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New Computer keeps freezing and no error displays! Built only 2 months ago..Please Help!

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May 28, 2014 3:26:50 PM

Hello recently a friend and I built a computer for gaming for me. My computer was working fine for the first couple weeks. Then all the sudden it froze and gave me no error message (running windows 8), so I thought no big deal only happened and probably wont again but I was wrong so then i held down the power button after trying everthing first ( like accessing task manager and etc.) Then this problem became more and more frequent. So then I decided to run virus scans and other hardware scans to check for lastest drivers etc.. and it all came back clean and up to date... After that happened I decided to wipe everything off my hdd(using deriks boot and nuke) and installed a brand new copy of Windows 8.1. two days ago.. Everything worked fine until this morning my computer started to update windows automatically and almost finished and then said " Windows could not install the updates..... Undoing the updates..... Please do not power off your computer." That then ran for half an hour or 45 minutes after the update restarted my computer multiple times to remove the update that would not install, once it finished I turned off my computer (via start menu way like normally when i shut down my computer) so i could go to school. Then once i got home I turned my computer on and then once again my computer froze but during boot-up so then I held down the power button with no other choice and when it powered down I heard a real sharp screeching sound come from my computer so I powered it on again after a while and it booted just fine. Once my computer loaded I tried loading a game League Of Legends then it froze again... Finally i decided to come here.... Please help me with my problem.. I tried providing as much information as possible.
My Specs:
Fx-8350 (stock clock) (CPU) Cooled by Hyper212 EVO Cooler
Gigabyte GTX 770 4gb windforce edition (GPU)
M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ASUS (Motherboard)
Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (Ram)
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB (HDD)
Seasonic M12II 80+ Bronze (PSU)
May 28, 2014 6:32:19 PM

Try running MemTest86+. Either make the USB version, or burn the disc image to CD.

This test runs independently of Windows, so make sure your boot order is set to read from CD/DVD first, if you're using the disc version.

Allow MT86+ to run for several (4-6) "passes". You'll understand why there is emphasis on the word "pass" when you run the test.

If any errors are detected, the text color will change to red. Errors usually indicate faulty RAM.
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May 28, 2014 10:12:13 PM

Thank you for the fast answer! I am currently running the the memtest86+ for the amount of passes you recommend (4-6) . Hopefully the test just signals faulty Ram as the problem. Once again thank you for the fast answer. I am hoping this is the problem and I can just easily replace the faulty ram.
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May 29, 2014 3:00:35 PM

I ran Memtest86+ and ran it for 8 passes and nothing showed up(errors) do you have any other possible solutions? Please and thank you for helping.
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Try running MemTest86+. Either make the USB version, or burn the disc image to CD.

This test runs independently of Windows, so make sure your boot order is set to read from CD/DVD first, if you're using the disc version.

Allow MT86+ to run for several (4-6) "passes". You'll understand why there is emphasis on the word "pass" when you run the test.

If any errors are detected, the text color will change to red. Errors usually indicate faulty RAM.


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May 29, 2014 3:53:01 PM

No errors, eh? Good. The next thing you should do is get into your BIOS and manually configure the RAM settings to match the specs shown on the sticker affixed to the side of each module. Alternatively, the packaging should also have the specs.

After you have your RAM set correctly, download and install Prime95. This software is used to test the stability of the CPU, but you can also test some memory while in a Windows environment. After installing, open P95 and run a blend test. If any errors are found or if the system crashes while testing, you can go to the directory that the software was installed (I.E. C:\program files\Prime95) and look for a file labeled "results.txt".

Note: P95 will stress test your CPU and RAM, and as a result, the operating temperature of these pieces of hardware will rise considerably.

You should also allow this test to run for several hours, like overnight; while you're out; etc.
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May 29, 2014 4:36:45 PM

Okay, I will try this overnight thanks for another possible solution.
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May 31, 2014 7:53:23 PM

I would like to thank you for your help!:)  I managed to diagnose the problem it was my hdd cord that had too much tension on it because of my case design so i bought a new and havent had a freeze or hiccup occur yet!:D 
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