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July 9, 2012 9:57:55 AM

Current System:
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955
Mobo: ASrock 970 Extreme3
RAM: 8(4x2) gig G.Skill Ripjaws 1333
GPU: Radeon 6950 Sapphire 2g
PSU: Corsair TX 750W
O.S: Windows 7 64 bit



Atleast once a day, sometimes more, my system freezes making me have to hard restart it. At first I thought the problem was my old PSU so I recently bought the current TX 750w and im still having these random freezes. I thought maybe I had a bad card and i should RMA it. As a sort of test I put my older gpu in(8800gt) and I still had the same exact problem. Its not an overheating issue, and I doubt its a driver issue considering I've tried multiple different versions after using Driversweeper and have had the same results. I read somewhere that a fresh install of windows my help but I dont want to unless I know it will fix it. Any ideas would be awesome.

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July 10, 2012 11:44:23 PM

I already have the service pack 1 and its happening more frequently now...could this be a CPU problem? Like I said my temps are fine and neither my gpu or cpu are oc'd at the moment
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July 10, 2012 11:54:08 PM

What drive are you using for your OS? I've had some bad experiences with SSD's causing me hangs and freezes on occasion.

However, if the problem persists, a fresh install of windows may be your only hope.
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July 10, 2012 11:59:20 PM

Im using a HDD. Can't be more than a year old. How would reinstalling windows help me?
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July 11, 2012 12:08:33 AM

Well whenever I've gotten freezes and hangs, I usually start going through a checklist of things to do before I re-install Windows. This includes, Defragging (if HDD), virus scans, cleaning registry, driver sweep+updates.

If all fails and I'm still getting the issues, I usually re-install Windows...after a fresh install, things are back to normal.

However, there may be a solution out there that I don't know about :lol: 
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July 11, 2012 12:41:10 AM

well im actually thinking it COULD be my gpu...like im second guessing my previous assement of it...I did try it with my old 8800gt and i had a freeze but my 6950 is doing is alot more frequently
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July 11, 2012 12:45:04 AM

badarang said:
well im actually thinking it COULD be my gpu...like im second guessing my previous assement of it...I did try it with my old 8800gt and i had a freeze but my 6950 is doing is alot more frequently


A quick google search brought this up http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/339670-33-graphics-ca...

It may be of some help :??: 
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July 22, 2012 3:17:24 PM


I've still yet to fix this problem, Im considering sending my GPU in for RMA. Before I do I will try the windows re-install but only because im desperate. Unless anyone has any better ideas?
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