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computer freezing 5-10 minutes after boot (psu? ) not so sure...

I recently builted a computer especially for gaming but i get the same trouble...it freezes and crash down 5-10 minutes after boot..

At first i tought it was my video card,tested it with few stress tests and tested the whole machine with pc check...no problems found...second clue...at work the computer didn't crash down (even after an hour and half...i only get this problem at home...

Anyone gets an idea?
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  1. Have you checked your temperatures and fan speeds to ensure the components are not overheating? Did you correctly apply thermal paste and mount the CPU fan or liquid cooling system correctly? What are your entire system specs including wattage?
  2. There are several possibilities. You could have an inadequate power supply. You could have a memory problem. And you could have a driver problem. Do you have a case speaker? They are inexpensive and provide a lot of troubleshooting information.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812201032&cm_re=case_speaker-_-12-201-032-_-Product

    Here are two troubleshooting checklists.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1893016/post-system-boot-video-output-troubleshooting-checklist.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2041564/troubleshoot-boot-display-issue.html
  3. The first thing I would try is to re-seat the memory. Clean the contacts and blow out the slot of each RAM stick. Later I would run memtest when it is running better.

    Then i would try uninstalling the graphics card driver using a utility like DDU or driver sweeper. Then reinstall the latest drivers. If that doesn't work, I would suggest trying removing the graphics card and switching the graphics back to integrated in the BIOS.

    What are the components (especially the graphics card and PSU)?
  4. NBSN said:
    Have you checked your temperatures and fan speeds to ensure the components are not overheating? Did you correctly apply thermal paste and mount the CPU fan or liquid cooling system correctly? What are your entire system specs including wattage?
  5. NBSN said:
    Have you checked your temperatures and fan speeds to ensure the components are not overheating? Did you correctly apply thermal paste and mount the CPU fan or liquid cooling system correctly? What are your entire system specs including wattage?

    To answer your question...

    My casing comes with 4 fans which are built in, it is a cooler master. I picked an intel core i7 lga2011 3,6 ghz as my processor it is monted on an asus sabertooth x79 with a rosewill heatsink on top of it...the few step that i didn't saw on my technique were how to fix a processor and a heatsink but i checked out on youtube and followed step by step carefully.

    The rest i knew exactly as i am myself a tech which just got out of school...as for the rest of the comoonents...

    Hdd western digital black caviar 3 tb splitted in 2 partitions (data and os.

    Ram gskill ripjaw series 16 gb (4x4gb)

    Graphics evga geforce gtx 760

    A soundblaster recon 3d fatality as a sound card and pannel

    A rosewill pci wi-fi adapter

    An lg blue ray burner

    And to complete the built i got an corsair hx 1050 power supply

    ( i got a powerful power supply in order to modify my built a bit later on...im planning on doing sli)

    The 2 things that i could've really screwed up would be the processor and the heatsink part
    But then my computer wouldn't have even booted in first place...it would've mostly been burnt even before x)

    As for the cooling question...there is indeed one fan in the uefi bios which caught my attention...hopefully it isn't one of the most essentials...it is the front fan of.my casing it is running on a little too high speed...except this everything seems fine...

    At first i tought it was my graphics which were the troubles but if it woild've been the case i would be able to reproduce the error even on an industrial electric circuit so...my second tought would be the power supply but i benchmarked it with an acl tester...everything is fine.

    As for the voltage standards...it switches up auto so cant be this...

    My second question would be...is there any setting in the bios which would cause this? And if everything seems fine on my side after testing...could the age of a building cause trouble for an advanced build like this...
  6. Is this a new build? How long has it been since it was built?
  7. When you installed your graphics card, did you "disable " the integrated graphics?

    This video will show you how.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtDkczrf5fI
  8. For the answer we can elliminate the graphics...tried already both physical and logical removing, both with the latest drivers...second...if it was the memory i wouldn't even have a display would i? Plus i know.exactly the.post for the ram...it doesn't beep at all and i passed a.pc check at my work last monday...the ram passed it all...every component passed...the only thing left are a: power supply. And b:bios...as for integrated graphics i dont have any on my motherboard but still if ther is a feature on the bios for this ill go set it up...thing that is strange is this one...i only get this.problem at home...not in a shop which is kinda obligated to respect the actual electric norms...
  9. Did you change the graphics source in you BIOS?
  10. No...not at all...which section would it be in on uefi bios? Advanced this i know but which section?
  11. Best answer
    Watch the linked video. It will show you where it is in the BIOS.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtDkczrf5fI
  12. thanks for the answer...i'll try this as soon as I get back home (which is tomorrow night) i'll keep in touch to let you know if it's working...thanks a lot for the answer...
  13. I tried your solution just yesterday night first thing home...it's getting better but i think there is still other settings to change but if it's the case considering my built which is mentionned in the thread...which ones?
  14. That should be it unless you have added another device.

    Good Luck
  15. The only devices on my built is this card which i didnt changed at all and a sound card so...if you say that should be it...then i should worry a bit...sure it did helped but didn't resolved everything...ill ask a tech i know for further information...thanks.
  16. Go through the linked checklists with a fine tooth comb. The really do cover mst common problems.

    There is always clearing the CMOS, reflashing the BIOS, and doing a fresh install of the operating system. These are more of last resort type actions.
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