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I just built a new pc for the first time and everything has been working for me, except it will randomly freeze. It doesn't seem to freeze during anything that's too intense for it. When it does freeze, it will show vertical lines on the screen. Sometimes it's red lines, green lines, black and gray lines and then after it shows one of these colors of vertical lines, it goes black and the computer freezes up and I have to use the restart button to start it up again. I have been reading around on forums and I have done a few stress tests and it has been fine. (Prime95, MemTest, and SeaGate's HDD test) I have seen that it could be a problem with the PSU, which could very well be, since I have a cheap brand, anybody have any other ideas?

2 x AMD Entertainment Edition 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AE32G1609U1-U

1 x ASUS M4A88T-V EVO AM3 AMD 880G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

1 x LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

1 x AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

1 x LOGISYS Computer PS575XBK 575W ATX12V SLI Ready Power Supply

1 x Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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  1. Hi, Have you tested the board with only one RAM stick installed?
  2. Not yet, I didn't think I would have any problems with the RAM since I did the MemTest and it passed, but I'll try that.
  3. Well i think its the PSU . You can try it with another one .

    Maybe it dsnt provide enough power/voltage.
  4. Im just confused as to why it wouldn't provide enough if my system just has the mobo, cpu, hdd, and dvd drive. It's "supposed" to support 575w, but yes when I bought a psu that cheap, I didn't expect it to be able to handle 575w, but shouldn't it still be able to handle what I have in it?
  5. Well its not all about the wattage. Check the voltage on 12V/5V/3.3V and report back
    And can you test it with a GPU installed ?
  6. 3.3v=3.312v, 5v=5.040v, 12v=11.98v, I don't have a gpu yet, I was gonna wait another month to be able to get a decent one and I was hoping I was gonna be able to wait to get a new psu as well, but I still need to be able to use this pc for the time being, so I'm not sure at this point. This is all really new stuff to me, so I'm trying to learn as much as I can.
  7. Alrighty, I think I may have discovered my problem, if anybody could tell me if this would be the reason for it being unstable? As a first time pc builder, didn't realize I had to have the RAM in the a1 and b1 slots in my mobo, if I had it in the a1 and a2 slots, could this be a cause for random freezing?
  8. The reason I think is a compatibility issue. Can you return the RAMs?
  9. Well it could. Place them in a1 b1
  10. I realized after I had bought it that it was the wrong kind, but I had looked and people have said that there shouldn't be a problem with the compatibility because it will just run it as 1333 instead.
  11. Figured it out, when I turned off the GPU Boost in BIOS on my mobo, the problem stopped.
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