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Computer freezing

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February 12, 2010 1:06:31 PM

My computer freezes and then after like 10 seconds I can move the mouse and applications open close etc. but 10 seconds later it does it again. I updated my drivers but still have this problem.

Computer specs
Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
680 power supply
8800 gts 640 mb gpu
q6600 intel quad core
8 gb ram
gigabyte ep45-ud3p

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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
February 12, 2010 1:15:36 PM

I'm guessing the RAM is bad. Download MemTest86+ from memtest.org, burn the ISO image to a CD, then boot from the disc. Let it run overnight to full test the memory.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 12, 2010 1:57:01 PM

This could be any number of things. If the overnight Memtest86+ run comes back with no errors then I would next focus on either an overheating problem, faulty hard drive, or a dying power supply. What exact RAM do you have? Have you manually set the RAM speed/timings/voltage to their rated specs in the BIOS? That's very important, especially when running four sticks of RAM.

What are your idle/load CPU temps?

What HD do you have? Your manufacturer should have a drive utility that checks for faulty sectors.

What exact PSU do you have? I'm not aware of any quality units that have a 680W PSU. A POS PSU will cause all sorts of stability issues.
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