Msi nf980-g65 mainboard system locking up and freezing while gaming

os:win7 64bit
cpu:amd phenom II 965x4
ram:ocz razor ddr3 x8g
vid:bfg gtx260 maxcore 55 x3 in sli
psu:abs sl 1050 1050watt

having issues with new build...machine locks up and freezes randomly
ive tried new drivers,old drivers....donno if its a driver issue or what anymore..
frustrating as all getout
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  1. I'd suggest running prime95 and memtest86+ 4 (bootable from CD or Pen Drive) to see whether your current CPU and ram settings are stable or if your ram is bad.
  2. mertwix69 said:
    os:win7 64bit
    cpu:amd phenom II 965x4
    ram:ocz razor ddr3 x8g
    vid:bfg gtx260 maxcore 55 x3 in sli
    psu:abs sl 1050 1050watt

    having issues with new build...machine locks up and freezes randomly
    ive tried new drivers,old drivers....donno if its a driver issue or what anymore..
    frustrating as all getout



    Providing the most details about your system will help us to help you more efficiently.
    1. When your machine locks or freezes up do you get a BSOD? (What exactly happens)
    2. Screen shots of CPU-Z (Is your CPU and/or DRAM OC'd?)
    3. NVIDIA Driver's
    4. PSU Spec Label Details
    5. Have you ran Driver Sweeper to clean all previous drivers?
    6. There's a technique in building a new system called breadboarding. This can help you troubleshoot your system at the component level. Here's a link. I've used a modified version of breadboarding on my system and it is very solid technique.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/262730-31-breadboarding
  3. I have the same board as well, but with no problems. *knock on wood*

    can you get the temps of the cpu/gpu/ and bridge? I would only imagine it being a fail safe so something wont overheat, so it locks up and shuts everything down in order to keep it from burning up.
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