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February 28, 2014 9:25:12 PM

Hello guys, my first post on the forum, but I recently have some problems with computer freezes in middle of the game (Dota 2). I'll give you full configuration and hopefully we can sort this out.

CPU: Intel Xeon X5687 (3.6ghz)
MB: AsRock X58 Extreme6
RAM: Corsair Dominator 3x2gb 8-7-8-20 1600mhz
SSD: OCZ RevoDrive3 120gb
GPU: MSI 7850 1gb 900/1200
PSU: Cooler Master M520
OS: Windows 8.1 9600 build

None of the hardware is OC-ed, all of them are updated to latest firmware/drivers

It started recently, it's completely random, sometimes happens 3 times in an hour, sometimes it doesn't happen for whole day.

I'm doing backup right now for clean OS install but I doubt it will fix the problem since I don't have the habit on installing things I don't need.

Hope I gave you enough information, most of the configuration is 3+ years old.

Thank you in advance,
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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
a b } Memory
February 28, 2014 9:37:39 PM

Have you tried reseating your RAM? I would run memtest as well. Is your BIOS up to date?
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February 28, 2014 9:44:35 PM

terry4536 said:
Have you tried reseating your RAM? I would run memtest as well. Is your BIOS up to date?


Well not yet, I did OCCT test for full hour on CPU/RAM/GPU so I didn't really try to change RAM slots.
Yeah, my BIOS is up to date, 1.60 version.

I will download memtest and try it.

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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
a b } Memory
February 28, 2014 9:59:58 PM

The RAM is a likely cause.
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February 28, 2014 10:32:34 PM

terry4536 said:
The RAM is a likely cause.


Did 1 test on memtest86, without errors. Weird thing is that I can move mouse when it freezes, but it's not responding to anything
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a b } Memory
February 28, 2014 10:54:08 PM

If you have bad sectors on your RAM and it randomly accesses the RAM sectors, then you have random freezes when it accesses those bad sectors.
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February 28, 2014 11:52:46 PM

terry4536 said:
If you have bad sectors on your RAM and it randomly accesses the RAM sectors, then you have random freezes when it accesses those bad sectors.


Could it be hard disk, page file, drivers or smth? :o 
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