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October 27, 2012 5:51:03 PM

Recently upgraded my computer and now as i use it it will just randomly freeze and require a hard shutdown. It happens at random intervals, sometimes when its changing screens so it freezes on a black screen and sometimes it just freezes with whatever was on the monitor at the time.

The upgrades i did were new motherboard, ram, CPU, hard drive

ASUS P9X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Patriot Viper 3 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model PV332G186C0QK

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820

The video card and the power supply are from my old build and planned to upgrade the video card at a later time

SAPPHIRE 100242-1GL Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Thermaltake W0116RU 750W Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated cause this issue started happening immediately after setup of computer so not sure what it is. Thank you
October 27, 2012 5:59:25 PM

When I first built my first computer, it would freeze on me and at times, even give me BSoD! I found out my RAM was defective. You might want to try memtest and see if your RAM is defective or not

I used the USB version: http://www.memtest.org/#downiso
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October 27, 2012 10:03:44 PM

try these things
1) Update bios(if possible)
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/308518-30-update-bios
2) Clear Cmos, do this if you cant start or have messed with the bios (don’t forget to unplug the computer from the wall and let it sit for few minutes, if you don’t have a jumper than remove the battery make sure the computer is unplugged and let it for about10 minutes before putting the battery back in)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdp_L5IxaNI
3) Check your psu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FWXgQSokF4
4) Make sure your computer is hooked up correctly
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...
5) Run memtest(if possible)
http://www.memtest.org/
6) Run Burnintest (if possible)
http://www.passmark.com/download/bit_download.htm
7) If all else fails then try a gpu, Ram, or psu from another computer
Hope this helped! :D 

some might not apply to you such as the check psu but be sure to follow almost all of the rest
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October 28, 2012 2:56:53 AM

Ran memtest and that all checks out ok
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October 28, 2012 4:48:47 AM

be sure to update your bios... i think that may help
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October 30, 2012 1:32:29 AM

Wanted to say I upgraded my BIOS and so far so good, no more freezes in the last 2 days. So thanks to all that offered up their help
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October 30, 2012 11:48:48 PM

no problem! :D  be sure to pick best answer
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