System Freezes Up Randomly


I just built (yesterday) a system for my friend. When starting an installation or copying files or doing nothing "demanding" the system just suddenly freezes up a few minutes sometimes. And it really shouldn't do it because the hardware is top notch.

Anyone who knows what might cause this? Am I right to think that maybe one of the RAM modules are faulty?

CPU: Intel i7 2700K 3,5ghz Socket 1155
MOB: Asus P8Z68-V Pro Gen3
RAM: Corsair XMS3 Vengeance DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 4x4GB (16gb)
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W
System harddrive: OCZ Vertex 3 Max Iops 120gb
Storage harddrive: Seagate Barracuda (ST2000DM001) 64MB 2TB

Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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  1. You can download and run Memtest86 Free to see if memory is the issue:
  2. Doing it as we speak. But I wanted to post incase someone had similiar problems with any of the components in the rig.
  3. No errors from the RAM. What can it be?
  4. when you say freezes for minutes what do you mean exactly? What is happening during that time? Does it resume afterwards?
  5. Yes, usually. It just freezes. If it's a specific task that you're doing (Copying files, surfing or whatever) you can't do anything for about a minute or so and then it just resumes. No BSOD or anything. Not yet anyway.
  6. can you move the mouse around? if you can then it is probably the hard drive
  7. I seem to recall so. I read that there's been a few bugs with the new Sandforce Controller and OCZ Vertex 3 MI had a few bugs... It might be that then.
  8. If a computer freezes and doesn't recover then the problem is usually the memory, if it does recover then the memory definitely is not the problem. In this case the hard drive is a likely suspect, however a software cause cannot be ruled out. Try using the computer in safe mode, do you still get the problem? Try a fresh install of the operating system.
  9. I suggest you update the ssd and run a dignostic program for the hdd
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