I just built a new computer 2 weeks ago and I'm currently running Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit with 4 gigs of RAM. I have been experiencing 1 problem which is my computer will freeze randomly and it doesn't seem to matter what I'm doing. This has happened 4-5 times now. I get no errors and it doesn't crash. It just freezes exactly where I am. For example if I'm surfing the forums on this site the picture will freeze with me surfing the forums. Ctrl+Alt+Delete doesn't do anything. I have to turn off the PC by holding the power button. The only difference I notice is there is a little bit of a red tint to the words on the screen when it freezes but other than that nothing.
Any ideas what could be causing this problem? PC running at normal temp 32-34C and other than this 1 problem everything is smooth. Could it be drivers? bad RAM? video card? Curious to hear your opinions. Thanks for your time :-)
I would look at your memory first. Pull all the modules but one. Then if the system stays stable. Switch out that module with another and perform the same testing. If this comes down to a single stick that is flakey you can RMA it.
Yea please post more specifics about your system. It could also be an issue with your power supply not providing enough juice. I think typically a bad memory stick would result in a memory dump and BSOD not just a freeze, but I could be wrong.
I don't know if I'm looking at the exact same memory you have but the gskill ddr3 1333 that I found online recommends 1.5-1.6v. Check your bios to make sure you're in that range. Your power supply probably isn't the issue. Are you overclocking at all?
Thanks for the replies guys. I agree I don't think it's a problem with the power supply. I did go into BIOS and everything was in the suggested ranges for RAM. I'm going to try taking out hardware starting with the G.SKIL RAM first to see if maybe I have a faulty stick.
As stated it is most likely the ram. Look up the official ram specs(volts&timings) and set them to that. Run Memtest on them as well. Even if it passes it is still probably a ram issue. Some modules and boards just dont get along. If you still get cant it stable take a look on asus site and check for officially supported memory if they have it. If not look for what other users with your board are running. Sometimes its just a crap shoot with ram.
Also make sure you got all the latest winodws 7 drivers for your hw.