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New, custom built, high performance, gaming PC keeps freezing

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February 8, 2014 5:38:01 PM

Hello everyone. I've been experiencing problems with my newly built gaming PC. It works fine, no lag whatsoever. It's just that when I try to play certain steam games, the computer will freeze up entirely, usually somewhere between 2 minutes and half an hour after I start to play. I am not sure if this is a voltage issue, a memory issue, an overheating issue, or a disk space issue, but no matter what I do, nothing prevents it from happening, and I have to force power off my computer. I originally thought it was from a lack of free disk space, because my first HDD was almost full. I then manually transferred unimportant folders from my first HDD to my second one because nothing was being written on the new one automatically, which is peculiar. I now have plenty of disk space on my primary hard drive, but the problem continues to occur. Any help or advice on the matter would be greatly appreciated. My computer's specifications are as follows:

AMD FX 9590 Black Edition processor
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 motherboard
Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X SLI
G-Skill RipJawsX F3-1600C9Q-32GXM
KingWin Laser series 1000W power supply
Fractal Design Midi 2 case
February 8, 2014 9:43:43 PM

Tri to update your BIOS or Reset your windows...
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February 8, 2014 9:56:15 PM

It could be overheating what cooling do you have for the fx 9590 as its a beast of a processor and requires good aftermarket cooling. corrupt drivers could be the problem also. its hard to say monitor your temps using core temp for now and get back to us with results im sure someone here can help you.
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February 9, 2014 9:55:15 AM

I am using the CPU fan that came with my AMD phenom ii x4 980 black edition which I had on my old build. I have not overclocked my CPU. If the cooling system I have is not enough, what would you recommend? I've been thinking of going to a water-cooling setup.
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February 9, 2014 9:57:18 AM

Superseal12 said:
I am using the CPU fan that came with my AMD phenom ii x4 980 black edition which I had on my old build. I have not overclocked my CPU. If the cooling system I have is not enough, what would you recommend? I've been thinking of going to a water-cooling setup.


From the x4 980? You are insane. Do not turn the PC on again, you can damage the components. Buy a new cooler,
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February 9, 2014 11:17:17 AM

I have to agree you are insane for using that old stock cooler i recommend this cpu cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... the reason why is pc is fine when your not gaming is because the phenom x4 980 cooler is only able to keep it cool enough when the system isnt on full load you are really gonna kill that cpu fast if you dont get aftermarket cooling asap and you will need thermal paste if you haven't already got some. link to thermal paste http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
these products are on amazon also if you are from the UK or EU.
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February 10, 2014 7:30:59 AM

Thanks guys. Problem solved!
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