Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Windows 7 keeps freezing while using new build

Tags:
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
Share
March 19, 2012 2:22:24 AM

Hey everyone,
I recently built a PC for myself a few weeks ago.

The specs will be pasted below after the description of my problem.

While gaming, surfing the web, or running AutoCAD, my PC just freezes up.

It has happened 5-6 times and I am not sure what is going on.

I did some research and I was advised to go to ASUS's QVL for my Motherboard and check the latency and recommended speed.

I followed the advised instructions but my PC froze again while playing a game.

I then tried running virus scans to see if this was the issue but I detected nothing.

I ran Windows Update, but the problem still occurred.

The most significant recent change I did was upgrade my video card's drivers to NVIDIA's 296 driver.

Could it be the voltage of my DDR3 Memory?

It is rated at 1.5V.

Below are the specs for my machine.

Any advice will be much appreciated.

Operating System
MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz 42 °C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
G.Skill Sniper 8.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 802MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8Z68-V GEN3 (LGA1155) 60 °C
Graphics
VS248 (1920x1080@60Hz)
1024MB GeForce GTX 560 Ti (ASUStek Computer Inc) 32 °C
Hard Drives
125GB M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA Device (SATA-SSD)
488GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-753CA1 ATA Device (SATA) 35 °C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp DVDWBD SH-B123L ATA Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
PSU
Corsair HX850

More about : windows freezing build

Related resources
March 19, 2012 3:58:15 AM

Have you tried running memtest? Errors on one stick of ram can cause all sorts of issues like Windows crashing/freezing etc.
m
0
l
a b $ Windows 7
March 19, 2012 3:59:28 AM

What are the error messages?
We need what the message is first, if any.
Get the program "who crashed" so that we get some sort of idea of whats going on.
m
0
l
March 19, 2012 4:06:22 AM

memadmax said:
What are the error messages?
We need what the message is first, if any.
Get the program "who crashed" so that we get some sort of idea of whats going on.


I have not received any error messages.

So far, it has crashed while I was using Google Chrome and it has crashed while I was in game in Counterstrike Source.

I have been using AutoCAD and nothing has happened so far.
m
0
l
March 19, 2012 4:12:40 AM

eggbrook said:
Have you tried running memtest? Errors on one stick of ram can cause all sorts of issues like Windows crashing/freezing etc.


I am going to try this now.
m
0
l
a c 204 $ Windows 7
March 19, 2012 3:31:30 PM

why did you use slot 3and 4 for the memory sticks you could not use slot 1and 2 so board could use them as dual sticks if they are
m
0
l
March 19, 2012 10:55:16 PM

scout_03 said:
why did you use slot 3and 4 for the memory sticks you could not use slot 1and 2 so board could use them as dual sticks if they are


I switched it to slot 1 and 2 but it is still happening.
m
0
l

Best solution

a c 204 $ Windows 7
March 19, 2012 11:31:51 PM

use manual page 2-5 the use slot a2 and b2,this means slot 2 and 4,also use page 2-15 for mem ok test then check page 2-18 for onboard post led.the latest bios 3202 http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=P8... and try this free one http://www.hwinfo.com/download64.html
Share
a c 204 $ Windows 7
March 21, 2012 2:22:55 AM

be around for the results
m
0
l
March 21, 2012 2:32:26 AM

scout_03 said:
be around for the results


I cannot thank you enough for your assitance!

Thank you and everyone so so much!
m
0
l
a c 204 $ Windows 7
March 21, 2012 2:39:55 AM

your welcome
m
0
l
March 28, 2012 12:26:18 AM

Best answer selected by ferret mocha latte.
m
0
l
!