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Random freezing on newly built desktop.

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January 2, 2010 10:20:44 PM


So I just built this desktop, specs are:

Phenom II X4 965 @ Stock Clock
Mushkin 8Gb DDR3 RAM
10,000rpm WD 300Gb HDD
ATi Radeon 5870
750W Corsair PSU
Cooler Master Snipe Chassis
Zalman 9900 Cooler
Gigabyte 790FXTA MoBo
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Clearly, this is not the type of PC to cause any lag. But, when on Windows 7, out of nowhere, at very random times, the whole thing would TOTALLY freeze. I have installed the GPU and Chipset drivers. Everything works perfect. Until a random freeze shot comes.

Does anyone have any clue on what might possibly be causing this and how can I fix it? Thanks!
a b B Homebuilt system
January 2, 2010 10:43:40 PM

What is the memory voltage at on all your RAM sticks?
January 2, 2010 11:33:30 PM

Thanks for asking. According to the specs of the memory (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...), the voltage should 1.75V-1.85V, and I checked the BIOS just now, it is set at 1.50V. Also, specs show it has a latency of 7-7-7-20, but CPU-Z shows it's at 9-9-9-24.

Should I higher the voltage to what specs say? I try not to mess with voltage if it can be helped.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 3, 2010 4:31:53 AM

I would probably go with what the latency of the bios says it will probably be the correct one, I have never set the RAM to a higher voltage but i would check on the official manual to the RAM (If not that the manufacturer website) and see if that information is correct before messing around with anything in BIOS. I also suggest that you find what the latency the RAM is supposed to run at and manually set it. If its running at the usual latency then your fine.

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