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Computer freezing randomly

Hello guys,
My new custom build computer is freezing randomly (i build it yesterday). It freezes randomly sometimes after 20 min, sometimes after an hour. It freezes as soon i start the game. Any ideas why?

My spec. are:
-CPU: AMD FX 9590
-GPU: R9 290x
-CPU cooling fan: Be Quiet Dark Rock 3
-MEMORY: DDR3 1866Mhz Corsair Vengeance
-MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
-HARD DISK: WD Blue 1TB 7200rpm
-POWER SUPPLY: Corsair RM 1000
-CASE: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1

i don't think that thermal paste is important but ok: Artic Silver 5 3,5g

i would really appriciate any help
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  1. Were the parts all compatible with each other?
  2. test your temps with AMD Overdrive that CPU needs very good cooler maybe its throttleing?
  3. temps are at normal rate GPU at max is 59 degress C, i didn't test CPU, and yes parts are compatible with each other
  4. msatle said:
    temps are at normal rate GPU at max is 59 degress C, i didn't test CPU, and yes parts are compatible with each other


    test cpu if its throttling there is your answer hopefully
  5. how do i test that ?
  6. will test that and report back
  7. msatle said:
    how do i test that ?


    AMD Overdrive you have temperature margine there if its under 0 or close to it maybe that is the problem dont use Prime95 and monitor CPU behavior using performance log (Ctrl+alt+del) download HWMonitor there look at CPU speed enable max_min_real time monitoring you will see everything there and do a research how much you board can handle i guess it can handle everything you throw at it its a ROG but still there is a limit allways
  8. will do that
  9. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/faq/id-2122665/understanding-temperature-amd-cpus-apus.html here is one more to help you understand the temps how to monitor them
  10. okay so cpu at idle is 42 °C how to load it to full ?
  11. msatle said:
    okay so cpu at idle is 42 °C how to load it to full ?


    you have stability test go there you will see on the right bottom side you have select all click that and press start 1hrs will be enough if you pass try little more time on stress but i personaly dont do that i just do 1hrs if it pass that is good ill send you now temps for that CPU what are highest it can manage and when the throttle will apear
  12. i started the test and everything freezes right away, shall i wait?
  13. msatle said:
    i started the test and everything freezes right away, shall i wait?


    oh damn mate i whould really not know what it is try searching on youtube i will help you as soon i eat
  14. okay, thanks
  15. msatle said:
    okay, thanks


    i dont know if this helps but try this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO_Kx1NWghM you need to have really reallyyyyy good airflow in case you should have gone with watercooler with this CPU i think that the sellers did a bad work they should have worn you but maybe this will help lets see and hope for the best
  16. i have good airflow, the case on touch is cool also air coming out of the case is not hot, do i have to change settings in bios like shown in this video?
  17. msatle said:
    i have good airflow, the case on touch is cool also air coming out of the case is not hot, do i have to change settings in bios like shown in this video?


    heyyy wait did you update the bios?
  18. no is that the cause ? how to update it and find drivers for it? i never updated bios also not in my old computer
  19. msatle said:
    no is that the cause ? how to update it and find drivers for it? i never updated bios also not in my old computer


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJENk7ZZv34 tutorial

    and

    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/CROSSHAIR_V_FORMULAZ/HelpDesk_Download/ select your OS and download the latest bios flash it with USB

    Then install the latest chipset couse i think that 990fx board dont support vishera cpu's and install them after all that install newest audio and that to have your board up to date
  20. okay, but where can i get chipset drivers ?
  21. all is there on that page i send to you you will see but first install newest bios
  22. will do that and then report back
  23. oh and do i need to download all 11 updates for bios or is the latest one enough ?
  24. msatle said:
    oh and do i need to download all 11 updates for bios or is the latest one enough ?


    latest one only sry was eating
  25. okay, so i updated bios to latest version 2101, what now?
  26. download newest chipset install it restart then and after that install the newest audio drivers you can install utility Al Suite II and that will be it
  27. maybe you will need lan driver also to download to the newest one
  28. okay thanks for your help i really appreciate it, my internet is slow so i will have drivers down in 1 hour, will report back if my computer is still freezing
  29. pls do if it does pls contact the store where you bought it from maybe something is wrong but explore all posibilitys before that maybe something is wrong
  30. Is this a new build?

    Did you transplant a used HDD from a previous Windows installation to your new build OR did you do a fresh install of Windows on the new build?

    Yogi
  31. Computer still freezes, i installed fresh copy of windows 7
  32. msatle said:
    Computer still freezes, i installed fresh copy of windows 7


    seek for profesional help who knows what can be the problem
  33. my realtek driver was the problem i disabled it and now is not freezing anymore, but it restarts after 40 min - 1 hour
  34. Best answer
    msatle said:
    my realtek driver was the problem i disabled it and now is not freezing anymore, but it restarts after 40 min - 1 hour


    heat problems 100% you should have buy water cooler for that CPU
  35. i checked inside the case after my system restarted and it was not hot at all
  36. you're right my be quiet cpu cooler is not good enough to cool cpu, which water cooler for am3+ socket do you recommend ?
  37. msatle said:
    you're right my be quiet cpu cooler is not good enough to cool cpu, which water cooler for am3+ socket do you recommend ?


    i see that everyone is using H100i From Corsair brand it has good revievs search it a little everything you have is very good just that Cooler not that its bad its very good i whould be happy to have it on 8350 but on 9590 you need something little more extreme talk to the 9590 users what is the best for you i really whould not know
  38. Thanks for yor help
  39. msatle said:
    Thanks for yor help


    not a problem good luck with PC
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