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Display freeze- Computer still runs.

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September 2, 2012 6:35:07 PM

Hey, this is sort of a remake of this thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/309506-28-display-fre...

The reason I am linking that thread here is because, although it was locked due to someone saying "Bump", it describes my problem perfectly. And, as you can see, it has my specs in there. I'm tired of repeating my problem over and over again, but I will be happy to answer any questions you might have that would help me out.

If for some reason you can't access that topic, let me brief you on the problem:

Very often, my computer screen will freeze and sometimes the sound will loop or make weird electronical sounds that sometimes cause me to rip my headphones off my ears.

The computer does NOT wake from this freeze. Ever. It's stuck there until I either reset it or do a hard shutdown. I've had this problem for years. I have tried many solutions, none have worked.

1. I've tried adjusting the memory timings.
2. I've tried updating the BIOS. (I had this problem BEFORE updating the bios, so no, I didn't do anything wrong there.)
3.I've tried updating drivers.
4. I've tried getting a new case. (NZXT Phan-100/0100, I forget which. It's very new. Many fans, so many cooling possibilities.)
5. I've tried getting a new power supply. (OCZ 600W psu. It's on Amazon. Fairly certain this is not the problem either.)
6. I've tried using onboard video, in case it was my graphics card- No dice.
7. I've tried monitoring the temperatures. Never goes over 60 degrees celsius in the CPU department, and if it does, it isn't much. Video card temperatures are also normal.
8. I've tried virus scans, boot time scans, etc.. Can't be a virus, because I've had this problem back when I didn't even download anything except Steam and a few other things.


I think I've narrowed it down to the Memory, but I would like your input.

My system:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
PSU: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EYV690/ref=oh_deta...
Case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MYC6O8/ref=oh_deta...
Video card: XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 (It's not the rectangle one, it looks like this: http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-DisplayPort-PCI-Expres... )
Memory: http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-240-Pin-PC3-10666-9-9-9-2... I am fairly certain it is this. It looks just like that, and I have 4 sticks of 2gb memory. Sorry, I did not keep the original packaging. Everything in the description matches up with what I have, though.
HDD: 1TB WD HDD. No ssd or additional HDDs.
Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3.
Fans: Case fan, side fan, 2 small side fans- See the case.
Mouse: (If it matters.) Razer abyssus.
Keyboard: Generic keyboard.
Monitor: Dell monitor, but I've tried several different ones, so I'm sure it's not the monitors fault.

Again, if you have any questions that would help you to help me, please ask, I will gladly answer.

I have no clue if this is the right section to post, but I didn't see one that was any more specific, as I don't even KNOW what the problem is. If a moderator/admin thinks this would be better placed elsewhere, please do move it so I can hopefully get more answers.
February 5, 2013 4:38:23 PM

It happens to me every single time I run out of RAM.
I think it's a problem on Asus machines to be honest. I go over my RAM daily on my non-Asus computers and there's never any problems. My page file allows me to theoretically should let me have 100GB in SWAP space, so this is not a problem with the operating system or RAM ... I've only noticed it on Asus machines.

Does anyone know what's going on ?
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