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January 29, 2014 3:31:22 PM

Hey guys, I decided to replace my laptop with a desktop last week. Everything is running smoothly except every few minutes/hours my PC will freeze. I can't move my mouse, my keyboard won't work, and my screen just shows the last thing it was on and sits there. I've scoured the web for a solution and haven't found anything. I defragged my HDD, downloaded a quick fix from Microsoft reinstalled my OS, I've tried everything I can think of.

My Specs:

8gb RAM (2x 4gb Gskill Ripjaws)

128gb ADATA SSD (main drive)

1tb seagate HDD (backup)

2gb PowerColor r9 270 GPU

MSI 970A-G43 motherboard

Lepa MX-F1 600W power supply

Any input is appreciated. It seems to freeze no matter what I'm doing, even when there isn't really any stress on the computer at all. When I restart it doesn't even say there was a problem or Windows didn't shut down correctly, just boots up normally. Nothing in my logs either. Please help!

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January 29, 2014 3:42:00 PM

Im sorry, ur issue can be caused by any part of ur pc.
Most ppl just live with it since its so hard to figure out wats wrong.
But if u try. Go with the following priority
1.Ram
2.GPU
3.SSD
4.hDD.
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January 29, 2014 3:42:44 PM

How frequently does this happen?
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January 29, 2014 3:47:42 PM

Test your memory with memtest86+ and check that your cpu is not overheating. Also check if bad/outdated/corrupted drivers are causing this. If windows doesnt detect a problem or does not saythat the PC was shut down improperly, try scanning for a virus. If this continues to happen after you check everything here, it could mean a more serious issue.
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January 29, 2014 4:07:21 PM

You may have not downloaded any viruses, but try running a virus scan. You can download AVG trial at free.avg.com. If this continues to happen, try doing a system backup. Did this happen right when you got the computer? If not, then go with a system backup.
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January 29, 2014 5:25:33 PM

I've been looking around on the web a bit more and apparently this motherboard is a bit notorious for having issues with the FX8350. It doesn't have a heat sink over the VRM and it bleeds heat into the CPU. I'm wondering if I should just get another motherboard or just a heat sink to put over the VRM? I've tried everything else in this thread already. What do you guys think?
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January 29, 2014 5:31:40 PM

It would most likely stay cool.

I have no heat problems and i use an fx-8320.

my motherboard: SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 2.0

But that is a good motherboard.
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January 29, 2014 6:07:48 PM

Generalshotz said:
It would most likely stay cool.

I have no heat problems and i use an fx-8320.

my motherboard: SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 2.0

But that is a good motherboard.


I was looking at that board as well but unfortunately I'm on a budget. Asus boards are generally good boards, right? This is the first PC I've put together myself.

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January 29, 2014 6:11:13 PM

Asus boards are generally good boards, yes.
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