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December 20, 2011 3:28:11 PM

Hello everyone, this is my first post and i couldnt find any "problems with pc" cathegory so i decided to post here.
Exactly a year ago i buyed a pc, used my old 500 WD hard drive. After 6 months i bought a new hard drive, a samsung spinpoint f3 1tb i started having weird problems in games and windows. Anything i was doign basicaly acted like a game in wich you dont have enought fps, dont know exactly how to explain it, mouse moved in frames, sound started framing, like pc was lagging or something. It happened at random times sometime after 2-3 days sometime every day sometime after 1 week.

I must stress that i had absolutely NO PROBLEMS with my wd 500gb hard drive and everything happened after i bought this samsung. I get some weird torrent errors : operation cannot be performed because of an i/o device error.
So i took the hard drive to warranty 2 times and they said that it works perfectly fine and that i should bring my pc in.
I took my pc to them and they said that it was full of dust and my bios settings were wrong or something and it was overheating.
It work fine for 2-3 weeks now it started to do that thingie again.

My build : Psu:http://www.corsair.com/power-supply-units/gaming-series...
cpu : http://ark.intel.com/products/48496/Intel-Core-i5-760-P...(8M-Cache-2_80-GHz)
motherboard: http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?model=p55%20pro/u...
gpu : http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
ram: 4gb dual channel kingston ddr3 1600 mhz xmp (couldnt find a link)
coolermaster something, cant find it exactly.

any help would be apreciated and for any aditional info pls ask.

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 20, 2011 3:41:24 PM

Check your memory. Perhaps one of your sticks is dying and slowing your system down. I'd also check your services to make sure you don't have your resources being used by other things. Although if the ram was dying you'd have BSOD occuring or actual freezes so that might not be it. It does sound odd.
December 20, 2011 3:44:51 PM

crewton said:
Check your memory. Perhaps one of your sticks is dying and slowing your system down. I'd also check your services to make sure you don't have your resources being used by other things. Although if the ram was dying you'd have BSOD occuring or actual freezes so that might not be it. It does sound odd.


like do a memtest86(i think thats the name) ? for how long? i hear you need to make 3-4 hours for them to count. Can you boot that off a usb stick ?
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 20, 2011 4:01:43 PM

Yes a usb or burn a cd. You just use one stick at a time and test each individually. 3-4 hours is fine. You'll get an error fairly quick if they are dying. I feel the length is more of your own peace of mind.
a b B Homebuilt system
December 20, 2011 4:15:42 PM

3 hours minimum (preferably overnight), and one stick at a time. I recently had an issue with some ram and did not know at first that you had to run the test for multiple passes and thought the ram was fine. After I learned that it took a while I let the test run for 5 hours before issues started showing up on the problem stick.
However, if it was ram you would be having BSOD's or good old freeses, I am much more inclined to think that you are suffering form a power supply failure, or bad power being supplied to the house. Power spikes would account for the bad BIOS settings, and how intermittent the issue seems. Go invest in a UPC that has power line filtering and see if that fixes anything (which reminds me... I need to get myself one of those too). It could also be that your power supply is beginning to fail, but that is much less likely.
December 20, 2011 5:14:33 PM

2 memtest passes 0 errors , will leave it overnight. As for psu issues are you sure ? that corsair seemed pretty good when i bought it and it has less than 1 year(got it in january). Pc never freezes it just.. dont know how to say it it lags.. has 1 sec freezes if you might but it never bsod/shutdown.Sometimes where i live we have 1 sec powerdowns where router reset, lights flicker tv turns off but pc never reseted when that happenes i think psu is good.
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