I5 3570k Freezing

I finally was able to build my new pc a week ago. now im having a big problem. i bought an i5 3570k
i use intel hd 4000 graphics because im waiting for amd 8000 series . every time i play a game my pc freezes and leaves a red and green checkerboard screen. the only games i play on the pc r halo 2, arctic combat, haunt: slender and killing floor. when i looked at how my cpu was running. really only 2 cores were in use. i also did a stress test after it happened the second time. it did not freeze but hit 71*c. what is wrong?.

i5 3570k
Intel HD 4000 Graphics
Gigabit Z77 DH3H
10GB Ram
1TB HDD
700 Watt Psu
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  1. How did you manage to get 10GB of RAM? If you have 2 4GB sticks and one 2GB stick or something, that's really bad. It has to all be the same make, model and denomination. Other than that, did you install all the motherboard drivers when you first booted into windows? If you installed them from the mobo disk, go get the latest drivers from the Gigabyte website and install those.
  2. intel vga driver?
  3. bmb360 said:
    I5 3570k Freezing


    Well get it a jacket! You don't want it to catch a cold!
  4. bmb360 said:
    intel vga driver?


    Yes, that would be the one
  5. FALC0N said:
    Well get it a jacket! You don't want it to catch a cold!


    hahaha I don't know why I found this so funny.

    It make me cry.

    But seriously, I am guessing it has something to do with the 10GB RAM setup.
  6. nope it still does it
  7. yes this is how it freezes like my xbox does before i got e74 error http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/442/imag0281n.jpg/sr=1
  8. Ok, you definitely shouldn't have 10GB of RAM
  9. i have 8 now i took out a 2gb stick
  10. I finally was able to build my new pc a week ago. now im having a big problem. i bought an i5 3570k
    i use intel hd 4000 graphics because im waiting for amd 8000 series . every time i play a game my pc freezes and leaves a red and green checkerboard screen. the only games i play on the pc r halo 2, arctic combat, haunt: slender and killing floor. when i looked at how my cpu was running. really only 2 cores were in use. i also did a stress test after it happened the second time. it did not freeze but hit 71*c. what is wrong?.

    ***removed my 2gb stick so now the pc has 8gb or ddr3 ram. still frezing like xboxes e64 error http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/442/imag0281n.jpg/sr=1

    i5 3570k
    Intel HD 4000 Graphics
    Gigabite Z77 DH3H
    10GB Ram now 8gb
    1TB HDD
    700 Watt Psu
  11. That was your problem, and a huge one. You probably need to update your BIOS
  12. i havent been replying much cause college but ill try that hold up
  13. HD4000 cant run most game btw
  14. halo 2? thats what it freezes on most. i just played oblivion and arctic combat it didnt freeze but ima wait till monday to turn it back on and see what happens
  15. Quote:
    HD4000 cant run most game btw

    This comment is full of ignorance.
    The HD4000 is more than capable of playing the games he has even at higher settings.
    It is also able to play newer games on low settings.

    The HD4000 uses system memory, so your 8GB memory stick may be defective.
    Try running a program such as Memtest, and see if errors are reported.
  16. This next topics has been merged by Mousemonkey
    Repost: i5 3570k Freezing glitch. strange temps
  17. so i did a memtest with 8gb. no errors came up. ill keep testing everything but after today ill insert the 2gb and run tests as well and run new tests this coming weekend
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