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Problem With Compuer Freezing

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September 26, 2012 9:36:34 PM

So, few weeks ago I finished my first build. Since then I have had nothing but problems with it. It freezes at least once every 2 hours, but it can happen within a minute of start up. This problem is getting very frustrating.

Here are my specs:
Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V LX
CPU: i5 3570K @ 3.4GHz
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 4GB (1x4GB), 1600MHz, 1.5v
PSU: Corsair GS 700
Graphics Card: XFX HD 7970 Black Edition
HDD1: WD Caviar Blue 640GB (OS)
HDD2: Segate Barracuda 2TB
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Here is everything that I have tried so far:
- Removing and re-installing RAM.
- Ran Windows Memory Diagnostics, default settings, PASSED.
- Ran memory in XMP Mode.
- Ran Intel CPU Diagnostics tool, PASSED.
- Ran Seatools HDD Diagnostics tool on both drives, all tests PASSED.
- Re-installed Windows, custom instillation.
- Downgraded catalyst drivers, and network card drivers

Can anyone give me another suggestion? Would installing another 4GB of RAM help? I’ve been told that 8GB is recommended for my system.
September 26, 2012 11:46:54 PM

Take a course in computer hardware, get a compTIA+ certification, go back over your built and see what you did wrong.
September 27, 2012 12:28:37 AM

When you say freeze, do you need to reboot the system, or it will response in a few seconds?
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September 27, 2012 9:27:39 AM

rgd1101 said:
When you say freeze, do you need to reboot the system, or it will response in a few seconds?


Sorry, I should have been clear about what I meant. It stops responding completely, so I have to reboot. I did try leaving it for 10 minuets once, but it still wouldn't respond.
September 27, 2012 7:22:07 PM

The only thing I do not see is Heat readings from bios as well as from windows. Other than that PSU voltage fluctuations, get voltage tested.
What voltage is the ram ? What voltage does the MB provide to ram by default ? Is your system OC-ed ?
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