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Freezing Computer, Custom Build. Please help.

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June 8, 2010 5:16:09 AM

My computer is freezing randomly. The image on the screen won't move and I have to restart. My temperature doesn't go above 50 celsius. My computer is newer, I run Spybot and keep the system unclogged.

Windows 7
AMD Phenom II x4 955
Asus M4A78T-D AMD 790GX
Corsair 650w
500GB Sata-2 WD5000ks
4gb Ram.
30" Dell monitor.

The problem is happening randomly. I had one online video going and opened up Windows control panel and it froze. Sometimes when I'm multitabling online poker. Any thoughts please?

CPU? Motherboard? Vid Card? Power supply? Any way to test?
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June 8, 2010 7:36:15 AM

might be worth mentioning exactly what ram you have as well as its timings,
Im not clever enough to know myself, but I pick up that a lot of freezes/bsods can be ram issues, post more details and maybe someone brainier can rule out the ram.
Moto
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June 8, 2010 12:55:30 PM

as moto said. it could most likely be the a ram setting issue. but trying checking and fixing any bios settings.
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June 8, 2010 1:51:48 PM

Alright, my ram is:[core i7-DDR3] 2GB DDR3 - 1600 GAMING SINGLE, two of them. Can changing that cool and quiet setting affect anything negatively? Any more thoughts? Not a techie, so any advice on bios settings?
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June 8, 2010 2:14:21 PM

For the record, my computer is set to High Performance in the Power Options. Had advice from someone to run the 64x Prime95 blended. I had Task Manager/Resource Monitor Open and Temp Monitor. My temp went up to 58celcius. My CPU usage was 100%, my Memory was about 80%. After 1 minute of running it my computer restarted. When I was logged back in, it shutdown and restarted again. Apparently it can bare no load.

Is this a CPU issue then? I wouldn't think heat as it should handle more before it quits.
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June 8, 2010 3:18:02 PM

no. i still think its the ram. could you go on bios and check the RAM settings/timings..

to be sure, when you built the pc, it has giving you the error.?
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June 8, 2010 4:29:41 PM

Quote:
More and more Win7 graphics issues every single day.............MS, where's the fix?


?? I have 3 computers running Win7, with zero problems.
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June 8, 2010 6:41:30 PM

I didn't build it myself, just ordered it custom. How do I check the Ram settings/timings? I really appreciate you guys helping me. I work from my computer so this is terrible.
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June 8, 2010 6:49:55 PM

This can go 3 ways Ive seen
1 Ram (second easist)
2 GPU (drivers/hardware failure, easiest)
3 Windows update issue.

Whats your GPU?
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June 8, 2010 6:55:10 PM

Hmm is this the GPU? Powercolor HD5570 1GB Video Card?

Windows 7
AMD Phenom II x4 955
Asus M4A78T-D AMD 790GX
Corsair 650w
500GB Sata-2 WD5000ks
4gb Ram. [core i7-DDR3] 2GB DDR3 (x2)
30" Dell monitor.


I was looking around in Bios but I don't know how to find the actual settings litstings...
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June 8, 2010 7:02:44 PM

Alright, download CPUID. Seems to tell me everything. Let me know if any other numbers would help:

Type: DDR3
Size: 4096 mb
Channels:D ual
dcmode:unganged
nbfreq:2006.9
dramfreq:668.9mhz
fsb:D ram3:10
cas#latency:9clocks
ras#tocas#delay:9clocks
ras#precharge:9clocks
cycletime:24clocks
bankcycletime:33clocks
commandrate:1T
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June 8, 2010 7:05:04 PM

yes, the videocard is your gpu,
your ram timings should be listed under memory in bios and look similar to:
CL9
tRCD12
trp12, a whole list of numbers like that
just list first five sequence, 6-6-6-14-22 or similar layout,
another way to find yours out is download something called cpu-z, its a handy tool and spells out your ram timings under the memory tab for you without having to trawl through your bios.
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June 8, 2010 7:28:59 PM

Your timings look high and your frequency as well, but as i say Im not good at timings myself, so hoping someone clever comes along :) 
but having posted those details will help them help you more easily.
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June 8, 2010 7:55:45 PM

You and I have had the same problem I believe.
Google "Black Screen of Death"
This is a rather common problem. I thought this had been solved with the 4XXX series, but perhaps the ugly beast shows its head again with the 5XXX?
Cures found on solutions for the "Black Screen" helped me, they might you too.
Look for an actual fix though, not just a walkaround.
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June 9, 2010 12:42:08 AM

Well I guess I'll bump this to see if anyone can have a look at my timings/settings?
Though I'm pretty ignorant here, it seems the problem is more likely to occur if I'm watching an online video. Though it crashed in that PRIME95 Blended test. Thoughts?
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