Problems with my homebuilt freezing

Hey guys, I just built a computer and I'm having problems with it freezing at random. I'm using Vista 64bit here are some of the spec I got from CPU-Z

CPU Arch : 1 CPU - 4 Cores - 4 Threads
CPU PSN : Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
CPU EXT : MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE4.1 EM64T
CPUID : 6.7.7 / Extended : 6.17
CPU Cache : L1 : 4 x 32 / 4 x 32 KB - L2 : 2 x 6144 KB
Core : Yorkfield (45 nm) / Stepping : C1
Freq : 2003.88 MHz (333.98 * 6)
MB Brand : Asus
MB Model : P5Q-E
NB : Intel P45/P43 rev A3
SB : Intel 82801JR (ICH10R) rev 00
GPU Type : ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series
GPU Clocks : Core 300 MHz / RAM 1126 MHz
DirectX Version : 10.0
RAM : 4096 MB DDR2 Dual Channel
RAM Speed : 400.8 MHz (5:6) @ 5-5-5-18
Slot 1 : 2048MB (6400)
Slot 1 Manufacturer : OCZ
Slot 2 : 2048MB (6400)
Slot 2 Manufacturer : OCZ

I've tried swapping out each peace of hardware separately, and nothing has helped so far. I know it's not an overheating problem, my CPU temp never even reaches 30c, and system temp has never gone above 35c. I don't get anything in the system error log before a crash, I'm running out of idea's any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Scott
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  1. Do you have a good PSU? How do you keep your CPU and system that cool?
  2. Did you manually set your timings and voltages? OCZ ram tends to use higher voltages than normal.
  3. Yes, I have a good PSU I've tested the voltages manually, my VCore voltage is at about 1.33, +3.3 is at 3.30, +12 is at 12.17, +5 is at 5.o4V. I did manually set my RAM voltages to 2.2V I haven't messed with the timing yet. What should I change the timing to?
  4. GhislainG said:
    Do you have a good PSU? How do you keep your CPU and system that cool?


    My systems probably that cool because I'm not using it correctly :p
    I have a lot of big fans too, I'm using an Antec nine hundred
  5. RU4692 said:
    Yes, I have a good PSU I've tested the voltages manually, my VCore voltage is at about 1.33, +3.3 is at 3.30, +12 is at 12.17, +5 is at 5.o4V. I did manually set my RAM voltages to 2.2V I haven't messed with the timing yet. What should I change the timing to?
    I can't tell you as you didn't provide the part number. It should be indicated on the modules, e.g., 5-5-5-18.
  6. OK, I just checked it out, I'm set to 5-5-5-18 which is what it's supposed to be.
    I'm using OCZ2G8004GK
  7. Why did you set the voltage to 2.2V instead of 2.0V? Were they unstable at 2.0V? I would expect the modules to be in slots 1 and 3 for dual channel operation (as required for the similar P5Q Deluxe). What does CPU-Z Memory tab indicate? Single or Dual channel?

    You CPU voltages are fine, but it doesn't necessarily mean that it's good.
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