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New system, random freezes and crashes.. help, please.

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February 15, 2010 8:37:10 PM

Hey everyone, I've been plagued with a computer problem since building my new setup and seeing as I am in the middle of college classes (with much of the work on-line), these random crashes and problems are becoming more and more devastating.

My problems are random freezes and shutdowns. No BSOD's, the computer will just randomly freeze with the screens frozen in place, mouse pointer and all, requiring me to usually shut off the power supply.. sometimes the power button works fine.

Or the screens go black and it reboots.

What I've tried..

sfc /scannow - no errors
Prime95 running for hours - no errors
memtested sticks of ram - no errors
re-installed windows
wiped current ATI drivers, put on apparently more stable 9.12 and hotfix
disabled onboard sound, put a creative card in with up to date drivers
all drivers are up to date

I've been browsing thread after thread over the internet, trying -everything-.. and no luck. Below is my system, with the latest error reports.. ANY HELP would be greatly appreciated.

Oh, another note.. very often when accessing web pages, I get 'this server cannot be found' and have to spam refresh until the page loads. My roommate on the same internet connection is not having this problem.. my ethernet, onboard, has up to date drivers.

Also, I seem to have a odd amount of 'screen flicker' for such a beefy, insane, video card. In youtube videos, hulu and in some games.

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ASRock P55 Extreme LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail56314104

SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail56314104

Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply - Retail56314104

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail56314104

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Retail56314104

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive56314104

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - OEM56314104

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Latest errors:

A fatal hardware error has occurred.
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Reported by component: Processor Core
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: Internal Unclassified Error
Processor ID: 4

The details view of this entry contains further information.
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The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000124 (0x0000000000000000, 0xfffffa80051248f8, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\Minidump\021510-19953-01.dmp. Report Id: 021510-19953-01.
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Audit events have been dropped by the transport. 0
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February 15, 2010 8:47:48 PM

Make sure your ram volts are set to specs

Also update your bios to the latest one

Also make sure your AV software is compatible with your OS
February 15, 2010 8:50:13 PM

Flashed the bios to the latest version awhile ago, worked fine.. problem still persists.

RAM is set to specs as far as I can tell, it's running at 1.61 and that is the only one I can select that is spec.

Running Norton 2010, windows 7 64 bit version.
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February 16, 2010 1:17:58 AM

Last year we built a new system using Vista64. Like you, we also had random freezes and crashes with our new system. Thought it had to be Vista. Upgraded all drivers and still had problems. Did various memory tests and graphics tests, but all tested good. Messed with the memory voltage and timings, even upgraded to Win7 to no avail. The problem seemed to get worse as the months passed. Finally after a year of putting up with the crashes, we replaced the Gskill memory. That totally fixed the problem. The memory is covered by a lifetime warranty so we RMA'd back to GSkil. After a few weeks, Gskill sent us two new sticks that work fine.

It may be really difficult to find the source of your problem. If you can find someone to swap parts with, I suggest that you swap out one component at a time until you find the faulty part. Good luck.

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