Windows 7 randomly freezing

I've recently upgraded to Windows 7 64bit, from XP 32bit, and since then have been experiancing completely random freezes, like, computer freezes completely, the last half a second of any sound playing repeats, and the PC requires reset, also, ive noticed sometimes when listening to music, the music will pause for only a second, then continue, which is strange. Now these freezes, and hangs, are completely random, ive had it happen 5 minutes after start up, and sometimes it wont happen for 3-4 days.

I installed brand new ram along with the upgrade G-Skill F2-6400CL5-2GBNT DDR2 (2Gx2) in the correct DIMM slots Yellow and Yellow. Ran Memtest86+ for 10 hours, no problems and cleared CMOS. However nothing is fixing the problem *sigh*

Running Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz
4GB of ram
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L mother board
Gigabyte 9600 GT 512 MB

Bus speed 332.9 MHz
Rated FSB 1331.7 MHz
DRAM frequency 400.0MHz

Nvidia Geforece 9600GT
Core:600 Mhz
Shaders: 1500 Mhz
Memory:90 0Mhz
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  1. G'day, have you tried downloading and installing the most recent graphics drivers from nvidia? There can be some issues with Win 7 64 and drivers.
  2. Downloaded Uniblue driver scanner and found 19 drivers that were anicient :| hopefully this will fix
  3. Defiantly worth a try, nice program as well.
  4. *Definitely
  5. If the problems persist, check the event viewer to see if your system is logging errors.
  6. Was fine for a few of hours and I was able to play games but it just happened again within ten minutes. Seems to happen the most whilst i'm on youtube and downloading something simultaneously =\
  7. The system logged all the freezes and resets. Any idea how to fix this?
  8. What were the specific errors in the event viewer (event id, source, info...etc)?
  9. Critical-Kernel Power Event 41 task category (63)
    The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be cause if the system has stopped responding, crashed or lost power unexpectedly
  10. Ok, if that's the only error, that's just caused by the reboot.

    Look for updates to your drivers. Update flash, java, etc...
  11. Any update on installing the latest graphics drivers? Its better to download from the nvidia site than using third party software, even though uniblue is good.
  12. Check your page file. Right click on computer and select properties. Then click "Advanced System settings" on the left side. Under the advanced tab, click the settings button under "Performance". Click on advanced tab and see what it has listed there for "Total paging file size for all drives". The page file should be at minimum 1.5x the total physical memory (6000 MB for you). If it isn't at least 6000, click "Change...". Then deselect "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives". Next, click custom size and put 6000 MB in initial field and 8000 in maximum field, then click set. Reboot and see if that fixes your problem.
  13. the ram crapped out on me :( Can you recommend what ram would be compatible with my GA-P35-DS3L mother board? looking for 4gb
  14. Your motherboard takes DDR2 1066 natively. I would suggest something like these G. Skill kits.
  15. Where does newegg ship from? and are they a reliable source?
  16. Newegg has a few hubs throughout the US. And yes, they are a very reputable company. They have a fantastic customer service department, great prices, and quick shipping.
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