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August 18, 2012 11:29:09 AM

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
a b B Homebuilt system
August 18, 2012 4:22:49 PM

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!
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 18, 2012 4:31:03 PM

also are you using a sound card?
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August 18, 2012 11:29:23 PM

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.
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 19, 2012 12:26:27 AM

oh it could be a sound issue do you have a sound carrd if so unistall/disable realtek audio
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August 19, 2012 1:26:26 AM

I don't have realtek audio. I have VIA HD audio. I'll disable that and do a test run
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 19, 2012 4:11:12 AM

alright post after a while
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August 19, 2012 4:25:04 AM

Well I had AMD audio driver as well + VIA, disabled both - still occurs. Now only using VIA though.
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 19, 2012 5:17:17 AM

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
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August 20, 2012 6:19:50 AM

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.
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 20, 2012 3:02:50 PM

yeah must have been installed when you updated all your mobo drivers
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