Hardware causing system to crash

Reinstalled windows - not a hardware issue. Occurs when I put in a linux live disc as well.
Replaced CPU, but it still occurs. Ran mem tests - no warnings, updated bios, ensured that I have all the latest stable versions of drivers... and it still crashes. As far as I know, it's not because of a disable device to save power thing.

The screen freezes, if sound is playing, then that instance gets repeated and can not move the mouse or use the keyboard (keyboard light gets turned off --> no power to keyboard). System restarts after 15 or so mins.

What do I do? :S

Edit 1:
Specs
Intel S1155 Core i5 3570K 3.40Ghz
Gigabyte S1155 ATX GA-Z77X-UD3H-WB
DDR3 8GB (2x4G) Corsair 1600MHz Vengeance CL9 RAM Kit
1TB Seagate 3.5" 7200rpm SATA 6Gb/s HDD (PN ST1000DM003)
ATI 7870 2GB Gigabyte PCIe Video Card GV-R787OC-2GD
650 Watt Corsair HX-650 Modular Power Supply

Edit 2: No overheating what so ever, freezes when I'm doing minimal tasks such as using Word

Edit 3: NO OVERCLOCKING, EVERYTHING AT STOCK SPEEDS
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  1. ok that sounds like a problem i had were you have to update your bios(i know you already did but maybe its messed up{not latest version})

    also try reseting your cmos
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdp_L5IxaNI

    try running burnintest
    http://www.passmark.com/download/bit_download.htm

    check all connections

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

    and finally what fans are running? also try reinstalling your bios newest version and update if after you do that it still does this then use the second newest

    so newest 9/2/44343 <------- not this one
    download
    second newest 9/1/44342 <-- this one(if reinstalling the newest version again does not work)
    Download

    Hope this helped!
  2. also are you using a sound card?
  3. PanicMaster85 said:
    ok that sounds like a problem i had were you have to update your bios(i know you already did but maybe its messed up{not latest version})

    also try reseting your cmos
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdp_L5IxaNI

    try running burnintest
    http://www.passmark.com/download/bit_download.htm

    check all connections

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

    and finally what fans are running? also try reinstalling your bios newest version and update if after you do that it still does this then use the second newest

    so newest 9/2/44343 <------- not this one
    download
    second newest 9/1/44342 <-- this one(if reinstalling the newest version again does not work)
    Download

    Hope this helped!


    I've already reset CMOS before but the system still messed up.
    Everything seems to have the right connections.
    I'm on a Antec DF85 case - which it comes assembled... here is a list copied from some website: 1. Rear 12cm Fan x 12. Front:12cm Fan x 13. Top:12cm Fan x 1 (Maximum Supports 12cm Fan x 2)4. Side:22cm LED Fan with switch x 1 (Maximum Supports 12cm Fan x 6)

    Also, no standalone sound card - using the inbuilt one on the mobo.

    Tested the PSU and it all worked.

    I'll run that burn test and post results as well as downgrade my BIOS version to F10 from F11.

    Regards,

    Edit: Ran burn test for 15 mins (trial only allowed that), no errors, temps seemed fine.
  4. oh it could be a sound issue do you have a sound carrd if so unistall/disable realtek audio
  5. I don't have realtek audio. I have VIA HD audio. I'll disable that and do a test run
  6. alright post after a while
  7. Well I had AMD audio driver as well + VIA, disabled both - still occurs. Now only using VIA though.
  8. your via the sound card or the built in card... also try deleting the drivers on the integrated one so that you only have drivers for teh sound card
  9. My sound card is integrated and uses VIA audio. I do NOT have another sound card. I don't know why the AMD thing is installed.
  10. yeah must have been installed when you updated all your mobo drivers
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