
CPUs), ~3.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
Display Memory: 2761 MB
Dedicated Memory: 977 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: MEL-TV(WXGA)
Monitor Id: MEL332E

I hope that's enough info from my dxdiag. The freezes happen three or four times a day. They usually occur when I'm playing Skyrim or another game. They occasionally occur when the system is idle. I have run chkdsk,, defraged the hd, updated my bios, installed all updates from windows (except explorer), installed all driver updates, and monitored cpu and gpu temps with speedfan. I'm using an HDD, not an SSD. My copy of Windows 7 is from pirate bay, and I'm using DAZ loader. This problem occurred with the factory install of windows as well. I did not get a disk from the manufacturer. There are no loose screws or anything I know of that could cause a short. The computer is still quite functional. I'm just really starting to obsess over this, and I don't know what to do anymore. If anybody has any tips, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
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January 18, 2014 7:55:20 AM

Do these following, if they can help:
Clearing DNS Cache:
1. Type Command Prompt in Start Search, right-click on Command Prompt under Programs and select Run As Administrator.
2. Now, type ipconfig /flushdns and hit Enter.(it will show a message that Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache)

Clearing Memory Cache:
1. First right-click anywhere on the desktop and select New > Shortcut.
2. Now enter the following line when asked for location of the shortcut and hit Next:
%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks
3. Give it any name and hit Finish.
4. Now open this newly created shortcut and you will notice a slightly better performance.

Clearing Thumbnails Cache:
1. Right-click your primary disk partition (where Windows is installed) and open Properties dialog.
2. Now, click Disk Cleanup to open Disk Cleanup dialog.
3. Select the items you want to remove, along with Thumbnails to remove the thumbnail cache.
4. Click OK followed by Delete files to delete selected items and remove thumbnail cache.

Additionally, clear all browsers' cache too that are installed in your pc. For more information on clearing browsers' cache refer this link:
http://www.cyberisle.com/news/cache_clear.htm
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Anonymous
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January 18, 2014 8:29:20 AM

Ok. I just did all of these. I'll let you know if I still get freezes.
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January 18, 2014 10:07:10 AM

Anonymous said:
Ok. I just did all of these. I'll let you know if I still get freezes.


good luck :) 
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Anonymous
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January 18, 2014 11:46:40 PM

It just froze again. I had to hard reset it. When it booted, it showed the windows files loading screen as if I was installing the os. It gave me the option of doing a startup repair or starting normally. My keyboard was not responding at this point. It went into startup repair, and asked me if I wanted to load an earlier configuration. I selected no, and let the startup repair continue to run. It couldn't repair any problems. Any other ideas?
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Anonymous
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January 19, 2014 3:38:41 AM

I'll give the memtest a try. The psu is a XION 700 Watt. (XON-700P-12V). The computer was purchased from ibuypower/newegg. I'll post a link to it. I bought it in mid 2010. The only thing that has been swapped is the case, and I'm not using the Windows 7 that was factory installed.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 19, 2014 3:48:02 AM

power supply looks enough for your needs. Just do ram test and let me know :) 
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Anonymous
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January 19, 2014 4:19:29 AM

I'm on my phone now, running this memtest. How long should I let this run? Do I need to do anything with the configuration? It's showing my cpu temp at 62 and one core active. Is that normal? Thanks for all your help so far.
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Anonymous
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January 19, 2014 4:23:40 AM

It just completed a pass with no errors. Should I press Esc, or continue to let this run?
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January 19, 2014 4:35:42 AM

if you have completed it once successfully, then press esc or if you haven't completed whole process, you let it run.
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January 19, 2014 4:49:11 AM

Run a virus scan and make sure you have updated version of antivirus you are using. Set the sensitivity to highest and run the scan for whole your pc.
secondly, go to control panel and uninstall all those programs, you no longer need and those which you find suspicious.
Thirdly, defragment your hard disk by clicking on Click START>PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>SYSTEM TOOLS>DISK DEFRAGMENTER.
Fourthly, Open up your computer case and dust it out carefully if it has collected dust particles over time being.
If all that doesn't help;
Format your disk and reinstall your operating system.
If still doesn't work? Downgrade to a lower operating system to Linux or Windows xp.

i hope that helps :) 
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Anonymous
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January 19, 2014 5:06:13 AM

I've already defraged and scanned for viruses. I cleaned the dust out of my pc when I applied new thermal glue. The last suggestion is the only one I can see as viable. I did this about a month ago though. I wish I could get a disk copy from the manufacturer, so I would have a genuine version. Lol. I did get a couple errors unrepairable files when I ran sfcscannow, although I'm not really sure that's the problem. My computer started doing this about 6 month after I got it. (With genuine windows 7 home premium). Maybe I should try a legitamately free OS? I play most of my games through steam. Would there be a free OS I could run those on?
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Anonymous
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January 19, 2014 5:25:56 AM

I guess I could try the Steam OS....I don't really have too much to lose.
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January 19, 2014 6:11:31 AM

some torrents on web include corrupted system file files and even that can lead to such problems. And maybe thats what you got after downloading. Moving on to SteamOS, it is designed primarily for playing video games. I think its still beta version available on net. Good luck :) 
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Anonymous
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January 19, 2014 3:38:27 PM

I've been looking for more hardware tests. I'm going to try testing my motherboard/cpu. If I get nothing, I'll probably change to a free OS...unless anyone has another suggestion.
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January 19, 2014 6:01:53 PM

Anonymous said:
I've been looking for more hardware tests. I'm going to try testing my motherboard/cpu. If I get nothing, I'll probably change to a free OS...unless anyone has another suggestion.


Or maybe it can be your gpu or cpu limiting your performance in gaming.
Anyway, update here after installing your new OS.
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Anonymous
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January 26, 2014 2:51:48 AM

It ended up being the hard drive. It was going bad, but hadn't failed yet. I didn't need another OS. I bought a new case with the hard drive, swapped everything, and installed the OS with daz loader. I haven't gotten any errors on running sfc /scannow in command prompt either. My computer has been able to run for hours without freezing as well.
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January 26, 2014 7:20:17 AM

Anonymous said:
It ended up being the hard drive. It was going bad, but hadn't failed yet. I didn't need another OS. I bought a new case with the hard drive, swapped everything, and installed the OS with daz loader. I haven't gotten any errors on running sfc /scannow in command prompt either. My computer has been able to run for hours without freezing as well.


good luck, i hope your new hardware stay out of trouble :D 
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Anonymous
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January 30, 2014 3:04:05 PM

I was wrong. I kept getting frezes after that. I updated my intel inf files, and I think that did the trick. It's been 3 days since the last freeze. Thanks for all your help.
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January 31, 2014 12:55:50 AM

good to hear from you :) 
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