My newly built PC keeps freezing.

So I just built a new PC,and it keeps freezing....the video freezes at the last visible frame, and the sound runs a constant (what appears to be) the last noise. It seems to only do it when I am downloading a rather large file EX: Windows updates, WoW...etc. I have managed to update all WIndow's 7 updates and downloaded what I believe are all driver updates for the PC.

Below are the components I have installed in my computer:

Ram - Ballistix Elite 16GB DDR3-1866
CPU - Core i7 4820K LGA 2011
Motherboard - GA-X79-UP4 LGA 2011 X79 ATX
HDD - WD 1TB 7,200 RPM 64 MB cache
Power - Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W

I have 2 230mm fans and a 120mm fan, as well as a fan on my CPU cooler, So I do not believe cooling is an issue....I have ran my diagnostics whilst playing games on Ultra and my CPU and GPU never reached above 45c. Any ideas what could be causing my PC to freeze? Its rather annoying seeing that I have to manually power it down and I hate doing that. Please list any ideas or suggestions thanks!
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  1. What is the model number for your RAM? Have you enabled the XMP profile for the RAM in the BIOS? Have you run Memtest86+ to test for RAM errors?
  2. The model number is: BLE2CP8G3D1869

    I have not enabled the XMP profile, not real what that is. And no I have not ran the memtest86+ test. I will run the test, I'm not familiar with messing with BIOS so I would need more info on that :/
  3. Well, you will need to enable the XMP profile if you want the RAM to run at its rated specs. That could also be causing your freezing issues. Your motherboard owners manual is your friend. It will tell you how to enable the XMP profile in the BIOS.
  4. also check the bios rev of the mb bios. if it old it can cause issues.
  5. I went into the BIOS and turned on XMP, I am currently trying to download Diablo 3 to see if I have any issues, only time will tell I suppose, Thank you both...I will respond back as soon as I believe its fixed. I had no idea that the RAM could even be an issue.
  6. It froze again about 30 mins after making that post....ideas?
  7. Best answer
    Well, freezing is usually caused by the PSU, overheating, or RAM issues. What software did you use to monitor your temps? Is it capable of listing the highest temp recorded? I recommend HWMonitor Pro by CPUID.

    I also still recommend running Memtest86+ to check for RAM errors.
  8. I just used the software that came with the motherboard, and it does not record the highest temp hit...just does a real time monitor.
  9. But I did just notice my PCH is running at 45c
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