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November 10, 2009 10:13:19 PM

Hi all.

Im having an issue with my computer... it is randomly freezing while playing and lisning to music.
It started happening some time ago but it could be only coincidense but now its becoming impossible.

Today while i was seeing a movie from my favorite serie it freezed 3 times... the symtoms begins like the sound stops and 5 secs later puff FREEZE but it unfreezes if i.wait like 3~5 mins and it comes back to life....

My Computer Specs are thease:

CPU:Core i7 920 @2.66 Default
Ram:1*6 Corsair Dominator 1600mhz
GPU:Asus EN GTX295
HD's:Maxtor 320Gb / Hitachi 160Gb / Seagate Barracuda 1.5Tb
Sound:Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1
Mobo:Gigabyte EX-58 Extreme
Case:CollerMaster Haff932
PSU:Corsair TX850W

SO:Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

so please someone give me a hand im not getting where the problem is...

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 10, 2009 10:16:11 PM

Freezing problems are often RAM related. Which 1600MHz 6GB Corsair Dominator kit do you have? All these match that description.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Have you manually set the RAM speed/timings/voltage to the manufacturer's specs in the BIOS? Have you run Memtest86+ overnight to test for RAM errors?

What are your idle and load CPU temps?
November 10, 2009 10:31:41 PM

i just reset the bios so the speed is @ 1066mhz default values from bios and im only running with 2 sticks and it has freezed again i used furmark ,prime 95 and windows media player playing music and it frozed like 20 secs later when i closed the programs and came back to life as i said before.


My cpu temps are really good with 100% are at 45º it has a noctua 12p on it... more then enough.

My reference of rams are:

TR3X3G1600C8D 8-8-8-24 1.65v
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 10, 2009 10:33:44 PM

I would manually set the RAM to 1600MHz with 8-8-8-24 timings at 1.65v in the BIOS. I would then run Memtest86+ overnight. None of the programs you are using to test are designed to detect faulty RAM.
November 10, 2009 10:35:24 PM

i forgot to say that im using dual screen too don't know if it makes something diference. one o 22" using 1680x1050 and the other of 19" using 1280x1024
November 10, 2009 10:37:16 PM

i should put all the rams and let all the night? and a little thing is that on the bios the voltage only can make me choose 1.64v or 1.66V dont know why....
a b B Homebuilt system
November 10, 2009 11:04:49 PM

1.64 should be fine. I would run the test on each stick then together.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 11, 2009 12:59:22 AM

Thats not good you should beable to run that program all day without errors, Maybe think about RMA the ram.

November 11, 2009 1:04:29 AM

i bought 2 packs of 1*3 but i dont know wich one is ... is the ram on the slot near the cd drives or the one near the cpu ?
a b B Homebuilt system
November 11, 2009 1:11:01 AM

Your ram should be to the right of the CPU fan.
November 11, 2009 4:32:49 PM

i just went and download the new memtest 86 but i only can run it with 3 Gb of each pack of 3 Gb's ... can´t understand why but i just made it run a pack at a time and both made a sucessful pass... can someone help me just to know if i doing something wrong please.

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November 11, 2009 7:39:15 PM

someone ?
a b B Homebuilt system
November 11, 2009 9:20:07 PM

Do you mean it's giving errors when all six sticks are in, but if you just use three at a time, none of the six sticks gives an error?

That's odd, but I do know that when you fill all your RAM slots, sometimes the RAM will take more voltage to run. Don't know if that would affect memtest results, though. Maybe someone with more background on the subject can shed some light.
November 11, 2009 10:16:46 PM

i think im having like false positives dont know but in memtest86 3.5 6sticks is a now go for test but on memtest86 3.4 he can do it but i really think its a false positive ...
November 13, 2009 1:06:08 AM

i think i solved it for now.

was a bad firmware from seagate .... for now i didnt got a freeze at all


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