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GA-790FXTA-UD5 stability issues

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September 19, 2010 4:24:57 AM

-My Set up-
Motherboard: GA-790FXTA-UD5
Processor: Phenom II X4 955
Memory: 4 x 2GB Patriot Gamer Series DDR3 1333 Model PGS34G1333ELKA
Video Card: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770
Hard Drive: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64
USB devices: Sidwinder x6 keyboard, sidewinder x5 mouse

-My Problem-
For some reason which I have not yet been able to identify the system will freeze up forcing me to reboot. The freezing will happen randomly, some times it will happen while browsing the internet or even just navigating folders in windows explorer. Other times it has frozen up while windows is starting just before the log in screen and it has even frozen up while in the BIOS menu. I have tried testing the memory and the hard drive with a hirens boot disc and neither showed any problems. I am not sure what steps to take next in determining what this issue could be, I was thinking about trying to update the BIOS but I have never done it before and wasn't sure if it would even help the issue.

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September 21, 2010 5:45:55 AM

Any suggestions???
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September 21, 2010 1:38:52 PM

Try testing each stick of your RAM with memtest(for 4-8hrs) and see if it reports any errors.
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September 23, 2010 12:52:13 AM

Didn't find any memory errors. Every now and then I have an ATI driver that fails I wonder if maybe that is the issue? But I don't know how that could freeze it while in the bios menu...
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September 23, 2010 12:05:19 PM

What error does the driver give you ?
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September 24, 2010 12:39:52 AM

This is the info on the event from windows reliability history:

Description
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: FFFFFA80076B72E0
BCP2: FFFFF88003E06F5C
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1
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