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Black screen, a pause, then Freeze up

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April 21, 2011 7:16:26 PM

This computer has a random reboot problem about 2 or 3x a month. Most recently, the monitor went black for 1-2 seconds, then Windows reappeared and everything was frozen. Other times it's random reboots without a BSOD.

Could be a PSU issue but I'm also experiencing regular Firefox crashes. A post on the Mozilla forums suggests my RAM might be defective. I just bought this RAM in the last 12-14 months.

G.Skill 4GB PC2-6400
F2-6400CL5-2GBPQ (paired)

Any ideas?

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April 21, 2011 7:58:16 PM

Did you run memtest? You can also run Windows Memory Diag if you have Windows 7? That will let you determine if you're looking at a memory problem, though with memory problems, they seem to occur more than 1-3 times a month. You'd be seeing things 1-3 times+ every time you try to use it if you have bad memory.

First thing I thought when I read your post was power supply. But try the memory checks and let us know.
February 3, 2012 10:12:32 PM

Best answer selected by mousemonkey.
February 3, 2012 10:12:33 PM

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