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July 5, 2012 9:00:38 PM

Hello,

I built a computer recently. Everything was going fine, until it began freezing. I thought it was a software problem, so I reinstalled Windows 7, and it began to freeze during the installation. I partitioned my HDD and it still froze during the installation. Luckily I did get past the installation, but it still freezes quite a bit. This is definitely a hardware problem. Any idea which piece of hard ware it is? I had built computers before, but I have never had it freeze before. So one part is definitely faulty. But, can anyone tell me which one it probably is. Like what piece of Hardware usually causes a computer to freeze.

System Specs:

OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
CPU Intel Coreā„¢ i5-3570K Processor
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H
Memory Kingston HyperX blu 8GB DDR3
Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 4000
Sound Card Built into the Motherboard
Monitor(s) Displays Dell 19" Widescreen Display
Screen Resolution 1440x900 pixels
Update your System Spec Keyboard Dell Keyboard
Mouse Dell Mouse
PSU Antec Basiq VP-450 450W Power Supply
Case Antec Three Hundred Versatile Mid Tower Gamer Case
Cooling Fans Included in Case
Hard Drives Western Digita 1TB Caviar Blue7200rpm SATA III w/ 32MB Cache
Internet Speed 20mbs

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 9:17:37 PM

I have some programs to test all your parts im trying to find it in a thread i replied to a while ago give me a bit but ill either find it or just type it again :)  i'll help you figure this out!
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 9:22:15 PM

found it :p 

well there is burn in test(get standard[free])
http://www.passmark.com/download/bit_download.htm

Then there is MEM test(you will have to boot off of the program[get the usb version of it and boot off the usb]) also you will need to boot of one stick at a time and make sure its in the primary bus.
http://www.memtest.org/

the to test psu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FWXgQSokF4

for motherboard and CPU
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] otherboard

and GPU
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutoria [...] -occt.html

have fun this will take you quite a bit of time so holio

by the way this is for the mem test but if you get errors you will see this on the screen



And if you have no errors like this

don't forget that each test takes about 45 minutes so HAVE FUN :p  tell me exact any errors you get on anything and if there are none then its probably either a mobo problem psu problem or just software problem
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 9:24:51 PM

sorry for mobo and cpu
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/289442-30-motherboard

in case this also does not work then search "how to test if my motherboard is faulty" and click on first thing that pops up... also be sure to check if any cpu pins are bent if they are then that would explain it.
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July 5, 2012 9:31:25 PM

Alright, I will test that. How can I test my hard drive?
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July 5, 2012 9:46:43 PM

During Memtest my computer shut down. Is this normal?
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 9:50:36 PM

when you did it did you boot off a usb that had the memtest files on it? if so no that means that your ram or your mobo busses are fucked up... try each stick in different busses this time(aka different slots)
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July 5, 2012 9:51:24 PM

Yes, I did boot off a USB.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 9:51:29 PM

BIT sorry what do yo mean
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 9:52:21 PM

so yeah do as i asked you too do with the diffent busses
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July 5, 2012 9:53:17 PM

BIT=Burn-in Test
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 9:56:06 PM

you have to put a dvd in the drive then re run the test
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July 5, 2012 9:56:11 PM

Is there some software I can use to check my CPU and Motherboard?
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 9:58:06 PM

to be honest i really don't know but like i said it could very well be your ram and you should still have warranty on it... right? though again the busses could be screwed up so move the sticks around and see if it's any better
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July 5, 2012 11:04:50 PM

How many passes should I do on Memtest?
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 11:08:33 PM

oh the top thing is the complete proccess once everything starts over that means that the test is done and you can test the other busses/sticks
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 11:09:50 PM



as you can see the part that says 8% after that goes to 100% the test is done
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July 5, 2012 11:13:49 PM

Alright...
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July 5, 2012 11:23:08 PM

No errors in Memtest...
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July 5, 2012 11:29:35 PM

I guess there's nothing wrong with the RAM.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 11:35:36 PM

ok what bus did you use?
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July 5, 2012 11:36:42 PM

I used one and than the other...
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 11:37:17 PM

now do the other stick unless you only have one
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July 5, 2012 11:37:29 PM

I did both sticks.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 11:38:19 PM

hm and you did the busses that you use regurally
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July 5, 2012 11:39:34 PM

Yup.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 11:41:52 PM

did you ever run the GPU test?
Also don't forget to check your cpu for pins bent.

So far from what I hear your RAM is ok
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 11:42:18 PM

fyi check cpu pin's last that will be the most dangerous and hardest part
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July 5, 2012 11:43:52 PM

I'm about to start the GPU test.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2012 11:46:26 PM

ok good that could be the issue... if you still have coverage on it lets hope it is! :) 
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July 6, 2012 12:05:03 AM

The GPU is good...
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July 6, 2012 12:05:16 AM

I also noticed that my computer hasn't froze lately.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 6, 2012 12:47:26 AM

did you do anything or just stopped?
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July 6, 2012 12:52:38 AM

Nvm. It just froze again...
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July 6, 2012 12:55:50 AM

I think it's a HDD problem. How can I scan it, without running windows. Like I did with Memtest, I booted from my USB to scan it, but how can I do this with Hard drive scanning.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 6, 2012 12:59:13 AM

you cant, sorry do you have any other hdd's that your sure work maby from another pc... you will have to install windows on it again but it will test if your's i messed up
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July 6, 2012 1:00:10 AM

No...
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July 6, 2012 1:00:29 AM

Okay, I will try that.
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July 6, 2012 1:02:17 AM

My computer froze during "starting windows"
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 6, 2012 1:06:42 AM

try again because that could be a clue
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July 6, 2012 1:13:41 AM

It froze again. But it worked around the 4th time, the hard disk scan started aswell.
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July 6, 2012 1:18:14 AM

It also froze during the scan.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 6, 2012 2:00:03 AM

ok i think that it is almost definetely the hdd do you still have coverage on it?
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July 6, 2012 2:27:38 AM

Yes.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 6, 2012 2:34:43 AM

get it replaced then
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July 6, 2012 3:14:54 AM

I will tomorrow. I'm also replacing my power supply for a 500w one.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 6, 2012 3:16:40 AM

here ill give you a link
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