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Newly built PC freezing issue

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February 4, 2014 4:42:48 PM

Just built a budget pc for my aunt.
Specs:
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A55M-E33 FM2
CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K Trinity 3.4GHz Socket FM2
Ram: G.SKILL NS 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
PSU: LOGISYS Computer PS480E12 480W
GPU: PNY VCGGT610XPB GeForce GT 610 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
Wireless card: Rosewill RNX-G300LX IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Adapter Card Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128bit

OS is Windows 7 64 bit with SP1.

The system formatted fine and I installed the drivers with no issues. Later that day I turned it on and now it wants to freeze within 5-10 minutes of turning it on for seemingly no reason at all. No real load on it or anything. I got it to "stabilize" I guess ONE time after manually turning it off then on about 5 times, but I've not had luck since. That one time, it ran for several hours with no issues (I turned it off via the shut down from start menu) It just wants to keep freezing within 5-10 minutes of turning it on. I'm kind of leaning towards a mobo issue simply because I read a lot of wishy washy things about it but I don't know.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
a b $ Windows 7
a b V Motherboard
February 4, 2014 5:49:29 PM

Could be bad RAM (memtest), or overheating (core temp) or even a bad driver. Test the RAM, check the temps, try to restore back to just after the OS was installed, before you ran driver and Windows Updates. Reload drivers from manufacturers websites (don't let Windows update them), and see where it stands.

IE, if I let MS update my Linksys wifi card, it blue screens, use a generic RaLink driver, no problems... Could be a culprit like that...
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February 4, 2014 5:59:25 PM

scottiemedic said:
Could be bad RAM (memtest), or overheating (core temp) or even a bad driver. Test the RAM, check the temps, try to restore back to just after the OS was installed, before you ran driver and Windows Updates. Reload drivers from manufacturers websites (don't let Windows update them), and see where it stands.

IE, if I let MS update my Linksys wifi card, it blue screens, use a generic RaLink driver, no problems... Could be a culprit like that...

After manually restarting it about 8 times it's been okay for about the last hour now. I'm currently making sure all drivers are up to date. I just don't understand why after 8-10 restarts it will decide to not freeze. If it gets passed the first 10 minutes, it's ok.

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a b $ Windows 7
a b V Motherboard
February 4, 2014 6:05:06 PM

It could have been MS updates constantly installing and updating, waiting for reboot, finishing, repeat. Turn off Windows Auto updates til you get them installed manually.
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