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Freezes and Restarts

I've been having a lot of problems with a system I built almost a year ago. Since June I've been getting frequent freezes and restarts. I've reformatted the hard drive 3 or 4 times, and each time the event viewer has shown different things. I've also RMA'd nearly all of my components - RAM, power supply, motherboard - and run extensive hard disk and RAM tests (using Prime95 and memtest86) but can't seem to identify or fix the problem. I've run heat monitoring software and haven't seen any overheating on my GPU or CPU.

Can anyone suggest a direction to go in from this point? I'm considering just buying a new pre-assembled computer...

Here's what the event viewer is saying right now:

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="EventLog" />
<EventID Qualifiers="32768">6008</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-11-28T16:49:16.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>5978</EventRecordID>
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>PatrickCarroll</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
- <EventData>
<Data>11:48:04 AM</Data>
<Data>‎11/‎28/‎2010</Data>
<Data />
<Data />
<Data>18854</Data>
<Data />
<Data />
<Binary>DA070B0000001C000B00300004009E00DA070B0000001C001000300004009E00600900003C000000010000006009000000000000B0040000010000009F3C0000</Binary>
</EventData>
</Event>

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<EventID>41</EventID>
<Version>2</Version>
<Level>1</Level>
<Task>63</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-11-28T16:49:08.844416300Z" />
<EventRecordID>5983</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>PatrickCarroll</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
<Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Eventlog" Guid="{fc65ddd8-d6ef-4962-83d5-6e5cfe9ce148}" />
<EventID>1101</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>101</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x4020000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-11-28T16:49:17.596031500Z" />
<EventRecordID>763</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="488" ThreadID="1156" />
<Channel>Security</Channel>
<Computer>PatrickCarroll</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
- <UserData>
- <AuditEventsDropped xmlns:auto-ns3="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events" xmlns="http://manifests.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/windows/eventlog">
<Reason>0</Reason>
</AuditEventsDropped>
</UserData>
</Event>
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  1. Have you set your RAM to rated speeds, timings, and voltages?
  2. Yes
  3. Hmm. With those two dmps and some quick googling, it's looking like hard disk issues, but you said that's checked out. I'll leave it to someone else, as I don't want to go wild-goosing you :)
  4. Best answer
    Does "nearly all" include your GPU? I've experienced freezes and restarts with my computer, albeit months ago, and the problem was a defective GPU. The next suspect would be BIOS settings - have you overclocked? Either way, load default settings on your BIOS. After that, F10 to save and exit. When the system boots up, monitor the performance in Windows.
  5. Right now I'm thinking I should just RMA both the Hard Drive and the GPU. They're the only components other than the processor I haven't yet RMA'd. All of my freezes since the most recent reassembly and reformat have occurred while playing a computer game, so I'm leaning towards it being the GPU, however past issues suggested hard drive, so I might as well do them both and get it over with. Thanks guys.
  6. Best answer selected by pcarroll0813.
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