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I get one beep at startup but my computer freezes sometimes

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September 19, 2010 10:58:00 PM

Okay so I built a computer and had it running good for about 3 weeks playing SC2. But it all started when I was watching a youtube video in full screen and my computer just froze up but i could still hear the audio from the video. I had to turn off my computer and then I turned it back on and was on the internet for a few minutes and it just froze up on me again. Then it started to freeze up on me at the windows logo while logging in. It ran fine in safe mode and I uninstalled then reinstalled my graphics driver but it didn't help. Then my monitor started turning black for 3-4 seconds and then back to normal, and there was also yellow-ish pixels around some stuff on my desktop. I switched out from the Asus VH242H with my old Westinghouse and now I'm not getting the black-out or yellow-ish pixels but my computer is still freezing up.

I reseated my graphics card and memory and reset the CMOS and also installed Windows 7 again but I have had no luck. My computer also resets sometimes instead of freezing.

Mobo: ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

graphics: Galaxy 70XKH3HS3CUB GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

cpu: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

psu: SeaSonic X650 Gold 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

hdd: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Maybe I need to try reinstalling my drivers again. I was reading about clean booting, would that be helpful right now? Also, I typed all of this on my faulty computer and I've been on for about 45 minutes. Not sure why it decides to freeze up. Thanks in advance.
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September 19, 2010 11:55:56 PM

Try downloading CPUID's Hardware Monitor, and watch your cpu core and gpu temps to check for a heat-related shutdown. Use CPUID's CPU-z and check if your mobo is using the settings needed for your memory.
September 20, 2010 12:21:59 AM

I've been checking the heat since I've built it and it's always been at a good level. The only thing that is high is the TMPIN2 which has read 128 degrees C and hasn't changed. It had that temp for the three weeks before my computer started doing this too. I looked it up and someone had the same readings for his TMPIN2 with CPUID too.

Also, I don't quite get what you mean with checking that my mobo is using the settings needed for my memory. I noticed that CPU-Z has my DRAM frequency reading as 668.9 MHz, but it is able to go up to 1600MHz. I put ram frequencies as auto in the BIOS so thats probably why its like that. The Windows Experience thing gave my memory a 7.5 subscore though. I probably sound like a big noob, because I am haha, but thanks again for any help or opinions you guys wanna give.
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September 20, 2010 10:41:39 PM

ok nevermind about the ram thing, I figured that out. But now about every other time my computer turns on but the screen just stays black, and the other times I can either get to the login screen, or log in and have it freeze right away. I got 8 short beeps one time also. this is laaaaaaamee
September 25, 2010 10:08:38 PM

Still haven't fixed this. My problem is very similar to the OP in this thread

He RMA'd his graphics card and that solved his problem. I'm like 4 days past the 30 day return policy, so does that just mean I'm screwed? I was hoping I could talk to Galaxy and maybe they would send me another one.
September 26, 2010 5:27:27 PM

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP2: FFFFF88012538C88
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

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